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Keltner receives after Christmas guests
After Christmas guests of Ed Keltner, rural Liberal, were his brother Bob Keltner and his wife Shelley and their sons, Adam and Isaac, Azle, Texas. While here the Keltners...
MONDAY- Sausage patties and gravy, oven hash browns, orange juice, biscuit, mixed fruit. TUESDAY- Vegetable beef stew, tossed salad, tomato...

My trip to Jefferson City
By KAY BLANCHARD “Hello! I’m Ann Kelley’s mother”. This was my byline on the day Ann was sworn in as our Missouri representative. In the governor’s office, there was a...
Truman Healthcare to hold Valentine senior prom
Truman Healthcare in Lamar invites family and friends to come and join its residents for an afternoon of fun at the 2nd Annual Truman Healthcare...

Velma Goodrum was the hostess for Bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The winners were Joyce Gage, first high and Velma Goodrum, second high. Kathy...

February gardening tips
Just because it is frigid outdoors doesn’t mean gardening is at a standstill. There are several things that need attention this month. *...

On January 20, the City Clovers 4-H Club volunteered with the Barton County Backpack Snack Program, which benefits children in area schools. Gallon-size bags are assembled with various food items, which are then delivered to the schools and distributed to students at the end of each week. Donations from individuals, churches, community organizations and businesses provide donations to purchase supplies for this food program. The City Clovers participate in this long-time community service project several times each year. City Clovers 4-H volunteer with backpack snack program

Photo courtesy of Willis Strong
It was a day for the “Birds” at the Happy and Mary Curless Library in Liberal. 4-H and community youth gathered after school to learn more about birds, identifying what is in one’s backyard, where they nest and what they like to eat. The youth ended the afternoon by making bird feeders to help the birds to survive in these cold months ahead. Join them for the next educational session February 5; the youth gather after school from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the library. 4-H visits Happy and Mary Curless Library

Photo courtesy of Willis Strong
Linda Ewers received the birthday cake from a drawing held at the Senior Center’s Center in Lamar at their birthday dinner on Thursday, Jan. 17. Ewers receives birthday cake in drawing

Photo courtesy of Willis Strong
Relatives of Harlow Shapley attended the recent presentation on him given by the Barton County Historical Society on January 13. Pictured are Wilma Smith McKibben, son Dean and daughter Donna. Wilma's father, Gordon Smith, was a first cousin to Shapley. The McKibbens live west of Lamar. They have a cattle operation and raise row crops. Shapley relatives attend presentation at historical society

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Breakfast is over and Truman Gazaway is helping in the clean up as he dries some of the dishes that were used. Christian Church of Liberal holds men’s breakfast
The Christian Church of Liberal held its monthly men’s breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 12. Several turned out for the breakfast on this cold and wet...

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This table shows the many prizes that were given away at the Friday, Jan. 4 Sunshine Senior Friends dinner when Bingo was played. Liberal Sunshine Senior Citizens meet
Liberal Sunshine Senior Citizens met Friday, Jan. 4, for its monthly dinner. The dining tables were decorated with winter scenes, snowmen and...

Betty Gilkey was the hostess for Bridge on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The winners were Velma Goodrum, first high and Susan Conrace, second high. The...

Charlotte Josephine Baldwin
David and Jennifer Baldwin, Milo, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Josephine, born January 27, 2018, at the Nevada Regional Medical...

Barton County Retired Teachers lay plans to host Region 9 meeting;...
Lamar R-I Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris was the featured speaker at the January 8 meeting of the Barton County Area Retired Educators Association....