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Morgan places second in agricultural mechanics repair and maintenance placement proficiency award area

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Trent Henry Morgan of Lamar received the second-place Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Placement Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Morgan is a graduate of…

State 4-H Conference develops local young leaders

State 4-H Conference develops local young leaders

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Mycah Reed, Kaitlyn Davis, Lexi Phipps and Blaine Shaw, of the City Clovers 4-H Club and Matthew Morgan, Brandon Overman and Theo Crabtree of the Learn a Do 4-H…

Peterson places second in grain production placement proficiency award area

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Christopher Peterson of Liberal received the second-place Missouri FFA Grain Production Placement Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Peterson, a junior at Liberal R-II High School, is…

Lamar FFA Chapter receives BOAC grant

Lamar FFA Chapter receives BOAC grant

Lamar FFA Chapter members Kynlee Lehman and Karsen Hull accept the chapter’s Building Our American Communities Grant at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention, held April 16-17, in Columbia, Mo. The…

Empire District files renewable energy compliance plan

JEFFERSON CITY-Pursuant to Public Service Commission rules, the Empire District Electric Company has filed its 2015 annual renewable energy compliance plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). The (PSC)…

Harris takes reins as new mayor of Lamar

Harris takes reins as new mayor of Lamar

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Sworn-in to two-year terms at Monday night’s city council meeting were Judd Chesnut, Ward 1; Mike Hull, Ward 2; new Mayor Kent Harris; and Brian Griffith, Ward…

BCSC wins Business of the Year

BCSC wins Business of the Year

Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) was honored by winning Business of the Year at the Barton County Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony held Friday, April 17. Coaches Jeremy and Ashley…

Lamar man killed in one car accident

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2003 Ford FL50, being driven by Thomas L. Rives, 26, Lamar, was southbound on County Road 80, five miles southeast of…

R-I board reviews end of school activities

R-I board reviews end of school activities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-As the 2014-15 school year rapidly approaches its conclusion, the Lamar R-I Board of Education found several items associated with end-of-school on its meeting…

Aphid numbers increase in wheat fields

LAMAR-Wheat is in the joint stage according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Scheidt scouted fields in Arcola and east of Irwin on April 15. “Apply…