Schools

Area school boards have abundance of candidates
This is the year that seven director school boards in Missouri must fill three vacancies. This may have been a factor in an increased number of candidates filing for area...
Davis siblings are top fundraisers for Hoops for Hearts
The Lamar Middle School participated in Hoops for Heart during the month of February. This fundraiser benefits the American Heart Association,...


The West Elementary Tech Club held its final meeting recently. Every Monday, since January 16, students have met to learn about technology related areas they were interested in, such as coding and forced perspective photography. Students in the picture have just completed a Breakout Edu box about coding. They had to solve multiple puzzles and work as a team to complete the challenge West Elementary Tech Club holds final meeting


Lamar R-I looks to summer projects, preparation for 2017-18
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The meeting of the R-I Board of Education was held at noon, March 17, an unusual time but necessitated because of several...
“Folk Songs of America” presented by Lamar first graders
On March 14, the Lamar first grade class performed a musical called “Folk Songs of America”. The musical was conducted by Andrew Pommert. Special...


Jasper Elementary School releases third quarter honor roll
JASPER- The third quarter honor roll has been released by Jasper Elementary School. Fourth Grade MRS. MILLER- Bailey Adams, Ellie Cawyer, Hunter Earl, Lacey Gordon, Eli...
Jasper students earn perfect attendance for third quarter
JASPER- The following Jasper Elementary School students were recognized for perfect attendance during the third quarter: KINDERGARTEN- Nathan Braker, Kellen Osiier. FIRST...
Tigerfest 2017 set for March 31
The Lamar Athletic Booster Club will hold the 2017 Tigerfest dinner and auction on Friday, March 31, at Memorial Hall in Lamar. A silent auction will be held from 6:30...
Lamar promenade to be held on courthouse lawn
Lamar's junior/senior prom this year will be held on Saturday, April 22. Promenade will be held this year on the Barton County Courthouse lawn, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The...
Blaine Shaw, son of JJ and Steve Shaw, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Blaine plays football and participates in track for LMS. He is also involved in 4-H. Blaine has two brothers and two dogs. Students of the week


Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Lamar students participated in the Hoops for Heart held Tuesday, Feb. 28, with a total of $8,482.81 being raised by students in grades three through eight. Hoops for Heart raises $8,482.81
Over 100 Lamar students participated in this year's Hoops for Heart held Tuesday, Feb. 28. A total of $8,482.81 was raised by students in grades...


Lockwood releases third quarter honor roll
LOCKWOOD- The third quarter honor roll has been released by Lockwood R-1 Schools. All A Honor Roll EIGHTH GRADE- Tucker Berry, Tyler Dubs, Hannah Dunagan, Dylan Gallup,...
Force to participate in Joplin Globe Spelling Bee


Miller named candidate in U.S. Presidential Scholars program
Carmen Miller, a graduating senior at Lamar High School and daughter of Brett and Marsha Miller, has been named one of more than 4,000 candidates...


LCTC Automotive Technology P.M. class project winners were, left to right, Becca Williams, first; Christian McCarthy, second and Devyn Ray, third. LCTC Automotive Technology class completes annual circuit board...
The Lamar Career and Technical Center Automotive Technology class recently completed their annual circuit board projects. The class had to wire...