Mason and Morgan named Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors
JEFFERSON CITY-A panel of judges selected Sydnee Mason, of Marshall, and Tony Morgan, of Lamar, as 2017 Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassadors during the organization’s 102nd...
Third graders in Mrs. Harrison's class at Liberal Elementary headed up a canned food drive to be donated to help feed families during the holidays. The elementary donated a total of 1,111 items to the Good Samaritan, to help fill Christmas baskets. Each day students would collect, tally and chart the total for each class. Mrs. Troth's third grade won with 240 cans brought in. Liberal students collect food for Christmas baskets

SkillsUSA holds fundraiser
By MORGAN BRISBIN Lamar Democrat The Lamar Career and Technical Center (LCTC) is fundraising for SkillsUSA. To raise money they have decided to...

Jasper Students of the Month for November were, back row, left to right, Cyerra, Abby, Brooke, Annleigh, Emersyn; middle row, Kyler, Alex, Carter, Lauren; first row, Scottymae, Mackenzie, Timothy. Also pictured is Stacy Pope, Jasper Elementary counselor. Jasper November Students of the Month

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Performing in “Death of a Dead Guy” were, left to right, Baylee Wright as Kevin, Meghan Watson as Brandy, Grace Herrera as Katie and stage manager, Megan Miller. Lamar Middle School presents plays
By MIKAYLA BURCHETT Lamar Democrat Seventh and eighth grade students from Lamar Middle School held a play for each of their drama class on...

Jorden Sousa, son of Sherly Aares, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. In his spare time Jorden likes to play video games and play with his pets. He has two cats and one dog. Jorden also likes to annoy his older sister and younger sister. Students of the week

Golden City Middle School/High School Students of the Month for December are, Matthew Weiser, left and Logan Reed. Golden City December Students of the Month

4-H Merry Christmas project: “Hats, Gloves and Scarves”
Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders will be collecting hats, gloves and scarves, from December 5-9, at Lamar East Primary, West, Middle and High School locations. The 4-H Clover...
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Lamar High School’s Student Council recently hosted a canned food drive. The donating began on Monday, Nov. 14 and ended the following Friday. The goal was for the students to reach at least 2,000 non-perishable items throughout the entire high school. That goal was exceeded, with the final count being over 3,600 non-perishable items. All of the cans are to be sent to the Good Samaritan and other local organizations who are in need. LHS Student Council hosts extremely successful food drive

Lamar R-I board reviews test results
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The R-I Board of Education reviewed the results of tests administered in the spring of 2016 in the Missouri Assessment...
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Liberal High School senior Alexys Barton recently finished fifth in the Class 1 state cross country meet. Last week she signed a letter of intent to run at the University of Kansas next year. She is shown here with Liberal cross country coach Don Kentner, her father Bryce, mother Marki and sisters Abby and Ally (right). Barton signs to run for University of Kansas

Sydney Moore, daughter of Chad and Tarrah Moore, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Sydney likes to hang out with her friends and family. Her favorite sport is basketball and in her spare time she likes to play with her sibling and read. Students of the week

Lamar Democrat/Mikayla Burchett
Senior Cassidy Beem of Lamar High School, daughter of Jennifer and Darin Beem, signed to play softball at Emporia State University on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Beem is a 1st team all conference, all district and all regional player. Cassidy played varsity third baseman and catcher for the Lamar Lady Tigers softball team all four years of her high school career. She was recruited to play those positions for the Emporia State Lady Hornets softball team. Beem signs with Emporia State University

Motivational speakers Eddie Slowikowski and Cara Filler spoke to FCCLA members that attended the National Cluster meeting in December on November 3-5. Lockwood FCCLA attend FCCLA National Cluster meeting in Denver
Lockwood Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and nearly 2,000 members and advisers gathered in Denver, Colo. on November 3-5,...

Lockwood FCCLA attends Region 11 meeting
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Lockwood Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the annual Missouri FCCLA Region 11 meeting at...