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Photo courtesy of Sherry Fortner Accident report
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, on Route C in Milford, when an...

Executive Director of Special Services Piper Stewart Powerful Women of Barton County: Lamar R-1 School District Edition
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat High School Principal Jennifer Beem, West Elementary Principal Mary Clark and Executive Director of Special...

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds
COLUMBIA, Mo.– Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of...
CrossFit Lamar features Shanda Shaw
Shanda is an amazing role model to all that know her and her work ethic is something to behold. CrossFit Lamar believes their gym is a better place...

Bull selection strategies that improve cattle operation profit...
STOCKTON- This time of year cattle producers begin looking for a new bull. Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension regional livestock field specialist, provides the...
Sanchez says American football has been his best experience
(Editor’s note: This story was written by Alvaro Martin Sanchez, a World Heritage Exchange student living in Lamar.) If I have to select one...

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Many members of the community came together to fill the meal packets that were then sent to orphanages in El Salvador. Numana joins forces with Convoy of Hope
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall was packed to capacity on Saturday afternoon, March 2, as...

Pictured are, back row, left to right, Rep. Ann Kelley, Anushka Ramgounda, Justin Eddy, Anderson Rogers, Blake Wright, Brendon Engeman, Bethany Donell, Nevin Sharkey, Logan Phillips; front row, left to right, Morgan Crutsinger, Kara Smith, Rachel Smith, Kaitlyn Davis, Morgan Starbuck, Zachary Rosenkrans, McKenzie Branson. Davis meets, shadows state officials at 4-H Legislative Academy
JEFFERSON CITY- Kaitlyn Davis, 16, a member of the City Clovers 4-H Club of Barton County, participated in the University of Missouri Extension 4-H...

Sanitation changes for City of Lamar citizens
Effective February 1, the following rates and procedure will be followed for sanitation. Residential: Minimum basic rate is $15 per month for twice a week pick up. The...
February was far below average in temperature, seasonal in...
By RICHARD COOPER The February just ended was not very pleasant, limited sunshine, lots of wind, and temperatures that were far below the long term average. The mean...
Telephone scams are targeting Social Security recipients
Scam artists are targeting Social Security recipients by way of cell phones to say (via recorded voice) that their Social Security numbers have been destroyed through...
Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team serves warrants
On Monday, March 4, Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) detectives went to 407 SE 53rd Lane in Lamar, to serve arrest warrants on Ary Cliett, 34 years of age and Chanstin...
Search warrant served at Burger King leads to arrest of suspect
One person is in custody after a search warrant was executed at the Burger King on Austin Blvd. in Nevada, Mo. on Monday afternoon, March 4....

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Brothers Edwin and Terry Moore welcomed a good size crowd at the Lamar Free Fair appreciation dinner held Thursday evening, Feb. 28. Edwin opened the meeting, followed by a brisket dinner catered by Scott Nolting. Theme chosen for 2019 Lamar Free Fair
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The yearly Lamar Free Fair dinner was held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the First Baptist Church...

Photo courtesy of University of Missouri Extension MU Law School Veterans Clinic conducts Tigers for Troops
COLUMBIA, MO- On Friday, Feb. 7, attorneys and students from the Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law, traveled to Lamar to...