Schools

Lamar student attends Summer Academic Program at MU

By ROSEANN SORCE COLUMBIA-Carmen Miller, Lamar, is among Missouri’s brightest high school students who are attending the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) June 7 through June 27, at the…

Local student awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

Alicia Hayden of Lamar has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Hayden is majoring in…

Sports

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…

Football camp entices many youth

Football camp entices many youth

Lamar’s Youth Football Camp was held Tuesday, June 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,…

Visit the Lamar ball fields for an evening of fun

Visit the Lamar ball fields for an evening of fun

Melody Metzger/Lamar Democrat Kyler Ison not only connects with the ball, but he can run…

News

Accident report

A Golden City woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, June 27, on Route KK, eight mile east of Jasper in Jasper County, according…

Officers respond to call, met with gunfire

Officers from the Lamar Police Department and the Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 601 E. 19th St. on June 27, on a check the well being call.…

Area counties in competition for state/USDA economic program

Area counties in competition for state/USDA economic program

Representatives of Barton, Cedar and Vernon counties met with USDA and University of Missouri Extension representatives at the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 23,…

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

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…

City Clover 4-H Club

By AIDAN REED Club Reporter The City Clover 4-H Club did not have an actual meeting for the month of June. Instead, the members attended Barton County…

Kelseys celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Kelseys celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Bill and Doris Kelsey celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and reception on May 30. Bill and Doris were married May 28, 1955, at…