Law enforcement agreement remains unsigned
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The law enforcement agreement between the city of Lamar and the Barton County Sheriff’s Department has been in place since...

Barton County Commissioners Mike Davis, Dennis Wilson and Jeff Tucker met with the Youth EXCEL students on April 11, as they entered the Barton County Courthouse to learn about how the county conducts business. Students in the Youth EXCEL program include Camren Beam, Sierra Brooks, Katelyn Collins, Ashlee Cotez, Brooklyn Davey, Wyatt Davis, Ashley Dobb, Brandon Driggs, Macie Graves, Dalton Hasson, Caleb Jeffries, Mariam Kavtaradze, Shelby Kirkpatrick, Hanna Lee, Shea Lewis, Ellie Lodenstein, Tasha Maldonado, Allison Morris, Alex Oden, Emily Ogle, Chance Rea, Sam Timmons, Delia Unhuryan and Dylan Whitehead. LHS 2016 4-H Youth EXCEL are emerging leaders
Youth EXCEL students were given the opportunity to participate in a community exploration on April 11, learning more about the history of the...

Lamar FFA to hold greenhouse sale
By MORGAN BRIBSIN Lamar Democrat Come support your local Lamar FFA Chapter on Truman Day, Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., as the FFA will be selling plants to raise...

JIM FAST
LAMAR- A graveside committal service, including military honors, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Barton City Cemetery for James Marion...

LEWIS BOWMAN
LEE'S SUMMIT-Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at Barton City Cemetery in Liberal for Lewis Charles Bowman, 93, who died Sunday, May 1, 2016....

PAULINE WOODY
PLEASANTON, Kan.-A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the First Christian Church in Pleasanton for Pauline...

Relay For Life set for May 21
LOCKWOOD-Dade County's Relay For Life is almost here! The Dade County event will be held Saturday, May 21, 4 p.m. to midnight, and it is shaping up to be a lot of fun for...

Legume bloat problems killing cattle in SW Missouri
MT. VERNON-There has been an unusually high number of bloat problems among cattle in southwest Missouri over the last two or three weeks. According to Eldon Cole, livestock...

MU Extension guide lists first, last frost dates by region
COLUMBIA-Spring and fall can be anxious times for gardeners. At the beginning of the growing season, you want to start the garden as early as possible, and at the end you...