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Lamar resident Regan Hargrave, right, a media aide and computer instructor at Columbian Elementary School in the Carthage R-9 School District, was recently surprised with a $5,000 scholarship to WGU Missouri. Hargrave was officially presented with the scholarship by WGU Missouri Chancellor Dr. Angie Besendorfer, left, who served as Columbian Elementary School principal from 1999 to 2001. Hargrave is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from WGU Missouri. Hargrave surprised with WGU Missouri scholarship

Erica McCaslin, daughter of Shane and Holly McCaslin, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Erica loves listening to music and playing with her cats in her spare time. Her favorite subjects are Math and band. Students of the week

Missouri S&T announces honor list
ROLLA- Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Fall 2018 semester. To be included on the honor list...
Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
The fourth through fifth grade spelling bee contestants wait to begin the spelling bee. Brown, Morey win local spelling bees
By AUTUMN SHELTON Dozens of Lamar West Elementary and Middle School students tried to spell their way to the top in the local spelling bees. On...

Pittsburg State University releases Fall honor rolls
PITTSBURG, Kan.- Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2018 Fall semester. To qualify for Dean’s Scholastic Honors, a...

Alea Aguilar, daughter of Sandra Aguilar and Joe Schlee, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. In her spare time Alea likes to practice playing her guitar. Her favorite singer is Ed Sheeran and her favorite season is Spring. Students of the week

LBT is a proud supporter of Lamar Project Graduation. Project Graduation is a program offered by many high schools in the United States, in which organized, adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities are offered as part of a post-graduation party, as an alternative to student-run events that might involve alcoholic beverages or drugs. Students are checked for illicit substances before entry and are carefully monitored. Lamar senior class students sold Dash for Cash tickets at home football games, where the recipients dash for cash and LBT Tiger Pride debit cards. The student dashing for cash keeps the money collected and if they gather up all five LBT Tiger Pride debit cards, they are entered in a drawing for $100 cash at the end of the season. LBT is proud sponsor of Project Graduation

Application period for CFO scholarships now open
Students from across central and southern Missouri can now apply for scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the 2019-2020 school year. Nearly...
Liberal R-II to hold kindergarten round up and screening
LIBERAL- Anyone with a child that will be attending kindergarten in the Liberal R-II School District for the 2019-20 school year will need to be signed up for the screening...
The Honeybadgers were the winners of the Lamar Middle School dodgeball tournament on January 18. The team was made up entirely of eighth graders. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Jaxon Hearod, Austin Wilkerson and Cameron Sturgell; back row, Ryan Davis, Tyson Williams, Joel Beshore and Ty Willhite. Honeybadgers win dodgeball tournament

Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
The Lamar Middle School "A" team smiles before a match. Lamar Middle School Quiz bowl team goes undefeated
On Monday, Jan. 14, Lamar High School Varsity Academic Team went 3-0 at Mt. Vernon. The team won against Cassville, Logan-Rogersville and Mt....

Missouri State University releases fall 2018 dean’s list
SPRINGFIELD- Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. For...

Missouri State University confers degrees
SPRINGFIELD- Missouri State University conferred 1,554 degrees to students in the fall of 2018. Area students receiving their degrees were...

Golden City Middle School January Student of the Month is Ryan Lesher, left, with Arlo Stump, right, being recognized as Golden City High School January Student of the Month. Golden City January Students of the Month

Thomas Roby was recognized as Golden City High School’s December Student of the Month. Golden City December Students of the Month