Schools

Gillen receives National FFA scholarship

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) scholarship to Micala Gillen of the Lockwood FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland…

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…

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

Mayor meets with CDC for long discussion on economic development plan

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-When the Lamar City Council devoted 90 minutes to developing an economic development plan at its July 20 meeting, Mayor Kent Harris…

Event hosted by Barton County Community Fund board

Event hosted by Barton County Community Fund board

The Barton County Community Fund (BCCF) hosted an event on Tuesday, July 21, at the home of Dr. Jeff and Jane Moyer. Sharing the vision and goals of…

Stevenson takes reins as nutrition specialist in Barton County

Lindsey Stevenson has been named as the new MU Extension regional nutrition specialist for Barton County. Although the extension center is headquartered in Barton County, they also serve…

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

Yount wins first place baking award

Yount wins first place baking award

Liberal resident Patsy Yount recently won a first place baking award at the Bourbon County Fair held in Ft. Scott, Kan. The prize was for chocolate chip…

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,…