Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
The sign that welcomes all to Lodge of Hope. Lodge of Hope hosts Military Chaplain Turkey Hunt
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat Peterson Outdoors Ministries held its Ninth annual Military Chaplain Turkey Hunt on April 25 through April 28....

BBB tips on finding a trustworthy gutter contractor
Clogged gutters can cause a variety of problems in rainy weather, such as major water damage to a home and spring is an ideal time to clear them out. While some homeowners...
Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Yockey shows one of the antique card catalogs the library used in the past. Where in the world is Mrs. Yockey?
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat A regular day for Julie Yockey consists of supervising teens and adults, scheduling events, budgeting, writing...

Larger prizes discussed for Prairie Days raffle
LIBERAL- The Liberal Area Civic Group held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 16, in the Barton Mutual Community Room. President Mary Toney called the meeting to order...
Matthew Morgan is pictured with, from left, Missouri State Fair Foundation Executive Director Wendy Loges; Superintendent of Youth in Agriculture Wayne Yokeley and Missouri State Fair Commissioner Mark Wolfe. Morgan receives Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Lamar FFA member Matthew Morgan received the Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship for $1,500 from Youth in Agriculture...

Morgan places third in state FFA job interview competition
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Matthew Morgan of the Lamar FFA Chapter placed third in the job interview leadership development event at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen students...
Halle Miller Lamar FFA Chapter receives BOAC Grant
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Halle Miller, on behalf of the Lamar FFA Chapter, accepted a Building Our American Communities Grant during the 91st Missouri FFA...

Accident report
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two vehicle accident at 4:25 p.m. on Friday, April 26, four miles east of Lamar on Route T, when a...

Budget Committee begins arduous task of reviewing needs for 2019-20
The Lamar Public Expenditures (Budget) Committee held its first meeting, April 24, to put together a spending plan for the city in 2019-20. Committee Chairman Steve Gilkey...
To shed or not to shed?
MT. VERNON- It is springtime in the Ozarks and that means cattle owners will be working their spring and fall-calving cows and calves. "In addition to a long list of...
Young named one of the top indexers in the world
JERICO SPRINGS- "Thank you, thank you, thank you - a million times thank you" were the words Laly Young of Jerico Springs heard during a recent...

Morgan of Lamar FFA Chapter named Missouri FFA vice president
COLUMBIA, Mo.- During the 91st Missouri FFA Convention, Matthew Morgan of Lamar was named a 2019-20 state FFA vice president. Morgan is a member of the Lamar FFA Chapter....
City utilities operating at deficit
By RICHARD COOPER What the Lamar City Council does not want to hear is that some service to citizens is operating at a deficit. That message, painful as it is, has been...
Pictured with Missouri State Representative Ann Kelley, center are Vietnam veterans Dennis Wear, left and Oscar Bronson, right. Vietnam veterans honored
JEFFERSON CITY- State Rep. Ann Kelley and the members of the Missouri General Assembly welcomed hundreds of veterans to the State Capitol recently...

Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park May 4
JEFFERSON CITY- Spring has arrived and with it new sights, sounds and smells on the prairie. Birds are active, flowers are blooming and bison are having babies! Join staff...