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Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
The Retired Educators of the Barton County Area held their annual Christmas banquet, December 6, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. The event was more informal than in past years, and included the exchange of gag gifts. The next meeting of the retired educators will be January 2, 2017. Retired Educators enjoy Christmas banquet


Cookbook is the result of two friends reminiscing
Five years ago, at Christmastime, Marilyn Couch wrapped three gifts for her children, with a note inside stating that one of their Christmas gifts...


Oakton Church features living nativity pageant
By KAY ROSE The message of Jesus’ birth has never changed, but a lot of other things have changed since Oakton Church first started the nativity...


Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Imogene Williams was the hostess on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The winners were Joyce Gage, first and Norma Harris, second. The hostess for December 13 will be Sondra Riegel, with...
Earlene Rawlings hosts Rawlings Thanksgiving
Earlene Rawlings hosted the Rawlings Thanksgiving again this year. Those present listed by each sibling's family were: Gene's family: Rick and Martha Rawlings; Dorothy's...
Marriage license applications
The following have filed a marriage license application with the Barton County Recorder's office: Jeffrey Steven Begley, 34, Lamar and Heather Diane Mathews, 35,...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
December 19-23 MONDAY- Barbecue chicken, buttered peas, sliced carrots, wheat roll, tropical fruit. TUESDAY- Ham and beans, seasoned spinach, oven hash browns, cornbread,...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
December 12-16 MONDAY- Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered carrots, wheat roll, sliced apples. TUESDAY- Taco salad with meat, beans, cheese, lettuce and...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Presenters at Lamar Rotary on Tuesday, Nov. 30, were Mario and Lisa Gonzalez, pictured with their daughter, Amari. Gonzalez's present program at Lamar Rotary
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Mario and Lori Gonzalez were the presenters at Lamar Rotary on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The two, along with their...


The Lamar High School Class of 1961 held its 55th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 24. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Kay Cooper Morris, Mary Lou Voorhees White, Patsy Morgan Andrews, Caroline Weber, Jeanie Mayfield Keithly, Rita Spurgeon Cowardin, John Allen Gardner, Carol Collins Long, Marilyn Roth; second row, Karen Overton Gioia, Frances Adams Cato, Betty Keithly Kuhn, Nancy Cass Phipps, Reeda Adams McKay, Carol Jean Butler Bass, Marva Jean Faubion Stahl, Bonda Divine Rawlings, Dottie Mayse Garber, Mary Ann Bass Winkler, Johnny Darrah, Marvin Braker; third row, Sharon Moore Nelson, Susan Oliver Robinson, Nancy Pence White, Janet Cohu Sitton; back row, Jack Sutherland, Leon Crockett, Bob Roper, Clifford White, Henry Taffner, Leland Selvey, Ivan Voorhees, Tom Reed, Alfred Lee Banwart, David Heckman and David Kincaid. Lamar High School Class of 1961 holds 55th reunion


Divine family gathers
Jarold Clements was host to the descendants of Blanche Divine on November 20, in Appleton City. Time was spent visiting and catching up on all of the happenings of the...
Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Dorothy Roberts was the hostess for Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The winners were Dorothy Roberts, first and Gloria Kurtz, second. The hostess December 6 is Imogene...
Santa Day to be held December 3 in Liberal
LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the high school cafeteria during Santa Day, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3. Serving will begin...
McManis' to observe 70th wedding anniversary
Albert McManis and Justine Mayo were married on December 2, 1946, at Bentonville, Ark. They have four children, Gary, Judy, Robert and Gayland;...


Casual for a Cause is a fund set up for Lamar Bank & Trust Company employees to donate $1 to have the privilege to wear jeans on Fridays. Employees have chosen TATS for their donation. They feel this is a very important service that is offered in this small town, with many of their customers relying on TATS for transportation. Pictured are LBT employees presenting TATS representative, Charlotte Griffitt, with a donation of $300. LBT's Casual for a Cause benefits TATS