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Free eye exams to be provided to students K-12

Free eye exams will be given Thursday, Sept. 3, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Vision Solutions, 808 Gulf St., in Lamar. “Focusing our Future” is for students K-12 and…

Lamar UMC welcomes the Brandon Haag family

Lamar UMC welcomes the Brandon Haag family

The Lamar United Methodist Church is proud to announce the addition of Brandon Haag to their staff. Brandon has already begun as the church’s director of youth. Brandon, having grown…

Bartlett crowned 2015 Lamar Fair Queen

Bartlett crowned 2015 Lamar Fair Queen

Photo courtesy of Jon Brisbin Chloe Bartlett was crowned the 2015 Lamar Fair Queen during ceremonies held Saturday, Aug. 22, at Thiebaud Auditorum. Crowning Bartlett is 2014 Lamar Fair Queen…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two vehicle accident occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, on Hwy. 126, 15 miles southwest of Lamar at Hwy. 43.…

C.H.I.P.S. offers free photo booth and icee-pops at the fair

Church for Imperfect People is once again excited to set up their large tent at the Lamar Free Fair, from Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Saturday, Aug. 29, to provide fun…

R-I Board of Education sets levy

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The Lamar R-I Board of Education set the tax levy for the 2015-16 fiscal year at its regular monthly meeting, August 20. The levy…

Barton County Library honors Julie Potter

Barton County Library honors Julie Potter

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Julie Potter, director of Barton County Libraries, was honored with a retirement reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. A good size crowd…

Felts competes with Gunner Slide

Felts competes with Gunner Slide

Photo courtesy of Kathy Burma Blake Felts and his horse Gunner Slide are shown as they recently competed in the North Central Reining Horse Association Derby and Futurity in St.…

Lamar Band Booster Club dunk tank schedule

The Lamar Band Booster Club will again be offering the community the chance to dunk their favorite “celebrity”! They are looking forward to this annual event at the fair and…

How Barton County Strength Club came to be…

Barton County Strength Club owner Jeremy Augusta and his wife Ashley have been asked many times why they moved to the little town of Lamar. Of all the places to…