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The donations were overwhelming, filling boxes to overflowing. The Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders would like to thank the community for their generosity. Community youth to feel comfort and joy this season
Community youth will feel the comfort and joy of the season due to the Barton County 4-H Teen Leaders organizing the “Hats, Gloves and Scarves”...


Missouri Corn Scholarship applications available
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will be awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships. Applications...
PSU releases Fall 2018 graduate list
PITTSBURG, Kan.- Over 450 students will participate in Pittsburg State University’s fall commencement exercises held Friday, Dec. 14. Area...


Roni Ogden, daughter of Jen and Justin Ogden, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Roni plays volleyball and participates in Quiz Bowl and MathCounts. In her spare time she likes to write fiction and do art. Roni loves Algebra and History. Students of the week


Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Shelby Forst, a sophomore at Lamar High School, smiles before donating blood. Blood drive hosted by Lamar High School STUCO
By AUTUMN SHELTON “Between 200-225 pints of blood are needed daily to supply our 44 local hospitals,” said Belinda Belk, blood drive consultant...


Local residents to represent student exchange organization
Local residents Stephanie and Mike Martin and Adrianne Rogers recently qualified and trained as an area representative for the nonprofit World Heritage organization to work...
Edwards receives CMU endowed scholarship
FAYETTE- Central Methodist University has a long history of generous donors endowing scholarships to ensure students have quality resources as they...


Kollin Lorenz, left, was recognized as the Golden City Middle School Student of the Month for November, while Eliab Cifuentes, right, was named Golden City High School November Student of the Month. Golden City November Students of the Month


Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
The B team with their 1st place certificates. (Back row, left to right) Kase Overstreet, Payton Giger, Pablo Paiz, Kiersten Potter; (front row, left to right) Adam Kluhsman, Dwayne Watts. Lamar Middle School Quiz Bowl Team is victorious
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Middle School’s A and B Quiz Bowl Teams both won first place in their respective contests on November 29. The A team,...


Beem receives Emporia State University scholarships
EMPORIA, Kan.- Cassidy Beem of Lamar, Mo. received the Edward J. II and Blanche McKernan Memorial Scholarship, Marian L. Wilson Scholarship, Judith K. Sherrer Memorial...
Tyler Ansley, son of Jeremy and Marty Ansley, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Tyler enjoys playing baseball, basketball and football. He enjoys reading his Bible and playing with his four brothers and sister. Students of the week


Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
Early Head Start offers many fun activities, including flower gardening. Home visitor program improves lives of local families
By AUTUMN SHELTON According to U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 report on Income and Poverty, almost 40 million individuals are under the poverty line....


Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Autumn Shelton was congratulated on her trip to California to participate in the game show, “Jeopardy.” She was repeatedly told that the board and administration were proud of her. Facility needs for athletic and activity programs reviewed by Lamar...
By RICHARD COOPER A final review of all facility needs for the Lamar R-I School District was submitted to the board of education at its November...


Photo by Autumn Shelton
Bingo-4-Books in full swing. Lamar West Elementary encourages literacy through Bingo-4-Books
By AUTUMN SHELTON On November 15, Lamar West Elementary hosted “Bingo-4-Books”, a night where the school provided a free meal and if a child got...


Seating options provided by LIFE Committee
The LIFE Committee has given Lamar High School access to numerous flexible seating options through the grant provided in August of the 2018-2019...