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Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Kathy Jenkins was the hostess on Tuesday, Jan. 17, for Bridge. The winners were Joyce Gage, first and Kathy Jenkins, second. The hostess for January 24 will be Joann...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
January 30 – February 3 MONDAY- Beef and noodles, green beans, sliced apples, wheat roll, chocolate chip cookie. TUESDAY- Chili with beans and shredded cheese, coleslaw,...
Photo courtesy Barton County Historical Society
The Travelers Hotel in its heyday. Historical Society explores history of two Lamar hotels
Research by Joe Davis, narration by Pauletta Orahood The quarterly meeting of the Barton County Historical Society dealt with the history of two...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
The Lamar High School show choir, under the direction of Aubrey Smith, performed several routines for the Red Hat ladies on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the senior center. This is a multi-talented show choir that is definitely worth seeing if the chance comes along. The show was enjoyed by others dining, as well. Red Hat Lassies enjoy LHS show choir
The Red Hat Lassies met January 12, at the Barton County Senior Center. Hostess for the meeting was Jenna Hanley, with Gudren Slade assisting....


Marriage license applications
The following have applied for a marriage license from the Barton County Recorder's office: Michael Ray McManis, 40, Lamar and Becky Jo Cline, 32, Lamar. Reed Thomas...
Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Norma Harris was the hostess for Bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The winners were Geyne Shoff, first and Sondra Riegel, second. The hostess on January 17 will be Kathy...
Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little
Lonnie and Cindy McFadden were the guest speakers at Lamar Rotary on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The McFaddens had recently made a mission trip to Guatemala City with Life of Hope Ministries. Before leaving, Lamar Rotary had donated a check to the McFaddens in the amount of $1,000. The money was used towards the purchase of dental equipment. Also brought up at the lunch meeting was the Rotary Rural/Urban luncheon to be held February 7, 12 noon, at the Lamar United Methodist Church Family Life Center. All farmers are invited and anyone planning to attend should RSVP to the University Extension office at 417-682-3579  by February 3. Rotary features McFadden's Guatemalan mission trip


Photo courtesy of Flyover Photography
Kevin and Gina Little, Lamar, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alana Rae Little to Austin James Gilmartin, son of James and Karen Gilmartin, Lamar. Alana will receive a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in May of this year. Austin received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and in Accounting from Pittsburg State University. He is currently employed as an accountant at Williams and Associates CPAs in Lamar. Alana is the granddaughter of Lon and Virginia Frieden and Ray and Doris Little. Austin is the grandson of Betty Gilmartin and the late Joe Gilmartin and the late Howard and Betty Foster. The couple is planning a July 22 wedding at the Barn in Pittsburg, Kan Little-Gilmartin engagement


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Kevin and Gina Little, Lamar, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Renea Little to Jacob “Jake” Loren Lee Engle, son of Joe and Joyce Engle, Liberal. Lauren will receive a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in May of this year. Jake received his Associates degree in Network Administration from WTI and is currently employed as a senior electronic technician at Pittsburg State University. Lauren is the granddaughter of Lon and Virginia Frieden and Ray and Doris Little. Jake is the grandson of Joan Engle and the late Lonnie Engle and Art Farmer and the late Chris Farmer and the late Jack Riley. The couple is planning a May 20 wedding at Amadeus Ranch in Seneca. Little-Engle engagement


Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper
Darwin Boston, disaster program manager for the American Red Cross, was the speaker at the Barton County retired educators. Retired educators briefed on Red Cross programs
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-A group of 12 retired educators from the Barton County area braved the cold unpleasant January...


VENABLE TROTTER DICKEY VFW
The Venable Trotter Dickey Veterans of Foreign Wars met January 3, with Truman Gazaway, commander; Dennis Wilson, quartermaster, Larry Beisley, Harry Claflin, Gary Whitson...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
January 23-27 MONDAY- Chicken pot pie, Harvard beets, mashed potatoes, juice, Mandarin oranges. TUESDAY- Barbecue brisket on bun, seasoned green beans, macaroni and...
Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu
January 16-20 MONDAY- Meatball sandwich with cheese, peppered french fries, baked beans, apple juice, fruit. TUESDAY- Taco salad with meat, bean, cheese, lettuce and...
Lamar Senior Center Bridge Club
Betty Gilkey was the hostess for Bridge on January 3. The winners were Gloria Kurtz, first and Imogene Williams, second. The hostess for January 10 is Norma Harris, with...
Liberal Christian Church observes candlelight worship
LIBERAL-The Christian Church in Liberal held its annual Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 10 p.m. The opening prayer was given by Scott Grey, pastor. Lighting of...