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Lamar Heights adopts surplus budget for 2015

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR HEIGHTS-The Lamar Heights Board of Aldermen adopted a budget for the 2015 calendar year containing income of $106,000 and expenses of $10,200. Among…

Lamar schools recovering from illness induced absenteeism

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-With one exception, attendance at all four buildings of the Lamar R-I School District has improved following the Christmas/New Year break. Only at the…

Affordable health screenings coming to Lamar

LAMAR-Residents living in and around the Lamar area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.…

Lamar CB reviews feasibility of sign project

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Lamar Community Betterment (CB) met for its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Wolf Center. Following the reading of last…

Farewell open house to be held for Lydia Kaume

University of Missouri Extension invites the community to a farewell open house for Lydia Kaume, nutrition/health specialist, to be held Monday, Feb. 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the…

Are we having a severe winter?

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-It all depends on how you define “severe” winter. If you compare our temperatures between December 21, 2014 (the first official day of winter)…

Emery receives Champion of Freedom award

Emery receives Champion of Freedom award

JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Alliance for Freedom, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that encourages a free market, personal liberty, and limited government, has honored State Senator Ed Emery with its Champion…

Alpha Program to be hosted by Nathan’s Place

Alpha Program to be hosted by Nathan’s Place

Nathan’s Place is once again excited to host the Alpha Program. The Alpha Program consists of 13 interactive sessions is which students explore the meaning of life, revealing that a…

Another scam, this one via telephone

LAMAR-Be vigilant. Don’t be gullible There are numerous scams going around, all of which are attempting to separate innocent people from their money. The latest appeared in this area, January…

Police escort 104 kids for 2014 LPD Shop With A Cop

Police escort 104 kids for 2014 LPD Shop With A Cop

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Brand By LT. JOHN DAVIS Lamar Police Department If you were awakened on December 20, around 7 a.m., to all kinds of sirens sounding along Highway…