Wilson named National Merit® $2500 Scholarship winner
EVANSTON, Ill.- National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced on May 8, this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500...

Area students honored at Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony
JOPLIN- The 43rd annual Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony was held April 24, at Missouri Southern State University. The ceremony included the presentation of...
Columbia College announces new partnership with McDonald's restaurants
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Columbia College and the McDonald's Missouri Advertising Co-Op recently announced a unique partnership that will give more than 6,000 of the restaurant's...
Photo courtesy of Michelle Kleeman
The first male and female ILS students that crossed the line were Kolton Kleeman and Audree Brunner. Run For Reading was big success
Runners of all ages took part in the Run For Reading on Saturday, April 27, in Lockwood. The event was sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran School (ILS),...

Kailey Hlavaty, daughter of Kellie Pomerleau, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Kailey is a LMS cheerleader. She likes to binge watch Netflix and her favorite subject is Math. Students of the week

Reed Leasure has earned a spot on the Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, for five consecutive semesters, attaining a four-point grade average the entire time. Leasure is the son of Richard and Georgia Leasure, Lamar. He is currently a junior Chemical Engineering major. Leasure will be interning this summer at International Paper Company in Louisiana. Leasure named to University of Arkansas Chancellor’s List

Lamar Golden Gala – Prom 2019
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Promenade was held from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. Members of the...

Tiger Preschool packets now available
Tiger Preschool packets for the 2019-20 school year are now available for pick up at the Lamar East Primary School office or on their website at...
Photo courtesy of Zee Crossley and Ashley Lawrence
The new National Honor Society members are, front row, left to right, Madeline Jeffries, Ashland Diggs, Faith White, Halle Miller, Autumn Shelton; second row, left to right, Ryen Willhite, Madelyn Gastel, Taylor Darrow, Kayne Blanchard, Connor Brown; third row, left to right, Angela Cornell, Kyler Cox, Joshua Bishop, Donte Stahl, Trey Evans, Greggory Mather and back row, left to right, Amara Lee, Ethan Hasson and Zander Davis. Lamar High School inducts new members into National Honor Society
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat On Wednesday, April 25, Lamar High School inducted its new National Honor Society (NHS) members. In order to...

Lamar held its prom on Saturday evening, April 27, at the Roxy Event Center in Joplin. Crowned royalty were the 2019 Lamar Prom King and Queen, seniors Brett Mason and Mary Lee. Lamar prom king and queen crowned

Matthew Morgan is pictured with, from left, Missouri State Fair Foundation Executive Director Wendy Loges; Superintendent of Youth in Agriculture Wayne Yokeley and Missouri State Fair Commissioner Mark Wolfe. Morgan receives Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Lamar FFA member Matthew Morgan received the Missouri Youth in Agriculture Scholarship for $1,500 from Youth in Agriculture...

Morgan of Lamar FFA Chapter named Missouri FFA vice president
COLUMBIA, Mo.- During the 91st Missouri FFA Convention, Matthew Morgan of Lamar was named a 2019-20 state FFA vice president. Morgan is a member of the Lamar FFA Chapter....
Matleigh Wright, daughter of Brian Wright and Stephanie Wright, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. In her spare time Matleigh enjoys playing softball. She also likes to go shopping with friends. Matleigh would like to go to college to become a veterinarian. Students of the week

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Stealey exhibits Samantha Edwards' artwork. Lamar High School hosts “Art on the Move”
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat The Lamar High School library had 10 new additions on April 10. There weren’t any new books or shelves, but 10...

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Incumbent school board members, Dr. Charles Winslow, left, and Daniel Whyman, were administered the oath of office for new three-year terms on the Lamar R-I Board of Education. R-I staff honored at annual banquet
By RICHARD COOPER The Lamar R-I School District honored its faculty and staff at its annual banquet, April 26, held in the middle school...