Schools

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Twenty-five years have passed since Lockwood voters last approved an increase in the operating levy of the Lockwood R-I school district. In the quarter-century since June…

University of Missouri graduates

COLUMBIA-The following students received their degree this spring from the University of Missouri: Kyle Alan Compton, Lamar, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Bachelor of Science in…

Sports

TigerSharks compete in aquathon series

TigerSharks compete in aquathon series

The Lamar TigersSharks swim team have been enjoying a very successful aquathon series. With a…

Bean participates in Lamar TigerShark Aquathon

Bean participates in Lamar TigerShark Aquathon

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Mary Bean, a student at Liberal High School, takes part in the…

Lamar TigerSharks compete in Nevada

Lamar TigerSharks compete in Nevada

The Lamar TigerSharks completed the first half of their summer season by traveling to Nevada…

Lamar Country Club 3 Person Scramble

The Lamar Country Club “3 Person Scramble” league finally got in their third week without…

News

Dade County Commission checks on culverts

By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission was called to order at 9 a.m. on July 20, by Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel. Also present were…

Barton County Sheriff’s Department report

The following calls were made by the Barton County Sheriff’s Department: The sheriff’s office responded to a home on June 28, in the southwest part of the county.…

Late planted soybeans must beat freeze

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields near Arcola in Dade County and near Verdella in Barton County on July 22. Scheidt observed corn…

Government

Property transfers

Warranty Deed, filed July 20, 2015. Richard A. Shrewsbury of Barton County, Missouri to Franz Douglas Penner and Tina Denise Penner…

Court misc.

State V Kaitlyn Ashley Gilmore, guilty plea. State V John Mikel Robinson, guilty plea. State V Matthew Damon Mahurin, guilty plea.…

Columns

Summer foods and fun

By JUDY CARVER Registered Dietitian Barton County Memorial Hospital Barbeques, picnics and trips to the beach may be on your calendar this summer. But how can you…

Supreme court issues ruling on ACA subsidies

By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA In June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the fate of the premium tax credit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The main…

Donna’s Dialog

By DONNA WESCOTT Hi everyone. Rebekah Circle met at Tractors for lunch on Monday, July 20. Those present were Donna Wescott, president; Nedra Divine, vice president; Roselea…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING The saying keeps coming back to me this week that I may be young at heart, but the rest of my parts are a…

Social

Marriage license applications

The following have filed a marriage license application with the Barton County Recorder’s Office: Robby Dean Stafford, 33, Golden City and Tiffany Dayle Bryant, 31, Golden City.…

Make It Happen 4-H are successful at Gold Buckle Gala

Make It Happen 4-H are successful at Gold Buckle Gala

By PAYDEN NOLTING Make it Happen reporter Ten members of the Make it Happen 4-H Club exhibited their livestock projects and knowledge they have learned at the…

First Baptist Church VBS present final program

First Baptist Church VBS present final program

Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little First Baptist Church of Lamar held its vacation Bible school, “Journey Off the Map”, July 19-23. A worship rally was held Thursday, July 23,…

Giger to celebrate 80th birthday

Nora Giger will celebrate her 80th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 5. She was reared in the Osiris community and attended school in Sheldon. After marrying George Giger…