Pictured with Director Pamela Evitts, middle, is Ryan Davis, who was narrator of “Little Red and the Hoods”, left, and Ty Willhite, right, who portrayed the big bad wolf. LMS Drama Classes present programs
The Lamar Middle School seventh and eighth grade Drama classes presented two programs on November 16, 7 p.m., in the West Elementary dome gym. The...

Beem receives scholarship
EMPORIA, Kan.- Cassidy Beem of Lamar, Mo., received the Butcher-Boertman Scholarship and Huges Family Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year at Emporia State...
Rae Crossley, daughter of Jim and Stephanie Crossley, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Rae enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, softball and running track. She also likes to hang out with her friends and to go to different places. This year, she enjoys Algebra and Language Arts. Students of the week

Kevin Smith leads the Lamar Middle School Band in their Christmas concert. Lamar Middle School performs for community
The Lamar Middle School Christmas Concert was presented to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar.

LHS Concert Band LHS Christmas concert presented
The Lamar High School Christmas Concert was held Monday, Dec. 11, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. Featured were the Jazz Band, Performance...

PSU releases Fall 2017 graduate list
PITTSBURG, Kan.- About 500 students participated in Pittsburg State University’s fall commencement exercises held December 15, in the Garfield...

Golden City School Nurse Joyce O’Conner, center, accepts the checks for the Golden City School District from Mt. Hope Chapter, OES, Worthy Matron Judy Keener, left and Lamar Masonic Lodge Master Harry Charles. Lamar Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star present checks to area schools
A check in the amount of $1,000 from Lamar Masonic Lodge No. 292, along with a check in the same amount from Mt. Hope Chapter No. 74, Order of the...

Lamar Democrat/
Melody Metzger
Lamar senior Cooper Lucas helps Paul Long with a demonstration, showing that to get anywhere in life, it is easier to guide someone rather than push them. AOK sponsors Paul Long, who spoke on F.U.N.
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Jerod Morey, director of AOK, introduced Paul Long, a motivational speaker who introduced Fundamism to the group...

East Primary November Tigers of the Month w/pic in this folder – cutline only
East Primary November Tigers of the Month were, third row, left to right, Isabella Bishop, Ethan Forst, Lola Dunaway, Sophia Haag, Tucker Giger, Preston Poole, Wyatt Henry; second row, left to right, Easton Hall, Jocelyn Toves, Kyson Dixon, Azariyah Weston, Daniel Banwart, Mattison Achey, Aniston Ragsdale, Mason Berryhill; first row, left to right, Kylor Crockett, Jaxon Jones, Laila Killmon, Lily Gastel, Caitlyn Carsel, Yuri McDowell. Not pictured are Karma Hornsby, Gage Wagner and Harpor Steinkamp. East Primary November Tigers of the Month

Lamar Democrat/Morgan Brisbin
Two members from the Lamar High School Band were escorted by their fellow students as they made a human tunnel on Friday morning, Dec. 1. Sophomores Ben Blalock, left and Erin Kremp, competed at state competition in Columbia on Saturday, Dec. 2. Blalock plays the clarinet and Kremp, the flute. Not only do Lamar students excel in athletics, they also excel in music and academics. LHS band students to compete at state

Golden City Middle School November Student of the Month was Emily Maus, left and November High School Student of the Month was Lynzi Taylor, right. Golden City November Students of the Month

Pierce Heins, son of Andy and Christy Heins, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. In his free time Pierce plays with his dog, Bowser. He enjoys metal detecting and burning stuff. He also enjoys hunting when he goes. Students of the week

Lamar Democrat/Morgan Brisbin
Members of the girls swim team recognized at the 2017-2018 Winter Sports Meet the Players were, left to right, Meghan Watson, Alexis Parker, Emma Tennal, Haily Born, Ashley Allen, Cherrell McCall, Emma Bennett, Samantha Capehart, Emma Moore, Jensen Worsley and head coach Nancy Adams. LHS holds 2017-2018 Winter Sports Meet the Players

Francis to appear in Christmas play at Crowder
NEOSHO- Hannah Francis, Lamar, will be part of the cast when Crowder College’s Theatre Department presents “A Good Old Fashioned Redneck...

Morey awarded first place in salute to veterans
Kara Morey, a freshman at Lamar High School and daughter of Kent and Melissa Morey, was recently recognized for her first place essay in grades...