Schools

R-I board rehires building administrators, hears financial update
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Lamar R-I Board of Education continues to look ahead to the next school year as that took a sizable amount of time at...
Lamar Career and Technical Center visits state capitol
JEFFERSON CITY- State Representative Mike Kelley welcomed the Lamar Career and Technical Center to the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb.8. The group that...


Jasper February Students of the Month
February Students of the Month at Jasper Elementary School are, back row, left to right, Jackie, Aly, Katie, Trevin, Branden, Liam; front row,...


Ayers named to SBU Fall 2016 honor roll
BOLIVAR- Kacey Ayers, Lamar, a student at Southwest Baptist University (SBU) was named to the Trustees' List for the Fall 2016 semester. To be listed on the semester's...
Ayers graduates from SBU
BOLIVAR- Kacey Ayers, Lamar, received her Bachelor of Science, graduating Magna Cum Laude during winter 2016 commencement exercises at Southwest Baptist University in...
University of Missouri releases fall semester 2016 graduation list
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Barton County students Erin Danae Mayfield and Jessie Anne Perry were eligible to graduate in the 2016 fall semester from the University of Missouri....
Ashlynn Morris, daughter of Stephanie and Howard Morris, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Ashlynn enjoys riding her bike and swimming. She loves to watch football games. Students of the week


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Tristen Petersen, representing Lamar High School, read her essay to an attentive audience at the DAR Good Citizen award ceremony. DAR Good Citizens recognized
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat CARTHAGE- Area seniors were recognized at the DAR Good Citizen award program on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the First...


Pictured are, left to right, State Representative Mike Kelley, Rachel Schnelle, Josilyn Harms and Lt. Governor Mike Parson. State Rep. Mike Kelley welcomes job shadow to the Capitol
JEFFERSON CITY- State Representative Mike Kelley welcomed a job shadow to the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Rachel Schnelle of Lockwood had the...


Photo for Lamar Democrat by Jill Hall
The Lamar High School Academic Team, composed of Megan Schlichting, Carmen Miller, Autumn Shelton and Ali Humes, went undefeated and earned first place at the Big 8 Conference meet at East Newton on Saturday, Feb. 4. Schlichting, Miller and Shelton were also named to the All-Conference Team. LHS Academic Team goes undefeated


Lamar Democrat/Rhiannon Morrow
Megan Short, a senior at Liberal High School, was crowned 2016-17 basketball homecoming queen. She is escorted by Cade Spencer. Liberal High School basketball homecoming queen crowned


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Matthew Whyman and Tristen Petersen were crowned Lamar High School 2016-17 basketball homecoming king and queen on Friday night, Feb. 3. Lamar High School crowns homecoming royalty


Karmen Culver, daughter of Katie Gastel, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Karmen enjoys weightlifting early in the morning. She also likes to play with her little brother and sister. Karmen is also a LMS cheerleader. Lamar Middle School Students of the Week


Lamar East Primary January Tigers of the Month were, third row, left to right, Lillian Azua, Sarah Goeller, Zander Rhodifer, Dayana Paiz, Abigayle Mattox, Jaelyn Timmons, Logan Slaight, Jacob Jackson; second row, Annabelle Ryan, Ollie Weis, Lola Dunaway, Greyson Osborne, Skyler Miller, Lilia Slaight, Ethan Forst, Brooklyn Whetzell; first row, Harmonia Pagaz, Mason Berryhill, Easton Hall, Sylvia Sorden, Mattison Achey, Yarley Mejia, Chance Moore, Titus Hills. East Primary January Tigers of the Month


Wilson earns distinction at Wichita State University
WICHITA, Kan.- Casey E Wilson, Lamar, was recently named to the Wichita State University dean's honor roll for fall 2016. To be included on the dean's honor roll, a...