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All help is appreciated By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Parents, if you are proud of your child and would like to share their accomplishments through pictures to be published in the Lamar Democrat, please feel free to submit them to us. This can be in regards to sports, academics or any feat that you feel they need to be recognized for. It is of utmost importance to us that the entire community is included, so this is not only for Lamar individuals, but also the surrounding towns. Pictures, as well as a little something about the event, can be brought to our office at 100 E. 11th St., in Lamar, or e-mailed to us at info@ see HELP, page 6A


Lamar Super 8 recognized by TripAdvisor By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat

Lamar Super 8 has been recognized with another much deserved award, The 2014 Travelers Choice Award for Bargains in the United States. This award is through TripAdvisor, who rates the top hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts throughout the nation. Out of literally millions of these types of establishments, Lamar’s Super 8 was ranked No. 10. Gina Little, who is owner of

the Super 8, along with her parents, Lon and Virginia Frieden, would like to especially thank their employees for all of their hard work. Without them, this award would not have been possible as they are the driving force behind Lamar Super 8’s success. A special thanks as well to all guests of Lamar Super 8 for their patronage over the years, and for taking time out of their schedules to review the property on TripAdvisor.

D.A.R.E. graduation

Calling all grandparents… By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat


SECTION A Correspondents ........................ 2 Friends & Family ...................... 3 Friends & Family/School ......... 4 School......................................... 5 Sports ......................................... 6 SECTION B Records ...................................... 2 Records ...................................... 3 Records/Legals .......................... 4 Legals/Classifieds...................... 5 Area News ................................. 6

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper D.A.R.E. graduation (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) was held, January 21, in Thiebaud Auditorium. All 108 fifth graders had to write essays on the subject. Essay winners were, left to right, Lexi Phipps, daughter of Scott and Joyce Phipps; Kara Morey, daughter of Kent and Melissa Morey; and Kaitlyn Davis, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Davis. Ethan Pittsenbarger, son of Rusty and Amy Pittsenbarger, was the teachers’ choice to receive the special Darren Award. Sponsoring fifth grade teachers were Darlene Hayes and Jessica Stahl. Sgt. Greg Evans and D.A.R.E. mascot Darren (oval picture) helped pass out certificates and awards. Evans is now a retired reserve officer, who taught the D.A.R.E. class for many years. The program concluded with a group picture of the D.A.R.E. graduating class of 2013-14.

Final filings for city offices and county boards By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

There appears to be plenty of competition for city elective offices in the forthcoming April 8 elections in Barton County and surrounding area. However, that doesn’t apply to Lamar and Lamar Heights. Only incumbents filed for re-election in those jurisdictions. In Lamar, Max Simmons filed in Ward 1, Steve Gilkey in Ward 2, Joey Bronson in Ward 3, and Harold VanDeMark in Ward 4. In Lamar Heights, only Jim Soma filed in Ward 1 and Erin Miller in Ward 2. Liberal has competition for every office on the ballot. Incumbent mayor Jimmy Smith is seeking another term, but he faces challenges from Dorothy Rose Walker and Mike Strawmeyer. In Ward 1, incumbent Patsy Yount will be facing Kyle Wiles. In Ward 2, a new face will appear on the board of aldermen since the incumbent didn’t file. The two candidates to fill the seat are Connie Fast King and Carolyn M. Mayfield. Golden City will have a race for mayor. Incumbent Henry Lopez will face Dixie Shaw Taylor, who is a former alderman. Nini Hayden is the only candidate in Ward 1, and incumbent Mark Palmer the only candidate in Ward 3. Ward 2 has incumbent Sara Beerly running against Lori Stump. In Mindenmines, where their board of aldermen is elected at large, three candidates are seeking the two seats that must be filled. They are incumbents Jody Pryor

and Mike Gebelin, and the third candidate is Robert Brumback. The village of Milford must fill four seats on its board of trustees. Three seats are for full two-year terms, and only the incumbents filed. They are Donna Holt, Cliff Hazard, and Joyce DeMent. The fourth seat is a vacancy caused by a resignation. Filing for the remaining one year of the term is Gerald Peters. Sheldon has four candidates seeking two seats on its at large board of aldermen. Cheryl Bogart and Joshua Lamb are incumbents and will face challenges from Perry W. Fowler and Joe Bruzuchowski. In Lockwood, the race is in the East Ward where Lou Ann Dennis and Harry Charles are challenging incumbent Russ Nentrup. Dennis Bench is unopposed in the West Ward.

Jasper has races on both its wards. The East Ward pits Paul M. “Dusty” Nelson against Rick Good. Neither is an incumbent, but Nelson is a former mayor. In the West Ward, Russell Selvey faces Ruth Batson; Selvey is the incumbent. Greenfield has races for mayor and for the North Ward seat. Incumbent Mayor George Wynes is being challenged by James Evans, and in the North Ward incumbent John Pugh faces Clara Murray. Kelly Mayfield is unopposed in the South Ward, and incumbent Kathy Harrington is unopposed for another term as collector. For county boards, only incumbents filed. Karen Wegener filed for the single seat to be filled on the hospital board, and Cheryl Wood and Bob Holt filed for the two seats on the ambulance board, Wood in district 3 and Holt in district 6.

Candidates for area boards of education By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer This is the year that three seats become vacant on seven-member boards of education in Missouri. That, alone, adds to the number of persons filing for school boards, but this year also seems to be a time of more intense interest in elementary and secondary education. At least the number of candidates seeking

seats on area school boards would seem to indicate so. Only one area school district has only three candidates seeking seats on its board. Some districts have as many as eight candidates. Lamar R-I has three incumbents who have filed; they are Arty Torbeck, Charles Winslow, and Kurt Swartz. Four additional candidates will be on the ballot, Justin Ogden, Chris M. Davey, Kevin Duncan, and see CANDIDATES, page 4A

HURRY GRANDPARENTS! Don’t miss the opportunity to show off your grandchildren this Valentine’s Day! On Feb. 12, we will publish a special Valentine’s Day page(s) in honor of your grandchildren. To include your grandchildren, we need the child's name, age, where he/she resides; grandparent's names and where they reside; the child's photo and payment. Mail your information and payment to Lamar Democrat, P.O. Box 458, Lamar, MO 64759; stop by the office at 100 E. 11th St. and fill out the form; or email us the information, photo and credit card info at

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The deadline is nearing for Valentine’s Day Sweeties to appear in the February 12 edition of the Lamar Democrat. This has been a very popular section in year’s past and hopes are that it will continue to be this year, and in coming years. This is the prime opportunity for grandparents to brag on and show off their grandchildren, which from first hand experience is easy to do. In order for us to publish these Valentines all we need is a picture of the child, or children, their name, age and where they reside, as well as the grandparent’s names and where they live. Forms are available at the Democrat office. Many people do not realize that we have moved from our old location, but we did last July and are comfortably settled in at 100 E. 11th St., just off the southeast corner of the Lamar Square. The cost is $15 per Valentine, unless there are several children, then it would cost according to the size. Valentines can also be emailed to us with the above information, as well as the picture, at The deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, so make sure to get those grandchildren represented. For more information you can reach me at 417-682-5529, ext. 60.

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correspondents Coonfoot & Vicinity By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see sunshine and there is no wind just now. Nathaniel Hudson spent Saturday with Louise Ott while his mother, Vanessa Hudson, was at work. We had dinner together and Nathaniel’s favorite foods are macaroni and cheese and pizza. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson and Ella Mae Turpen enjoy going to dinner on Sunday at a restaurant. Arbry Winans, Ray and Tristan, Ray and Nicole Winans and Elvin Winans and Durella were visitors of Marie Winans. Jane Moss visited Louise Ott and we played Double 9 Dominoes. That’s always fun. Remember, the big bridge south of Alba is now open. It’s so nice to go straight through, instead of detouring to other roads to 96 Hwy. Steve Patterson, pastor of Alba Friends Church non-profit organization, appreciates any donations from anyone. Call him or his cell phone at 417-793-3308 or home phone, 1-417-525-6107 and he will tell you days he’s open for lunches at 212 Main in Alba. It’s interesting at the four way stop in Alba. It shows all stop. We want to extend sympathy to all of Naoima Nichols’ families, as funeral services for Bert Nichols Sr. were Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Carthage.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Charles “Ed” Leavell, age 70, who passed away following a long illness. Committal rites were January 20 in the Sheldon Cemetery with Pastor Jerod Lamb officiating. So much illness around Sheldon with many confined to their homes with congestion and stomach flu. The power outages Saturday afternoon sent everyone scurrying for coal oil lamps or flashlight, as we were expecting a long time of outage. We were quite thankful when power was restarted about 5:30 p.m. A special thanks to the workers who restored power to the area. Jim and Delores Honey of Carthage stopped by for a short visit with me Sunday morning as they were in route to Kansas City. The Vision Committee met Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., at the Donaldson Building, where all were brought up to date with the progress for the presentation at Drury. Those present were quite pleased with the video that was produced by Breanna Sheridan. The committee will travel to Springfield on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Drury team of students will be in Sheldon on Saturday, Jan. 25, for their tour of Sheldon. Robert and Marlene Moran went to Columbia Friday, where Marlene was a delegate to the Missouri School Board Association meeting. She attended executive meet-

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Rosalee Potter was the hostess Tuesday, Jan. 21. Margaret Wattenbarger won first, with Betty Gideon taking second. The hostess for Tuesday, Jan. 28, is Sondra Riegel. The hostess on Tuesday, Feb. 4, will be Dorothy Roberts.

CHANGE CLUB A healthy tip from the Change Club, Got your dairy today? Dairy products provide calcium, vitamin D, potassium, protein and other important nutrients. Older children, teens, and adults need 3 cups* a day, while children 4 to 8 years old need 2½ cups, and children 2 to 3 years old need 2 cups per day. 10 tips to help you eat and drink more fat-free or low-fat dairy foods 1. “Skim” the fat. Drink fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk. If you currently drink whole milk, gradually switch to lower fat versions. This change cuts calories but doesn’t reduce calcium or other essential nutrients. 2. Boost potassium and vitamin D, and cut sodium.

Choose fat-free or lowfat milk or yogurt more often than cheese. Milk and yogurt have more potassium and less sodium than most cheeses. Also, almost all milk and many yogurts are fortified with vitamin D. 3. Top off your meals. Use fat-free or low-fat milk on cereal and oatmeal. Top fruit salads and baked potatoes with low-fat yogurt instead of higher fat toppings such as sour cream. 4. Choose cheeses with less fat. Many cheeses are high in saturated fat. Look for “reduced-fat” or “low-fat” on the label. Try different brands or types to find the one that you like. 5. What about cream cheese? Regular cream cheese, cream, and butter are not part of the dairy food group. They are high in saturated fat and have little or no calcium. 6. Ingredient switches. When recipes such as dips call for sour cream, substitute plain yogurt. Use fat-free evaporated milk instead of cream, and try ricotta cheese as a substitute for cream cheese. 7. Choose sweet dairy foods with care. Flavored milks, fruit yogurts, frozen yogurt, and puddings can contain a lot of added sugars. These added sugars are empty calories. You need the nutrients in dairy foods—

ings of the winter retreat from Friday to Sunday. Vernon Cliffman was able to return home Friday evening after several days in a Joplin hospital and Barton County Memorial Hospital for treatment for pneumonia. Sheldon R-8 basketball teams have a very busy schedule this week due to make up games missed. Monday, Jan. 20, they hosted teams from Wheatland with the boys winning. Tuesday they traveled to Northeast Vernon County for two games. On January 23 Sheldon hosted teams from Miami and January 24 was Sheldon homecoming with Hume. Homecoming activities were held during the evening, with the crowning of homecoming queen after the last game. Homecoming queen candidates were Melissa Handle and her escort Cody Hicks, Beth Spencer and escort Trenton Heckadon, Chelsea Goodwin and escort Cory Bany and Morgan Compton and escort Reed Worsley. The girls’ basketball team sponsored Melissa, the cheerleaders sponsored Beth, the Student Council sponsored Chelsea and the boys’ basketball team sponsored Morgan. Crown bearers were Rylee Goodwin and Brady Swink. The 2013 queen, Destiny Shelton and her escort Tristan Hart, crowned the new queen.

outside. It was just tooo-o cold. Driving the other day to El Dorado, I started to notice that you could sure tell how long this winter has been battling us. I would go past one house and see Christmas decorations and then another with Halloween. Some would be mixed. I even saw one that was a fall decoration with a scarecrow. Too cold to go out, I guess, to take down. I look around my yard and fallen limbs were everywhere. I was waiting for a warm day to clean and burn. The first warm day Ron goes down to work on the house west of us instead, and chain saws all day and now wants to have me help stack wood. I didn’t understand why we couldn’t work in our yard. Then he tells me that the last limbs he sawed and the tree that fell down in the ice had disappeared. Someone came and took it all, even the little twigs. He thought they might want more wood. I told him to put a sign in the front yard that said “Free wood ... Help yourself.” He thought if people thought it was all right they wouldn’t be back. It is a funny world out there. At El Dorado was a really good quilt show with over 40 quilts and it was free. Went to Neosho Friday to 114 Cafe to play bluegrass. Guess they are going to try this on Fridays. By the way the Dalton Gang has their new CDs if anyone is interested. Went to Red Oak 2 Saturday. A good bunch showed up with a lot of spirit. Carol VanDey is recovering from shoulBy GAIL LEAMING der surgery and so is Chi Finally I got all my Chi Steele. Enjoyed the Christmas decorations report of Cesare Keeman down, especially the tree of spoiling the Steele’s pet dog while doing chores.

Keep up the good work. Making weekly trips to Springfield to take Ron to have treatments on his shoulder for the shaking. All the meds and doctors haven’t done as much as needles it seems for his shaking. People are always saying Ron and I travel a lot. Guess the truck driving put us in that mode. Anyway, someone sent this to me and I thought it fit. Maybe you too. Travel Plans for 2014: I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my children, friends, family and work. I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart!  At my age I need all the stimuli I can get! I may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing. They tell me it is very wet and damp there. Aren’t these propane prices going crazy? We were told it goes up 12 to 20 cents a day, but one day I think it went up

of kids and teens. Routinely include low-fat or fat-free dairy foods with meals and snacks—for everyone’s benefit.

tions were shared. Officers for 2014 elected at the December meeting were Mary Ann Leivan, president/treasurer; Doris Titsworth, vice president and Clara Bell McDonald, secretary and correspondence. The meeting adjourned for refreshments and visiting. The next meeting will be held February 26, at the home of Clara Bell McDonald.


not these empty calories. 8. Caffeinating? If so, get your calcium along with your morning caffeine boost. Make or order coffee, a latte, or cappuccino with fat-free or low-fat milk. 9. Can’t drink milk? If you are lactose intolerant, try lactosefree milk, drink smaller amounts of milk at a time, or try soymilk (soy beverage). Check the Nutrition Facts label to be sure your soymilk has about 300 mg of calcium. Calcium in some leafy greens is well absorbed, but eating several cups each day to meet calcium needs may be unrealistic. 10. Take care of yourself and your family. Parents who drink milk and eat dairy foods show their kids that it is important. Dairy foods are especially important to build the growing bones

*What counts as a cup in the Dairy Group? 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 1 1⁄2 ounces of natural cheese, or 2 ounces of processed cheese.

STONE CLUB Crystal Dockery hosted the January 22 meeting of the Stone Club, with eight members present, Clara Bell McDonald, Doris Titsworth, Terri Finn, Mary Leivan, Claude Dean McDonald, Crystal Dockery, Lynda Hardman and Mary Ann Leivan. Claude Dean’s daughter, Patty Baugh, was a guest. The meeting was opened with the flag salute, devotional and roll call answered with “Your Coldest Memories”. Quite an assortment of recollec-

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over a dollar. I can’t figure out why. They still have plenty of high priced gas and this is a byproduct. I know that the country is in a cold spell, but really, they have always had cold spells and have plenty of storage. When it goes over four dollars on the stock market you know it isn’t dropping below that very soon. At least until the Wall Street boys stop playing the game. But of course that is just me talking. We are starting to cut wood for ourselves so my little stove will get a work out. I feel sorry for those that don’t have a heating stove for wood or the wood to put in it. Hopefully it won’t be cold much longer. We always check on the date of Easter for the last cold snap and we could not have much more cold. Hope that is true this year. Stay warm. I did this weekend with burning brush, but now the wind has come. Heard all over the news about the 30 mile back east last month, but haven’t heard anything about our 50 on anything but local. Go figure.

Maxine’s Musings By MAXINE MORIN I can hardly believe that the first month of 2014 is almost history, there being only two days left in January. I was a patient in Barton County Memorial Hospital for five days earlier this month. Been home a week, but have see MUSINGS, page 3A

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Area dancers perform in The Nutcracker 2013

The Dancers Studio presented their annual holiday recital on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Carthage Auditorium. Celebrating “The Nutcracker 2013” are, front row, Rowan Parks and Brenna Morey; back row, Kara Morey, Rae Crossley, Maddie Jeffries and Kaitlyn Davis.

the Blue Top Quilt Shop, located at the corner of I49 and Hwy. 160 (across from McDonalds). There will be space available for



Young to celebrate 90th birthday

The Dancers Studio in Carthage performed “The Nutcracker 2013” on December 14 and 15, 2013. The recital was a modern twist on the classic ballet. Performers from the Lamar area included, front row, Rowan Parks, Brenna Morey and Kelci Pattison; back row, Rae Crossley, Megan Pattison, Kara Morey, Dancers Studio owner Inez Gipson, Kaitlyn Davis and Maddie Jeffries.

Prom dress consignment sale to be held by LHS Class of 2018

The Lamar High School Class of 2018 will have a prom dress consignment sale on Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at

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trying on dresses of all sizes, colors, lengths and styles. The class is also in need of dresses to sell. They

are charging $10 for the first dress and $5 for each dress after that. You set the price and they will sell it for you and collect the money. An example would be, someone brings in a dress and gives the class a $10 donation. For that $10 they sell the dress at the price set and the individual gets the money from the sale, with the $10 going to the class to help with future fundraising projects. They will also accept shoes and jewelry if someone is selling a dress. They will be accepting dresses at the quilt shop on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For information call or text Nikki Brand at 417214-2061. They are hoping to make this an annual event to help fund future class projects.

Vern Young of Lamar, who has been a singer of country/bluegrass music for over 70 years, will celebrate his 90th birthday on February 10. After retirement from the federal government in Utah, Vern moved to Lamar at the age of 65, hired musicians for a band and after a 15 year hiatus went back into his long-time love, country/bluegrass music. He has been voted SPBGMA’s Midwest Traditional Singer 11 times, plus he has been voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and is a member of the New York State Country Music Hall of Honor. In 2012 Vern received a proclamation

from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for his over 70 years of contributing to country/ bluegrass/gospel music. The proclamation was presented to Vern before a large crowd at a bluegrass festival in Clinton. Being blessed with good health, Vern and his wife Opal will be staying at the Countryside RV Park in Donna, Texas until the middle of March. Vern would enjoy receiving cards and letters from friends, fans and well-wishers. They may be sent to Vern Young, c/o Countryside RV Park, Lot 153, 100 N. Valley View Rd., Donna, Texas 78537 or Vern Young, P.O. Box 93, Lamar, MO 64759.

Musings, continued from page 2A not accomplished much except fix meals for Eddie. Of course I ate with him. Congratulations to Dwayne and Sandy Sprouls. The Sprouls celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception January 25, at the Grand Event Center

in Jasper. Vern Young will reach his 90th birthday on February 10. He would be happy to receive a card. At the present Vern is in Texas. His address is in the Briefs. Congratulations, Vern. For a change I have been cooking Malt-O-Meal for

breakfast. Knowing it’s processed from wheat made me think of the “good ole days” when I was a kid on the farm. We ate oatmeal a lot of the time for breakfast. I remember one year we ground wheat using an old coffee grinder. The old time coffee grinders were mounted on a box with a cup shaped top to hold the coffee beans. The operator turned a handle, which caused the cogs to revolve together that ground the contents. Our mother cooked the ground wheat sorta’ like rice. I liked mine with real cream and sugar. In later years, as I was looking in the cereal section of a food market, I was surprised to see packages of “cracked wheat”. We live and learn. Remember to pray for the safety of our military troops. Until next time…

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Friends & family/school

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Is anyone else as ready for spring as I am? This winter has been particularly brutal as far as the bitter cold and the fluctuation of temperatures. One’s body doesn’t have time to adapt, as it doesn’t know from one day to the next if it’s going to be cold or colder! If it would stay consistent then maybe we could adjust, but one day it is in the 50’s, then the next day it plummets to the 20’s or even below. I moved here in 1981 and this is the first time I remember it ever being this much of a see-saw. It could be worse, I sup-

pose, we could be further north, but even the south is getting it now. Houston, Texas was supposed to have ice and that is one town that definitely is not set up for those types of conditions. As I was sitting there feeling sorry for myself because I am stuck in subzero temperatures, or so it seems, I went to check my e-mail and there it was… the magic words, “MLB All Star Summer 2014”. My entire demeanor definitely perked up as I saw this and thought, oh my gosh, it’s only a few weeks until the start of spring training! How exciting is that? If baseball’s around

the corner, then it must be getting that much closer to spring! I hope to take in at least one Cardinal game this year. And yes, Phil, if you’re reading this, it is a hint; it's going to be another great season! Who doesn’t love spring and the newness that it brings? Spring has always been my favorite time of the year. We emerge from our cocoons and our dens to take in daylight, fresh air and sunshine. What a wonderful feeling. Nothing feels better than to have the sun beating down on you after a long, drawn out winter. Personally, my favorite thing to do is sit in the car with the windows up, a little chill in the air but feeling the sun shine down on me. I know in essence it is the Greenhouse Effect, but I guess I must be a plant because I definitely absorb that infrared radi-

ation and it energizes me like nothing else can. Of course along with spring comes Easter and the rebirth of our Lord and Savior. What a glorious time to celebrate. There is nothing not to love about spring – the colors, sounds, sights, senses… everything is heightened. It’s like we come to life after a dark,

gloomy winter. The days are longer, the sun shines brighter and one’s spirits can’t help but be buoyed. To bring in Spring I did manage to find a "new to me" used car at Molle's and boy oh boy is it fun to drive. It's a little bit sportier than I have ever had, with all the bells and whistles. I might figure out everything by next

year. I can't wait to head north when the weather allows to get Kobyn's opinion. I hope he will think it's "cool', cuz I sure do. And to usher spring in right, it even has a sunroof so I'm looking forward to many days of soaking in the rays. Hurry up spring, only 48 days, and boy am I ready!

Tony Dubray Classic in Liberal

FCS Financial announces 2014 scholarship program JEFFERSON CITY-To encourage and support higher education for relatives of FCS Financial members, FCS Financial will again offer up to 35 scholarships valued at $1,000 each. The scholarship deadline is March 1 and recipients will be notified in April. Nearly $325,000 has been distributed through the FCS Financial Scholarship Program since the FCS Financial board of

directors established it in 2004. To qualify, applicants must be a graduating senior at a Missouri high school, a child or grandchild of an FCS Financial member and attain a 2.5 or higher GPA, an ACT score of at least 26 or rank in the top 20 percent of their senior class. A non-partisan committee then judges the scholarship applicants on leadership roles, work experience, com-

Candidates, continued from page 1A Eby Hardman Mooney. Golden City R-III is the district with eight candidates. All three incumbents have filed, Ryan Seela, Sterling Moore, and Mitchell Davis. The other candidates are Brandi Freezinburg, Chris Peterson, Jeron Bilyeu, Dixie Shaw Taylor, and Brian Banta. Liberal R-II is the district with only three candidates. Two are incumbents, Christie Ulrich and Brian Williams. The third candidate is Chris Mor-

row. Sheldon R-VIII has five candidates for its board of education, incumbents Marlene Moran, Bill Nance, and Gene Leininger, plus challengers Doug Mundy and Joanne Dedrick. Lockwood R-I has seven candidates, and only Russell Niehoff is an incumbent. The other candidates are Tina Schnelle, Robbie Patterson, Mike Rader, Lori Byrnes, Adam Whitesell, and Jeff Bates. In Jasper R-V, six names

munity involvement and essays. One recipient is selected from qualified applicants at each FCS Financial branch office. Up to 12 at-large recipients are also selected from all qualified applicants. Apply online at www. Click on Scholarships at the top of the web page. Relatives of FCS Financial board members or employees are not eligible.

will appear on the school board ballot. Larry Sisseck and Dale Adams are incumbents; other candidates are Cassie Flenniken, Derek Maneval, Villa Waltz, and Hope Budd. Greenfield R-IV has seven candidates, two of whom are incumbents. They are Renee Meents and Adam Wilson. The other five are David Tankesley, Marta Kovacsofsky Wimer, Amanda Baker, M. Chrissy Welch, and Beverly Cunningham.

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Members of the Liberal Lady Bulldog varsity basketball team cheer on their younger teammates late in their win over Golden City in the first round of tournament play Monday in the Tony Dubray Classic at Liberal. The  Lady Bulldogs got out to a big lead and coach BJ Goodell  cleared her bench to get some experience for her underclassmen.  The Lady Bulldogs were coming off their championship victory in the Golden City Tournament two days before.

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Golden City's Nick Shaw heads for the basket during Monday's opening round of the Tony Dubray Classic in Liberal. Garrett Miller of the host Bulldogs races to cut him off. Also shown for Golden City is Jeffrey Anderson. Also shown for Liberal are number 44 Paul Junker and Tristan Mohlfeld.

Honor rolls posted by Liberal Middle School

LIBERAL-The second quarter honor roll has been released by Liberal Middle School. All A Honor Roll EIGHTH GRADE- Kaylee Daniels, Jacob Dermott, Rhiannon Morrow. SEVENTH GRADE- Malanee Beaman, Mary Bean, Faith McThompson, Delaney Miller, Madelyn Wahl. SIXTH GRADE- Kyle Henegar, Kendall Krueth, Cailee Lake, Seirra McCuistion, Brandon Overman, Taylor Ray, Colten Slinker. All A-B Honor Roll

EIGHTH GRADE- TW Ayers, Michaela Barthelme, Jaci Coleman, Callie Cornell, Jayden Dalby, Dalton Davis, Matt Dugan, Seana Eccher, Brianne Edwards, Kennedy King, Cade Moreno, Paige Shaw, Carly Spencer, Shelbie Sprenkle, T’ariah Sprouls, Tyler Stebbins, Kaylee Triebel, Grace Williams. SEVENTH GRADE- Brooke Bearden, Bridget Bland, Toby Dingman, Mallory Gazaway, Jessica Roby, Bryant Rose, Colby Selvey, Weston Sprenkle, Kynli Wolf. SIXTH GRADE- Shelbe

Borden, Justyn Braun, Dustin Davison, Arianna Forst, Corey Harney, Logan Lemmons, Lastazia Selman, Sydney Shaw, Tyler West, Olivia Willis, Drew Windsor, Stephanie Wood. The first semester honor roll has also been released by Liberal Middle School. All A Honor Roll EIGHTH GRADE- Kaylee Daniels, Jacob Dermott, Rhiannon Morrow. SEVENTH GRADE- Melanee Beaman, Mary Bean, Weston Sprenkle, Madelyn Wahl, Kynli Wolf.

SIXTH GRADE- Kyle Henegar, Cailee Lake, Sierra McCuistion, Brandon Overman, Taylor Ray, Colton Slinker, Olivia Willis. A-B Honor Roll EIGHTH GRADE- TW Ayers, Michaela Barthelme, Kyle Broksieck, Jaci Coleman, Callie Cornell, Dalton Davis, Matt Dugan, Seana Eccher, Brianne Edwards, Kennedy King, Ty Kirby, Aspen McCuistion, Cade Moreno, Gavyn Morris, Paige Shaw, Carly Spencer, Shelbie Sprenkle, T’ariah Sprouls, Tyler Stebbins, Kaylee

Triebel, Grace Williams. SEVENTH GRADE- Brooke Bearden, Bridget Bland, Gabe Daniels, Toby Dingman, Mallory Gazaway, Dalton Hendrix, Faith McThompson, Delaney Miller, Jessica Roby, Bryant Rose, Colby Selvey, Colton Stacy, Chad Yount. SIXTH GRADE- Shelbe Borden, Justyn Braun, Yvette Cruz, Dustin Davison, Kyler Duncan, Arianna Forst, Corey Harney, Kendall Krueth, Logan Lemmons, Lastazia Selman, Sydney Shaw, Tyler West, Drew Windsor, Stephanie Wood.

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Beem graduates

BOLIVAR- Jennifer Beem, Lamar, received her Specialist in Education degree this past Fall from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

Compton named to MU Dean’s List

COLUMBIA-Rose Compton, a freshman Business major, has been named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ayers named to SBU President’s List

BOLIVAR- Southwest Baptist University has released its Fall 2013 honor roll list. Kacey Ayers, Lamar, was named to the President’s List. To be listed students must carry at least 12 hours of college work and earn a GPA of 3.70-3.84.

Lockwood Elementary/ Middle School releases second quarter honor roll LOCKWOOD-The second quarter honor roll has been released by Lockwood Elementary/ Middle School. All A Honor Roll EIGHTH GRADERoxsanna Allen, Makkenzie Drew Cerrone, Raven Duncan, Cade Holman, Rylee Neill, Lucas Nentrup, Daisy Patton and Noelle Schnelle. SEVENTH GRADEHeather Byrnes. FOURTH GRADEBlane Berlekamp, Payton Berona, Zain Masterson, Hailey McElroy, Cody Oeltjen, Elijah Pettengill, Braxton Routledge and Dusty Timmons. THIRD GRADE- Blake Cossins, Kolton Gulick, Josie Morrow and Owen Neely. A/B Honor Roll EIGHTH GRADEZachary Brewer, Elizabeth Cossins, Josh Osterdyk and Logan Sparkman.

SEVENTH GRADESamantha Bayless, Hope Dunagan, Jailyn Foster, Kourtney Mein, Makenzie Purinton and Abriel Vaughn. SIXTH GRADEBraydon Brummett, Joe Cota and Lakin Neill. FIFTH GRADETucker Berry, Natalie Decker, Hannah Dunagan, Riley Duncan, Blaine Garver, Tarryn Glenn, Olivia Hutto, Daphne Moss, Spencer Neal and Makinley Neill. FOURTH GRADEBryay Brummett, Kane Cooper, Charlie Davis, Gavin Dunfield, Hannah Kennon, Katy Mann and Haiden Queen. THIRD GRADEJustin Aldridge, Kamon Cooper, Tristan Osterdyk, Jayden Stephens, Ryleigh Stephens, Joel Trolinder and Nick Xiong.

Sam Mather, son of Shan and Jeremy Mather, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Sam likes to play outside when he has free time. He has a dog named Sophie. His favorite subject in school is math.

Austin Dobbs, son of Kelly Clemons, is the seventh grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Austin plays football, basketball, baseball and track. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family. He has three dogs; two of them are heelers and the other is a pug.

STAR Students

Tre-Vaugh Greer, son of Michel Evans, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Tre-Vaugh has a mild form of what is called Aspurgers. He likes to play video games in his spare time and wants to be a video game designer when he is an adult. He loves helping people and solving problems and puzzles.

STAR Students at Lamar East Primary for the week of January 27 were, third row, left to right, Ali Pope, Thelma Crowl, Victoria O’Neal, Memphis Bronson; second row, Madelyn Washburn, Karissa McLennan, Kaden Budd, Maylee Rawlings; first row, Mickael Carriere, Jack Killmon, Olivia Wass and Gabe Jenkins. Not pictured is Henry Thompson.

Lamar High School releases first semester honor rolls Lamar High School has released its first semester honor roll. High Honor Roll 3.6-4.0 SENIORS- Anna Katherine Andrews, Ida Morisi Aslanishvili, Benton Philip Bailey, Samson Garren Bailey, Jared Allen Beshore, Benjamin Lane Brisbin, Johnna Marie Cato-Schwan, Christopher Michael Cheshire, Landon Joseph Compton, April Leigh-Ann Crockett, Lexa Jay Curtis, Chandler Tate Drollinger, Katlin Elizabeth Dunsing, Caitlyn Paige Gardner, Isaac David Gariss, Jackson John Gilkey, Taylor Marie Jackson, Michaela Gwen Jungmann, Carrie Elizabeth Keithly, Ethan Tyler Lawrence, Kailey Beth Lawrence, Ryan Chris Luthi. Also, Mickenzy Blaine McCarter, Chynna Paige Moore, Abigail Nadine Morgan, Trent Henry Morgan, Lauren Emily Nichols, Levi Fletcher Petersen, Jacob Clayton Pilcher, Raquel Nichole Reno, Jacob Daniel Rice, Kylie Diane Riegel, Emmie Grace Robertson, Kenna Victoria Roland, Anais Pascale Ronjat, Tinsley Shea Rutledge,

Chloe Marie Strong, Jefferson Thomas Tucker, Vera Danilovna Voronenko, Brandy Jane Wrestler, Lia Grigoriy Yeghoyants. JUNIORS- Emily Nichole Bishop, Callie Joy Burgess, Alycia Erin Cole, Jordan Dale Finney, Caleb Alan Fischer, Isabella Jensin Hagen, Trent Jason Hall, Lakin James Hardman, Derek Arthur Henderson, Zane Michael Hull, Harley Alyss Hunt, Josie Kay Kaderly, Emily Beth Kremp, Jordan Ruth Lindquist, Chloe Faye Celeste Lodestein, Caleb Ray Luthi. Also, Landon Shawn Maberry, Trenton Allen Scott Maberry, Logan Thomas McArthur, Brett Nicholas McDonald, Trenton James Mooney, Ryan Alexandra O’Sullivan, Marissa Pearl Polodna, Caitlin Jewell Schiltz, Brock Tyler Sharp, Thomas Christian Smith, Jerica Dawn Stahl, Bethany Viola Swartz, Chloe Anne Tally. SOPHOMORES- Peyton Roth Bailey, Jamie LaDawn Baird, Jenna Renee Baslee, Danica Paige Bass, Bryant Wayne Belcher, Daniel John Brisbin, Sajada Marckhed Burwell, Grace El-

lyn Compton, Tanner Joseph Darrow, Keegan Chandler Duncan, Rocky Daniel Embry, Brynn Nicole Fanning, Colby Alan Gouge, Shelby Lynn Haskins, Morgan Ashley King. Also, Haley Marie Landrum, Reed Harrison Leasure, Abigail Chinook Lee, Kynlee Renee Lehman, Griffen Hughes Leininger, Jeremy Lee Marti, Megan Ryann McManis, Kirsten Danielle Medley, Zoie Elizabeth Mincks, Jackalynn Lee Neher, Nicholas Andrew Ray, Kaily Logan Reinert, Kaelyn Paige Sturgell, Kelsey Fay Taffner. FRESHMAN- Cassidy Ashlyn Beem, Shelby Lynn Blankenship, Olivia Grace Boice, Kayli Sue Cole, Jesse Alexander Compton, Bethany Delane Culpepper, Brooklyn Jane Davey, William Jaden Dunfield, Grace Elizabeth Dunlap, Alyson Rena England, Alyssa Paige Fanning, Olivia Renea Fanning, Alexis Lynn Gartman, Hunter Ryan Gepner, Hattie Margaret Gilkey, William Connor Hagen, Luke Travis Hardman, Geoffrey Michael Hargrave, Alician Kay Humes, Jason Thomas

Jeffries, Keegan Ray Jones, Noah HowardMathew Jones. Also, Brynna Jade Lee, Nathan Eli Luthi, Bryce Edward Mason, Christian James McCarthy, Nathaniel James McConnell, Jasper Gary Ross Messner, Brianna Nicole Miller, Carmen Elena Miller, Trey Matthew Mooney, Allison Nadine Morris, Samantha Yvonne Null, Tanner Coltan Phipps, Courtland Simon Rae Reinholtz, Kip Archer Roland, Kelli Jo Sheat, Trenton Michael Thieman, Kelly Madison VanKirk, Cassi Rae Walters, Jessica Marie White, Anthony Steven Wilkerson. Honor Roll 3.0-3.5999 SENIORS- Tyler Shawn Allen, Yekaterina Alekseyevna Anikina, Mark Riegel Bartlett, Abbey Lynn Carroll, Dalton Michael Cooper, David Jason Dambre, Nathan Alexander Decker, Shama Kaye Dunham, Kaylee Rae Forst, Jealisy LeeAnn Foster, Cody Ryan Hayworth, Leyna Christine Hobbs, Dylan Anthony Inman, Jimmy Scott Keutzer, Ashton Marie Kirkpatrick, Jessie Katrina Laxson.

Also, Addison McKinley Maberry, Alison Nicole Medlin, Tyler Blake Musgrove, William Robert O’Brien III, Cade Daniel Payne, Cody David Rawlings, Travis Allen Ray, Dillon Charles Rea, Brittany Marie Slater, Ethan Henry Taffner, Mariah Grace Thompson, Kassidy Brooke Turner, Kimberly Sue Williams, Kirsten Danielle Wood, Shelby Renee Wynn. JUNIORS- Haven Lee Clemons, Erica Renee Cleveland, Holli Linn Colin, Victoria Leigh Conkle, Savanah Kay Crockett, Shawntell Nicole Daugherty, Hunter Kale Davis, Cheyenne Nicole Donahue, Kerrigan Elane Dunfield, Taylor Renee Fanning, Kimberley Ann Kirbey, William Benjamin Kluhsman, Tony Ryan Morgan, Kaden Michael Overstreet. Also, Riley Taylor Phipps, Kenneth Reinert, Jr., John Howard Rice, Whitley Dawn Scarberry, Derrick Michael Shaffer, Nichole Dawn Sinnett, Angus Richard Sprenkle, Baylee Renee Starmer, Kinley Shyann Taylor, William Douglas Tennal, Mackenzie Nicole Townsend, William Tripp Tucker, Peyton Lee Williams. SOPHOMORES- Madison Hope Baldwin, Melodia Dawn Berry, Baylee Paige Claypool, Alexandria Lee Cleveland, Mor-

gan Riley Cook, Rylee Dalton Cunningham, Wyatt Hunter Davis, Lacey Rayne Finley, Andrew Wade Fortner, Alexander Dante Gardner, Kaitlyn Danielle Graves, Lincoln Henry Kaderly, Zada Rae Keithly. Also, Thomas James Mayfield, Cabree BriAnn Miller, Todd Ryan Morrow, Derek Scott Parker, Kearah Bayree Pratt, Kinley Delaine Roth, Chelsea Adelaide Schiltz, Ryan Logan Seaton, Jed Russell Stahl, Austin Kincaid Tally, Jenna Suzanne Waggoner, James Wayne White. FRESHMENJohn David Allen, Sabetha LeAnn Born, Kali Dawn Bowman, Makayla Leigh Brown, Jedidiah Cody Buck, Sophia Rae Davis, Samantha Jo Dill, Hailey Marie Donahue, James Whitford Givens II, Katelynn Dalene Marie Hill, Cheyenne Jade Hudson, William Dalton Jeffries, ShyAnn Kay Jones. Also, Eun Hye Lee, Dava Marie Lewis, Brady Scott Luce, Koleton Giles Mahurin, Kayla Ann Mayfield, Nathan Carroll McArthur, Kendall Edmond Morrow, Destiny Monea Nappi, Tristen Jeris Petersen, Devyn Cameron Ray, Danielle Dawn Riley, Shae Ashley Roberts, Grant Joseph Smith, Destiny Marie Sparks, Elly Nadene Swartz, Matthew Todd Whyman.

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Lamar Democrat, Lamar, MO

CJ Elite Shootout

The third grade Lamar boys’ basketball team took second place at the Carl Junction Elite Shootout on January 11. Team members pictured, left to right, are front row, Ty Willhite, Jaxon Hearod and Wyatt Jeffries; middle row, Ryan Davis, Joel Beshore and Cameron Sturgell, back row, Austin Wilkerson, Tyson Williams and Nick Moore.

Tigers take title Chris Morrow/ Lamar Democrat Lamar’s Landon Compton dribbles past an Ash Grove defender during first round action in the Stockton Tournament last week.


ers and led the Tigers with 21 points. Compton was strong in the scoring column again with 16 points. Sam and Ben Bailey were dominant on the boards. The Tigers led 32-26 at the half. The tournament opener saw the Tigers get strong contributions from a number of players as they buried Pleasant Hope 7539. The lower seed hung in early, but the Tigers began to open up a comfortable lead in the second quarter and led 37-17 at the intermission. Tucker hit three treys on his way to 24 points to lead the Tigers as their insideoutside game proved to be too much for the lower seed. Jared Beshore's perimeter play and dribble penetration play helped him to 21 points, while Isaac Gariss chipped in with nine points. Derek Henderson and Sam Bailey each added eight.

Players named to the all tournament team included Tucker and Compton from Lamar. The Lady Tigers also took part in the tournament, winning their opener, dropping their second game and then coming back on Saturday to claim third place with a 59-31 victory over Dadeville. The Lady Tigers got their tournament run off to a good start with a 54-29 win over Miller. A big second quarter helped Lamar to a 25-16 halftime lead that they stretched out over the second half. Four players reached double digits in a balanced scoring attack. Ryan O'Sullivan led the charge with 14 points. Shelby Haskins had 12, while Chynna Moore and Taylor Jackson chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively. Moore was named to the all tournament team.

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Lamar Tigers girls’ swim team competes at Ozarks Invitational

The Lamar Tigers girls’ swim team traveled to Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 11, for the Ozarks Invitational. Featuring over 250 swimmers, this meet hosted 19 schools including a few from the Kansas City area. Schools in attendance were Blue Springs, Winnetonka, Glendale, Kickapoo, Central, Hillcrest, Summit Prep Academy, Nixa, LoganRogersville, Ozark, Parkview, Marshfield, Greenwood Academy, Joplin, Carthage, Nevada, Monett, Bolivar and Lamar. Lamar scored 34 points at this very competitive meet, beat-

ing Parkview, Hillcrest, Marshfield and Greenwood Academy. The 200 yard Medley Relay finished 11th, scoring 12 points. Johnna CatoSchwan, Nichole Sinnett, Kenna Roland and Grace Compton swam in this relay. The same group placed 12th in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, earning 10 points. The 400 yard Freestyle Relay, with Jenna Baslee, Brooklyn Davey, Anais Ronjat and Harley Hunt, finished 16th. Years of experience paid off as seniors Roland and Cato-Schwan led the individual scoring. Cato-Schwan finished 16th in the 200 yard Freestyle and 19th

in the 100 yard Breaststroke. Roland placed 12th in the 100 yard Backstroke and 13th in the 100 yard Butterfly, breaking her own school record with a new time of 1:10.15. Several swimmers earned best times, although placing out of scoring range. New swimmers Ronjat, Davey and Ida Aslanishvili all scored best times in the 50 yard Freestyle. Sinnett and Davey earned Best Times in the 100 yard Freestyle. Ronjat also earned a Best Time in the 100 yard Breaststroke. Lamar’s next meet will be a large dual meet in Webb City.

Lamar girls’ swim team competes in Iron Woman Pentathlon

Chris Morrow/ Lamar Democrat Lamar guard Taylor Jackson pushes the ball up the floor during a first round win over Miller Monday in the Stockton Tournament. The Lady Tigers built a commanding lead in the contest. STOCKTON-The Lamar Tigers relied on a big second half to claim the Stockton Tournament title Saturday night with a 78-65 victory over Greenfield. The Tigers trailed 4240 at the half, but came back to take a five point lead into the fourth quarter and they solidified the victory outscoring the Wildcats 16-8 in the final period. Landon Compton hit a pair of three pointers on his way to a team high 20 points. Trenton Mooney had 13 while Sam Bailey, Tripp Tucker and Derek Henderson each added 10. The Tigers advanced to the championship game by defeating the host 6753 in the semifinal. The Tigers put together a big fourth quarter in this one to finish strong again, outscoring the opposing Tigers 25-16 in the final period. Tucker knocked down four three point-

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Kenna Roland secured “Iron Woman” status at the Iron Woman Pentathlon held at the Carthage YMCA on January 7. The Lamar Tigers girls’ swim team competed in the Iron Woman Pentathlon at the YMCA in Carthage on January 7. Lamar swam against eight other schools, all anxious to get away from the cold and snow, ready for the competition. Those schools attending were Springfield’s Parkview, Hillcrest and Summit Prep Academy,

Joplin, Monett, Marshfield, Bolivar, Carthage and Lamar. To score points at this meet, the swimmers must compete in five 100 yard events, instead of the usual two relays and two individual events. Those 10 swimmers with the lowest combined times are recognized as “Iron Women”. Lamar senior Kenna Roland placed seventh overall at this grueling meet. Johnna Cato-Schwan and Carmen Miller also finished in the top 20 overall. Only 40 swimmers successfully completed all five events, although some events saw almost 100 swimmers. Individually, Roland scored 49 points at this meet, also earning a sixth place medal in the 100 yard Butterfly. Her top 10 finishers in the other four events secured her “Iron Woman” status. Other top finishers were Cato-Schwan, who placed 18th in the 100 Breaststroke and 20th in the 100 yard Freestyle, Nichole Sinnett, who finished 19th in the 100 yard Breaststroke and Miller, who placed 11th in the 100 yard Breaststroke (scoring six points), 18th in the Individual Medley and 18th in the 100 yard Backstroke. Several swimmers earned new best times. Harley Hunt, Jenna Baslee and Lia Yeghoyants all earned new best times in the 100 yard Backstroke. New swimmers Brooklyn Davey and Anais Ronjat successfully competed in new events and are feeling more comfortable with the diving start off the blocks.

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Linda McKay and LuAnne Crocker are shown standing behind one of their worktables with a display of pastries that was served at Sweet Creations’ open house. By WILLIS STRONG The newest business in Liberal, Sweet Creations Bakery & More LLC, located in the former senior citizens building on Main St., opened its doors to the community on Monday, Jan. 13. An open house was held Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first person to visit the bakery during the open house was Reba Rouse. Sisters Linda McKay and LuAnne Crocker, proprietors of the bakery, served a variety of baked pastries. Two serving ta

bles were set up with the baked goods, which included cookies, cupcakes, samples of homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, sheet cake and Linda’s meatballs, which are always a hit with the congregation of the First Baptist Church fellowship dinners. There were approximately 75 or more people from the community that stopped to sample the baked goods. The building was completely remodeled with work being done by Tom McKay, owner of the building. The interior was completely redone to accommodate a bakery. The kitchen


fixtures, which from the VFW used for fun- ness. 11:30 a.m. to 1 draising by cooking Several p.m. Always on hand will weeks of hamburgers, were work went into the building in be freshly baked cookremoved. All new order for the January 16 open- ies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, fixtures, which ing. bread and pie for patrons to include stoves, The beautiful stained cabi- purchase. A variety of other refrigerators and nets with glass doors on one baked goods can be ordered on freezer, were side display a variety of colored the days they are open, which installed. Work- glassware. Another base cabi- include birthday and all-occaspace, storage net has the other items for dis- sion cakes and decorated sugar areas and re- play including the First Baptist cookies. The bakery phone strooms were Church cookbook with Linda’s number is 417-843-2253. remodeled and favorite meatball recipe in it The snacks were good at the painted. The floor that are for sale, along with gift open house as people compliwas painted brick bags and two year planners. On mented the sisters on the pasred. This has given the south wall are a variety of tries and how nice the business the bakers plenty of items that a vendor will have looked. It is a place the comroom to work when for sale. munity can be proud of. baking. The bakery will take orders Present for the open house The dining area has four for baked goods on Tuesday was the sister’s mother, Irma tables and chairs that seat 32 through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 Freeze, who is well known in people at one time. This area p.m. It will be closed on Mon- Liberal for her homemade peahas had new carpet installed day. They will serve a deli lunch nut brittle. and the walls are decorated with framed paintings. On the northwest corner of the area is a large group of cabinets that have been installed. The cabinets were crafted and built by Tom McKay. The overall decorating and the pleasant, clean interior Enjoying the homemade snacks provided by Sweet Creations Bakery, is a real plus Liberals’ newest business, is Margaret Smith, left, and Sarah Robertson for the busi- and her grandmother, Virginia Bunton, right.

Possible sewer rate LBT packs backpacks for the increase discussed by Lockwood City Council Backpack Snack Attack program

LOCKWOOD-Mayor Homer Ellis called the Lockwood City Council to order at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. Also present were Aldermen Alan Olson, Larry Allen, Russ Nentrup and Jim Lovercamp, as well as Rick Williams, Shannon Higgins, Donald Needham, Ruth Belcher and Barbara Routledge. The agenda, as well as minutes from the regular session held December 9, 2013, and a special session held December 16, 2013, were unanimously approved. Williams, representing Williams and Associates, presented the 2012-13 city audit. He reported that the 2012-13 fiscal year was not as good as in the past, with both the electric fund and water/sewer fund showing losses. Williams and Associates will no longer be doing audit services, but will continue to do the city’s accounting. Bids will be taken in April for a new auditing service. Lovercamp presented possible sewer rate increases. Current rates are $3.03 per 1,000 gallon based on water usage. The suggested rate of $5.05 per 1,000 gallons plus a $5 base fee would provide enough revenue to make up for this past year’s shortfall and provide required funds for Department of Revenue upgrades to the sewer system. The rate for 5,000 gallons of usage would increase from $15.15 to $30.25. The clerk will check with the city’s engineering firm to make sure the new rate will meet DNR approval. No action was taken on the fence by Nothums. Using city equipment on private property is considered to be a violation of the Missouri Constitution’s prohibition on the use of pub-

lic funds. Under new business, it was decided that Higgins would fill in some patrol shifts until a full time officer can be found. No action was taken on pay increases for the mayor and aldermen. After Allen reported that several people had lost quarters in the water dispenser it was decided that Needham would check into updating the coin box. Allen also made a motion that 911 be contacted for the Type and Total Report for the Lockwood Fire Department and Lockwood Police Department for the past year, and monthly beginning in February of this year. The motion carried and the clerk will send the Sunshine request. Andy Snider Construction will meet with Needham to plan repairs from the tornado at Smith Park. Replacing the front door was also discussed and Needham will obtain cost estimates. Dennis Bench offered to replace the back door at no charge when he paints the building this spring. Needham will check into door prices. It was noted that filing for city offices would close January 21. So far Dennis Bench has filed for the West Ward and LouAnn Dennis has filed for the East Ward. The engineering grant is being worked on and a special meeting was scheduled for January 20, at 6:30 p.m. Needham will make a list of streets in need of repair for next year. Tony Whaley reported that the city had recycled 15 tons of material in 2013. He made 29 trips at a cost of $429.45 for gasoline to go to Lamar. Following a motion by Olson and second by Lovercamp, the meeting adjourned.

One in 10 children in the United States live in households that experience hunger. Backpacks are filled with nutritional food to eat at home and are then delivered to the schools on Fridays for the weekend ahead. Lamar Bank & Trust Company employees packed up backpacks the month of December. All are encouraged to help out by dropping off their monetary donation at LBT. Checks should be made payable to Community Betterment.

Replacement of state traffic signs begins

Slade to present series, “God has not forgotten you!”

Facing tragedy or life’s storms of any kind can be extremely difficult and painful, they hurt. Jack Slade, pastor of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church in Lamar, will be presenting a series to be published in the coming weeks and months to help individuals draw closer to the Lord as they travel through life’s storms. He wants individuals to realize that as difficult as the storm may be, they are not alone. God is with them through His son, Jesus Christ. This series will also be available through weekly emails. Anyone that would like to receive one should call Christina Slotterback at 417-682-3390.

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Work is underway replacing state traffic signs mounted on wooden posts in Lamar with signs on steel posts to increase stability and improve reflectivity of the signs. These transportation department workers were at 12th and Walnut.

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A CARD SHOWER IS BEING HELD for Mable Beatty, who will turn 87 on February 9. Cards can be sent to her at P.O. Box 134, Lamar, MO 64759. BCAWS WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 12 noon, at Denny’s in Lamar. For more information call 682-3363. MARTIN PORTER WILL CELEBRATE HIS 90th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Golden City Community Center. No gifts please. THE DADE COUNTY DEMOCRAT Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., at the Greenfield Community Building. There will be a carry in dinner and meeting. For information call 417-232-4007 or 417-424-3360. THE MOUNT OLIVE CHRISTIAN CHURCH will hold its free breakfast Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. Donations are appreciated, but not required. A VENDORS MEETING FOR 10TH Street Farmers Market will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m., at the Wolf Center, 801 E. 12th St., Lamar. Patrick Byers will present a tree pruning workshop. For information call 262-0245. NANCY MALCOM AND LORINA FOREMAN will provide an Alzheimer’s informational meeting Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Barton County Ambulance Barn in Lamar. The two are associated with Moore Few Care Center and Barone Alzheimer Care Center in Nevada. For information call 417-448-3841. THE RETIRED EDUCATORS OF the Barton County Area will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall. George Nichols will be addressing the issue of preparing wills and trusts. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., with the meeting to begin at 9 a.m. Remember to bring nonperishable items for Nathan’s Place. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF LAMAR will host its Men and Boys Night Out – Wild Game Feed on Saturday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Everything is free. The guest speaker will be Ralph Duren, entertainer, humorist, wildlife impersonator, outdoorsman, two-time Grand National Wild Turkey Gobbling Champion and First World Quail Calling Champion. RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. The church is located at 1208 Walnut. For information call 417-682-2118. “RUN FOR GOD”, part Bible study and part training program, will begin February 3 and finish with a M4M 5k on May 3, in Lamar. Participants can potentially run their first 5K race in just 12 weeks and they will learn how the sport of running relates to their faith. The cost is $35, $15 for the book and $20 for the entry fee. For information call Mark Myers at 417-262-3488. THE LAMAR CROSS COUNTRY TEAM will hold a raffle to earn money for summer camp. There is a choice of buying one ticket for $1 or six for $5, for a Holland grill, a carved deer hunting knife or a Dan Marino rookie card. Tickets are on sale by the team members during home basketball games, or call Coach Rodney Baldridge at the high school. The drawing will be held February 22. THE LAMAR COMMUNITY BETTERMENT Group meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 noon, at the Wolf Center in Lamar. The next meeting will be February 12. All community organizations are encouraged to join and share how their organization is making a difference in the Lamar community. VERN YOUNG OF LAMAR WILL TURN 90 on February 10. Cards and letters can be sent to him in care of Countryside RV Park, Lot 153, 100 N. Valley View Rd., Donna, Texas 78537 or P.O. Box 93, Lamar, MO 64759. THE 2014 LAMAR FREE FAIR DATES have been set for August 16-23. A FREE MOVIE MATINEE WILL BE SHOWN at the Mary K. Finley Library in Lamar on Monday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m. Call the library at 682-5355 for movie title and details. Anyone over 18 is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. 2013 BARTON COUNTY PLAT BOOKS may be purchased at the Barton County Commission Office at the Barton County Courthouse, 1004 Gulf St., Room 102, Lamar.


Brenton Lane Crockett

Brad and Jeni Crockett, Webb City, announce the birth of their son. Brenton Lane Crockett was born on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 4:25 p.m. He weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. He is their first child. Maternal grandparents are Rick and Becky Casey,

Pittsburg, Kan. Maternal great-grandparents are Dick and Jackie Casey and Bonnie and the late Thomas Compton, all of Pittsburg, Kan. Paternal grandparents are Darrel and Judy Crockett, Lamar. Paternal great-grandparents are Junior and Laura Hammons and Velma and the late Bobby Crockett, all of Lamar.


State V Megan Ashley Burdick, written guilty plea. Great Southern Bank V Jeremy E Thomason, default judgment. Midland Funding LLC V Laurie C Cobb, default judgment. Midland Funding LLC V Stephanie J Clawson, default judgment. Mid America Management Inc., Lamar V Brandy R Howard, default judgment. State V Adam L Thomas, written guilty plea. State V Jonathan Aaron Bass, written guilty plea.

State V Tia Rena Berry, written guilty plea. City of Lamar V Shelia Ann Mundy, tried by court, guilty. State V Stephenie R Short, tried by court, guilty.

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MARTHA JOAN REED LAMAR-Services for Martha Joan Reed were held Monday, Jan. 20, at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Family was invited to a wonderful dinner hosted by the church prior to the visitation. Friends were greeted at the church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Additional seating was made ready for the guests who attended the service given by Jack Slade, Minister of Cornerstone Baptist. Music selections were provided by granddaughter, Ashley Reed, pianist, great-granddaughter Micah Reed, vocals, and Mr. Doug Gripka. Pallbearers were grandsons and florals were designed by granddaughter, Rebecca Graham. A committal service was conducted at the graveside immediately following at Memory Gardens, Lamar. For additional information please visit her web page at

JERRY FREEMAN LAMAR-Services, including military honors, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for Jerry Lee Freeman, 73, Lamar, who died Monday evening at his home, following a short illness. Burial was in Kingspoint Cemetery, southeast of Lockwood. Memorial contributions may be made to Barton County Hospice Compassus, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Beverly, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kim Freeman, a daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Greg Snyder and two grandchildren, Jessica Jean Freeman and Logan Daniel Freeman, all of Riverside, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Glen, Robert and Emerson Freeman; three sisters, Beulah Mae Michael, Linda Merickel and Dorothy Schick and a daughter, Jennifer Lynette

Freeman. Mr. Freeman was born Oct. 11, 1940, at Greenfield, to John and Thelma (Gipson) Freeman. After moving with his family to California in 1956, he graduated in 1959 from Redlands High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 3, 1959, serving four years aboard several aircraft carriers. He worked for General Telephone Company in Riverside for 28 years, retiring in April 1993. In February 1997 he and his wife moved to Lamar where he worked part time for the City of Lamar for two years before working full time at the Lamar City Lake for five years. He retired in November of 2005. He was a talented woodworker, crafting a collection of antique automobiles. He will be remembered by many for the beauty of their yard and gardens embellished by the many birdhouses he built. He was an active member of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church. He married Beverly Jean Howie on May 5, 1964, at San Bernadino, Calif.

ROGER SCHRECKENGHAUST LAMAR-Roger Schreckenghaust, 82, Lamar, passed away on January 25, 2014, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1931, in White Owl, S.D., to Kenneth and Opal (Haney) Schreckenghaust. Roger graduated from Liberal High School in 1950. In 1952 he enlisted in the US Air Force. During his time of service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Occupational Medal (Germany) and the Good Conduct Medal. After completing his military stint he returned to Missouri where he met and married Eldora McNaught on May 27, 1972. He went to work for O’Sullivan Industries, retiring after 20 years of service. In retirement, he enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, fishing, riding his bike, walking and playing with his grandchildren. He was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and helping friends and community with maintenance needs. Roger was a member of the American Le-

gion and attended United Methodist Church in Liberal. Roger is survived by his wife, Eldora, of the home; three sons, Randy Schreckenghaust and wife Cheryl, Anoka, Minn., Ray Schreckenghaust and wife Julie, Rockford, Minn. and Ronald Schreckenghaust and wife Sherie, Elk River, Minn.; a daughter, Rene Schreckenghaust, Harlingen, Texas; four stepsons, John McNaught, Bartlesville, Okla., Steve McNaught and wife Becky, Cassville, Ray McNaught, Lamar and Roy “Jeff ” McNaught and wife Cherie, Liberal; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Schreckenghaust and wife Florence, Belton, and Charles Schreckenghaust and wife Virginia, Independence and a sister, Grace Davis and husband James, Republic. Roger was loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. Minister Roger McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Iantha Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberal Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online at www.

Lee Christopher Thomas and Nevaeh Anna Eloise Faith Thomas; his paternal grandmother, Tabitha Markle, North Highland, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Donna Wolken, Erie, Kan. and Lonnie Kennon, Mt. Vernon; paternal great-grandmother, BettyJo Markle, Lamar; maternal greatgrandparents, Verna Martin, Joplin and Ernest Floor, Ft. Worth, Texas; paternal great-greatgrandparents, Pauline Tabernilla, Alameda, Calif. and LeRoy French Jr., Decatur, Ark., and a large extended family. Ralphy was born Oct. 10, 2013, at Joplin.


JASPER-A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamar First Baptist Church for Leila Ann Metcalf, 67, Jasper, who died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Mercy McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage. Pastor Robb Hodson officiated. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery, east of Jasper. Arrangements were under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jasper Eagles Booster Club, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at Survivors include her husband, Leonard Metcalf; a daughter, Della Hill and Virginia Chadbourne, Albert Lea, Minn.; a son and daughRALPHY ter-in-law, Danny and HADDAD Kyley Metcalf, Jasper; two LAMAR-A celebration see DEATHS, page 3B of life service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamar Family Ministry Center for Ralphy Isaac Haddad, three month old son of Charles Haddad and Melissa Kennon, Lamar, who died Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, 2014, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Pastor Bob Petersen officiated. Burial was in Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to his family, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at Survivors include his parents and a brother and three sisters, Chyanne Nichole Dockery, Christin Rose Dockery, Robert

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Records Deaths, continued from page 2B brothers, Rick and Karen Greenlee and Randy and Marsha Greenlee; five sisters, Lillian Schubblehutt, Lois Jean and Dan Ulibarri, Fay Dozer, Kay Sisseck and Louelle Greenlee and five grandchildren, Braden, Logan, Haley, Kierstin and Xander. Her parents; a brother, Richard Greenlee; a sister, Lavetta Daigh and a daughter, Deborah Metcalf, preceded her in death. Mrs. Metcalf was born Sept. 7, 1946, at Wright County, to Edgar and Mildred (Perkins) Greenlee. She graduated from Jasper High School and later spent many years working in the Jasper School system, as well as serving on the Jasper School Board. She enjoyed athletic activities and was a dedicated Jasper Eagle fan. Many will remember her for her welcoming smile and helpful manner during the eight years she worked at Carthage Walmart. She was an avid fisherman and an active member of First Baptist

Church of Lamar. She married Leonard E. Metcalf on Oct. 16, 1970, at Jasper.


1969 graduate of Lamar High School. He attended Pittsburg State University and graduated from Missouri State University in 1975, with a degree in Accounting. He worked for the Missouri Department of Revenue and most recently for the Missouri Department of Transportation. He was an active participant in the Mo-Kan Squares. He also enjoyed being outdoors and working in his garden. His favorite pastime was playing with his grandchildren and they brought him much joy.

MILO-A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home for William “Bill” Gene Nims, 62, Milo, who died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, as the result of an accident while cutting wood on his farm. Steve Dean will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vernon County Youth Fair, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online at Survivors include a son, Ryan Masters and wife Glenda, Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, Andrea Wydick and husband Daniel, Milo; grandchildren, Rylee, Charli, Dani and David Wydick and one grandson to be born in Spring 2014; a sister, Sheila Durman, Sheldon; two brothers, Walt Nims and wife Debbie, Golden City, and Ray Nims and wife Debbie, Girard, Kan.; three aunts, two nieces, three nephews, several great-nieces and nephews and several cousins. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Nims was born June 2, 1951, in Vernon County, to Lloyd and Bertha (Baker) Nims. He was a

LAMAR-Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for George D. Rawlings, 70, Lamar, who died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at his home. Minister Rob Wilson officiated. Burial was in Oakton Cemetery. Music was “Ten Thousand Reasons” and “When I Get Where I’m Going”. Pallbearers were John Davis, Jack Peacock, Jim Buzzard, John Teed, Sam Foster, Gary Ford, Paul Crabtree, Chris

General Warranty Deed, filed January 9, 2014. Bob D. Andrews and Kathie L. Andrews to George R. Hayden and Sandra L. Hayden: All of lot 3 in block 40 of Parry’s 3rd Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, and extending 7 feet of a vacated alley along the entire east side. General Warranty Deed, filed January 9, 2014. Loretta Russell Hoffman and to Raymond L. Luthi and Violet R. Luthi: An undivided ¼ interest in the east 50 acres of the west 109 2/3 acres of the southeast quarter of section 34, township 32, range 31, Barton County, Missouri.

General Warranty Deed, filed January 9, 2014. Tracey Famiano and Anthony Famiano to Raymond L. Luthi and Violet R. Luthi: An undivided ¼ interest in the east 50 acres of the west 109 2/3 acres of the southeast quarter of section 34, township 32, range 31, Barton County, Missouri. General Warranty Deed, filed January 9, 2014. Catherine R. Muglia and Anthony Muglia to Raymond L. Luthi and Violet R. Luthi: An undivided 1/8 interest in the east 50 acres of the west 109 2/3 acres of the southeast quarter of section 34, township 32, range 31, Barton County,


Ward and Earl Lipscomb. Honorary pallbearers were Cody Rawlings, Adam Rawlings, Parker Rawlings, Zach Rawlings, Drew Rawlings, Landon Rawlings, Cole Rawlings, Dallas Hollister and Carmen Rawlings. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Liberal FFA, Liberal City Park or Oakton Cemetery. The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www. Survivors include his wife, Earlene of 32 years; three sons, Rick Rawlings, Colleyville, Texas, Loyd Rawlings, Ozark and Jeff Rawlings, Columbia, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John Rawlings, Liberal and Richard E. Rawlings, Baxter Springs, Kan. and three sisters, Dorothy Snyder and Marguerite Buzzard, Lamar and Kathryn Sherron, Excelsior Springs. A brother, Gene Rawlings and a sister, Carolyn Skinner, preceded him in death. Mr. Rawlings was born Aug. 8, 1943, in Oskaloosa, to W.F. “Bud” and Ladye Yoke Rawlings. He was a 1961 graduate of Liberal High School. He was a second generation hay and straw business owner. He was of the Christian faith. He was a member and past president of the Optimist Club and was a strong supporter of FFA. He married Earlene

Robertson on Aug. 22, gan Stefan and husband Doug, Carla Swartz and 1981, in Lamar. husband Kurt and Tim Blackford and wife Michelle; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-greatgrandson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on Dec. 20, 1999 and two brothers, Gerald and Harl Palmer. Mrs. Robertson was born July 6, 1920, at Liberal, to Taylor and Bertha (Comby) Palmer. After CAROL graduating from Liberal High School in 1938 she ROBERTSON earned a teaching cerLAMAR-Services will tificate from Springfield be held at 10 a.m. Thurs- State Teachers College day at Daniel Funeral and taught at North Star Home for Carol D. Rob- country school and Libertson, 93, Lamar, who eral Elementary for sevdied Sunday evening, Jan. eral years. 26, 2014, at Barton Coun- On August 12, 1943 at ty Memorial Hospital. Oakland, Calif., she marBurial will be in Iantha ried John E. Robertson, Jr. and they made their Cemetery. Visitation will be held home in Oakland, Cheyfrom 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to- enne, Wyo., Louisburg, day (Wednesday) at the Kan. and Springfield before moving to Lamar funeral home. Memorial contributions in 1970. A devoted wife, may be made to the La- mother and grandmother, mar United Methodist she made every place they Church, in care of the fu- lived a loving and inviting home and was looking neral home. Condolences may be forward to welcoming her shared at www.danielfu- 23rd great-grandbaby to the family in March. She Survivors include three was a talented artist and daughters, Judy Loch, pianist and an accomOswego, Ill., Becky Black- plished seamstress. Many ford and husband David, will continue to enjoy the Lamar and Sandy Karas abundance of Barbie doll and husband Earl, War- clothes, tablecloths, crorensburg; a sister, Hen- cheted projects and neerietta Callen, Lockwood; dlework gifts she enjoyed nine grandchildren, John sharing with family and Loch and wife Jessica, Jeff friends. She had been a Loch and wife Angie, Jen- member of the Louisburg nifer Elliott and husband American Legion AuxilMike, Krysti Fisher, John iary and was a member of Karas and wife Jennifer, Lamar United Methodist Michael Blackford, Me- Church.

Property transfers Missouri. General Warranty Deed, filed January 9, 2014. Elizabeth R. Zaczyk and Michael Zaczyk to Raymond L. Luthi and Violet R. Luthi: An undivided 1/8 interest in the east 50 acres of the west 109 2/3 acres of the southeast quarter of section 34, township 32, range 31, Barton County, Missouri. General Warranty Deed, filed January 9, 2014. Shaun A. Pettine and Stefan M. Pettine to Raymond L. Luthi and Violet R. Luthi: An undivided ¼ interest in the east 50 acres of the west 109 2/3 acres of the southeast quarter of section 34, township 32, range 31, Barton County, Missouri.

Warranty Deed, filed January 10, 2014. Mandy Pike and Greg Pike, and Troy Leibbrand and Melanie Leibbrand of Barton County, Missouri to Tara Bowin of Barton County, Missouri: All of lots 1, 2, and 3 in block 43 in the First Addition to the Town of Mindenmines, Barton County, Missouri. Warranty Deed, filed January 13, 2014. James K. Westfall and Jana of Barton County, Missouri to Terry L. Mertz and Joanna L. Mertz of Barton County, Missouri: A tract commencing 667 ¾ feet south of the northwest corner of section 1, township 32, range 33, Barton County, Missouri, and running thence east 651 ¾ feet, thence south

317 feet, thence west 651 ¾ feet, thence 326 feet to the place of beginning. Warranty Deed, filed January 13, 2014. Darla C. Claspill and Carol L. Claspill of Barton County, Missouri to Brian J. Little and Melissa D. Little of Barton County, Missouri: A tract commencing at the southwest corner of lot 1 in block 3 of Humphrey Brothers Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, running thence north 108 feet, thence east 150 feet, thence south 108 feet, thence west 150 feet to the place of beginning. Warranty Deed, filed January 13, 2014. Kathleen S. Henegar of Barton County, Missouri to Thomas E. McKay and Linda S. McKay of Barton County, Missouri: All of lots 7, 8, 9, and 10 in block 6 of the Town of Liberal, Barton County, Missouri. Correction General Warranty Deed, filed January 14, 2014. Luther Leon Lamb to David D. Parks and Angelia M. Parks: All of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 9, township 27, range 29, Barton County, Missouri. see PROPERTY, page 4B

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Special Warranty Deed, filed January 15, 2014. Paul R. Pearson of Barton County, Missouri, to Sunnye Lynn Pearson of Barton County, Missouri: A tract commencing at the southeast corner of northeast quarter of section 5, township 32, range 33, Barton County, Missouri, thence west 330 feet, thence north 660 feet, thence east 330 feet, thence south 660 feet to the point of beginning. Warranty General Deed, filed January 16, 2014. Bruce L. Barker and Ruth Leann Barker to BLB Farms, LLC: Par-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of: Darrel Ralph Throckmorton, Deceased. Wm. G. McCaffree, Personal Representative. Case No. 13B4-PR00049. NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF: Darrel Ralph Throckmorton, Deceased You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal and real property of the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri, on January 31, 2014, or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty days after the filing of such Final Settlement. /s/ Wm. G. McCaffree Wm. G. McCaffree, MO Bar #16621 128 1/2 W. Walnut, P.O. Box 244 Nevada, MO 64772 TEL 417-667-2211 FAX 417-667-6111 1-8,15,22,29-4tc

cel 1: The west half of the southwest quarter of section 21, and the east half of northwest quarter and the northwest of northeast quarter and the northwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 28, all in township 33, range 32, except a tract in the northwest corner of said northwest quarter of northwest quarter containing 5.81 acres. Parcel 2: Tract I: The northeast quarter of the northwest quarter and the north half of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter and the north half of the southwest quarter

by Sarah M. Thomason and Jeremy E. Thomason, dated November 30, 2009, and recorded on December 1, 2009, Document No. 2009-1577 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Barton County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on February 3, 2014, at 12:00 PM, at the East Front Door of the Barton County Courthouse, Lamar, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: All of the North 60 feet of Lot Four (4), in Block Eleven (11), M.N. Wills 5th Addition, to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri., commonly known as 1706 Poplar Street, Lamar, MO, 64759 subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. South & Associates, P.C., Successor Trustee First Publication: January 8, 2014. For more information, visit NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt NOTICE OF collector is attempting TRUSTEE'S SALE to collect a debt and any For default in the information obtained will payment of debt secured be used for that purpose by a deed of trust executed (Casefile No. 148312

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General Warranty Deed, filed January 16, 2014. Lawrence D. Schmitt and Hui C. Schmitt to Richard E. Underwood, Jr. and Donita R. Underwood: A tract commencing at the northeast corner of lot 1 in block 6, M.N. Wills 4th Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, and running thence south 100.5 feet, thence west 128 feet, thence north 100.5 feet, thence east 128 feet to the place of beginning, being a part of lots 1 and 2 in said block 6. Warranty Deed, filed January 17, 2014. Muret-

ta J. Smith of Neosho County, Kansas to Karleen Havens of Barton County, Missouri: All of lots 10, 11, and 12 in block 2, Town of Nashville, Barton County, Missouri. General Warranty Deed, filed January 21, 2014. Gene Davis and Theresa Davis to Randy J. Davis: Lot 8, block 2, Lakeview Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. Warranty Deed, filed January 22, 2014. Norman Ray Mayfield and Pamela Mayfield, James T. Mayfield and Johanna Mayfield, Howard Dale

Mayfield and Paula Mayfield, Beverly J. Beaty and Jack Beaty, and Rebecca E. Jones and Dusty Jones of Barton County, Missouri, to James T. Mayfield and Johnanna Mayfield of Barton County, Missouri: A tract commencing 762.25 feet west of the southeast corner of the southeast quarter of section 10, township 32, range 31, in Barton County, Missouri, and running thence north 225 feet, thence west 250 feet, thence south 225 feet, thence east 250 feet along the south line of said southeast quarter to the place of beginning.

148312- the personal/real property of the decedent and of the 1-8,15,22,29-4tc extent and character of their interest therein and IN THE CIRCUIT for distribution of such COURT OF BARTON property, in the Probate COUNTY, MISSOURI Division of the Circuit PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of DONALD Court of Barton County, EUGENE DICKERHOOF Missouri, on February 20, Deceased Estate No. 13B4- 2014 or as may be continued by the Court, and that any PR00041 NOTICE OF FILING OF objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or FINAL SETTLEMENT Petition or any item thereof AND PETITION FOR must be in writing and DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS filed within twenty days INTERESTED IN THE after the filing of such Final Settlement. ESTATE OF DONALD EUGENE JAMES V. NICHOLS DICKERHOOF, Deceased: NICHOLS & NICHOLS 206 West 10th Street Case No. 13B4-PR00041 You are hereby notified that Lamar, Missouri the undersigned Personal (417) 682-6003 Representative will file MARCY MORRIS a Final Settlement and Personal Representative 1-22,29,2-5,12-4tc Petition for determination

Watson, a single man single man Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by

Walter Dennis Watson, a single man single man dated September 20, 2002 and recorded in the Office

of the northeast quarter of section 33, township 33, range 33, in Barton County, Missouri. Tract II: The south half of the southeast quarter of section 28; all that part of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 33 lying south of the right-of-way of Frisco Railroad; and all that part of the north half of the northeast quarter of section 33 lying north of Frisco right-of-way; all in township 33, range 33, Barton County, Missouri. Parcel 3: The east half of the southwest quarter of section 21, township 33, range 32.

/ Invoice 600777).


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of the persons who are the TRUSTEE’S SALE successors in interest to IN RE: Walter Dennis

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Legals/classifieds Legals, continued from page 4B of the Recorder of Deeds of Barton County, Missouri in Book 478, Page 644 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 4:55 PM), at the West Front Door of the Court House, City of Lamar, County of Barton, State of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate, described in said Deed of Trust, and situated in Barton County, State of Missouri, to wit: ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION TWELVE (12), TOWNSHIP THIRTY (30), RANGE THIRTY-THREE (33), [IN BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI] SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS AND RIGHT OF WAYS OF RECORD. [THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN BRACKETS HAS BEEN ADDED TO MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION] to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 157445.021914.319914 FC Notice Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the

consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1-29,2-5,12,19-4tc IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate of HELEN M. WINNINGHAM, Deceased, Estate No. 09B4PR00017 NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF HELEN M. WINNINGHAM, Deceased: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal/real property of the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri, on March 3, 2014 or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty days after the filing of such Final Settlement. JAMES V. NICHOLS NICHOLS & NICHOLS 206 West 10th Street Lamar, Missouri (417) 682-6003 NORMA OSTERDYK

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Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday, 5 p.m., in the basement of Lamar Memorial Hall, 1104 Broadway. All meetings are nonsmoking. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., 1104 Broadway, Memorial Hall Basement. Services Offered

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Personal Representative located on the land and affixed 1-29,2-5,12,19-4tc permanently hereto. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE A TRACT OF LAND SALE IN THE For default in the LOCATED NORTHWEST QUARTER payment of debt and performance of the OF THE NORTHWEST obligations secured by QUARTER OF SECTION TOWNSHIP 32 deed of trust executed by 10, NORTH, RANGE Ryan E. Oswald, dated July WEST, BARTON 7, 2009, recorded on July 7, 29 COUNTY, MISSOURI, 2009, in Book 2009 at Page 895, Office of the Recorder FURTHER DESCRIBED FOLLOWS: of Deeds, Barton County, AS BEGINNING AT THE Missouri, the undersigned NORTHWEST CORNER Trustee will on February OF SAID SECTION 10, 21, 2014, between the RUNNING THENCE hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and particularly at SOUTH 00 DEGREES 1:00 p.m., at the West Front WEST ALONG THE LINE OF Door of the Barton County WEST SAID SECTION 10 A Courthouse, 1004 Gulf DISTANCE OF 660 FEET, Street, Lamar, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the THENCE SOUTH 87 highest bidder for cash, the DEGREES 25 MINUTES SECONDS EAST property in Barton County, 09 A DISTANCE OF 660 Missouri, described as: FEET, THENCE NORTH The real property described in this deed of 00 DEGREES EAST A trust includes the mobile DISTANCE OF 660 FEET, or manufactured home THENCE NORTH 87

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Lamar Democrat, Lamar, MO

Beward of fad diets this new year By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Registered Dietitian Barton County Memorial Hospital

It’s that time of year when many of us have “resolutions” to lose weight. Conflicting claims, testimonials and hype can confuse even the most informed consumers. The bottom line is simple, if a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There are no foods or pills that magically burn fat. No super foods will alter your genetic code. No products will miraculously melt fat while you watch

TV or sleep. Some ingredients in supplements and herbal products can be dangerous and even deadly for some people. Steer clear of any diet plans, pills and products that make the following claims: Rapid weight loss – Slow, steady weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes. Healthy plans aim for a loss of no more than ½ pound to two pounds per week. If you lose weight quickly, you’re most likely losing muscle and water. You also will be more likely to regain the pounds

The importance of lime By JILL SCHEIDT

Barton County University Agronomy Specialist Lime is one of the most important additives a producer can apply to a field or pasture. Lime is a soil conditioner that allows other nutrients to become more available through optimizing the soil pH. Taking a representative soil sample is imperative to receiving accurate soil test results and that is the first step in correcting soil pH. Soil samples should be taken every three to five years. At least 10-20 six inch deep cores should be collected from every field. Producers should avoid sampling soon after fertilizing, liming or applying manure. Nutrient availability in soil can fluctuate with soil moisture. Sampling at the same time of year will provide more consistent soil test results. In pastures, avoid sampling within 150 feet of shade areas, watering points and field edges, where livestock may congregate and crop field’s end. Lime is graded according to the effective neutralizing material (ENM). Most lime companies in southwest Mis-

souri have an ENM ranging from 400-450. The finer the lime is ground, the higher the ENM; finer grinding of limestone improves breakdown and speeds reaction with the soil to change pH levels. Limestone is more effective when incorporated in soil because it is not very water soluble, therefore reacts slowly with soil. Priority on a limited fertilizer budget should go to correcting soil pH through liming. Lime increases the efficiency of fertilizers like phosphorus and many micronutrients, by increasing their availability to the plant. Soil structure, microbial activity, activity of soil incorporated herbicide applications and legume persistence are all improved with a proper soil pH. The illustration demonstrates nutrient availability to the plant according to pH level of the soil. The ideal pH range for coolseason grasses is 5.5-7.0; for legumes 6.0-7.5; for row crops 6.0-6.5. Many common fertilizers acidify the soil but the impact on soil pH is relatively small. For example, nitrogen fertilizers have long been

known to acidify the soil. According to John Lory, MU Plant Sciences, it takes about 180 pounds of calcium carbonate to neutralize 100 pounds of nitrogen added as anhydrous ammonia. At this rate, less than one ton/acre of pure lime is needed every five years to offset an application of 200 pounds/acre/ year of nitrogen. If producers have a cornsoybean rotation, only one ton/acre of lime is needed every 10 years to offset that same nitrogen application. Nitrogen fertilizers vary in their ability to acidify the soil. Ammonium sulfate is the most acidifying nitrogen fertilizer; the impact of urea will be similar to anhydrous ammonia. Given the slow effects of fertilizers such as nitrogen on soil pH the best way to manage acidification by fertilizers is to monitor soil pH using soil testing. Sampling fields every three to five years will allow you to monitor trends in soil such as soil pH and identify fields where soil pH is close to dropping below optimum.

quickly afterwards. Quantities and limitations – Ditch diets that allow unlimited quantities of any food such as grapefruit and cabbage soup. It’s boring to eat the same thing over and over and hard to stick with monotonous plans. Avoid any diet that eliminates or severely restricts entire food groups such as carbohydrates. Even if you take a multivitamin, you’ll still miss some critical nutrients. Specific food combinations – There is no evidence that combining certain foods or eating foods at specific times of day will help with weight loss. Eating the “wrong” combinations of food doesn’t cause them to turn to fat immediately or to produce toxins in your intestines, as some plans claim. Rigid menus – Life is already complicated enough. Limiting food choices or

following rigid meal plans can be overwhelming. With any new diet, always ask yourself, “Can I eat this way for the rest of my life?” If the answer is no, the plan is not for you. No need to exercise – Regular physical activity is essential for good health and healthy weight management. The key to success is to find physical activities that you enjoy and then to aim for 30 to 60 minutes of activity on most days of the week. If you want to maintain a healthy weight the best path is a lifelong combination of eating smarter and moving more. For a personalized plan, tailored to your lifestyle and food preferences, a registered dietitian can help you find a realistic, flexible eating style that helps you feel and be your best. For more information call 417-681-5263.

Barton County of Yesteryear

Remembering the CCC, Barton County’s allotment, 1934 The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was arguably the most successful of all the policies of the New Deal administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was created by an act of Congress in 1933 to cope with youth unemployment and financially strapped families in the Great Depression. The Lamar Democrat reported on Barton County’s allotment in an article that appeared in the Tuesday, July 13, 1934 edition. Barton County was allotted a quota of twelve boys to go to the CCC camps, July second. It was directed that the boys who were chosen must be taken from among families who were on relief. There has been a lot of adverse comment on the fact that a good many of the local boys, previously sent were from families that did

not use the money allotted to them by the young foresters. The money was saved for the boy and he was likely to buy himself a second hand car. The boys chosen this time were those recommended by the welfare interviewers after they had gone into each case. They were taken more with regard to the needs of the families than location. They are: Chas. Behrent, Lamar, Route three, Chester Blake, Golden City; Carl T. Clark, Earl D. Boyd, Claude E. Divine and Freeman Woody, all of Lamar; Henry Crowe, of near Minden, Everett Houchin, Milford Route One, Elmer Short and Elwood K. Short, both of Liberal; Clay Williams of Minden. Three alternates were chosen. If any of the boys above chosen should

fail to show up, one of the alternates can go in his place. The alternates are Albertice Coiner, of Golden City; James Hipster, of Burgess and William Samson of Minden. Not only was the CCC successful, it was also extremely popular with the American public. Its conservation work in forestry was especially valuable. One of the criticisms of it charged that it was a devious way of creating an enlarged army because the boys lived in barracks organized into camps, and marched to mess halls and to most work sites. This was at a time when isolationism dominated most Americans’ attitudes toward involvement in world affairs. The Democrat will continue to reprint articles taken from Barton County newspapers of generations ago.

Currency expert to teach seminar at mid-Missouri coin show OSAGE BEACH-Steve Carr, a nationally known expert in Large Cents and Kansas National Bank Notes, will present a free seminar on “First Names on National Bank Notes” at the Mid-Missouri Collectors Show at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Carr teaches a class on U.S. Large Cents at the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. and makes presentations about U.S. Large Cents, National Currency and “How to Become a Coin Dealer” throughout the region. The Mid-Missouri Collectors Show will be held March 21 to March 23 this year at the Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach. “I am extremely honored that Steve Carr will attend and offer this outstanding presentation

at the MidMissouri Collectors Show,” stated Dave Sorrick of In God We Trust LLC, the sponsor of the weekend hobby event. “Steve is well-known in the numismatic community as a specialist in National Currency and is very passionate in his teachings and publications,” added Sorrick. Carr currently serves as the editor of Across the Plains, the bi-monthly newsletter of the Kansas Numismatic Association and is a former president, secretary and treasurer of the Johnson County (KS) Numismatic Association. He will be available in the bourse area throughout the show for consultation and trading. The public is invited to attend the Mid-Missouri

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Collectors Show from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 21; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 and again on Sunday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the show or the seminar. Collectors are invited to buy, sell and trade with the vendors present at the hobby event. Appraisers will also be present to consult with local collectors. For more information call Dave Sorrick at (620) 423-6600 or email him at A flyer for the show and a vendor application are available at

Gary D Davis, 72, Lamar, was taken by EMS to Barton County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries after the 2008 Ford he was driving was slowing to make a turn and was struck in the rear by a 2012 Freightliner being driven by Dwayne E Burris, 51, Rich Hill. Ac-

cording to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report the accident occurred at 1:34 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. The report stated that at the time of the accident the two vehicles were traveling eastbound on Hwy. 160 at the east Lamar city limits.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2012 Honda Rancher ATV, being driven by Ralph L. Stahl, 64, Lamar, was traveling east on US 160, six miles east of Lamar, when he ran off the roadway, went down a deep em-

bankment and overturned, ejecting the driver. The accident occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The report stated that Stahl received serious injuries and was airlifted to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

Area man injured in ATV accident

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