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

Fire prevention starts at hay baling

MT. VERNON-Almost every year someone loses a barn from fire caused by damp hay that spontaneously combusts according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri…

Filling Hager’s positions to take time

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-With the departure of Ron Hager from Lamar city government, Mayor Kent Harris and the city council are faced with filling a…

KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations to lower fuel adjustment charge

JEFFERSON CITY-KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission to lower the fuel adjustment charge on the bills of its…

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

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING I sit here wondering what happened to the last two weeks and go wow! I am so lucky with having so much to do…

What to do if identity theft happens to you

By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Tax identity theft once again topped the IRS list of tax scams for 2015. Here’s what you need to know if it…

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…

Social

Elliotts chosen as July Yard of the Month

Elliotts chosen as July Yard of the Month

The spacious country yard of Robert and Reta Elliott has been chosen as the Yard of the Month for July. It is located at 655 S Hwy…

Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu

July 20-24 MONDAY- Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered carrots, wheat roll, sliced apples, coffee/tea/milk. TUESDAY- Chicken pot pie, parslied potatoes, buttered peas, biscuit, chilled…

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,…