Schools

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Autumn Shelton was congratulated on her trip to California to participate in the game show, “Jeopardy.” She was repeatedly told that the board and administration were proud of her. Facility needs for athletic and activity programs reviewed by Lamar...
By RICHARD COOPER A final review of all facility needs for the Lamar R-I School District was submitted to the board of education at its November...


Photo by Autumn Shelton
Bingo-4-Books in full swing. Lamar West Elementary encourages literacy through Bingo-4-Books
By AUTUMN SHELTON On November 15, Lamar West Elementary hosted “Bingo-4-Books”, a night where the school provided a free meal and if a child got...


Seating options provided by LIFE Committee
The LIFE Committee has given Lamar High School access to numerous flexible seating options through the grant provided in August of the 2018-2019...


Compton signs to play volleyball for SBU
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Scott Bailey, Lamar’s athletic director, acknowledged how great it was to have the signings that have been held for...


Sadie Pennell, daughter of Jason and Marie Pennell, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. In her spare time Sadie likes to hang out with her older brother, Alex. Her favorite thing to do is play volleyball with her family. Sadie loves her family because they mean the whole world to her. Students of the week


LMS students express desire to help others
This year members of Lamar Middle School Student Council expressed a desire to help others. In September, they hosted a yellow day to raise money...


Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Members of the Lamar FFA presented the colors at the school Veterans’ Day assembly. Lamar R-1 hosts Veteran’s Day assembly
By AUTUMN SHELTON On November 12, Lamar High School and Middle School invited veterans and members of the community to celebrate the centennial...


Abbie Ryder, daughter of Amy Ryder, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. In her spare time Abbie likes to listen to music, hang out with her friends, go to youth group and sing. She is 13 years old and is on the Lamar Middle School cheer squad. Abbie has a brother, a sister and a foster sister. Students of the week


Lamar Tiger Archery seeking sponsorships
The Lamar Tiger Archery program had a great season last year, ending with the elementary team finishing second at the state tournament in both 3D...


Lamar Middle School observes Halloween
Photos courtesy of Ann Kelley Students at Lamar Middle School really got into the spirit on Halloween as many took the opportunity to dress up for...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Jena Stahl continues her family tradition of showing how hard work and dedication to one’s sport can equate to success. Pictured are, left to right, Jena’s grandparents, the infamous Jay Stahl and his wife Marva Stahl, Jena, and her father and Jay and Marva’s son, Jason Stahl. Dual signing held by Lamar seniors Stahl and Nance
Two of Lamar’s seniors have signed to play softball at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan. The official signing took place Friday...


Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Representing the various principals and leaders of the Lamar R-1 School District are seated, left to right, Piper Stewart, Zach Lemert and Scott Nolting; standing, left to right, Alan Ray, Mary Clark and Jennifer Beem. Area teachers recognized at annual Celebration of Schools Banquet
By AUTUMN SHELTON On October 30, Ruth Wydick and Scott Nolting were recognized for their outstanding work at the 21st annual Celebration of...


Members of the Lamar High School Class of 1968 held its 50th reunion October 12 and 13. Pictured are, back row, left to right, Leonard Forst, Eric Chancellor, Patrick Lee, Delton Fast, Lonnie Elswick; next row, left to right, Larry Swearingen, Bud Maupin, Jerry Robertson, Harley Ihm, Alva Butler, Rob Finley, David Roe, Charles Curless, Jim Bass, Steven Gardner, Louis Belline, John Divine, Tom Main, Henry Stout, Jimmy Boyd, Charles Berryhill; next row, left to right, Tom Caruthers, Kathy Bary, Sam Davis, Nancy (Wimer) McCall, Donna (Burns) Eason, Carolyn (Reaves) Woods, Naomi (Stettler) Shaw, Marsha (Reaves) Redman, Karen (Adams) Maples, Susan DeCarlo, Janeene (White) Pierce, Kay (Divine) Forest, Jack Dimond, Darrell Kentner, Gary Colin, Jim Cole, Gary Arnold, Oscar Bronson; front row sitting, left to right, Mary (Slinker) Callies, Kathy (Laepple) Sanders, Mary (Armstrong) Claxton, Cathy (Davis) Walser, Pam (Johnston) Welch, Janet (Potter) Bowman, Melanie (Haile) Bruffett, Bonnie (Wirts) Hinman, Sue Dearing, Beth (Diggs) Hewett, Kerry (Lee) Divine, Cynthia (Chesnut) Wynn. Not pictured, but attending were Jim Kinney, Beverly (Bailey) Lara, Judy (McManis) Ferris and Larry Long. LHS Class of 1968 meets for 50th reunion
The Lamar High School Class of 1968 celebrated its 50th reunion on October 12 and 13. Fifty-five class members attended the weekend’s festivities....


Photo courtesy of Ann Kelley
The Lamar School Tiger Pride had its first quarter activity day on October 25, rewarding students for good grades, attendance and behavior. The day started with homeroom performances. Homeroom selected a retro song and then performed it in front of the student body. Then students were released to enjoy six different rotations – a scavenger hunt, locked boxes, inflatables, minute-to-win-it activities, dodgeball and snacks and bingo. It was a fun-filled day and by looking at all the smiles, it looked as if they had a blast. First quarter Tiger Pride activity day enjoyed by many


The East Primary Tigers of the Month for October were, third row, left to right, Eliza Rodebush, Gavyn Ramey, Trinity Franklin, Kiaya Bingaman, Averie Garfield, Rex Friend, Titus Embry, Matthew Aborn; second row, left to right, Tripp Ansley, Christopher Holder, Laila Killmon, Abriana McAdams, Vance Bull, Zoey Timmons, Taylor Caruthers, Nikkio Robinson; first row, left to right, Caleb Ching, Jaxon Ball, Matthew Blanco, Leia Cornish, Jason Gire, Charlie Haag, Harley Markus. October Tigers of the Month