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Open house held for Golden City Elementary students

Open house held for Golden City Elementary students

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Thursday, Aug. 15 was the open house for Golden City Elementary students. Here, kindergartener Camryn Pritchett checks out her desk, while teacher Janna Rakestraw and Camryn’s mother,…

Middle school student could win $5000 award in “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest

What is the “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest? It is a typewritten 300 to 400 essay using the theme, “What Patriotism Means to Me”. The Lamar Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)…

Lamar Masonic Lodge No. 292 and Mt. Hope Chapter No. 74 OES donate to backpack program

Lamar Masonic Lodge No. 292 and Mt. Hope Chapter No. 74 OES donate to backpack program

The Lamar Masonic Lodge No. 292 and Mt. Hope Chapter No. 74 Order of the Eastern Star are very community minded organizations. Upon learning of the Barton County Back Pack…

Local high school student could win trip to Washington, D.C. and a $30,000 scholarship

Commander Matt Pettibon of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 3691, Lamar, announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition”.…

Pay attention – school is back in session

By DENNIS CORNELL Officer   Lamar Police Department   With the new school year having just begun, the Lamar Police Department would like to remind all drivers to pay attention…

Much needed school supplies received through Tools for Schools

Much needed school supplies received through Tools for Schools

Three hundred and eighty children received school supplies thanks to the Tools for Schools back to school carnival event held Friday, Aug. 9, at the Lamar United Methodist Church. A…

Hicks awarded National FFA Scholarship

Hicks awarded National FFA Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Dealer scholarship to Wade Hicks of the Lockwood FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Legacy Farm and Lawn as a…

Back to school immunization clinics to be held by BCHD

The Barton County Health Department is preparing for the annual “back to school” immunization clinics. Immunization clinics are each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The health department has…

Higginbotham returns from a week in the senate

Higginbotham returns from a week in the senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.-An Odessa High School student with serious political ambitions has returned home from a meeting with the president and Missouri’s U.S. senators.   Alex Higginbotham, 17, Mayview, grandson of…

Wentworth College offers A+ Scholarships

Students can now complete their Associates of Arts/Science degree in Lamar, while taking advantage of an A+ Scholarship offered by Wentworth. Starting this fall students who qualified for A+ as…