Schools

Bastin awarded Raymond A. Young Agribusiness Scholarship

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Sarah Bastin of Golden City has been awarded the Raymond A. Young Agribusiness Scholarship Fund from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources…

Gillen awarded Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Micala Gillen of Golden City has been awarded the Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship Fund from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for…

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

Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act

By JUDY CARVER Barton County Memorial Hospital As you may be aware, 29 million Americans have diabetes. More than eight million of those individuals have undiagnosed diabetes. Another…

The road to the Olympics now starts in Lamar!

The road to the Olympics now starts in Lamar!

Barton County Strength Club is officially affiliated with the International Olympic Committee and is a Team USA gym! This has been a long process, but Lamar is now…

Barton County Sheriff and Golden City reach law enforcement agreement

A tentative agreement between Golden City and the Barton County Sheriff’s Department for 30 hours weekly of law enforcement services was reached, June 29, at the regular meeting…

Government

Lamar Municipal Court report

John Mark Adams, speeding 1-15 mph over, $53 fine. Edward Henry Bailey, failure to yield, $78 fine. Carissa Nicole Bishop, minor…

Property transfers

General Warranty Deed, filed June 2, 2015. Louis E. Jones and Carla Jones to Sandra S. Barton: All of lots 9,…

Columns

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,…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Father’s Day was observed at the churches in Sheldon on Sunday, June 21. The Baptist church invited all fathers to come forward and each…

The prayer of Jesus

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church When the disciples of Jesus asked Him to teach them to pray, He taught them the Lord’s Prayer. (Luke 11:1-4,…

Social

Barton County Senior Center Lunch Menu

July 13-17 MONDAY- Baked chicken, hominy, juice, cinnamon apples, wheat roll, ice cream sandwich, coffee/tea/milk. TUESDAY- Spaghetti with meat sauce, dark green leafy salad, Harvard beets, whole…

Teddy Bear Daycare and Preschool conducts graduation ceremony

Teddy Bear Daycare and Preschool conducts graduation ceremony

Teddy Bear Daycare and Preschool conducted its annual graduation ceremony last month. All of the children attending the daycare performed for an audience of parents, grandparents and…

Lamar Country Club Summer 3 Person Scramble

The summer “Three Person Scramble” at Lamar Country Club got underway on June 24, with a bang. The low score of the evening was a 32 by…

Winkle added as campus pastor at CHIPs

Church for Imperfect People, known locally as CHIPs, has added Mike Winkle as campus pastor. Winkle graduated from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, in 1992, with a…