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Curt and Susan Roland, Lamar, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kenna Roland to Jacob Russell, son of Clifford and Glenna Russell, Joplin. Kenna is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Mary Ann Howard and Larry and Sheila Roland, all of Lamar. Jacob is the grandson of June Mink and Margaret Russell. Jacob graduated from Lamar High School in 2013 and Kenna graduated in 2014. They both went on to attend John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. Jacob will graduate in May 2017 with his degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering with a minor in Physics. Kenna will also graduate in May 2017 with a degree in Graphic Design. They have both been very involved in campus groups and activities and have enjoyed their time at JBU. They are planning a May 20 wedding in Lamar. Roland-Russell engagement


Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
The children that attended Lamar First Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School presented a program on Thursday evening, July 21, as they shared a VBS song that they had learned during the week. Lamar First Baptist Church presents VBS Worship Rally
First Baptist Church held its Vacation Bible School Worship Rally on Thursday night, July 21. During the week the child looked below the surface as...


Ezekiel Dale Percy
Jason and Myra Percy, Carthage, are happy to announce the birth of their fourth son, Ezekiel Dale Percy, born June 16, 2016, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Zeke weighed...
Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Kathy Jenkins was the hostess for Bridge on Tuesday, July 19. The hostess was Kathy Jenkins, with Imogene Williams placing first and Betty Weston, second. The hostess on...
Five generations of Overstreets gathered recently. Pictured are, left to right, Myles Overstreet, being held by his father, Kaden Overstreet; Jamie Overstreet, grandfather; Nadine Overstreet, great-great-grandmother and Connie Overstreet, great-grandmother. Five generations gather


Marriage license applications
The following have filed a marriage license application with the Barton County Recorder's office: Skylar Russell Boswell, 23, Republic and Cristine Louise Cato, 26,...
Photo for Lamar Democrat by Willis Strong
Members of the Liberal High School graduating class of 1957 that attended the all-school reunion held Saturday, June 25, are from left, Kay Hedges Rose, Lou Rouse Woods, Hazel Fast Lawrence and Virginia Bainter Walker; back row, from left, Pat Cassatt Bean, Barbara Weaver King, Gene Venable, Velma Riley Spurling, Bob Ball and Jeanie Ison Buzzard. There were 39 class members and 13 are deceased. Liberal holds all school reunion
LIBERAL-Liberal High School was the host of the Liberal All School Reunion held Saturday, June 25. The total number of guests was 190, including...


Heath family gathers for reunion
The Heath family reunion was held Sunday, June 26, at Memorial Hall in Lamar, with several generations coming from far and wide to bring this family together, with 168...
Photo for Lamar Democrat by Willis Strong
The three Forrest brothers attended the Minden School Reunion Saturday, June 25. Two graduated from Mindenmines and one attended there, but when the school closed he transferred to Liberal and graduated in 1964. In the photo from left, Bob, 1964, Stan, 1959 and Bill, 1962. Bob Forrest was elected president of the reunion for 2017. Minden School reunion


Beydler family meets for 61st reunion
The 61st annual Beydler reunion was held Sunday, June 26, with 64 in attendance. The past 60 reunions have been held in Jerico Springs, since that is where the family's...
Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Leininger, Lamar, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Paige, to Chris Podurgiel, son of Kathy and Tom Vaugine, Springfield. Jillian is the granddaughter of LaVerne and Helen Leininger, Sheldon and Charolette Coats, Springfield. She is currently employed by Regional Hospice as a Registered Nurse in Springfield. The prospective bridegroom is currently the network administrator for the Whitlock Company in Springfield. A July 30 wedding is planned at the Sheldon Christian Church. The couple plan to reside in Ozark. Leininger-Podurgiel engagement


Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Norma Harris was the hostess on Tuesday, July 12, for Bridge. The winners were Betty Weston, first and Velma Goodrum, second. The hostess on July 19 is Kathy Jenkins, with...
These 4-H campers enjoyed four days of camp. Pictured are Bob Burchett, Addison Brown, Jon Beaman, Noah Endicott, Crystal Kahl, Caleb Moreno, A.J. Banwart, Caden Winslow, Caleb Winslow, Mason Brown, Kaden Johnson, Anna Belle Crabtree, Lauren Dalby, Brynlee Friedan, Mikayla Madison and Braxtyn Muncy. Cade Moreno served as camp counselor for the group. SW Regional 4-H Camp is down on the farm in Hawaii
4-H camp is an amazing experience! It is a winding path from here to there and all of a sudden you are at Roaring River State Park and up the hill...


Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Betty Gilkey was the hostess on Tuesday, July 5, for Bridge. The winners were Margaret Wattenbarger, first and Dorothy Roberts, second. The hostess on July 12 will be...
Lamar First Baptist Church to hold VBS
First Baptist Church in Lamar will be holding its Vacation Bible School on July 17-21. The theme this year is “Submerged – Finding Truth Below the Surface” and is open to...