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Christian Hodson-Spencer, son of Ronald and Robin Spencer, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Christian likes to play with Legos. He would also like to play football, but can't because of a heart condition. He has a cat named Miss Priss and a dog named Xena. Christian also likes to pick on his sister, watch TV and play on his phone. Students of the week


Homecoming candidates for the Golden City fall sports homecoming, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, are, back row, left to right, Raiden Ott, Logan Reed, Zach Moore and Kregg Stafford; front row, left to right, Lena Brewer, Bailey Moore, Taylor Beerly and Brooklyn Woodworth. Golden City fall sports homecoming candidates


Refinancing bond issue likely to save R-I District over $340,000
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Board of Education of Lamar R-I School District has decided to utilize an option to refinance its $8.5 million bond...
Legacy Farm and Lawn teaches farm safety to area school children
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Area school students were treated to Farm Safety Day on Friday morning, Sept. 16, under the Moore Pavilion in Lamar....


Parents as Teachers sponsor Transportation Station
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Transportation Station, a big truck display for preschool children and their families, was held from 5 p.m. to 7...


Emma Johnson, daughter of Katie and David Johnson, is the seventh grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Emma plays volleyball, basketball and runs track. Her favorite subject in school is Math. She is the seventh grade secretary in the LMS Student Council. Students of the week


Open house held at LCTC home
Lamar Democrat/Heather Gerths An open house was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1311 E. 18th St. Terrace in Lamar. The home was...


Miller named as semifinalist in merit scholarship program
EVANSTON, Ill.-Carmen E. Miller, a Lamar High School student, was announced as one of 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Miller...
Tyler White, son of Donald and Jennifer White, is the sixth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Tyler likes to play football and baseball. He has two dogs named Lilly and Max and he also collects trading cards. Students of the week


September Students of the Month at Jasper Elementary School are, back row, left to right, Cate, Lacey, Laney, Jaelyn, Wyatt, Shayla and Kyle; front row, left to right, Haidyn, Kara Charity, Rubie, Zoey, Eli and Kaytlin. Jasper Elementary Students of the Month


Area students graduate from Missouri State University
SPRINGFIELD-Missouri State University conferred 576 degrees to students at its 2016 summer commencement on July 29, at JQH Arena. Area students graduating were Cristian...
O'Sullivan named to Missouri State summer dean's list
SPRINGFIELD-Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean's list. Erin P O'Sullivan, Lamar, was one of the...
Lilly Weber, daughter of Jerry and Angela Weber, is the seventh grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Lilly likes to play softball. She also has two dogs and her favorite food is pizza. Students of the Week


Gillen awarded Elyzabeth H. Schell Award
COLUMBIA, Mo.-Micala Gillen of Golden City, Missouri, has been awarded the Elyzabeth H. Schell Award from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and...
Area students awarded Floyd A. Watkins Memorial Scholarship
COLUMBIA, Mo.-Alycia Cole, Lamar and Mason Nichols, Liberal, have been awarded the Floyd A. Watkins Memorial Scholarship from the University of Missouri College of...