Schools
Students of the Week

Students of the Week

Rae Crossley, daughter of Jim and Stephanie Crossley, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Rae plays volleyball, basketball, softball and she dances. Her…

MSU releases dean’s lists

Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least six credit…

Sports

Lamar Lady Tiger tennis team wins, 7-2

The Lamar Lady Tiger tennis team played Monett on August 27, winning by a score…

Lamar Tigers open softball season

Lamar Tigers open softball season

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Lamar freshman pitcher Kinley Nance got off to a good start in…

Liberal volleyball team wins season opener

Liberal volleyball team wins season opener

Photo for Lamar Democrat by Rhiannon Morrow Liberal sophomore Kennedy King (right) battles at the…

Tigers now 2-0

Tigers now 2-0

There were decades when the Lamar Tigers struggled with the Seneca Indians, so for Tigers…

News

City close to selecting new police chief

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-From 13 applicants for the position of Lamar Chief of Police, the police board has narrowed the field to one. That finalist…

Metropolitan National Bank named one of the best banks to work for in 2015

SPRINGFIELD-Metropolitan National Bank has been named one of the 2015 Best Banks to Work For by American Banker. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize…

Alfalfa event set

LOCKWOOD-Alfalfa production, utilization and marketing will be the focus of an afternoon session at the Whitesell Land & Cattle Co. in Lockwood on Thursday, Sept. 24, beginning at…

Government

Property transfers

General Warranty Deed, filed August 17, 2015. Leon Phipps and Christy Phipps to Nicholas C. Burrell and Richard A. Burrell: A…

Court misc.

Addison Leann Williams V Ryan Dexter Williams, consent judgment. State V Michael Vincent Mejia, written guilty plea. Midland Credit Management Inc…

Columns

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Another fair has come and gone and I think this one was enjoyed by more fairgoers, as the weather for the most…

The day the Gipper came to town

The day the Gipper came to town

By Richard Cooper The Missouri State Fair of 1984 started out as just another state fair. My wife and I had lived fairly close to the fairgrounds…

Busting breakfast myths

By LINDSEY STEVENSON University Extension Nutrition and Health Education Specialist September is Better Breakfast Month and a popular idea among adults and adolescents is to skip breakfast…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Sympathy is extended to the family of Cynthia Pyette Lucas, who passed away on August 26. Visitation was Sunday evening, Aug. 30, at the…

Social

Swearingen family reunion held

The Swearingen family reunion was held August 9, at the senior center in Lamar. There were 27 attending, with plenty of good eating and good visiting. The…

Liberal Prairie Days to debut Giant Pumpkin Contest

LIBERAL-Something new at the Liberal Prairie Day Festival, September 19, will be the Giant Pumpkin Contest. Gardeners, farmers and anyone that grows pumpkins may enter the contest.…

Prairie Days Quilt Show to be held in Kneeland Center

LIBERAL-The Prairie Days Festival Quilt Show will be held in the Kneeland Center at 102 Main in Liberal on Saturday, Sept. 19. Those entering quilts are requested…

“Nutts for Mutts” Dog Show to be part of Liberal Prairie Days

LIBERAL-The under the tent dog show will be held at Liberal’s Prairie Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, and is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Registration…