Schools

PSU releases summer honor roll
PITTSBURG, Kan.-Pittsburg State University has released the honor roll for the 2016 summer session. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at...
Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Luke Hardman looks for a running lane as tight end TW Ayers seals the corner. Downfield getting a block is number 77 Hayden Bartholomew. Tigers rout Wildcats in opener
By CHRIS MORROW The Lamar Tigers got off to a good start Friday night with a 50-0 route of the visiting Cassville Wildcats. Coach Scott Bailey...


Pictured with Lamar school nurse Diana Ball are Merdith Chapman, left and Henry Taffner, right. Lamar Masonic Lodge presents checks to area schools
The Lamar Masonic Lodge recently presented $1,000 to each of the Barton County public schools, to be used for the needs of school children. The...


Revised traffic flow at West Elementary begins smoothly
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-In the first meeting of the R-I Board of Education since the recent start of classes, it was reported the revised traffic...
Middle schoolers enjoy Back-to-School Bash
The Lamar Middle School held its Back-to-School Bash on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Lamar City Park. The Lamar Ministerial Alliance set up a water...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
The 10th Annual Tools for School Back-to-School Fair was held Friday, Aug. 5, at the Lamar United Methodist Church Family Life Center. A total of 458 children were given the opportunity to get some of the necessary supplies and other items to get them ready to head back to school. The event is sponsored by Lamar Community Betterment and is coordinated by Suzanne Cloyed. Tools for School is huge benefit to community


Kelli Nolting was recognized by the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association for her contribution to the service of Agricultural Education in the state of Missouri during the MVATA Conference in Springfield this summer. Twenty year award recipients included, front row, left to right, Kelli Nolting, Jarred Sayre, Sherry Byram; back row, left to right, Robert Hall, Chris Sinning, Brant Burns, Bruce Blakemore, Heath Wright. Nolting one of many recognized for 20 years as ag ed teacher


Pictured are, back row, left to right, Sherri Phillips, child care provider; middle row, left to right, Lola Dunaway, Brecken Ettleman, RubyAnna Blalock, Mason Smith and Brady Gire; front row, left to right, Autumn Smith, Hailey Dunaway, Aden Short, Tristen McManis, Jason Gire and Kylor Crockett. Teddy Bear Campus holds graduation ceremony
The Teddy Bear Campus Daycare and Preschool had their annual graduation ceremony on May 17. The children entertained their parents, relatives and...


Tim Forst Memorial Scholarships awarded for 2016
Two new scholarships were recently awarded to area graduates of Lamar Career & Technical Center by the Tim Forst Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Rylee Cunningham of Lamar...
Missouri Electric Co-op Youth Program means education and fun
Alexys Barton, Liberal and Grant Smith, Lamar, sponsored by Barton County Electric Cooperative, Lamar, were among the 108 high school students from...


School district appears financially stable
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-As the start of another school year lies less than a month away, Superintendent Zach Harris feels the school district is...
Bob Johnson “Chief” scholarship seeks donations
The Bob Johnson Missouri National Guard Scholarship was established in 1984 by a number of senior, non-commissioned officers of the Lamar National...


Tools for School set for August 5
The 10th Annual Tools for School Back-to-School Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Lamar United Methodist Church. This event offers an...
Cottey names Judge Bickel as newest trustee
NEVADA, Mo.-Cottey College is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honorable James R. Bickel as the newest member of the Cottey College Board of Trustees. His...
WGU Missouri commits to $250,000 in scholarships
ST. LOUIS-WGU Missouri continues to back up its commitment to expanding access to affordable, higher education for adults across the state with scholarship dollars that are...