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“Welcome to Lamar” sign is once again discussed at Lamar CB

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Lamar Community Betterment meeting was opened by Ron Hager, president, on Wednesday, May 13, at the Wolf Building. Following approval of last month’s minutes,…

Letter to editor

I wanted to extend my gratitude to the many friends, fellow board members, current and former staff and colleagues in the Barton County business community for their support during my…

AOK holds open house for summer camp enrollment

AOK holds open house for summer camp enrollment

About Our Kids (AOK) is currently enrolling children for their summer camp, that will begin Monday, May 18. An open house was held at the facility on Monday, May 11,…

Truman Day celebration draws large crowd

Truman Day celebration draws large crowd

The Truman Day celebration, sponsored by the Barton County Chamber of Commerce, drew a large crowd on Saturday, May 9, despite the impending weather. The day began with a Miles…

What does Memorial Day mean to you?

When is the last time that you stopped to consider the true meaning of Memorial Day (Decoration Day)? Have you taught your children about Memorial Day? Don’t assume that it…

Building trades meeting sponsored by city

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-Between 45 and 50 representatives of the building trades industry gathered, May 11, in Thiebaud Auditorium at the invitation of the city to review…

World War I symposium well received during Truman Day

World War I symposium well received during Truman Day

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The World War I symposium at Veterans Memorial Hall was a welcome addition to the Truman Day schedule of events. Opening ceremonies were at…

Golden City council fills vacancy following administering oaths

GOLDEN CITY-The newly elected members of the Golden City Board of Aldermen were administered their oaths of office at the board’s meeting of May 4. There remained a vacancy in…

Liberal Fire Department battles house fire

Liberal Fire Department battles house fire

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Members of the Liberal Fire Department battled a house fire Friday evening. Here, Jimmy Smith puts water on the house. The house is located at the corner…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a one vehicle accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, two miles south of Milford on NE 40th Rd. The report stated…