FCS Financial awards $51,000 in scholarships
JEFFERSON CITY- FCS Financial recently selected 34 recipients for their scholarship program, who will each receive a $1500 scholarship to assist with the cost of higher...
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The 10th grade team won first in their division. Left to Right: Kara Morey, Jillian Gardner, Gabe Davis and Cade Griffith. Lamar’s gifted and talented program does well at Extemporé
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat It was 5:30 on an April Saturday morning. Almost 50 students were at West Elementary, packing boxes that held...

OSU’s Veterinary Center awards over $500,000 in student scholarships
STILLWATER, Okla.- Thanks to its generous donors, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently awarded $542,270 in...

Adilyn Daniels, daughter of Tara and Austin Parks and Eric Daniels, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. When Adilyn grows up, she wants to be an oncologist. She participates in track and really likes Science. Adilyn has two dogs and seven siblings. Students of the week

Morgan receives Missouri Corn Scholarship
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee is pleased to award a 2019 Missouri Corn Scholarship to Matthew Morgan of Lamar. Morgan...

Makenzie Purinton, daughter of Angie and Darren Baker and Mark Purinton, signed on Wednesday, April 10, to play basketball for Ozark Christian College. She is the granddaughter of Lewis and Patty Beerly and Jack and Betty Purinton. Pictured are, left to right, Lockwood High School Coach Jessica McNichols, Darren Baker, Angie Baker, Makenzie Purinton, Mark Purinton and Lockwood High School Coach Cheynne Schnelle. Purinton signs to play basketball for OCC
Makenzie Purinton, daughter of Angie and Darren Baker and Mark Purinton, signed on Wednesday, April 10, to play basketball for Ozark Christian...

Brecklyn Howard, daughter of Paul Howard and Brandy Burdick, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Brecklyn enjoys playing volleyball and softball. In her spare time she watches Netflix and goes fishing. Brecklyn also has three brothers and one sister. Students of the week

Peru State announces winners of new scholarship model, Success Awards
PERU, Neb.- Bryce Lamb, Sheldon, Mo., was one of more than 400 students awarded a Success Award to attend Peru State College. Students that qualify are guaranteed...
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Ethan Hasson and Autumn Shelton prepare to play against Buffalo. LHS Academic Team excels at District competition
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat On April 6, the Lamar High School Academic Team, consisting of Avery Ball, Gabe Davis, Ethan Hasson, Sam...

School snacks can be dropped off at Lamar United Methodist Church
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Upon arriving at the Barton County Chamber of Commerce award luncheon held Friday, April 5, I noticed many sacks setting out in the...
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The team at Arrowhead Stadium. Left to Right: Ryan Davis, Ethan Ball, Andrew Shelton, Ron Ray (instructor), Veronica Ogden and Bethany Crowe. LMS Mathcounts team competes at State
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat Hundreds of middle school students spent hours on March 2 and 30, on complicated math problems consisting of...

Hailey Huskey, daughter of Beth and Billy Huskey, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Hailey’s favorite things to do are read and play with her dogs. She has three brothers. She wants to be a veterinarian when she gets older. Students of the week

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Michael Mills uses a (fake) gun to subdue Kyler Cox and Joe Mills as he plays the escaped convict. LHS's production of “See How They Run” brought laughs, smiles and awe
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat Lamar High School theatre department’s “See How They Run” had dozens of people in stitches on March 29 and 31....

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Truman Kaderly signs to play basketball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Jeffries, Kaderly sign to play basketball in college
By AUTUMN SHELTON Lamar Democrat Two more Lamar High School seniors signed their letters of intent to play at the collegiate level on April 3....

WGU Missouri announces plans to fund dozens of classroom projects
ST. LOUIS- Kindergarten through 12 grade teachers in Missouri are encouraged to submit their classroom projects for funding consideration online by April 26; selected...