Schools

Lamar High School Class of 2005 to celebrate 10 year reunion

Members of the Lamar High School Class of 2005 will celebrate its 10 year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Tractors BBQ and…

Crull named to dean’s list at University of Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG-Trenton Crull, a fourth year Professional Pilot major, has been named to the 2015 spring dean’s list at the University of Central Missouri. To be eligible for the…

Sports

Lamar Tiger football team participates in 10th Annual Day of Service

Lamar Tiger football team participates in 10th Annual Day of Service

The Lamar Tiger football team participated in the 10th Annual Day of Service on Thursday,…

It’s still time to participate in the Lamar TigerSharks Aquathon Series

It’s still time to participate in the Lamar TigerSharks Aquathon Series

The Lamar TigerSharks swim team is hosting its first ever Aquathon Series on Monday nights…

TigerShark team members travel to Claremore, Okla.

TigerShark team members travel to Claremore, Okla.

Eight members of the Lamar TigerSharks swim team traveled to Claremore, Okla., on Saturday, June…

TigerSharks compete at Webb City Invitational

TigerSharks compete at Webb City Invitational

The Lamar TigerSharks, along with 12 other area swim teams, competed at the Webb City…

News

Empire District to increase operating costs by approximately $17.1 million

JEFFERSON CITY-Empire District Electric Company will increase annual operating revenues by approximately $17.1 million. The Missouri Public Service Commission announced the increase, June 25. Empire had filed the…

LBT tabbed again by commission for banking services

LAMAR-Only Lamar Bank & Trust submitted a bid to handle all banking needs for the Barton County Commission for the next three years. Officially known as a depository…

Major cuts from adopted city budget

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-When the Public Expenditures (budget) Committee held its first meeting, June 3, it quickly realized it had a difficult task ahead. The…

Government

Property transfers

General Warranty Deed, filed June 22, 2015. C.G. Cofield by his attorney-in-fact Cynthia Lawrence to Chad A. Beck: A tract commencing…

Court misc.

Synchrony Bank V Joy Bates, consent judgment. Cindy B Wrenfrow V Cassey D Webb, consent judgment. City of Liberal V Thomas…

Columns

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Son Jud and wife Meghan, and the two youngest grandsons, Landon, 2 ½ and Cooper, five months, are on a working adventure…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN A large crowd was on hand last Saturday evening, June 27, at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Nevada for the annual fireworks display. Kevin…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with sunshine and strong winds. Gary and Judy…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The country will be celebrating the Fourth of July this week, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,…

Social

Marriage license applications

The following have filed a marriage license application with the Barton County Recorder’s Office: Jesse Wayne Laxon, 48, Lamar and Lorraine Ann Meredith, 51, Lamar. Jory Dion…

Lamar Country Club 3 Person Scramble

The second week of the Lamar Country Club “3 Person Scramble” finished with a record breaking score of 28 turned in by the team of Ryan Fullerton,…

Lamar High School Class of 2005 to celebrate 10 year reunion

Members of the Lamar High School Class of 2005 will celebrate its 10 year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Tractors BBQ…

Luciettas celebrate 50th

Luciettas celebrate 50th

Don and Barbara Lucietta recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. On June 19, 1965 Don Lucietta and Barbara Ihm were married in a Scared Ceremony at St…