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Skeeter clowns around with Lamar students

Skeeter clowns around with Lamar students

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Skeeter the Clown visited children at Lamar Tiger Preschool and East Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 2, as a promotion for the upcoming Culpepper & Merriweather…

Carthage woman adapts to rapid life change with ALS

Carthage woman adapts to rapid life change with ALS

(Editor’s note: Diane Sharits is a proud member of the 1967 class of Lamar High School. She is the daughter of Betty Parrack and sister of Jay Parrack. Diane had…

T.A.T.S. observes 20 years of community service

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Truman Area Transportation Service (T.A.T.S.) will be observing its 20th year of providing rides to the community, by serving cake to the public on Friday,…

Prairie Days is main topic at Liberal Area Civic Group meeting

LIBERAL-The Liberal Area Civic Group met Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Barton Mutual Community Room. President Mary Toney called the meeting to order at 7 p.m., with 13 members present.…

Finley Engineering experiences facelift

Finley Engineering experiences facelift

                          Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Finley Engineering in Lamar is undergoing a facelift courtesy of Home Pro. Pictured are…

Gulf Street circa 1907

Gulf Street circa 1907

An old postcard was recently sent to the Lamar Democrat featuring Gulf Street on the Lamar square, in the year of 1907.…

Accident report

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2000 Polarias 400 being driven by Cole W. Lollar, 19, Greenfield, was traveling north on Mo. 39, five miles north of…

National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 14-20

The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14-20. The…

Two lawsuits brought before Barton County sheriff

Barton County Sheriff Larry “Mitch” Shaw is listed as the party of two lawsuits that were filed recently. Stephen Kendus contends Shaw allowed a jailer to arrest him in 2011…

Dementia care expert to speak in Lamar

Mary Sharp, an internationally respected consultant to caregivers of people who have dementia, will speak at Thiebaud Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct.…