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Lamar College & Career Health Fair offered October 24
There will be a Lamar College and Career Fair held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Lamar High School. The event is being hosted by the Barton County Chamber...
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Sgt. Justin Schiffbauer, a United States Marine Corp recruiter, was on hand Friday, Oct. 13, as Lamar High School senior Logan Williams (center) pledged to serve in the Marines. Williams will be able to attend college at Pittsburg State while participating in active training. Upon graduation from college he will serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Also pictured are his mother, Reane, left, and his father, David, right. Williams signs with the United States Marine Corp
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Friday, Oct. 13 was a big day for Logan Williams, son of David and Reane Williams, as he signed a pledge to...


Desirae Burr, daughter of Chris and Amanda Burr, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. In her spare time Desirae enjoys spending time with family, friends and her four dogs, Ringo, Bella, Dom and Minion. She also enjoys playing volleyball and running track for the Lamar Tigers. Students of the week


Delta Dental's Land of Smiles® to visit Golden City Elementary
Delta Dental's Land of Smiles® characters will visit Golden City Elementary at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the school. This is a complimentary...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Many members of the community, as well as families and their children, joined the Barton County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting to signify the grand opening of the Early Head Start center at 405 Walnut in Lamar. The ribbon cutting was held at 12 noon on Tuesday, Oct 10. Early Head Start is welcomed to the community
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The transition has been in the works for several months, to change the temporary Lamar R-1 superintendent's...


LHS Class of 2020 offers lunch delivery
Do you work in Lamar and want to have your lunch delivered to you? Well, you’re in luck. The Lamar High School Class of 2020 will hold a...


Lillian Snodgrass, daughter of Jennifer and Eric Snodgrass, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Lillian is in STUCO and plays softball, basketball and cheers for LMS. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. Students of the week


LHS Class of 2022 to host fall dance
The Lamar High School Class of 2022 will be hosting a fall dance on Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Lamar United Methodist Church, 9th and Poplar. The dance is...
CrossFit of Lamar’s Christy Heins, far left, presented a check to Lamar Guardian Angels representatives, left to right, Lamar R-1 School Social Worker Kristina Forst, Lamar R-1 Health Coordinator Diana Ball and Lamar R-1 Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris. CrossFit donates to Lamar Guardian Angels
CrossFit Lamar recently held a drive to raise much needed funding and supplies for the Lamar Guardian Angels (LGA), as well as Lamar R-1 School...


Lamar East Primary September Tigers of the Month are, third row, left to right, second graders Gabe Johnson, Gherig Davidson, Chrislyn Dixon, Jordyn Watson, Hannidy Marti, Greyson Osborne, Makinley Miller, Lilia Slaight; second row, left to right, first graders Rex Friend, Mason Cliett, Brady Reaves, Avery Eddie, Bailey Hayworth, Maddix Wiss, Jaxon Dixon, Ansley Jeffries; first row, left to right, kindergartners Tripp Ansley, Honor Oswald, Daisy Weber, Haydn Steinkamp, Mattingly Davidson, Abriana McAdams, Gunnar Davey, Roddic Onstott. East Primary September Tigers of the Month


Rachel Schnelle led the Public Relations leadership session. Lockwood FCCLA attends Fall Leadership Workshop
The Lockwood FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) chapter attended the Fall Leadership Workshop on September 19, at Carthage...


Jake Polodna, son of Travis and Laura Polodna, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Jake likes to play football and to hunt and shoot his bow in his spare time. He also likes to be with his friends at football practice. Students of the week


Whyman graduates from Missouri State University
SPRINGFIELD- Missouri State University conferred 543 degrees to students at its 2017 summer commencement held August 4, at JQH Arena. Lauren N. Whyman, Lamar, received...
Missouri State University releases summer honor roll
SPRINGFIELD- Madison Allen, Lockwood and Alexandria Rawlings, Sheldon, were two of several students that attained academic excellence, being named to the dean’s list at...
Spirit week held at LHS
By MIKAYLA BURCHETT Homecoming week always means spirit week at Lamar High School. This year’s football spirit days were Denim Day on Monday,...