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Lamar R-1 School Board survey to appear in April 2 edition By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat

The Lamar Democrat will be featuring a Lamar R-1 School Board survey in the April 2 edition. A series of five questions have been mailed to the school board candidates to be completed and returned to us in order for the public to get a better feel on the people that are running for election. If available, a picture of the individual candidate will also appear. There are seven candidates running and it is the newspaper's hope that they will all return the questionnaire in order for them to be published.

Lamar Democrat address clarification By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat

There has been some confusion regarding where to send payment for bills and subscriptions when submitting them to the Lamar Democrat. All payments may be sent to us locally at P.O. Box 458, Lamar, MO 64759 or to the corporate office, Lamar Democrat, c/o Lewis County Press, P.O. Box 227, Canton, MO 63465. We have received payments where the address has been crossed and they have been sent to the Lamar Democrat, P.O. Box 227, Lamar, MO 64759. This is not correct. When sending them to us locally, please use the P.O. Box 458 address. Also, payments may be brought by the office at 100 E. 11th St., in Lamar. Please note that we are no longer at the 900 Gulf St. address. If you go there it will tell you it is temporarily closed for remodeling. We are not closed, we are very much in business. Feel free to stop by anytime, even if it's just to see our new offices! We value your patronage.


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A wonderful program promoting literacy came to Lamar West Elementary School on Thursday, March 13, for a fun-tastic time of sharing music, books and poetry with Pat Higginbotham, Carol Darrow and Suzanne Cloyed. “Reading Is Fun” was enjoyed by third and fourth graders during a morning celebration and each student walked away with a personal new book of their choice. These amazing volunteers come to Lamar R-1 Elementary schools at least twice a year to promote literacy and give away books.

Lamar R-I board of education renews contracts, hears security report By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-March is contract renewal time for the board of education of the Lamar R-I School District. In executive session, March 13, contracts for the 2014-15 school year were approved for 39 probationary teachers and those who will be eligible to become tenured teachers the following year. The district has 61 tenured teachers for whom no vote was required. Approval was also given to extend contracts to 13 certified employees for the Barton, Dade, and Jasper counties Special Education Cooperative. The board also accepted the resignations of Jennifer Doty, special education teacher at East Primary School, and Natalie Mast, Spanish/English teacher. A contract extension was granted to OPAA for food service and OPS for custodial services, both for the 2014-15 school year. One additional half-time position was added to the OPS contract since the new building, now under construction, is expected to be finished and ready for occupancy by August. During a report on security by Executive Director Piper Stewart, it was learned that all of the R-I buildings have a total of 56 doors. However, each building has only one main entrance. All other doors are kept locked. An inspector will be hired to find ways to make each door more secure. Also, the school resource officer, Cpl. Oliver Cornell, will soon undergo specialized training in maintaining security. Stewart also disclosed that cameras are mounted in all of the district’s school buses. Two parents of children attending Lamar schools appeared before the board to object to the adoption of the curriculum known as Common Core State Standards. Denise Overstreet raised the issue of control over local school dis-

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tricts and said Common Core takes control to the national level and away from the local community. She said it flies in the face of small and limited government. She asked the board members if they felt they knew enough about Common Core, which she asserted was created “behind our backs.” Jamie Shaver, who appeared before the board at its January 16 meeting, said Common Core invades children’s privacy when it requires the sharing of information about them, a sharing which also crosses state lines. She took issue with Common Core testing, which she asserted was age inappropriate and stressful to the children who would take them. Directing a question to the board, she asked them if they felt Common Core is good for Lamar schools.

Shaver’s position on the agenda for the board meeting did not provide time for a dialogue on Common Core, but she said she desires one at some time in the future. Although it was not a dialogue, Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris did respond briefly. First, he said that he has met with Shaver several times and has great respect for the research she has done on the subject. He added that the standards that have been established in the Lamar R-I curriculum are still locally driven. Common Core State Standards were adopted by the Lamar board roughly two years ago, but implementation has not been completed. In an update on construction of new buildings, Dr. Harris told the board that it was likely the floor base of the new gymnasium would be poured dur-

ing the week of March 17-21. After viewing a video of the latest statewide trends and issues from the Missouri School Boards Association, Dr. Harris noted that a regional meeting of MSBA will be held in Neosho on April 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Harris also said he has received several telephone calls from persons wanting to purchase bricks from the district’s 1936 building, which has been razed to be replaced by a new structure. Upon his recommendation, the board unanimously approved selling the bricks at $5 apiece with a maximum limit of five bricks per person. The board will determine at a later date what use will be made of the funds raised. One of the bricks is on display on the front counter of the Lamar Democrat.

Training for disaster response highlights LEPC meeting By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-The alternate monthly meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) appropriately concentrated on training to cope with disasters. A Hazard Mitigation Plan for Barton County was given final approval from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in December, 2013. All except $5,000 of the cost of the plan was paid with federal dollars. Various types of documented volunteer work in creating the plan is allowed as in-kind credit toward paying off the $5,000. According to Joe Kelly of the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council, Barton County Emergency

Management has now reduced its obligation to just $1,300, and that will likely be completely paid in the near future. With a Hazard Mitigation Plan in place, Barton County becomes eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A multi-state exercise, known as Capstone, will be conducted June 16, 17, and 18 on coping with an earthquake disaster, a very appropriate exercise for Missouri since the New Madrid fault is an active zone in the bootheel. Barton County Emergency Management will participate on the 16th and 17th from 9 a.m. until noon in the training room of the Barton County Ambulance Department. Training for CPR certifica-

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tion will be offered by the Red Cross of Jasper County on May 28, 29, and 30 at the Red Cross Academy on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. There will be no charge. A natural gas emergency class is being organized in Barton County. The time and location of the class will be announced later. Emergency Management Director Tom Ryan reported that the statewide test of emergency warning sirens, conducted on March 6, found two sirens inoperable. All others worked properly. The next meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee will be at noon, May 8, in the training room of the Barton County Ambulance Department.


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correspondents Coonfoot & Vicinity By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning it is so nice for a change to see the sunshine instead of dreary, cloudy skies. My daughter, Sara Payne, came home over the weekend and took my brother, George Straw, and myself to Golden Corral to celebrate my birthday. We then went home and played Double 9 Dominoes. That's always fun. My sister, Esther, always bakes cookies and on her and K.D.'s way home they leave them with George. The man on the radio said winter wasn't over yet. There is supposed to be more mixed rain and snow this week. I feel we've had enough and would enjoy warmer weather. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson and Ella Mae Turpen enjoy going to dinner at a restaurant. Aubry Winans, Ray and Nicole Winans, Ray and Tristan and Elvin Winans Jr. and Durella were visitors of Marie Winans. Kenneth Dee and Esther Archer, Louise Ott and Michael and Gay Straw were supper guests of George Straw on Saturday evening. Remember the bridge south of Alba is now open. It's so nice to go straight through to 96 highway instead of having to use other roads. Jane Moss stopped by to see Louise Ott and left her some homemade cookies. I enjoyed a telephone call this morning from Shirley Mae Giegor, Jefferson City. She was wishing me a happy birthday. I'll only turn 85 years young on Tuesday, March 11.

Sheldon By DARLENE SHERIDAN Mary Ann Clark was a patient at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City last week and will spend a few days in rehab before returning home. Friends of Sunya Dockery were sorry to learn she had fallen in her garage and was unable to get up until a friend, Phyllis Caldwell, stopped by to see her. She was taken to the Nevada hospital by ambulance, as she was terribly bruised and very sore. Everyone sends Sunya best wishes for a quick recovery. A house located on Anderson, just west of the railroad track, burnt Saturday. It had been vacant for many years and was burned to clear the lot. Another fire, not planned, destroyed a shed this week. The Sheldon Fire Department held a fundraiser last Sunday, March 9, at the Sheldon Community building. They served baked potatoes with all the trimmings, along with hot dogs and drinks. Donations were accepted to support the volunteer fire department. The March Vision meeting was held Mon-

day, March 10. The four Drury students presented their concepts of Sheldon possibilities. A crowd listened as the students presented their concepts and after time with individual students the group had an answer and question session about Sheldon improvements and opportunities. The student concepts are on view at the school for people to review. The April 7 meeting will be at the school gym, where the ideas will be condensed down to one concept and presented to the public. Everyone should come out and listen to the concepts. Visitors in my home this weekend were Bill and Delila Brown, Lee Summit’s and Jim and Delores Honey of Carthage. Bill and Delila also visited with Bill’s mother, Elizabeth, in Nevada. The Sheldon Jolly Senior Citizens met Tuesday for an afternoon meeting on March 11 at the Donaldson Building.

Wolfe. We remembered just one day late, but we try. Thanks to Gary Harshaw and Gary W. for letting us know about the Ozark Electric thing. Our name wasn’t in the Greenfield list, but was in the Sarcoxie list. Carl Sheets is headed to Yukon, Okla. for doctor appointments. Will spend a week there, as each doctor has to have a different day. What a way to spend a week. Charles Casey said they were having a clean up day with the broken limbs and a wiener roast afterwards. Now that is a way to get things done and we have been invited. Went to Milford Friday and they sure had a big crowd. Went to Red Oak 2 on Saturday and they did too. It must be the weather and it getting warm enough to get out. Rumor is that Crawford and Co. is going to be at the Avilla Baptist Church Saturday. Will have to check that out.


Maxine's Musings



Top of the mornin’ to ya. My 52nd anniversary is today. Ron said he didn’t even think he would live to 50, let alone be married this long. Maybe that explains his reasoning in all that he does. This week he tried to saw his leg with the chain saw (missed) and fell over the trees that he was sawing. Just a little banged up. Yes, Lynn my days are never boring. Henry and Linda Leaming came over one day to saw, but had finished by the time Ron got back with his sharpened chains. We had a short spring, didn’t we? One day sitting on the patio and the next day sitting by the fire watching the snow fly. My poor jonquils and surprise lilies get a surprise every day or two. Ron got a bad case of Poison Ivy. He said the fence row he was into had a lot of it and the sap must be rising as it got all over him. I remember Kamala getting it when she was riding a school bus and a farmer was burning brush that the bus went by and the smoke came in the windows. She and Ron have a time of it. Since I don’t get it, all I can do is sympathize. Ron says ticks, poison ivy and mosquitos all run from me. Maybe so. A thank you to Jean Ehrsam who always remembers our special day. How she does it I don’t know, but it is nice to have such special friends. Russ called on Saturday to wish us a “happy” because everyone was wearing green up in St. Louis. That was the day for that town to have their parade. It always gets a little rowdy downtown and special law enforcement turns out to watch the drunks. Kamala called to make a date for this Sunday. She is counting the days until school is out. Two of Ron's dogs now have chains, because as soon as he turns them out they want to check out the neighbors. Happy Birthday Gary

John and Sue Lockridge recently drove to Sullivan to spend the weekend with their son, Phillip Gould and daughter-inlaw, Diane, and grandchildren Ben, Noah and Reese. While there they attended several family events. I see where members of the Lamar Tiger football team will be honored at the Springfield Cardinals baseball game on April 19, at 6:10 p.m. The Tigers won the 2013 Class 2 State Championship. This is their third state championship in three consecutive years. Bravo to the Brotherhood! Also, Zach Harris, Lamar school superintendent, will throw out the first pitch of the game. Tickets are available at the Lamar High School office. The Lamar Red Hat Classi Lassies met at the Barton County Senior Center for their luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 13. Hostesses Doris Woods and Loeta Thompson had covered the long table with a purple cloth covered with red hats. A potted green shamrock, flanked by St. Patrick pigs, was centered on the table. Festive green streamers ran down the center with cut out green shamrocks scattered alongside the table. Cute favors were nut cups and a home baked shamrock cookie. Shamrock napkins and an embossed green

bookmark completed the St. Patrick's Day theme. Senior center supervisor Stormy Cuba, assisted by Clara Smith, fashioned favors of Red Hat cookies wrapped in tissue. Prayer was given by a center attendee. Betty Gideon read an Irish poem to the group. Workers at the center served a lunch of taco salad and pudding, with tea or coffee. A “Thank You” to Stormy for serving a meal to each Red Hat lady. Red Hat Queen Mother Sue Hobson welcomed the 22 ladies present. Hostess Doris Woods presented the door prizes. All checked the back of their bookmark for a Red Hat sticker. Margaret Wattenbarger received the green shamrock and


Betty Gilkey was the hostess Tuesday, March 11. Dorothy Roberts placed first and Marian Roberts took second. The hostess for March 18 is scheduled to be Kathy Jenkins and Gloria Kurtz will be the hostess on Tuesday, March 25.

SHELDON JOLLY SENIOR CITIZENS Sheldon Jolly Senior Citizens met Tuesday afternoon for their monthly birthday meeting with Joy Beeman as hostess, furnishing cake. A short business meeting was held with members answering roll call with “Tell of a gardening experience?” The devotion was given by Darlene Sheridan from an article, “Planting a Special Garden”, then closed with a prayer. The group voted to meet March 18 at 12:30 p.m. and each member is to bring a sack lunch. Cards were signed for members who are ill and unable to attend. The meeting closed with refreshments and the singing of “Happy Birthday”. The remainder of the afternoon was spent playing dominoes.

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Maxine Morin got a bottle of body lotion. March birthdays were Sandy Harris, Donna Letton and Darlene Harper. Several Red Hat ladies are traveling on the bus to the Kansas City Dinner Theatre at the time of the regular April meeting. Hostesses for the month of May will be Beula Miller and Carol Branum. On April 24, 2 p.m., the Red Hat ladies will entertain the Truman Roses at Truman Healthcare. The meeting closed with a song. I often see on TV about the Publisher's Clearing House marching to the door of a home, ringing the doorbell and handing the person a $100,000 (somewhere in that range) check. I used to


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Grill vegetable kabobs as part of a barbecue meal. Try tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. Did you know there are over 100 varieties of squash? Check online for a new recipe today. Try vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, squash, and artichokes to use in different dishes. Can you name four different ways you like to eat tomatoes? Try something new and healthy like tomato pie recipe. Rather than buying a vegetable pizza from a restaurant or a store, try sprucing up a cheese pizza with your favorite vegetables. Don't know what to do with leftovers? Puree roasted vegetables with chicken stock to make a hearty and flavorful soup. Need a snack? Have a glass of low-sodium vegetable juice and a few whole-wheat crackers to take away the hunger pangs. Tip for eating out: Share entrées with a friend. Have one person order a meat dish, and the other order a vegetable dish or a large salad. Keep vegetables separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood while shopping, storing, and preparing. Buy fresh, seasonal vegetables. They cost less and are more likely to be at their peak flavor.

send each one that I received back to the company, thinking I would get rich some day. Eddie made comments (I called it making fun of me; he said they were common sense comments for my own good). I now put any notices in File 13. Guess he won that one. Did you plant potatoes on St. Patrick's Day? I read in a gardening article to plant snow peas on the same day. They are the flat pod peas where you eat the pod along with the peas. Gee! I wish they had been more available in my pea planting days. I have shelled a ton (more or less) of peas. Keep our military troops in your prayers. Until next time...

To incorporate more vegetables into your pizza or pasta--blend carrots, zucchini or spinach into the tomato sauce. Look online for recipes. Try different ways to use eggplant: Baba Ghanoush, eggplant parmesan, grilled eggplant sandwiches, or stuffed with rice and tomatoes. Looking for a new way to eat Brussels sprouts? They can be boiled, sautéed, or oven roasted to go along with any meal. Casseroles are a great way to serve vegetables, but they can contain lots of Empty Calories. Look for healthy versions online. Make vegetables part of your lunch every day by eating veggie wraps, pizzas or sandwiches.

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Friends & Family Healing Waters holds ribbon cutting Simmons-Lovell and open house engagement

Healing Waters held its ribbon cutting and open house on Monday, March 10, at the Barton County Chamber of Commerce office. Several chamber members, board members and members of the public were in attendance. Healing Waters, according to their website, is all about “helping you achieve health and wellness in the five key areas of living well”. Those areas are nutrition, exercise, supplements, sleep and attitude. We use a professional profiling system to construct a plan uniquely yours. It is like having a professional trainer for free!” For more information about Healing Waters contact owner Peg Miller at 417-214-0834.

Durman celebrates 90th birthday

In celebration of his 90th birthday, Donald Durman of Lockwood was joined by his fam-

ily on Sunday, March 16, at a Carthage restaurant, to celebrate this amazing milestone. The 50 in

attendance included his Donald was wished a four children and their day of sunshine and hapfamilies, as well as his py memories. Happy 90th brother and his family. birthday, Donald.

Horse enthusiasts will soon be galloping into Springfield for HorseFest, the area’s major equine exposition. The 2014 edition of HorseFest marks the 10th year for the event and it promises to offer even more than

in years past. The event, which is slated for Friday, March 21, Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 will once again be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. HorseFest promises to

offer something for just about everyone interested in the equine industry and is presented by Farm Talk Newspaper and the Ozark Empire Fair. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to see top-notch clinicians, speakers, educational topics and a list of daily activities that will keep everyone busy. This year’s Gold Sponsors at HorseFest include PFI Western Store, MFA/Applegate and Race Brothers/ Priefert. Their continued support allows HorseFest to bring in nationally known clinicians, entertainment events and equine educators. HorseFest will also feature the area’s largest equine-oriented trade show with over 300 booths. The displays will include horse trailers, buildings, stalls, feed, saddles, tack, clothing, boots, jewelry, educational information and much more. Headlining this year’s HorseFest will be internationally known horseman, trainer and entertainer

2014 edition of HorseFest marks 10th year

Guy McLean. The twotime Road to the Horse colt starting champion brings his equine expertise all the way from the Australian Outback where he developed his “find a better way” system of making the most of the humanhorse relationship. The Aussie horseman integrates some of his prize pupils into his presentations, demonstrating the dramatic potential of the well-trained horse. McLean and his horses will entertain as well as educate in three clinics each on Friday and Saturday and two more on Sunday. Just like in past years the event will offer plenty to see including the fast and furious action of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Need a little more action? HorseFest will also feature a National Barrel Horse Association Invitational Barrel Racing Showdown featuring some of the area’s fastest cowboys and cowgirls. For a list of the daily activities, clinicians, equine educators and clinics at HorseFest check out the website at On Sunday, HorseFest will feature a Cowboy Church Service with cowboy Christian music for anyone that wants to attend from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission for HorseFest will be $10 daily for adults. Youth ranging in age from 13-18 can purchase tickets for $5 and children 12 and under are admitted free. This year’s Gold Sponsors will be sponsoring $3 Off Family Coupons or go to and download your $3 Off Family Coupon. For more information contact Farm Talk at (620) 421-9450 or the Ozark Empire Fair at (417) 833-2660.

Mr. and Mrs. Max W. Simmons, Lamar, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth, to Zachary James Lovell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Todd Lovell, Mindenmines. Sara is a 2009 graduate of Lamar High School and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Zach is a 2010 graduate of Liberal High School and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Sara is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Cain, Lamar and the late Raymond Simmons and Kathleen Amber, Joplin. Zach is the grandson of Doyle Dingman and the late Norma Dingman, Mindenmines and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lovell, Cherokee, Kan., and the late Dorothy Lovell, Springfield. A July 19 wedding is being planned at the Lamar United Methodist Church. After a honeymoon on the island of Grenada, the couple plans to reside in Branson.

Johnsons celebrate 40th

H. Iver and Nancy Johnson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 23. Their children will host a reception for them at St. Mary's Catholic Church Parish Hall in Lamar at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Iver grew up in Haven, Kan., while Nancy grew up near Cumberland, Iowa. The couple met while attending St. John's Lutheran College in Winfield, Kan., where Iver played basketball and Nancy studied to be a parish worker. The couple was married on March 23, 1974 at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Iowa. In their 40th years of marriage, the couple has lived in California, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri before settling in Lamar in July 1993. Iver has been employed as a teacher and coach for the Lamar School District for 20 years. Nancy worked for several years at US Bank. The couple has been blessed by two daughters, Heidi Johnson and Anna Strong and her husband Greg, as well as a large extended family and a lifetime of good friends.

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METZGER’S MUTTERINGS years that we were able to enjoy him. He had been a good friend of mine since I moved to Lamar in the early 1980's and we had a special bond that transpired through the years. We might go for months between seeing each other, but always knew the other one was there. He later became friends with my husband, Gary, and was a special person in his life too. I have always been blessed to have an abun-

I learned an extremely valuable lesson the hard way this past week. A very close, dear friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer and was in the hospital a couple of weeks ago. Upon his return home he was put on hospice and given a short chance to make it. I spoke to his sister a week and a half before and she had filled me in on his condition. With full intention I told her that I would be by to see him as soon as I could. Guess what? It never happened. Why is it so easy to get caught up in our own lives that it takes something like this to slow down and realize what should have been done. Pure and simple, I should

have taken the time to go see him. The old saying, “I shoulda, coulda, woulda” is imperative here and I will forever regret not taking just 15 minutes out of my 24 hour day to tell him goodbye. He knew how I felt and how special he was to me, as I believe I was to him, but it's not the same. The last time he was diagnosed with cancer was a few years back when I was going through mom dying and he helped me through that really difficult time. Needless to say, we had some extraordinary talks about our various relationships with the good Lord and at the time he told me he was a believer and was not afraid to go. In the end he decided to take chemo and it did at least buy him a few more

ST. LOUIS-During a recent Asgrow and DEKALB brands Yield Chasers event, Lamar and Sheldon farmers raised money to aid Farm Safety For Just Kids nonprofit program, while receiving recognition for producing top soybean and corn yields. The third annual Mis-

souri and eastern Kansas Yield Chasers event was held in Kansas City to recognize 44 local farmers for producing the highest yields in their Missouri or eastern Kansas area USDA crop reporting district. These Asgrow soybean and DEKALB corn yield winners celebrated with a night of fun and

education, while also raising money for the Farm Safety For Just Kids organization. The Asgrow and DEKALB brands donated items for the evening auction event. After Monsanto’s America’s Farmers matching donation, the farmers collectively raised $4,234 dollars to support the farm safety program.

SPRINGFIELD-Most Americans are aware that fruits and vegetables are more healthy and nutritious than junk food. But, who believes they are actually cheaper? Some Americans might think: “I know junk food is not cheaper in the long run because I will likely have more health issues if I continue to eat junk food.” That is certainly true. “But, now we know that junk food is not cheaper in the short run either,” said Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Research by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and others have shown that whole foods such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy foods are actually less expensive than food products that are often high in fat, salt, and sugar according to Duitsman. “When researchers substituted salty and sweet foods, baked foods and frozen treats with fruit and vegetable options, they found that equivalent portions of whole foods where cheaper. They also found that if these sub-

stitutions were made daily for one month, they amounted to 3,780 less calories consumed,” said Duitsman. An added benefit to eating whole foods is that they tend to satisfy the appetite much better than junk foods. For example, eating a candy bar with 290 calories might not make a person feel full but a banana with 105 calories might. “Whole foods are not only lower in calories, but they contain many healthpromoting and disease fighting compounds to keep us healthy. There is an endless variety of fruits and vegetables that can also be quite convenient if we plan ahead,” said Duitsman. Analysis of this research shows that Americans following the USDA Dietary Guidelines, based on 2,000 calories per day, can purchase the amount of fruits and vegetables recommended by USDA for only $2.00 to $2.50 per day. “Basically, smart shoppers can make their food budget go even further by buying whole foods inseason,” said Duitsman. University of Missouri Extension has developed the Seasonal and Simple

smart phone application, which is now available in both IOS and Android versions. Seasonal and Simple has a chart showing when each item is in season locally. It also provides recipes and nutritional information and explains how to select and prepare the fruit or vegetable, including what part(s) are edible and how to store each part. “Whole foods are available fresh, frozen, canned and dried. If packaged, always read labels to ensure you are getting only the whole food, and not unhealthy additives,” said Duitsman. “Whether you’re looking for ways to protect your wallet or your waistline, whole foods may be the way to go.” For more information on nutrition contact one of the following nutrition specialists: Dr. Lydia Kaume in Barton County, (417) 682-3579; Dr. Pam Duitsman, in Greene County, (417) 881-8909; or Cammie Younger in Texas County, (417) 967-4545. Information is also available online

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat

dance of good friends in my life – some have lasted a lifetime and others just a while, but they are all important to me and special in their own unique way. In Lamar alone I have made a hand full of extremely close friends that mean the world to me but unfortunately I neglect to go by and see them as often as I should. They know who they are! Guess that is a New Year's resolution that I should have made. I

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: I was asking myself the other day, “why should I buy a newspaper?” Everything we hear on the radio, everything we see and hear on the TV is regulated in some way or another. We only hear and see other people's views and comments on issues that effect us. We only see advertisements that are chosen for us to hear and view. We, as citizens, hardly ever get to voice or comment on this kind

have a bad habit of taking things, and people, for granted; believing that they will be in my life forever. Needless to say these past five years I have found that not to be true and have been lambasted with what seems like one death after another. It is inevitable as one ages, but we aren't supposed to go until we're old and gray (Uh oh, I've already got the gray part down!) So don't make the mistake I did. Take this op-

of media. But, when we buy a local newspaper we read stories and articles that effect us in and around our community. We see advertisements for companies and stores in and around our community. We are able to speak our views and comments on things that happen in and around our community, the United States and the world. If we lose our newspaper, we are losing one of our basic rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Freedom of Speech. So, the next

time you are watching TV and listening to the radio, stop and think, “Are they telling me what is happening in my community?” “Can I voice my opinion or views on this topic?” Join me in retaining our rights by purchasing a local newspaper. When you buy a local newspaper, not only are you helping a local business, but supporting the growth of our community. Jimmie R. Moore, Liberal

Lamar and Sheldon farmers raise funds for child safety

Bargain shoppers should eat whole foods to save money and satisfy hunger

The Farm Safety For Just Kids nonprofit program was developed to address child accidents and injuries in the agricultural industry. The organization makes a difference in the lives of families by providing educational resources and programs to rural children about farm safety. Monsanto has been a supporter of this organization since 2001 and has seven active midwest chapters to help keep farm children safe. “We couldn’t have the programs and materials we have at Farm Safety For Just Kids if it weren’t for our supporters,” said Farm Safety For Just Kids Executive Director Dave Schweitz. “It’s great that we are thought of so we can continue to provide

portunity to call or visit someone you love while you still can. I'm not making any promises, but I am going to try to do better. This was a rude awaking, but a necessary one! Friends and family are something we should never take for granted. Cherish them each and every day for you honestly don't know how long you will be blessed to have them in your life. God speed Scooter – you will live on in my memories forever!

farm safety educational resources to children everywhere.” Farmers who entered the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Yield Contest or the MO/ KS Soybean Association Yield Contest earned an opportunity to compete in the Asgrow and DEKALB Yield Chasers program. The following area farmers were recognized at the event for achieving top yields in their area district: Keb Walters, Lamar, second place, Non-Irrigated category, DEKALB DKC5509, 158.44 bu/ac; Darrell Crockett, Sheldon, second place, Non-Irrigated category, DEKALB DKC5356, 146.78 bu/ac; Larry Compton, Lamar, second place, Irrigated category,

Asgrow AG3832, 68.74 bu/ac and TJ Onslott, Lamar, first place, Conventional category, Asgrow AG4632, 59.53 bu/ac and second place, Conventional category, Asgrow AG4832, 57.17 bu/ac. The 250 yield winners and guests were invited to various learning sessions. These sessions included topics on the latest agriculture information in an effort to help farmers strive for higher yields and greater performance. For more information about maximizing your yield potential (and a complete list of new Asgrow and DEKALB products), contact your expert Asgrow and DEKALB dealer or visit Asgrow. com and

Lamar Middle School sees major changes Lamar Middle School has gone through some major changes since last year. The passage of the bond issue last spring allowed them to remodel the building, as well as demolish the older section of the middle school to allow room for a new addition. The building had new windows and doors put in, all the rooms and hallways were painted, new lockers were installed and several other jobs were done. The staff and students have been very flexible and cooperative to all the disruptions that have taken place with this work. The new addition is progressing nicely and the community is encouraged to drive by and see how much the building has changed. A big thank you goes out to the community for passing

the bond issue allowing for all of the improvements. Lamar Middle School has continued to have success in many of their sports programs. The seventh and eighth grade football teams were undefeated and the boys cross country team were conference champions. The number of participants has continued to stay strong, allowing these young athletes to get experience. Track practice has started and they hope to repeat some of their performances from last spring. The academic programs have continued to have success also. The Math Counts team has competed in several contests with positive results. The team has also had several students qualify for state

competitions. The quiz bowl teams have had at least one team place in almost every category of their league competitions also. The band and choir are just getting ready to enter their competition season. All the teachers and staff have worked to increase the student performance in the classrooms also as they get ready to enter their standardized testing time. The Student Council and Positive Behavior Support team have continued to work together to reward students for being respectful, responsible and ready with their attendance, attitude and grades. Thank you to the Tiger Pride sponsors that have made donations that have allowed the school to reward students for meeting these goals.



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Pryer awarded PSU scholarship

PITTSBURG, Kan.-Logan Pryer, son of Shawn and Jennifer Pryer, Jasper, has been awarded the Alumni Legacy License Plate Scholarship from Pittsburg State University

for the 2013-14 academic semester(s). Pryer, a graduate of Jasper High School, is a freshman at PSU, majoring in Electrical Technology.

Golden City kindergarten screening set for March 25 GOLDEN CITY-Kindergarten screening will be held at Golden City Elementary School on Tuesday, March 25. Appointments are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will take approximately one hour. In order to attend Golden City Schools, families must reside in the Golden City School District and prospective kindergarteners must turn five before August

1. On the day of screening please bring the child's birth certificate, immunization records, social security card and proof of residency (this can be any bill with the individual's physical address on it). Contact Brenda Stalker at 417-5374272 to schedule your appointment or for more information.

West Spelling Bee correction

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School/SPORTS East Primary experiences great year

This past year has been a great year for Lamar East Primary, with students and staff working hard academically, while having a good time doing it. The school has had its first and second grade programs with the students putting on great performances. There was a good turnout from parents and community members. First grade enjoyed “Farm Day” at the park, learning all about the hard work that goes into farming. Students have taken field trips to the pumpkin

patch, Fantastic Caverns and will soon be visiting the zoo. Dr. Zach Harris came to carve pumpkins with all grade levels and Hallow-

een, Christmas and Valentines parties were held. The school celebrated the 100th day of school and Dr. Seuss's birthday. Students put on a great

talent show with hula hoopers, dancers, karate performers and a stand up comedian. The school raised almost $1800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dr. Harris said, “We are so lucky to have such a supportive community here in Lamar. Parents and volunteers are always ready to lend a hand whenever needed”. East Primary is full of smiling faces, from both students and adults. The year has flown by and they all look forward to continued success and happiness.

Bulldogs third grade boys win league tournament The 2013-14 Liberal Bulldogs third grade boys basketball team won their league tournament recently. Back row, front left, are coach Jason Clemensen, Nathan Smith, Lane Pearson, Payton Morrow, Brady Windsor, Brady Wahl and coach Chris Morrow; front row, Jack Larson, Cameron Peak, Matt Boehne, Chase Ray and Kale Marti. Not pictured is Gage Dunlap. The team's record against others in their league was 9-1.

Golden City Eagles sixth grade finishes undefeated Pictured with Lamar West Elementary Principal Sharon Brannan is Kara Morey, left, and Payden Nolting, center. The West Elementary nized in the Lamar Spelling Bee was recog- Democrat last month with Jill Fast from Lamar Bank & Trust. This has been a wonderful tradition with LBT's support each year. A mistake was turned in by the school regarding the final two winners that they would like to correct. Payden Nolting was the first runner up and Kara Morey was the Grand Champion Speller for the second year in a row. Both ladies and all participants broke a school record. The school was very excited for both girls at the very end. It was an excellent competition with two remarkable young ladies.

Pictured are, back row, Arlo Stump, Coach Josh Pictured are, back row, Arlo Stump, Trey Evans, Willis, Trenton Evans, Lehman Julian; front row, Ann Parker (great aunt and stat keeper), Trenton Talon Besendorfer, Eliab Cifuentes and Trey Evans, Ben Wilhelm; front row, Matthew Weiser, Talon Besendorfer, Eliab Cifuentes. Evans. The Golden City Eagles sixth grade basketball team, coached by Josh Willis, played an undefeated season. They came in first place during the Spring River Valley Conference Tournament. The team consisted of No. 16 Arlo Stump, No. 24 Talon Besendorfer, No. 4 Eliab Cifuentes, No. 7 Trey Evans, No. 8 Trenton Evans, No. 18 Lehman Julian, No. 17 Ben Wilhelm and No. 29 Matthew Weiser. On March 8 the team participated in Bronaugh's basketball tournament, where the boys won third place. The team displayed great sportsmanship and team effort throughout their season. End of season stats for scoring points were: Arlo, 145 points; Talon, 66 points; Eliab, 85 points; Trey, 59 points; Trenton, 29 points; Lehman, two points; Ben, six points and Matthew, 32 points.

Liberal Elementary's third quarter honor roll

LIBERAL-The third quarter honor roll has been released by Liberal Elementary School. All A Honor Roll FIFTH GRADE- Macy Bean, Gracie Bott, Max Dingman, Jenna Perry, Bethany Vore. FOURTH GRADEJah'ziah Boyd, Trey

Bright, Caleb Moreno, Connor Trout. THIRD GRADE- Annabell Crabtree, Emily Hayden, Payton Morrow, Keirsten Kuffler, Brady Lemmons, Ahree Lutes, Mattison Mutz, Cameron Peak, Jordan Stone, Caleb Vore. A/B Honor Roll

FIFTH GRADE- Jacee Barthelme, Hailey Gruver, Mykala Kennedy, Gunner Miller, Bryson Overstreet, Delaney Wentland, William Boehne, Jerry Schuh, Molly Stebbins, Madison Stewart, Kayli Wolf, Cole Yount. FOURTH GRADEBrock Bowman, Noah Endicott, Chloe Lake, Elizabeth Long, Braxtyn Muncy, Ragan Spurling,

AJ Banwart, Jonathan Beaman, Kaitlin Gruver, Madison Harris, Bracy Martinez, Lilli Niffen. THIRD GRADE- Olivia Butler, Michael Grey, Ethan Mancillas, Kale Marti, Cheyane Molina, Hannah Trenary, Lane Pearson, Ivy Sherman, Jeremy Stevens, Braydon Wahl, Kara Short, Lauren Dalby, Matt Boehne, Bryson McBride.

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Basketball knock out tournament winners

Coach Harvey Fry hosted a Basketball Knock Out Tournament on the final day of February, to wrap up the Hoops for Heart contest at Lamar West Elementary. Pictured with Coach Fry are first place shooters Sierra White and Conner Shoff; second place shooters, Brianna Wass and Ethan Pittsenbarger and third place shooters, Codey Fanning and Zachary Hargrave.

Area girls named to Girls' State

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Springfield Cardinals to honor Lamar Tiger football

The Lamar Tiger football team will be honored by the Springfield Cardinals on Saturday, April 19, 6:10 p.m., when the Springfield Cardinals take on the Arkansas Travelers. The LHS Choir will be singing the National Anthem before

All sports benefit auction to be held at Lamar West Elementary The public is invited to an All Sports Benefit Auction to be held Friday, March 28, 7 p.m., at the Lamar West Elementary gymnasium. Many unique items are up for bid including a Len Dawson autographed jersey, an Albert Pujols autographed jersey,

restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, Mizzou jerseys for football and basketball, a Duck Dynasty autographed football and much more. There will be items available for both a live and a silent auction. Lamar Booster Club will provide light refreshments.

McArthur selected to attend Missouri Boys' State Marissa Polodna, sponsored by VFW Post No. 3691, Josie Kaderly, sponsored by the Rotary Club and Jordan Lindquist, sponsored by Elks Lodge No. 2800 have been selected to represent Lamar High School at Missouri Girls State this June at CMU in Warrensburg.

the game and Dr. Zach Harris will throw out the first pitch. Members of the 2013 State Champion Football team will be recognized on the field. Tickets are available at the high school office for $11 each. All seats are on the first base line. Proceeds from ticket sales support Lamar athletics and activities.

Logan McArthur has been selected to attend Missouri Boys' State at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Boys' State is held in June. McArthur is a junior at Lamar High School and is the son of J.D. And Cheryl McArthur.

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Project book for 2014 discussed by Lamar Community Betterment By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat

Lamar Community Betterment met at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 12 at the Wolf Building. The meeting was opened by Elaine Davis, with the secretary's report being given by Barbara McDaniel. The treasurer's report, given by Ginnie Keatts, showed a current balance of $6128.39. Ricky Fast had asked to speak to the group concerning a special ed program to be held at East Primary. However, he was not present. It was noted that he may speak at a future meeting. A $250 participation fee had been requested by Missouri Community Betterment. The cost is the same as previous years and it was unanimously voted to pay the fee. The 2014 CB project book was discussed, with the various items to be included: Lamar Airport expansion, Tools for Schools project, the 10th Street Community Farmers' Market and the Lamar City Park Dog Park. After some discussion it was decided to also include the Extreme Power for Youth that was presented last year by the Ministerial Alliance. The project for the youth include Lamar Headstart “From the Farm to You” program and the MOHOCOLA Community Gardens, Cooking Matters and Invest An Acre. Tony Morgan has been recommended to be submitted as the Youth Leadership nominee and the adult leadership nominee is still yet to be determined. A new brochure is being made up by the CB, promoting the benefits of living in the area. A rough draft was looked over by those attending and alterations were made. The Barton County Chamber of Commerce will hold a business expo on March 21 and the CB will have a booth. It was noted that new brochures would be an asset to give out at the expo. Kathy Jenkins is to contact Morrison Printing as to the cost of the brochure and Davis will e-mail the result to the members. Davis noted that the MCB Conference had been changed to Columbia this year, instead of Lake of the Ozarks. Ron Hager spoke regarding the Gilkey Building, stating that there has been no work on the grant that was submitted in order to take the building down. He also reported that a $5,000 MoDOT grant for TATS was being applied for and he needed the authorization to enter into a contract with them. This was followed by unanimous approval. He also stated that two other grants would be going out the next Monday, following authorization for him to do so by the Lamar City Council. Hager stated that TATS would be serv-

Lamar Democrat/ Richard Cooper Kyle Berry at his desk in the Barton County Assessor’s office. His day of retirement will be March 21.

ing food at the chamber's business expo, as well as Truman Days and Burgers and Brats with the chamber. A new daily record of 129 riders was recorded by TATS on February 3, with a new record average of 167. Melody Metzger reported that the Lamar Democrat was finishing up with the yearly Progress edition and that a new intern, Ben Bunton, was helping out this semester. Jenkins reported that AOK was still working on various grants, and in the meantime they were getting by. Betty Kuhn reported that the Plaza Theatre was doing a good business. They are working with Home Pro out of Joplin to put a new roof in the Barco Drive-In as it is in need of repair. In return Home Pro would be allowed to advertise the repair on TV. She also reported that a new lease was being negotiated for the Barco. According to Davis, the 4-H Civic Youth Summit was held this past weekend. A total of 10,000 hours were recognized in an effort to fight hunger, with 2,000 of the hours being turned in by Lamar. The youth received a camcorder to be used in their various projects. She mentioned that 16 counties from three states were represented at the summit. McDaniel informed those present that the 10th Street Community Farmers' Market would hold its opening day on Saturday, March 22. She also reported that the members meeting, following many weather delays, had been held and was very productive. Matt Pennell. representing LGL, said that business was operating as usual and that Thorco had donated $1,000 towards the transportation service, which was extremely helpful. Leisa Blanchard, representing Barton County Memorial Hospital, was not present but sent the following events to be noted. The Missouri Department of Social Services (DDS) will sponsor a free eye screening clinic at the hospital on May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment call the hospital at 417-681-5186. An advisory committee is being developed for a community health needs assessment. Also mentioned were that the hospital's diabetes support group meets every other month at the Barton County Ambulance District and Freedom From Smoking classes had started the previous week. Anyone interested in more details on the class should call 681-5107. The next meeting is scheduled for 12 noon on Wednesday, April 9. All are invited to attend and get involved in their community!

Section B

Lamar High School Choirs to provide fine dining and entertainment The Lamar High School Choir students are now selling tickets to the Fifth Annual Dinner Cabaret. A “cabaret” is simply a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance and theater in the same show. The entertainment, however, will begin shortly after the students serve a quality meal to their patrons. The menu will feature quality food such as chicken cordon bleu, baked potato, green beans, caesar salad and a parfait for dessert. These days it’s hard to find excellent dining and entertainment within a reasonable driving distance. The students of Lamar hope to provide that in one location as they will be wearing tuxedos and treating their guests like royalty while they serve the meal to each guest at each table. Following the dinner, the entertainment will begin. The theme this year is “Music Around the World” and

will feature many kinds of cultural music, a few comedy sketches and Rhapsody, the LHS Show Choir will also be performing. The dinner cabaret will take place in the Lamar High School gymnasium this year and will take place on April 5. Patrons can choose between a lunch show beginning at 1 p.m. and a dinner show beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open about 30 minutes prior. Tickets are $15 for one adult ticket or $25 for two tickets. Student (high school and under) and senior (55 and over) tickets are $10 each. This has become a very popular event at LHS, so please contact them to reserve your spot today! For more information or ticket reservations contact Brian Hargrave by phone at 417-682-3548, ext. 130 or email him at bhargrave@lamar.

Higgins takes first place Highpoint

Reese Higgins took first place Highpoint overall in Huntseat Equitation, along with Western riding at the Lamar Rodeo Grounds. Reese competed in the 12 and under division at the rodeo grounds last year at open shows being held from April through September. This is Reese’s second winning of High Point. Reese also won High Point reserve overall at the Ozark Empire Arena in Springfield, back in September of 2013, in the Back-ToSchool Blast 10 and under division. Reese is the daughter of Rocky and Mona Higgins, Lamar.

Kyle Berry retires from assessor’s office By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-St. Patrick’s Day was a festive day around the Barton County Courthouse, not because it was the day of Irish tradition, but because one of the courthouse family was retiring. Kyle Berry, a field appraiser in the county assessor’s office, was starting his last week of work. His final day will be March 21. He was honored on Monday so that the county commission, which meets on Mondays, could participate.

The courthouse break room was filled with goodies, and everyone in the building partook, along with a few who were not elected officials or county employees. Berry closed out over eight years in a job he said he was lucky to find. He had spent more than half his life with O’Sullivan Industries (38 plus years) when they ceased operations. “You’re not very employable when you are 58 years old,” he said, but the opening in the assessor’s office came at exactly the right time. Berry and his wife of 34 years, Kathy, have four daughters and nine

grandchildren. Possibly raising four daughters steered him in the direction of coaching girls’ sports in his spare time. He coached girls’ basketball and softball for several years, and from 1988 to 1998 coached girls’ basketball on the AAU level, qualifying for world series competition six times. What will he do in retirement? At age 67, he feels he still has some coaching years left. Berry will be replaced in the assessor’s office by Harold Schmoranz, who resides in eastern Barton County near Milford.

Study to be made of low gas pressure at generator plant By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-Ray Blakely of Blakely and Associates Consulting Engineers of Chillicothe told the Lamar City Council, Monday night, there is a drop in pressure of methane gas that flows through Prairie View Landfill’s piping system to the city’s generator plant on the landfill site. The drop in pressure seems to be at or near the point where the pipe crosses from the landfill, owned by Republic Solid Waste Services, to the generator which is on property leased by the city from Republic. Blakely and Associates have been the consulting engineers for constructing and maintaining the generator plant. Upon Blakely’s recommendation, the council approved the hiring of Weaver Boos Consul-

tants of Columbia to make a study of the piping system to determine the cause of the drop in pressure and to recommend a five-year plan for utilization of the landfill’s methane. Republic is making a design phase change at the landfill, which will expand the amount of methane gas provided to the generator. Expansion of the generator plant is desired to utilize the increased volume of methane rather than burning it off in flares. The study by Weaver Boos will require about 30 days at a cost of $12,220. The 1st Street overpass, which will be built this summer, has created a problem for the city. Electric lines cross the I-49 highway at almost exactly where the overpass will be built. Consequently, the city will be forced to bore under the highway for a distance of 470 feet to get

their lines to the west side. The lower of two prices for the undertaking came from Jerry Crockett of Lamar. He will get the contract at a figure of $47,540. The annual law enforcement agreement between the county and city was unanimously approved. The cost for all dispatchers was $69,784, health insurance $24,938.88, Social Security $5,338.48, liability insurance $7,874, and Workmen’s Compensation $759.42. Less one-fourth of a dispatcher’s salary, which will be paid by the ambulance district, the total comes to $101,381.66. Split equally between the city and county, the total of the agreement for each comes to $50,690.83. It was noted that the figure is $1,411 lower than last year. The installation of safety surfacing on playgrounds in the city park was discussed

briefly, and Councilman Mike Hull expressed some misgivings that the artificial turf would give the natural beauty of the park an artificial appearance. Danny Little has offered to sell the needed surfacing to the park at a discounted price of $107,151. Some council members felt it might be wise to do part of the project this year and the rest next year, thereby putting less strain on the 2014-15 budget. This had been suggested by park board member Shirley Bull when the board met with the council on February 17. Parks and Recreation Director Marsha Doyle will be asked to contact Little to see how long his discounted price is valid. Councilman Max Simmons suggested that CDC Economic Development Director John Adams be asked to make periodic reports to the

council on economic prospects. There was quick agreement, and Adams will be asked to attend the next regular council meeting on April 21. Mayor Keith Divine suggested that Adams’ reports be at least quarterly. An ordinance was approved authorizing Chief of Police Ron Hager to apply for federal financial assistance and for any grants that may be available from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the Area Agency on Aging to provide operating funds for the Truman Area Transportation Service (T.A.T.S.). There was some grumbling from members of the council about nuisance structures and areas at 604 Poplar and near the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks on the east side of Gulf Street. However, no action was taken.

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Plugging in by the power of prayer

By JACK SLADE Him, just as we would our Cornerstone Southern mom or dad, or closest Baptist Church friend and far more important than anything He By the word of God promises to be there for scriptures make it quite us whenever we call. He clear that our prayers are says, "Then you will call important to Him. He upon me and come and loves for us to talk with pray to me and I will lis-

ten to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13). God wants you to tell Him about your burdens and give Him all your cares, so that He can bring

hope to you heart and your life, as well as peace to your soul and strength to your life. (Read, 1 Peter 5:7) But when you’re at a loss for words and really just don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit Himself speaks on your behalf

By MARK TURNBOUGH have been here! Lamar United People miss church for Methodist Church a lot of good reasons, but many are excuses or raSunday, March 2, was tionalizations. We point a bad weather day for out, for example, that church. It was cold and while it’s true you can snowy. The snow was worship God alone, (fishso hard it resembled ce- ing, golfing) most people ment; my truck left no who make that argument tracks in it. Before ser- don’t actually spend their vice I thought, this is not alone time worshiping. a good day for our sea- When they’re climbing soned senior citizens to a mountain, walking on get out. Yet, the first three a golf course, sitting by people into Law Cha- a stream or lazing home pel were Rosalee Potter, in bed, chances are pretty Keith Selvey and Ernie good they aren’t thinkThieman. These three are ing about God at all. generally here early. But I And even if they are, we would have been just fine preachers protest, it isn’t if they hadn’t come at all! quite the same. The writer of Proverbs We preachers like to states, “The hoary (white) remind the absentees head is a crown of glory, that these other activiif it be found in the way ties place fewer demands of righteousness. I under- on them than does comstand, if these three had a ing to church. No one herd of children to get up, will pass offering plates get fed and dressed, bun- among Sunday morning dled in mittens and hats, golfers or ask pesky quesstrapped in car seats and tions about how they’ll last but not least warned address the world’s hunto behave during the ser- ger problem. And no one mon, the three would not will tell Sunday morning have the first ones in Law fishermen that they must Chapel. But they would repent and believe the

gospel. In fact, all those pastoral arguments about why you should attend church have validity. The problem is that they sometimes have an undertone of either desperation or ambition. We pastors have a vested interest in not only the survival of our churches but also their growth, so we get worried when attendance drops. In that case we can sound self-serving. I’m reminded of the chaplain who accompanied a volunteer militia led by Benjamin Franklin back in 1756. To defend the Pennsylvania colony against Indian attacks, Franklin led his recruits in the building of a fort in the Blue Mountain region. Once established inside the wall the chaplain complained that few of the men were showing up for his worship services. Franklin, ever the practical man, solved that problem by putting the chaplain in charge of the daily ra-

tion of rum. Franklin told the preacher, “It is, perhaps, below the dignity of your profession to act as steward of the rum, but if you were only to distribute it out after prayers, you would have them all about you.” The chaplain accepted that duty and Franklin reports that thereafter, “never were prayers more generally and more punctually attended.” That solved the attendance problem, but we might wonder just how much good those prayers did the soldiers under the circumstances. As the snows melt and spring comes, may our attendance to worship continue to be a thoughtful response to Gods love in our lives. Wherever you live in Barton County, you have a good church near you where you will be warmly welcomed! Join now while it’s still cold, have your heart warmed!

Pastor’s note

No regrets

By ROB WILSON Lamar First Christian Church

Let’s walk through some logic for a moment: 1. Everybody needs God. 2. God is love. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8. We quickly and easily come to

the logical conclusion that men, women, boys and girls need love just like we need God; to be loved deeply and to love dearly. Why then do we not say “I love you” to others often? We wrongly think we should only express “I love you” when we have a certain level of emotion in our hearts or a special occasion. Now, I don’t doubt our love for people, but I want to encourage us to express that love. When we verbalize our love for one-another it builds confidence to act out that love.

For some, expressing love is scary (fear of their love being rejected or not valued). For others, expressing love is uncomfortable (it’s like writing your signature with your non-dominant hand). And still for others, it makes them feel silly (they are thinking more about themselves than the one to whom they are expressing love). Would you do something radical this week? Will you tell ten people that you love them? Want to really turn your world

(read Romans 8:26). Listen, God is not just interested in your struggles. He wants you to tell him about everything that is the smallest concern in your life, to your fears and the stuff in between. You have a good thing knowing your line to God is open 24 hours a day anytime, anywhere. The truth is you can talk to God right now. Tell Him how your day is going, how you feel, hurting, disappointments, anger, pain and everything going on in your life.  Tell Him how you do love Him and need Him. God hears you weeping, sadness, loneliness, your request, your praise and thanksgiving.  God does hear your request. Prayer does move the heart of God. When He moves in your life you will know and feel His presence, experience His peace and draw from His strength in ways you never thought possible.  Psalm 34:4,6, "I sought the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears”. This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. Time to take back what Satan has taken from you: 1. Hebrews 4;16, "Therefore draw us near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.".... God asks

upside-down… then tell a hundred people this week that you love them. Now actually say “I love you” and not the watereddown version of “love ya”. If you have to start there with “love ya” fine, but try to move to owning it more fully with the word “I”. When you are old and gray and waiting to be called home into glory, I promise that you will not have any regrets for saying “I love you” to the many in your life. If you do have regrets – it will be that you didn’t say it enough.

If winter wheat has purple tips and reduced stands, another crop may be merited

LAMAR-When wheat fields west of Lamar were scouted on March 12 one thing was noticeable: wheat with purple tips. The purple tips were caused by a temporary phosphorus deficiency caused by cold temperatures according to Jill Scheidt, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Wheat looked healthy at the crown and was not permanently damaged

by the cold temperatures. But, if your plant stand is below 12 to 15 plants per square foot you should consider planting corn or soybeans instead of raising a wheat crop,” said Scheidt. Scheidt says if stand counts are adequate to keep but somewhat reduced from optimum, apply nitrogen when plants begin to green up. However, if plants are not green and growing at the

time of the nitrogen application, nitrogen will be wasted and not taken up efficiently. With possible snow in the forecast, nitrogen can be applied before snow. If nitrogen is applied and snow does occur it will help the nitrogen have better soil contact therefore reducing the chances of volatization. Field crop scouting found just a few aphids according to Scheidt.

“Aphids usually stay near the crown and are not active until temperatures reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Look for aphids near the base of the plant when temperatures are lower, otherwise they will be on the underside of the leaf,” said Scheidt. Sponsors of this weekly field scouting report are University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension. For more information on this scout-

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Registered Dietitian Barton County Memorial Hospital

steamed, broiled, baked or grilled, and limit fried and sautéed items or foods described as "crispy," "rich" or "au gratin." Choosing a restaurant - Think ahead. Consider meal options at different restaurants and look for places with a wide range of menu items. Check online menus if available for menu and nutrition

information. Ordering - Balance your meal by including foods from all the different food groups: meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains. Look for freshly made entrée salads that give you "balance in a bowl." For example, entrée salads with chicken, cheese or seafood provide protein along with fiber and vitamins. If you are

counting calories, use a low-fat dressing or skip some of the extras, like croutons. For sandwich toppings go with lowfat options like lettuce, see EATING, page 6B

Eating out

Many of us are still working on our New Year’s resolutions, but also want to dine out with friends and family especially with Valentine’s Day coming up. Eating at a restaurant does not have to sabotage a healthy diet. Use smart-eating strategies: plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan. Preparation - Have a plan. Eat a light dinner if you ate a big lunch that day. Or if you know ahead of time that you're going to a restaurant, cut back on calories during other meals that day. Knowing menu terms and cooking basics makes ordering easier, especially if you need to control calories, fat and other nutrients. Look for foods that are

ing report, or to learn how to receive it a week earlier by telephone, contact the MU Extension Center in Barton County, (417) 6823579.

us to spend time in His presence to communicate with Him. Will you accept His invitation? 2. We are told in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to "Pray without ceasing." How can you but not stay in constant communication with Him? Ask yourself, why is communication so important? 3. Get a spiral notebook, nothing fancy, simple notebook and journal, write out your conversation with God and start. Any piece of paper will do. Use this time to journal, keep and write down your feelings, emotions and struggles as if you are writing a letter to a friend. In fact you are... to God. List your request at the end of each page and as God answers your prayers be sure to write down the date and the way He has answered you.  One thing to note, having a salvation experience with God through Christ makes all the difference in getting your prayers answered. Contact a church in your area for details in receiving Christ. Additional readings: Psalm 61:1-4, Psalm 138:3, 1 John 5:14-15.

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LARRY COX LAMAR-A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home for Larry Joe Cox, 68, Lamar, who died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a short illness. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at Survivors include his wife, Marlene Cox, of the home; two sons, Kenny Cox, Lamar, and Terry Cox and wife Carol, Jefferson City; a daughter, Julie Pitts and husband Cory, Lamar; a sister, Wilburta Arrowood and husband Jim, Napoleonville, La.; five grandchildren, Hillary, Kealon, Kyler, Kaleb and Chloe and a host of good friends and

neighbors. Mr. Cox was born Aug. 12, 1945, in St. Louis, to Wilburn Edward and Maxine (Copelin) Cox. In 1952 he moved with his family from Arkansas to Barton County. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1963 he began a 50 year career in the family saw mill business. He quickly mastered his craft while working with his father and became the owner/operator of Cox & Son Lumber in 1980. His customers easily became his friends and he will be remembered by many for his hospitality, quick wit and ready smile. He was a member of Lamar Elks Lodge. He married Marlene Metcalf on Dec. 25, 1963.

DON HOLDER RURAL JERICO SPRINGS-Arrangements are pending with Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Donald Dwane Holder, 65, rural Jerico Springs, who died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Fayetteville Veterans Hospital. A complete obituary and service times may be viewed and condolences shared at

VIOLET TALBOTT CHESTERFIELD, Va.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Liberal Christian Church for Violet Talbott, 100, Chesterfield, a former Liberal, Mo. resident, who died Friday, March 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Liberal City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz-Warden Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo. Condolences may be sent to Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Lacks and husband Kenneth, Chesterfield; five granddaughters, Darelyn Talbott, Orlando, Fla., Dana Carper and husband Andy, Palm Bay, Fla., Mi-

LAMAR POLICE REPORT The following calls were made by the Lamar Police Department: * Officers responded March 1 to the 1200 block of Broadway on the report that a 24 year old male subject was contemplating suicide. Contact was made and the subject was taken into police custody. He was transported to the Barton County Memorial Hospital and medically cleared for a 96 hour committal. He was later transferred by officers to New Beginnings in Nevada. * Casey’ General Store reported on March 2 that

a white 4-door Ford Focus or Taurus fueled and then left without paying for $27.78 worth of fuel. They left the store east bound on 12th St. A check of the area was made and the vehicle was not located. * Officers were dispatched March 2 to the Lamar Middle School on the report that a vehicle had run into the building. When officers arrived the found that a 1999 Ford Ranger had struck the building. In talking with the driver of the truck he indicated that he pulled into the parking lot and when he turned to park by the gymnasium his truck began to slide on the ice and it hit the building. No injuries were reported at the time of this crash, but there was a lot of damage done to the structure. * A burglary was report-

ed March 2 in the 1000 block of Oak St. The resident told police that when they came home they noticed a window in a back door broken out and the door itself was unlocked. Reportedly missing from the home was a rented Xbox Kinect, a bicycle with purple rims and an $800 Walmart gift card. Investigation is ongoing. * A car was struck on March 2 while it was parked at Walmart. Damage was done to one of the mirrors on the car. The paint transfer from the car that struck the victim’s car was red. * The fraudulent use of a credit device was reported March 3 by a citizen of Joplin. The credit device was a credit card that was stolen in Joplin. It was used at the Dollar General store, the Fam-

MENU BARTON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER LUNCH MENU: March 24-28 MONDAYCheese- tomatoes, wheat roll, burger or chicken on bun, cinnamon applesauce, baked beans, roasted pas- coffee/tea/milk. ta and vegetables, tomato THURSDAY- Cubed juice, pudding with top- steak with rice and ping, coffee/tea/milk. gravy, hominy, broccoli TUESDAYBaked with cheese, wheat roll, ham, sweet potatoes, but- mixed fruit, coffee/tea/ tered peas, wheat roll, milk. sliced peaches, coffee/tea/ FRIDAY- Hot dog milk. with chili and cheese, WEDNESDAY- Gou- french fries, coleslaw, lash, California blend grape juice, sliced vegetables, zucchini and pears, coffee/tea/milk.

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chela Trott and husband Randy, Powhatan; Shannon Hayes and husband Mike, Chesterfield and Mandy Dowdy and husband John, Chester; nine grandchildren, Molly Trott, Micah Lynn, Mason Lynn, Collean Trott, Sydney Carper, Sarah Carper, Jadon Hayes, Jaxon Hayes and Lexi Hayes. She was preceded in death by two sons, Darel Talbott and his wife Betty Jean and Ronnie Talbott; two sisters, Eunice Stahl and Rachel Smith and a brother, Johnny Lechien. Mrs. Talbott was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Arma, Kan., to John Joseph Lechien Sr. and Bertha Eunice Sullivan. She attended Liberal schools. She married George Manley Andrews in 1934; he was killed in a mining explosion. She then married Richard “Ikie” Phillip Talbott on Dec. 28, 1937, in Mindenmines, Mo. This union was blessed with three children. They reared their family in Liberal, Mo. She worked hard on their farm and was a devoted minister’s wife. She loved cooking and was a wonderful seamstress. She sewed for herself and many others. She was also known for making candy, especially divinity, which she sold to support missions.

ily Dollar store and three times at the U.S. Bank. The attempts at the bank were unsuccessful and no money was transferred. A suspect has been identified through video and the investigation continues at this time. Approximately $135 has been lost so far. * Officers were dispatched March 3 to the area of 12th and Hagny St., on the report that a vehicle had been involved in a crash when it backed into a parked car in the Cash Savers parking lot. The car then left the lot, being followed by the other vehicle that was involved. Contact was made with the driver, Annetta Renee Kuhn, age 50, Lamar. It was determined that Kuhn was intoxicated and placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Kuhn also received summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and for not being able to provide proof of financial responsibility. The DWI was a state violation due to the BAC level of Kuhn and she was placed on a 24 hour hold once she was processed. Later the next day Kuhn posted a bond and was released. * Officers were called March 3 to the Pepper Mill Café to assist the ambulance in loading a patient. The time was around 6 p.m. The patient was transported to the Barton County Memorial Hospital. At approximately 11 p.m. officers were called to the hospital. The person who was transported earlier was now in need of a 96 hour committal. Once medically cleared the 57 year old was transported by officers to Nevada, to New Beginnings. * Officers stopped a car on March 4 that was reported stolen by the Kansas City Police Department. Upon further investigation the situation sounded as if it could have been civil in nature. The driver was identified and the car was seized and towed at the rightful owner’s request. The driver of the car said he was a mechanic and had been working on the car for the owner. The owner confirmed that this is the way the arrangement started, but that the car was not

TOM DUNCAN OF GOLDEN CITY will be celebrating his 93rd birthday with an open house on Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 206 W. 1st St. in Lamar. Cake, punch and coffee will be served. THE 10TH STREET COMMUNITY Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. To 12 noon, at Moore Pavilion, 10th and Poplar in Lamar. Home baked goods, cool weather plants, meats and much more will be featured. THE OAK GROVE “OAKTON” CEMETERY Association will hold its annual cemetery workday on Saturday, March 22. It will start around 9 a.m. In case of rain they will have the workday on March 29. A big oak tree will be taken out this year. Help is appreciated from anyone with family buried there. DONATED ITEMS FOR THE ALL SPORTS Benefit Auction to be held at Lamar High School are still being accepted. Items can be picked up by contacting the office of the athletic director at 417-682-5571. All items need to be collected by March 25. THE RETIRED EDUCATORS OF THE Barton County Area will meet Wednesday, April 2, in the Lamar First Christian Church Fellowship Hall. The guest speaker will be Lee Shaver, who will speak about his trips to South Africa. Breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m., the business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Please remember to bring non-perishable items for Nathan’s Place. THE BARTON COUNTY FEDERATED Republican Women’s Club will meet Monday, March 24, 7 p.m., at the Lamar United Methodist Church Law Chapel. Topics will include the school election and the Republican Central Committee Lincoln Days to be held on April 12, in the Thiebaud meeting rooms. For information call Maxine Rader at 417-682-2588. LIBRARY FRIENDS WILL HOLD A book sale on Monday, March 24 through Saturday morning, April 5, at Memorial Hall in Lamar. The book sale will benefit the RIF program. Books donations are welcome. GOLF CART LICENSES EXPIRED ON January 1 and the grace period was until January 7. They can be renewed at the Lamar Police Department. The cart must be present for renewal. THE WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR will be at Immanuel Lutheran Family Life Center in Lockwood on Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m. They will give a concert of song, dance and testimonies of a different culture of life. TICKETS FOR THE LAMAR TIGER football night to be held Saturday, April 19, 6:10 p.m., when the Springfield Cardinals take on the Arkansas Travelers are available at the Lamar High School office for $11 each. All seats are on the first base line. Proceeds from ticket sales support Lamar athletics and activities. THE BARTON COUNTY LIBRARY Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, March 25, 9:30 a.m., at the Mary K. Finley Library in Lamar. The tentative agenda will include (1) financial report review including approval of bills paid, (2) minutes and (3) director’s report. RICHLAND TOWNSHIP HAS RESCHEDULED its meeting. They will now meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the home of clerk Dale Huber, 694 SE 40th Lane. FIBER ART GUILD WILL MEET Thursday, March 20, 9 a.m., at Denny’s in Lamar. Beula Miller will bring the program. Roll call will be answered with a “Sign of Spring”. WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S second annual “Read-In Fundraiser” has kicked off. This year’s theme is “What Does the Tiger Read?”, based on the popular song, “What Does the Fox Say?” Pledge sheets are in the hands of students until the deadline date of Wednesday, March 26. The funds will be utilized for books and reading technology in the West building. PARADISE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will hold its annual meeting Thursday, March 20, 1 p.m., at Morgan’s Body Shop, located ½ mile north of the cemetery on County Road 138. For information call 417-394-2621. COPIES OF A PETITION TO IMPLEMENT under protest the Common Core Curriculum can be found at the offices of the Lamar Democrat, Barton County Farm Bureau and Roger Blaser Insurance or online at petition/petition-to-implement-common-corestate-standards/?utm_medium=social&utm_ source=facebook&utm_camapgin=button. VFW POST 3691 AND LADIES Auxiliary will meet Monday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., in the basement of Lamar Memorial Hall. A potluck supper will be held before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. All veterans are welcome. LAMAR WINTER SPORTS RECOGNITION Night will be held Friday, March 28, 6 p.m., in the West Elementary gym. Student athletes participating in winter sports will be recognized. The Lamar Booster Club will serve tea and cookies. The all sports benefit auction will take place immediately following. THE 2014 LAMAR FREE FAIR DATES have been set for August 16-23. returned to her. Money owed seemed to be a contention in this matter. The male subject, who was in possession of the car, left the scene walking. * Lamar was contacted on March 4 by the California Parole Apprehension Team in reference to a male subject who was living in Lamar and was a fugitive from California. A description was taken and while on patrol an officer saw the subject and stopped the car that he was in, in the Fastrip parking lot. Two Barton County deputies arrived to assist with taking the subject into custody. Contact with the subject was made and the warrant for

his arrest was confirmed. Placed under arrest was 24 year old Mario Alejandro Delapena. Delapena was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was turned over to jail staff for processing. * A Barton County deputy notified a Lamar officer on March 5 that he was in contact with Tyler Dean Harris. Harris, age 22, had an active City of Lamar municipal warrant. Harris was taken into custody and brought to the Barton County Jail and turned over to a Lamar officer for processing. Once processed, Harris posted bond and was released. see POLICE, page 4B

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Records/LEGALS Police, continued from page 3B * During a follow-up investigation on March 6, which started as a part of an ambulance assist call, two summons were issued. The subject receiving the summonses was Woodrow Leon Stanhope, age 51, Lamar. One of the summonses was for being in possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana

and the other was for being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Stanhope was given a court date. This call originated in the 1700 block of Lexington St. A second subject was issued a summons for being in possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. This subject was Joaquin Henry Duke, age

TRUSTEE’S SALE IN RE: David K. Guinn, and Beth Guinn, Husband and Wife Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by David K. Guinn, and Beth Guinn, Husband and Wife dated December 5, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Barton County, Missouri as Document # 2005-2271 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, April 2, 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 SOUTH 30 FEET OF LOT FOUR (4), AND NORTH FIFTY FEET OF LOT FIVE (5),

IN BLOCK ONE (1), OF FINKS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LAMAR, BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 101189.040214.322165 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. 3-12,19,26,4-2-4tc



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42, Lamar. Duke is also awaiting a court date to answer to this charge. * Officers responded March 8 to a residence in the 1200 block of E. 17th St. on the report of a domestic disturbance that was going on there. Before officers arrived one of the subjects had left the scene. Once he was found it was discovered that he had a Jasper County warrant. Arrested on the warrant

was Zachery Ryan Sharp, age 21, Lamar. Sharp was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was turned over to jail staff for processing. * Arrested March 8 on a charge of driving while intoxicated was Jeffery William Tazelaar, age 27, Scottsdale, Ariz. Tazelaar was taken to the Barton County Jail where he was processed and subsequently released. Taz-

elaar was warned not to drive his vehicle again. A few minutes after being released he was again stopped and again arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge. After processing the second time he was incarcerated on a 12 hour protective hold. * The police department was notified by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Newton County

on March 10 that they had contact with Ronald James Bruning. Bruning, age 40, Girard, Kan. had an active warrant issued out of the Lamar Municipal Court on a charge, “Pay Agreement Violation”. The warrant was confirmed and Bruning was arrested. He posted a cash bond and was subsequently released from custody at the Newton County Jail.

DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF HAZEL FLANIGAN, 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 within twenty days after the Personal Representative the decedent and of the ex- filing of such Final Settle3-12,19,26,4-2-4tc tent and character of their ment. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT interest therein and for disJAMES V. NICHOLS OF BARTON COUNTY, tribution of such property, 206 West 10th Street MISSOURI in the Probate Division of Lamar, Missouri PROBATE DIVISION the Circuit Court of Barton (417) 682-6003 County, Missouri, on April PAUL FLANIGAN see LEGALS, page 5B 10, 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

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LEGALS/Classifieds Legals, continued from page 4B In the Estate of Martha Joan Reed, Deceased. Estate Number 14B4-PR00012 NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF MARTHA JOAN REED, deceased: On February 21, 2014, the Last Will and Testament of the decedent having been admitted to probate, Laramie Todd was appointed Personal Representative by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri. The business address of the Personal Representative is 178 SE 30th Road, Lamar, MO 64759, and whose attorney is Henry S. Clapper, whose business address is CLAPPER LAW FIRM, LLC, 103 N. Main Street, PO Box 215, Galena, Missouri 65656 and whose telephone number is 417.357.0315. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in the probate division of this court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s

death, as provided in section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in section 473.033, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to section 537.021, RSMo. Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that he necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri. Date of decedent’s death was January 17, 2014. Date of first publication of this notice is March 12, 2014. s-Charles D. Curless, Judge of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Barton County, Missouri 3-12,19,26,4-2-4tc NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the payment of the note described in and secured by Deed of Trust executed by EUGENE D. SADLER and HELEN J. BYRNSADLER, husband and wife, dated June 3, 2003 and recorded on June 18, 2003, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Barton County, Missouri, in Deed of Trust Book 492 at Page 294302 and conveying to the undersigned Trustee


Cards of Thanks The family of Jerry Rawlings would like to express their heartfelt thanks for all the acts of kindness, flowers, food, phone calls, cards and visits during the recent loss of our loved one. A special thank you to Pastor Bob Ganote and Pastor Charles Turner for the uplifting service. Thanks to Charter Funerals – Blue Ridge Chapel for making things easier during this difficult time. Lora Mae Rawlings & family Bill & Bonda Rawlings & family Lon & Mary Jane Tidball & family Elmer & Norma Osterdyk Dale & Jennifer Winningham & family Special Notices

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

the following described property, situated in the County of Barton and State of Missouri, to-wit: A tract of land located in the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 33 North, Range 33 West, Barton County, Missouri, further described as follows: Beginning at a point on the North right of way line of Highway “V” a distance of 1281.32 feet West and 30 feet North of the Southeast corner of said Section 10, thence North 05 degrees 55 minutes 44 seconds West a distance of 930 feet, thence South 84 degrees 04 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 281 feet, thence South 05 degrees 55 minutes 44 seconds East a distance of 930 feet, thence North 84 degrees 04 minutes 16 seconds East along the North right of way line of Highway “V” a distance of 281 feet to the point of beginning. Subject to easements, reservations and restrictions of record. at the request of the legal holder of said note and in accordance with the provisions of said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Trustee will on Thursday, April 10, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 o’clock a.m. and 5:00 o’clock p.m., at

mercial. Move ins, move outs. We clean it all – wall to wall. Reference available. Free estimates. Call Tina, 417262-2321. Employment

State of Missouri, at Lamar, the object and general nature of which is the termination of your parental rights in and to the above-named juvenile. You are further notified, pursuant to Section 211.462.2 RSMo., of your right to have counsel, and if you request counsel and are financially unable to employ counsel, counsel shall be appointed by the Court. The names of all the parties to said action are stated above in the caption hereof and the name and address of the plaintiff is Brandi McInroy, Juvenile Office, 100 W. Cherry, Ste. 9, Nevada, MO 64772. You are further notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid petition within forty-five (45) days after the 19th of March, 2014, judgment by IN THE 28TH JUDICIAL default will be rendered against you. CIRCUIT COURT, Witness my hand and seal BARTON COUNTY, of the Circuit Court at 2:44 MISSOURI Judge or Division: JAMES R p.m. on March 13, 2014. s-Karen Hines BICKEL Clerk In the Interest of AMJ 3-19,26,4-2,9-4tc BRANDI MCINROY, Juvenile Officer, Plaintiff vs. IN THE 28TH TIFFANY LEIGH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JOHNSON, Mother and COURT, BARTON TRAVELL ALDRICH, COUNTY, MISSOURI Father Judge or Division: JAMES R Defendants BICKEL Notice Upon Order for In the Interest of KP Service by Publication BRANDI MCINROY, Termination of Parental Juvenile Officer, Plaintiff vs. Rights CRYSTAL KAY LYNCH, The State of Missouri to Mother and defendant, Travell Aldrich, JONATHON PAUL father of the above-named PLUMMER, Father juvenile. Defendants You are notified that an Notice Upon Order for action has been commenced Service by Publication against you in the Circuit Termination of Parental Court of Barton County, 1:30 p.m., sell said property at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash at the West front door of the Barton County Courthouse in the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, to satisfy said note and costs. Bryan Breckenridge, Trustee 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. 3-19,26,4-2,9-4tc

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Appliances: Mostly new. Some used. Also appliance parts. Miller’s Country Corner. 417884-2684. Limited Amount of local honey and brown eggs for sale. Carter Pugh, 884-2836. Close Out Sale – All front load Washer/Dryer pairs – Pe dest a ls includ-

Rights The State of Missouri to defendant, Jonathan Plummer, father of the above-named juvenile. You are notified that an action has been commenced against you in the Circuit Court of Barton County, State of Missouri, at Lamar, the object and general nature of which is the termination of your parental rights in and to the abovenamed juvenile. You are further notified, pursuant to Section 211.462.2 RSMo., of your right to have counsel, and if you request counsel and are financially unable to employ counsel, counsel shall be appointed by the Court. The names of all the parties to said action are stated above in the caption hereof and the name and address of the plaintiff is Brandi McInroy, Juvenile Office, 100 W. Cherry, Ste. 9, Nevada, MO 64772. You are further notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid petition within forty-five (45) days after the 19th of March, 2014, judgment by default will be rendered against you. Witness my hand and seal of the Circuit Court at 3:17 p.m. on March 13, 2014. s-Karen Hines Clerk 3-19,26,4-2,9-4tc Prairie Plains Apartments will be taking bids for the 2014 mowing season until March 31, 2014. Call the office at 417-682-3694 for more information and insurance requirements. 3-19-1tc

ed. Regularly $1895 to Mobile Homes for Rent $2695, now any pair $1495. Miller’s Country Corner, 417-884-2684. Are You Ready To Save On Heating Bills. Move? We have 2 bedCabinet infrared heat- room trailers and housers. Low price – top es ready to rent. Two quality. Miller’s Country rental references a must. Corner, 417-884-2684. 682-2636. "Publisher's notice: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis".

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Sheldon Apartments Nice 1 bedroom apartments, furnished or unfurnished. All utilities paid. Starting at $370 per month. Call 417667-2633. Business Opportunities

Carpenter Wanted to remodel small restaurant building (former Sweet’s BBQ, 1607 Gulf, Lamar) into small rental home. Will trade rent for labor or share the investment on sale of the remodeled property. 417355-3989.

Vacancy - Scottsdale Apartments - Senior Citizens Housing. Call 682-3589. Mo. TDD 1-800-735-2966. Equal Opportunity Housing. Handicapped units available. Located at 17th and Lexington. Acreages 1 Bedroom Apartment nicely furnished or unfurnished. Pool, rec room and laundry. Free cable/HBO, water and trash. Short leases available. $200 security deposit. No pets! In Nevada. Starting at $365. 417-667-2633.

Approximately 1/3 acre for sale in Lamar City Limits. Excellent building site, also zoned for duplex, apt., modular home, home occupations. 417-682-6508.

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Area News Cottey College’s campaign surpasses goal by $5 million NEVADA-Cottey College officials have announced that Cottey has successfully concluded its five-year comprehensive campaign, “A Defining Moment: The Campaign for Cottey College”, with a bang. College staff, along with thousands of volunteers, raised more than $40.4 million in cash, pledges and estate gifts. This is the largest sum ever collected in Cottey’s 130 year history, exceeding the $35 million campaign goal set by campaign leaders.

As a result of the success Cottey will begin construction on a new fine arts instructional building, one of five campaign priorities. The public is invited to the groundbreaking for that facility at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Other campaign priorities include advance library endowments and faculty chairs, support additional scholarships and provide for new academic offerings secured by undesignated funds. The college trans-

formed the way it raised funds in this campaign. Primary among these changes was the large volunteer network that Cottey initiated in getting the word out about the college and the campaign. “Sixteen women, nearly all volunteers with little or no fundraising experience, committed to lead the campaign and to raise the largest amount of money in the history of the college,” said Barbara Andes, past president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood

Methamphetamines removed from home in Nevada NEVADA-Methamphetamines were seized from a Nevada home Thursday night after a search warrant served by the Vernon County Sheriff ’s Office and the Nevada Police Department. Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office received information through the CNet Drug Task Force of a possible on Oak Street in Nevada. Sheriff ’s deputies searched the area and found the location they believed was being used. A search warrant executed by the sheriff ’s office, C-Net Drug Task Force and the Nevada Police Department led to the seizure of what is believed to be multiple bags of methamphetamines and scales indicating distribution. The suspected drugs will be sent to the Missouri State Crime lab but Sheriff Mosher said the type of methamphet-

amines found was not the crystal meth that has been showing up lately, “the crystal meth we have been finding has been coming from places like Kansas City, but the type we found at this residence is homemade.” The sheriff also said they have some evidence indicating that a lab had been in the residence not long before the warrant was served, “the chemical smell in the air was still strong enough we

had to wear masks before entering the house.” The sheriff said there were still some items left behind, indicating that a lab had been in the residence and certified lab technicians responded from both C-Net and the Nevada Police Department. Sheriff Mosher said they do have suspects in the case, but have not released any names pending the filing of formal charges.

Goldberg and Associates to present jail study to commission By CAROLYN HEAD Dade County reporter

GREENFIELD-The Dade County Commission was called to order at 9 a.m. on March 3. Present were Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel, Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and County Clerk Melinda Wright. The meeting was called to order by Daniel and the February 24 minutes were unanimously approved. The February 2014 bills were also unanimously approved.

Accident reports

The commission was contacted by Goldberg and Associates regarding the jail study. They will be coming to meet with the commission on March 19, at 10:30 a.m. A citizen reported a complaint about a deputy, which the commission will forward on to the sheriff. The commission met with the sheriff regarding this complaint. Clara Murray met with the commission to check on having Buffalo Days be a two day event again this year. Bob Kitsmiller met with the commission to update them on the FEMA money.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report a 1991 GMC 1500, being driven by Zachery T Stephen, 19, Jasper, lost control on the gravel roadway, traveling off the north side of the roadway and striking a fence and a tree. The report stated that the accident occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, on Redbud Road, two miles east of Jasper. The vehicle was traveling eastbound at the time.

A passenger in the car, Tad J Sisseck, 14, Jasper, received minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Carthage. According to the report, the driver was not wearing a safety device. Also, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a single car accident occurred at 1 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, when a 2002 Dodge Neon, being driven by

Ryan P Lassiter, 21, Jasper, failed to stop at the t-intersection of Route M, traveling off the roadway and striking an embankment, overturning several times. According to the report Lassiter was southbound on County Road 220 at Route M, four miles southwest of Jasper. Lassiter, who was wearing a safety device according to the report, was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

tomato and onion; use condiments like ketchup, mustard or relish; and low-fat dressings. Round out your meal by ordering healthy side dishes, such as a side salad with low-fat dressing, baked potato or fruit. Boost the nutritional value of your baked potato by topping it with vegetables, salsa or chili. Substitute - Ask for a side salad with low-fat dressing to replace fries in a combination meal. Many restaurants honor requests, so don't be afraid to be assertive, ask menu questions and make special requests to meet your nutritional needs. Many restaurants serve huge portions, sometimes enough for two or three people. Order menu items that contain fewer calories and eat a smaller

portion. Bring leftovers home for another meal. Or, order an appetizer in place of an entrée and add a small salad. Eating - Eat slowly. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to get the message from your stomach that you are no longer hungry. Fast eaters often are overeaters, while slow eaters tend to eat less and are still satisfied. Eating out with kids Choose a restaurant that caters to children and has a healthy children's menu that includes smaller portion sizes and meals designed to provide ample nourishment for smaller bodies. For kids' meals, opt for milk as a beverage and fruit for dessert. Order plain foods with sauce on the side. Substitute healthier "sides" in place of fries, like carrots or ap-

ple slices. Choose two or three suitable menu items and then let your child pick one. Let kids order their familiar favorites when they eat out. For new foods, offer a bite or two from your order. Calcium is important at all ages, but especially for growing bones. To get more calcium, drink low-fat or fat-free white or chocolate milk or add a slice of cheese to their sandwich. Choose dairy-based treats like yogurt, a smoothie or frozen dairy dessert. Restaurants may be intimidating to people trying to stick to a healthy diet, but with preparation and confidence you can enjoy your restaurant meal without abandoning healthy eating. For more information or questions call 417-681-5263.

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and campaign chairman. “They recruited thousands of volunteers in both the United States and Canada, designed electronic communications to 16,000 individuals celebrating significant gifts, created a competition among nearly 6,000 local P.E.O. chapters, organized a network of 5,400 P.E.O.s who kept

their chapters informed through monthly messages and planned 96 awareness events with more than 3,800 guests attending with follow-up calls made by other volunteers after each event”. “Our donors have shown a level of support that is historic and will have an impact at Cottey College for generations

to come,” said Dr. Judy Rogers, president of the college. “This campaign is a bridge to the future as we prepare to receive more students. We will build on the remarkable foundation that’s been established by this campaign and become nationally recognized as a model for women’s education.”

Barton County business celebrates sixth anniversary MINDENMINES-March 11, 2014 was another significant milestone for In God We Trust LLC, a full-service coin business located in the former building of The Bank of Minden at 609 and 611 Main. March 11 was the second Tuesday in March and marked the sixth anniversary of the inaugural Second Tuesday Coin and Currency Auction, held in March of 2008. “We had a wonderful evening! We celebrated our anniversary in our traditional manner by having a coin auction,” said Dave Sorrick, owner of the specialty hobby and auction business. “We have a loyal group of customers, who were joined by some newcomers, celebrating the accomplishment with snacks and a two and one-half hour consignment coin auction.” The Second Tuesday Coin and Currency Auction is the signature event of In God We Trust LLC, the fullservice coin shop located next door at 609 Main. “Those two properties are two-halves-of-a-whole,” according to Sorrick. “The building is the former location of the Bank of Minden, which we purchased after the construction of their new facility in Mindenmines. We re-purposed it to this function. The building is ideal for the security needs of this kind of business,” Sorrick added. “We can secure the coins to be auctioned in the vaults of the shop and simply bring them next door for the auction. This is a safe and efficient method that eliminates the risks of travel to a distant auction location.” In God We Trust LLC also pro-

motes area coin and collectors shows in Parsons, Kan., Joplin and at the Lake of the Ozarks. “The Mid-Missouri Collectors Show is the latest challenge we have undertaken. The inaugural event will be held March 21 through March 23 at the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach. We are very excited to bring our brand of collectors show to such a fine venue. The Mid-Missouri Collectors Show is a free admission event at which local collectors can shop for their collections, have items appraised and even sell their items to the many dealers in attendance, “Sorrick said. In God We Trust LLC is a proud member of the Barton County Chamber of Commerce and Sorrick serves on the board of directors of the chamber of commerce. He is a member of the Pittsburg, Kan., Parsons, Kan. and Joplin coin clubs. He serves a secretary for the Pittsburg Coin Club. Sorrick is a member of the Kansas Numismatic Association and is a past-president of that club. Sorrick also holds membership in the Central States Numismatic Association. In 2005, he was an appointee of then Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to the Kansas Commemorative Coin Commission, charged with the design of the Kansas State Quarter. People interested in selling their coins and currency outright or at the Second Tuesday Coin & Currency Auction are encouraged to contact Dave Sorrick of In God We Trust LLC by calling 620423-6600 or by email at daves@pixius. net. More information about this auction and other hobby events sponsored by In God We Trust LLC can be found on line at

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