April Golden City Elementary Students of the Month were, back row, left to right, Rori Forste, Madison Pennington, Preston Defratus and Hayden Anderson; front row, left to right, Brendon Maneval, Brandon Cargile and Bane Forste. Golden City students of the month for April

Branden Linthieum, son of Amanda and Doug Linthieum, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Branden plays football and basketball. He is a nice, gentle and smart guy. He likes pets and sports. He loves his family. Students of the week w/pics

Area students set to graduate from PSU
PITTSBURG, Kan.-About 1200 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 6 and 7. Area students graduating...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
A very Hungry Graduation was performed by preschool students of Lamar Day Care Center on Thursday, April 28, at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Starring in the production were butterflies, spiders, a fly, grasshoppers, a bee, ladybugs and a caterpillar! A Very Hungry Graduation held at Lamar Day Care Center

Spring concerts to be performed by Lamar Schools
The Lamar Schools Instrumental Program will present their spring concerts next week at Thiebaud Auditorium. The middle school concert will be held Monday, May 9, 7 p.m. The...
Lamar resident Brian Steward (left) met WGU Missouri Chancellor Angie Besendorfer (right) when he attended the school’s Kansas City area Mixer at No Other Pub on April 21. Lamar WGU Missouri student attends mixer with chancellor
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-WGU Missouri hosted a mixer for Kansas City, Mo. area students at No Other Pub on April 21. The mixer provided the opportunity for...

Natalia Stilabower, Emily Ogle and Shea Lewis participated in Senior Service Day on Tuesday, April 19. The three arrived at Liberty Baptist Church at 9 a.m., and helped clean, organize supplies and paint a mural in a classroom. Senior Service Day is a great program that Lamar High School does each year and the church was very thankful for the help these three young ladies provided. Senior Service Day benefits Liberty Baptist

Jasper Elementary held a Prince and Princess contest recently, with the candidates being chosen for their Eagle excellence, both in and out of the classroom. Pictured are, back row, left to right, Abigail D. Hayden L, Clay B, Charley G, Avery A, Jordan O, Wyatt C, Cyerra K and Alex T; middle row, Ellie C, Austin P, Lincoln M, Shiloh S, Wyatt D, Laney C, Taylor H, Stein A, Ethan B and Jewel W; front row, Natalie T, Tucker G, Leon C, Anna A, Rubie B, Colt C, Rustin S and Karlan Z. Jasper Elementary holds Prince and Princess contest

Photo courtesy of Jon Brisbin
An “Enchanted Evening” was enjoyed Saturday, April 23, as Lamar held its prom. Royalty candidates included, left to right, Jeremy Marti, Kaitlyn Graves, Daniel Brisbin, Kinley Roth, Zoie Mincks and Danny Embry. Marti was crowned king, with Graves being crowned queen. Lamar prom features “Enchanted Evening”

Students attend Lamar prom
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Promenade was held at Lamar High School from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the high school gym. This was...

Lamar High School seniors Kaitlyn Graves, Kynlee Lehman, Grace Compton, Griffen Leininger, Baylee Claypool and Kelsey Taffner washed windows at Barton County Electric Cooperative recently as part of Senior Service Day. After they were finished Kenny and Spencer took time to grab a photo with this great group of students. BCEC appreciates them and wishes them all well as they are about to begin the next chapter in their lives. Barton County Electric puts seniors to work

Molly Bronson, daughter of Bob and Kim Bronson, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Molly enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and softball. She likes to play outside and her best friend is Rae Crossley. Students of the week

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Two newly elected members of the Lamar R-I Board of Education were formally sworn in at the meeting of April 19. Left to right, Dan Whyman and Charles Winslow. Administering the oath is Karen Nims. School board deals with resignations and new hires
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-As school districts approach the end of another school year, resignations are inevitable. The Lamar...

Jasper Elementary School Staff of the Month for March were, left to right, Tresa Maneval, Chris Mooney and Mary Roeber. Jasper Staff of the Month

Jasper Elementary School Students of the Month for March were, back row, left to right, Austin, Hunter, Bill, Brycen, Laney, Abigail, Brittany and Brady; front row, Austyn, Kaulin, Haidyn, Bailey, Natalie and Brody. Jasper Students of the Month