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Attention: Barton County 911 callers LAMAR-Individuals calling Barton County 911 will now find their calls answered by Newton County 911. Such callers should ask for Barton County 911, and the calls will immediately be transferred. Sheriff Mitch Shaw assures the public the delay will be minimal. Newton County is offering its service while Barton County deals with equipment problems. Presiding Commissioner Mike Davis says if new equipment is required, it could take up to 90 days before normal 911 service is restored. Remember, when Newton County responds to a Barton County 911 call, simply ask for Barton County 911.

Sales tax for transportation moves closer to statewide vote By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-House Joint Resolution 68 (HJR 68), which proposes a constitutional amendment that would impose a one percent sales tax for transportation projects, was passed by the Missouri House of Representatives earlier this month. It now has cleared an important hurdle in the State Senate. It was given a “Do Pass” recommendation on April 17 by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on a vote of 6 to 1, The only negative vote came from St. Louis County Republican John Lamping, who is committee vice-chairman. It now awaits action by the full Senate. If it passes the Senate, it will appear on the November ballot in a statewide referendum. Proposed constitutional amendments do not go to the governor. If approved by a simple majority of voters, the state sales tax would be raised to 5.225 percent. Currently, the state sales tax of 4.225 percent consists of 3.0 percent for general revenue, 0.125 percent for the Department of Conservation, 1.0 percent for education, and 0.10 percent for state parks and soil conservation. Cities and counties may impose additional local sales and use taxes, subject to a vote see TAX, page 3A


SECTION A Correspondents......................... 2 Friends & Family....................... 3 Administrative........................... 4 Administrative........................... 5 Friends & Family....................... 6 School.......................................... 7 Sports.......................................... 8 SECTION B FYI............................................... 2 Area News.................................. 3 Records....................................... 4 Records....................................... 5 Legals........................................... 6 Legals/Classifieds....................... 7 Area News.................................. 8

Lamar R-I joins insurance trust, commits to a number of purchases By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-After completing a number of routine housekeeping items of business, the Lamar R-I Board of Education reviewed and accepted the results of the April 8 election, administered the oath of office to the newly elected members, and reorganized for the year ahead. The three members elected to new three-year terms were Dr. Justin Ogden, Eby Mooney, and incumbent Arty Torbeck. Dale Norwood will continue as president of the board, and Marilyn Selvey remains as vice-president. The school district will continue to purchase health insurance for its employees through a bidding process in a consortium of school districts. Recently, five consortiums have merged to form the Missouri Educators Trust (MET), which will have over 12,000 members. The Lamar board voted unanimously to join the new MET super-sized consortium. In the past, the Lamar R-I district has had a gifted student program with a full time teacher, but in recent years it has been reduced to a part time program. Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris has recommended the program expand to a full time gifted program with a full time teacher. The expanded program will become effective in the 2014-15 school year, and Harris said he will have a teacher recommendation when the board meets next month. Contracts were offered to three individuals, filling vacancies in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. Shelby Johnson will be teaching kindergarten, Emmy Todd will be teaching fourth grade, and Brittany Hilbert will be teaching speech and debate at the middle school and high school. Two resignations were accepted from Angella Curran and Jennifer Steffans. An update was given on the house being built by the building trades class at 1311 18th Terrace. The two-story, 2,500 square foot structure is currently having siding and soffit installed. The interior will be completed during the coming year, and the completed house is expected to be placed on the market next spring. Two new 71-passenger school buses will be purchased from Midwest Transit of Nixa

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for $80,177 per unit, totaling $160,354. The district has the option of accepting Midwest Transit’s offer of $48,500 for two of the district’s used buses, or the district may sell the two to another party. Joplin Roofing was the lowest of three bidders to install a new roof on the middle school at a cost of $249,890. The project includes new gutters and down spouts. Completion date has been set at July 16.

Track Renovations of Pittsburg, Kan. was the lower of two bidders to resurface the track in Thomas O’Sullivan Stadium for $184,700. The board also accepted an alternate bid from Track Renovations to correct drainage problems along the visitors’ side of the track. Installation of audio/visual equipment in the new middle school bandroom and gymnasium, and updating the high school bandroom and gymna-

sium, will be done by Avashare of Springfield. The contract will also include installation of sound panels in the middle school/west elementary cafeteria to reduce noise levels. Total cost of the project will be $66,404. Avashare was the lower of two bidders. Graduation for Lamar High School has been set for Sunday, May 11. Summer school will be held May 27 - June 27 at the East Primary building.

Memorial Hall filled to near capacity with masquerade ball

The Barton County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame inductee, Bub Curless and Business hosted its annual awards banquet on Friday of the Year, Tractor's BBQ & Grill. evening, April 18, at Memorial Hall in La- Early discussions about next year's event have mar. The hall was filled to near capacity, with already begun. If you'd like to volunteer for this just over 200 attendees for this year's themed event, or any other the Barton County Chamevent, “Masquerade Ball”. ber of Commerce hosts, just stop by their office The night featured a video presentation of at 102 W. 10th St., in Lamar or contact Special the Business of the Year nominees, a humor- Events Coordinator Amy Willhite at 417-682ous outtake video, a silent auction, entertain- 3595 or ment from the Pittsburg State University Jazz Band - “Blues Over Easy”, the Say Cheez Photo Booth, table side magic by Dennis Wilson, a cash bar put on by the Lamar Country Club and a dinner catered by JR's Catering of Lamar, with a king cake dessert provided by Heavenly Donuts of Lamar. It was a magical night full of great food, community fellowship, great entertainment and even the occasional laugh as the chamber recognized the incredible people, organizations and businesses that make Barton County a great place to live, work and play. Of course an event of this caliber could Bub Curless was not have occurred without the help of inducted into the area sponsors such as Lamar Bank & Barton County Trust Company, Thorco, Barton County Chamber of Electric Cooperative, US Bank, Daniel Commerce Hall of Funeral Home, Lamar Greenhouse & Fame. His family Florist, Walmart and Say Cheez Photo was present to Booth. Also recognized at the event for accept the honor. her leadership and work contributions as banquet committee chairperson was Business of Tara Parks. the Year went to The people recognized at this year's Tractors BBQ. banquet were: Volunteer of the Year, Do- Pictured are Judy ris Little, Truman Healthcare; Employee Crockett (right) of the Year, Amy Neher, Barton County and Jill Fast. Memorial Hospital; Golden City Educator of the Year, Angie Vaugh; Lamar Educator of the Year, Sharon Brannan; Liberal Educator of the Year Anna Strong; Healthcare Provider of the Year, Dr. Thomas Hopkins, MD, Barton County Memorial Hospital; The Truman Award, Martin Bunton, Seed & The PSU Jazz Band provided music during the festivities Friday Farm Supply, Inc.; night, April 18.

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I received word last Tuesday of the sudden death from a heart attack of my nephew, Ed Sheridan, age 60 of Dawn. Ed pastored at two churches for the last 24 years. Ed was the son of Eldon and Helen Sheridan from Moundville. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Dawn Federated Church, which he pastored. Visitation was held Saturday evening and burial was held Monday morning at Newton Burial Park. Ed is survived by his sister Margaret Ann and two brothers, Jim and Larry Sheridan. Family and friends gathered Sunday evening to visit and remember Ed. Sheldon American Legion and Auxiliary met Monday evening, April 14, for the monthly 6:30 p.m. meeting, with a potluck supper. Al Mundy gave table grace and following the meal Vice Commander Robert Moran led those attending in repeating the Pledge of Allegiance. Auxiliary President Dorothy Mundy conducted the meeting and Connie Stump gave the opening prayer. Roll call of officers was held and members reported volunteer hours. The minutes and treasurer's report were read and approved. The meeting adjourned with Connie Stump giving the closing prayer. The group will meet May 20, for a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Sorry to report that Mary Ann Clark is back in St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment and is improving. Jackie Hardy is a patient at Via Christie Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. Palm Sunday was observed April 13 at the Sheldon Christian Church, with the young children bringing palm leaves into the church prior to the morning worship. Saturday afternoon the Sheldon United Methodist Church held an Easter egg hunt for children of the community. Easter Sunday began with a Community Sun-

Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with cloudy skies and we are supposed to have scattered showers for several days. They said on the radio that it was 36 degrees at Carthage. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson and Ella Mae Turpen enjoy going to dinner on Sunday at a restaurant. Aubry Winans, Ray and Tristan, Ray and Nicole Winans and Elvin Winans Jr. and Durella were visitors of Marie Winans. Jane Moss bakes cookies and takes some to Louise Ott and they are always good. Kenneth Dee and Esther Archer and Louise Ott enjoy dinner on Sunday with George Straw. Remember, the big bridge south of Alba is now open and it's so nice to go straight through instead of detouring to other roads to get to Hwy. 96. Steve Patterson, pastor of Alba Friends Church non-profit organization, appreciates donations from anyone. Call him at 1-417-793-3308 or his home phone, 1-417-5256107 and he will tell you the days he's open for lunches at 212 Main in Alba. Visitors of Louise Ott on Sunday were Regina Shank, Genesis and Faithllyn, Tyler Everitt, Emma and Grayson and Anna Greer. Be sure and watch for turkey these days. I was coming home from my brother's, George Straw, the other day and stopped to let a big gobbler and four hen turkeys cross the road. The deer are running across the roads, waiting for no one. I remember one day my brother and I were going to Carthage and a deer came across out of the bushes and broke the grill out of his car. I will never forget that. My daughter, Sara Payne, Olathe, Kan., spent the weekend with me. We have fun playing double dominoes.


rise Service at 6 a.m., at the Sheldon United Methodist Church. Spencer Hahn, pastor of the Sheldon Christian Church, brought the message. The food pantry will return to Sheldon on April 24 for eligible families in Sheldon and Bronaugh, at 10 a.m., in the Sheldon City Park.

For-getme-nots By GAIL LEAMING Guess what? I read last week’s article to Ron and he went out and sawed the limbs in the yard. We still have to saw trees by the kennels, but wow, our yard is mowed. Wonder what else I can motivate him on. Good news is Mark Leaming is home after a four bypass and Charles Casey is home after a two bypass. They can do wonders in medicine now days. For those who know Beth Spruce, hurry on down to Race Bros. in Carthage. That store is selling chances on a hog to support Beth fighting cancer. Beth is our go to person for just about anything on the farm. Her expertise in knowledge and friendly attitude goes a long way in my book. Looking forward to Duke Mason on May 2, at the Crawford and Co. in the Fairview Christian Church at Carthage. Evelyn and Bob Gasper came down from Independence to spend some time Easter at Dianna Grey's home, so all the down south cousins met with her. We are also planning a Cuzin’s Day (which is really two days) in Branson in June. Of course we are asking for tickets from our two cousins we go to for tickets that work in Branson. Just heard that Austin Steele has signed to teach in Neosho next year and he goes into the work force July 1. He is a past National FFA president and has just finished school for Ag teaching. Oh yes, get a call into Michelle Kleeman if you are interested

in the farmers market in Lockwood. She is head honcho for that and needs venders. Julie Kleeman was getting around good enough to get out for Easter at church and then on to Dianna's. That is what she needed to get her foot a goin’ agin’. I had practice at Mariea Palmers last Tuesday. Three very nice nice ladies seem to not mind me singing and playing with them. We are going to perform on May 17 at Cave Springs. I am trying to get Tristen Winchell to play with us. Rain on Monday sorta put a stop on Ron’s tractor overhaul. I guess we go to the coffee shop and fix it with the other coffee shop fixers. While I am on the subject, a big hand goes to Shauna McDonald, the waitress, for putting up with the guys there. They usually don’t have to even order, as she puts their order in when they walk in the door and even knows (from orders of some of the wives what they can and can’t eat.) She is amazing. Love her joking attitude and the way she cares about the customers. Of course the cafe across the street with Brandy is just as much fun and I have a hard time deciding which to go to. It just depends on my mood. To have two good cafes in one town is really lucky for the patrons. I have to cut this short to meet my deadline, so will have to start earlier next week. Have a good one everyone.

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attended and they finished about the time it started to sprinkle rain. Members had hid eggs in the grassy area around the Eagles building. The Elks also held an egg hunt at Lamar City Park for area kids. Eddie and I were happy to have the Mike Morin family visit us last Saturday afternoon. There were Mike Morin, Marc and Michelle Morin with Aiden and Allie, El Dorado Springs and Nicole Morin, Corey and Whitney Gayman and Joseph, Springfield. Then on Sunday afternoon Sondra Riegel brought Easter dinner. Sondra was accompanied by her family, Coby Fullerton with Rylee and Seth and Lacee Onstott and Roddic, all of Lamar, Rylee's college friend, Killian Kelly, Pennsylvania and Heidi Gardner and Gracie, Chase and Avery, Joplin. Tuesday, April 22, was Earth Day. Part of Earth Day is recycling anything to benefit the Earth. Many of us practice recycling every day by saving newspapers, glass and plastic bottles and tin cans to be taken to a recycling place. Lamar folks have it easy, just run down to Lamar Enterprises with your recycling “stuff ”. There is a bin out by the road for your convenience. Walmart is one business having containers for plastic bags. Also, do not dump trash in creeks and other ravines, as much of the toxic waste runs down to waterways. Some time back, Marsha Doyle, manager of the Lamar Parks Department, wrote several helpful columns on good ways to help the environment. Calla Rebekah Lodge By MAXINE MORIN No. 160 met last Wednesat the IOOF Hall. I hope you had a happy day Denzil Divine presided Easter. I hear the Eagles over the meeting. The first Easter egg hunt was well

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meeting in May will be held at the hall, with supper at 6:30 p.m. Fiber Arts Guild met Thursday, April 17, at Denny's. Patsy Yount, guild president, extended a welcome to the 18 members present. Breakfast was ordered at 9 a.m. Roll call was answered with a memory of Easter. Interesting. All enjoy breakfast. Following reading of the minutes, a drawing was held with Diane Helms winning the door prize of a lovely tissue floral arrangement. President Patsy had cloth handmade Eater baskets filled with candies and a cupcake decorated as an Easter basket for each one present. These were “cute as a bug”, as the old saying goes. Vice President Cindi Hurst gave Easter candies to all. Several had interesting handmade items for “show and tell”. Patsy showed a brightly colored quilt, which fit right in with the program. Shari Bayless, manager of The Quilt Shop, and Jeanie Wyrick presented a program on classes being held at the shop, showing several timesaving items for patterns and easier ways to make a quilt. They have a new (new, to me) rotary cutter with a front light, which is helpful for dark material. Jeanie told the group to call for workshop enrollment and sewing days. She encouraged the ladies to “come on out” and browse. Before the group adjourned, Pat Sample presented an origami cross to all. Pat had fashioned these from palm leaves. Monday, April 28, the VFW No. 3691 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the Memorial Hall basement for supper at 6:30 p.m. Respective meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m.



April 15. The winners were Sondra Riegel, first, and Norma Jo Harris, second. The hostess scheduled for April 22 is Margaret Wattenbarger, with Betty Dorothy Roberts was Weston to be the hostess the hostess for Bridge on on Tuesday, April 29.

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by their residents. The city of Lamar imposes 1.0 percent for its general fund, 0.5 percent for capital improvements, and 0.5 percent for transportation. Barton County imposes 0.5 percent for its general fund, 0.5 for law enforcement, and 0.5 percent for the ambulance district. If HJR 68 goes on the ballot and is approved by voters in November, the sales tax inside



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the city of Lamar would be 8.725 percent. It is estimated that the one percent sales tax would raise between $700 million and $800 million annually. Through a rather complicated formula, 90 percent of the revenue would go to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), five percent to cities, and five percent to counties.

Local Girl Scout Troop No. 10532 recently participated in the Girl Scout PAWS Project. The girls were able to gather supplies together to help the local animal shelter. They graciously gave 58 pounds of cat and dog food, newspapers and several rolls of paper towels to help in the care of the animals. Girl Scouts shown are Clara Buck, Rae Crossley, Zee Crossley, Jessica Baldridge and Erin Kremp. Lamar Animal Shelter Manager Sandy Alexander is shown accepting the donation from the troop. She would like to thank the troop for their donation and is always in need of paper towels, cat and dog food if you would like to help out, as these items are a large expense for the animal shelter and the City of Lamar.

First Street overpass project to begin week of April 21 LAMAR-Work is scheduled to begin the week of April 21 to build an overpass across I-49/U.S. 71, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Work crews of the prime contractor, APACMissouri of Columbia, will work primarily during the day, but some nighttime work may be required. During the project, drivers can expect lane closings at times on the interstate. Also, the east outer road will be closed for a time at 1st Street. The exact date of the closings will be announced later. The project has a construction cost of $2.3 million. Fifty percent of the cost will be borne by MoDOT, and the other 50 percent shared by Barton County, the cities of Lamar and Lamar Heights, and the Barton County Ambulance District. Completion date is targeted for November 14, but inclement weather and construction delays could alter that date.

Bartletts to celebrate 50 years

Joe and Jean Bartlett were united in marriage May 2, 1964, in the United Methodist Church at Golden City. Rev. J.K. Wright officiated the ceremony. The couple have two sons, Bruce, Toni, Haley and Kelsey Bartlett, Lockwood and Brent, Lori, Mikayla and Chloe Bartlett, Liberal. Friends and family are invited to a celebration reception Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Golden City United Methodist Church. The couple request no gifts.

Renken-Walker engagement

Roger and Judy Renken of Carthage announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Renken to Preston Karl Walker, Jasper. Preston is the son of Lloyd and Sharon Walker, Webb City. Grandparents of the bride are Darlene Harper, Lamar, and the late Richard Harper. Grandfather of the groom is Bobby Walker, Webb City. Courtney is a 2009 Carthage High School graduate and is currently attending Missouri Southern State University and is in the Teacher Education Program. Preston is a 2008 Webb City High School graduate and is employed at Schreiber and Manevals. The couple will be married May 31, at the First Christian Church in Carthage.

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By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been a melancholy week around the Democrat. Emily Clements, grandmother of our star salesperson Melissa Little, passed on April 15 (Tax Day). That's a day that family won't forget. My stepdad, EL Guy, died on Christmas, which will forever etch that day even more so in our minds. Emily's husband Don, is the son of Ruby Clements, who was one of my mom's best friends and is now in Heaven with her even as we speak. Seems like when someone dies it brings back a flood of memories of ones that have been lost. Mom was a lifelong Christian and the Easter season was always one of her favorite times of the year. Growing up in Richardson, Texas we seldom attended Easter Sunday services, instead opting to attend the

sunrise service that was held at our area drive-in theatre. As my brother Martin was a drummer and was extremely popular, with friends from all walks of life, Mom was “Mom” to literally dozens, if not hundreds of kids. So come early Easter Sunday, she would load as many as she could into her car, as well as others that were driving and we would all attend the service, For dinner, Mom always managed to find a way to include everyone that didn't have anywhere else to go, and she still was that way until her last breath. There were many Easter dinners around our huge dining table, with people that sometimes I didn't even know, but someone that was coming to dinner knew them and knew they had no where else to go, so she would tell them to bring 'em along. Gary and I have treasured memories

Letter to editor Dear Editor: Do you really know who your ancestors were? A newly distributed study on people’s ancestry resulting from DNA assays is revealing a great deal about who our ancestors were. For so called “whites”, an average of four percent of the white population in the U.S. has at least one percent of African blood flowing through their veins. And if you can proudly trace your ancestors to the South, the likelihood of a higher percentage is even greater. One percent or less of African blood was termed “hidden African ancestry,” formerly determined by well documented slavery records which would have been closely tabulated from the time the black ancestor hobbled off the slave ship in chains. During preCivil War days the “onedrop doctrine” would have sentenced a person, anyone, to slavery and after the Civil War to the severity of Jim Crow laws which were prevalent in every Missouri county and indeed written into the new Missouri constitution of that time. Let’s draw some parallels with the current inhabitants of Barton County and how they would have fared some years ago. The 2010 population figure for Barton County was 12,402. If we represent an “average” population, and we have no reason to believe we don’t in a genetic sense, four percent or 496 people in the county have one or more percent of African blood. One percent of African blood translates to a fact that one of our ancestory was a black person who genetically came into our family less than 200 years ago. And guess what? Before the Civil War those 496 people would have been subject to slavery in our state and after the war to Jim Crow laws—no

of family dinners, something that has long since gone by the side as each of our families dwindle. Mom was never one to go to church on Easter Sunday, always saying that Easter was to Christians as New Year's Eve is to amateur drinkers; that if you couldn't attend church regularly and live the Christian life, than going to church on Easter Sunday wasn't going

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hiding the eggs, then come Easter morning we would search and hunt to our hearts content, finding most of them, but inevitably it would be a year later and we would find one or two still hiding somewhere in the house. I have to admit that hiding Easter eggs was something she loved to do and when Jud was young she would hide them outside, only for him to find them and they would start all over again. In her memory I hid eggs for Jud up to this year and I think now that he will be 30 in June, it's probably time to quit and concentrate on the grandkids! Speaking of grandkids, I sent Kobyn his Easter card and his dollar for to give you an easy fix. Of every year he is, then told course, being a Christian him that he would have myself, I have to say any- to wait to get his Easter time we can get someone through the doors, that might be one more person saved! Mom was always big on Easter egg hunts and would hide them for brother Martin and myself to find. She would stay up the night before,

basket when I see him. It's been a long winter, between the weather and my car wreck, so I haven't been able to see him since the end of December and I desperately need my “Kobo” fix. As of last night, when I went over to see him, Landon is now saying “Ga” quite enthusiastically and it does my heart good, and what a great tonic for the blues! I hope everyone had a very special Easter, whether with family or friends, and that everyone took a moment to say a prayer, praising our Lord and Savior, then reveled in the knowledge that He died for our sins and to save us in order that we can spend eternity with those we love. I don't know about you, but I'm ready for that day. Who could ask for more?

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Robertson selected for Summer Ag Careers Academy

Allison Washburn, daughter of Scott and Lucy Washburn, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Allison likes to read and plays softball. She also lives on a farm. JEFFERSON CITY-Caleb Robertson of Lamar was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Robertson and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in northwestern Missouri learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture. “Our young people are the future of Missouri agriculture, and it is important that we help them take advantage of opportunities to learn from leaders in agriculture, as well as government, education and business,” said Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce. “Agriculture is a key driver for our state and ensuring that Missouri remains the national leader it is means engaging our youth in agriculture.” During the 2014 Missouri Agribusiness Academy, the students will visit the University of Missouri in Columbia, Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville, Trans Ova Genetics in Chillicothe, Northwest Missouri State

University in Maryville and North Missouri Produce Auction in Jamesport. They will also visit Ameri-Pac, St. Joseph Stockyards, Eagle Communications and Lifeline Foods, all in St. Joseph. The students will end their week with a graduation ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Since 1988, the Missouri Agribusiness Academy has awarded more than 780 academy memberships through a competitive application and interview process for high school sophomores interested in pursuing agriculturerelated college degrees and careers. To be eligible for the Agribusiness Academy, students must come from a farming family or be an active member of the National FFA Organization or 4-H. Robertson is a sophomore at Golden City High School, where he is an active member of the FFA Chapter. His FFA advisor is Leslie Burns, and he is the son of Bryce and Kristin Robertson.


Kaite Thompson, daughter of Melissa Thompson, is the seventh grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Kaite plays basketball, volleyball and also runs track. Her all time favorite sport is volleyball. She hopes to get a scholarship to go to college with it. She really likes art.

Jazmin Murphy, daughter of Kenny Murphy and Kristy Kinney, is the eighth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Jazmin likes playing volleyball and in her spare time she goes to the park. She also has a dog named Rosie.

CatTracks team captures first

The 2014 Heartland Area YMCA Regional (West Region) Championships were held on February 28 to March 2,, at the Monett Area YMCA. Ten teams competed in the event, including CatTracks-Fair Acres Family Y, Lebanon Yellowjackets, Monett Area YMCA Marlins, Pat Jones Piranhas Family YMCA, Mexico Marlins YMCA Swim Team, YMCA of Callaway County, Boonslick Heartland YMCA, Osage Prairie YMCA Tridents, Jefferson City Area YMCA and Seymour YMCA. Points and awards were rewarded to the top 16 finishers in each event. Championship medals were awarded to first through eighth place, while special ribbons were awarded to ninth through 16th place. Team trophies were bestowed upon the top three teams with the highest point accumulation (boys and girls combined) at the conclusion of the three-day meet. In addition, trophies were given to the top three age/ gender groups with the highest point totals.

Coach Lyman Burr brought 47 members of the CatTracks team to compete at the regional championships. However, due to a severe winter storm on Saturday evening, several team members were unable to make the journey to compete on Sunday. Despite the weather, the team earned 121 “Best Times” over the weekend on their way to the first place team trophy. In a dominating performance, CatTracks racked up a total of 3,847 points, followed by the Lebanon Yellowjackets with 3,317.5 points. In addition, several age/gender groups brought home trophies, including 8 & Under Girls, second place; 8 & Under Boys, first place; 9-10 Boys, first place; 1112 Girls, first place; 13-14 Girls, first place; 13-14 Boys, first place and 15-21 Boys, second place. Both the 11-12 Girls and 13-14 Girls defeated their closest competitors by more than 300 points. Eighteen swimmers from the CatTracks team qualified to advance to area championships, which were to

be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia on March 15 and March 16. Results for CatTracks members are as follows: Boys 13-14 800 Yard Freestyle Relays: Payton Williams, Dylan Calhoon, Isaac Collins and Elijah Daniels, first place; Girls 15-21 800 Yard Freestyle Relay: Emma Moore, Kaitlyn Davis, Macy Bean and Kenna Roland, second place; Boys 15-21 800 Yard Freestyle Relay: Gabriel Stearnes, Sawyer Huelat, Kellan Huelat and Mason Jones, first place; Girls 13-14 400 Yard IM, first place, Grace Jennings; Girls 13-14 500 Yard Freestyle, second place, Aurelia Burr; Boys 13-14 500 Yard Freestyle, first place, Elijah Daniels; fourth place, Payton Williams; seventh place, Dylan Calhoon; eighth place, Dylan Jones; Girls 15-21 500 Yard Freestyle, thirdplace, Kenna Roland; Boys 15-21 500 Yard Freestyle, second place, Gabriel Stearnes; fourth place, Mason Jones; sixth place, Sawyer Huelat; Girls 9-10 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Aubree Santillan, Haven Shepherd, Kailie Collins and Meghan Watson, fifth place; Victoria Martinez,

Madeleine Garoutte, Olivia Manning and Sydney Parks, eighth place. Boys 9-10 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Ezekiel Ramirez, Hunter Santillan, Gibson Huelat and Zane Reavley, first place; Ryan Davis, Carson Sturgell, Jesse Moore and Cameron Sturgell, second place; Girls 8 & Under 100 Yard Freestyle Relay: Victoria Martinez, Sydney Parks, Erin Jones and Aubree Santillan, first place; Boys 8 & Under 100 Yard Freestyle Relay: Ryan Davis, Dakotah Santillan, Will Wallace and Cameron Sturgell, first place; Girls 9-10 100 Yard Breaststroke, 10th place, Kailie Collins; 11th place, Haven Shepherd; Boys 9-10 100 Yard Breaststroke, third place, Zane Reavley, Area; fifth place, Gibson Huelat; sixth place, Ezekiel Ramirez; Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Backstroke, sixth place, Aubree Santillan; seventh place, Sydney Parks; 12th place, Erin Jones; 16th place, Victoria Martinez; 19th place, Olivia Manning; 20th place, Madeleine Garoutte. Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Backstroke, fourth place, Cameron Sturgell Area; fifth place, Ryan Davis, Area; seventh place, Will Wallace, Area; 12th place, Carson, Sturgell; 14th place, Dakotah Santillan; 16th place, Jesse Moore; Girls 9-10 50 Yard Backstroke, 10th place, Meghan Watson; 17th place, Haven Shepherd; 20th place, Kailie Collins; Boys 9-10 50 Yard Backstroke, fifth place, Hunter Santillan; sixth place, Zane Reavley; eighth place, Gibson Huelat; Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Butterfly, fifth place, Aubree Santillan; eighth place, Erin Jones; 15th place, Madeleine Garoutte; 16th place, Olivia Manning; Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Butterfly, first place, Cameron Sturgell; fifth place, Area; fifth place Ryan Davis, Area; seventh place, Will Wallace, Area; 10th place, Carson Sturgell; 14th place, Jesse Moore; Girls 9-10 100 Yard Butterfly, third place, Meghan Watson, Area; Girls 8 & Under 50 Yard Freestyle, second place, Aubree Santillan, Area; ninth place Victoria Martinez; 11th place, Erin Jones; 16th place, Sydney Parks; 19th place Madeleine Garoutte; 20th place, Olivia Manning. see CATTRACKS, page 8A

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CatTracks, continued from page 7A Boys 8 & Under 50 Yard Freestyle, second place, Cameron Sturgell, Area; sixth place, Ryan Davis, Area; eighth place, Will Wallace, Area; 12th place, Dakotah Santillan; 13th place, Carson Sturgell; 18th place, Jesse Moore; Girls 9-10 50 Yard Freestyle, 12th place, Meghan Watson; 20th place, Haven Shepherd; 22nd place, Kailie Collins; Boys 9-10 50 Yard Freestyle, fifth place, Zane Reavley; sixth place, Hunter Santillan; ninth place, Ezekiel Ramirez; 11th place, Gibson Huelat; Girls 11-12 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Bean, Macy 11, Wallace, Carrie 12, Stearns, Sonora 12, Moore, Emma 12, first place; Kaitlyn Davis, Hannah Ewert, Meghan Watson and Brenna Jones, second place; Girls 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Jensen Worsley, Grace Jennings, Cerenity Hawkins and Mary Bean, first place; Boys 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Payton Williams, Isaac Collins, Dylan Calhoon and Elijah Daniels, first place; Boys 15-21 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Mason Jones, Kellan Huelat, Sawyer Huelat and Gabriel Stearnes, first place; Girls 11-12 100 Yard Breaststroke, first place, Cerenity Hawkins, Area; second place, Emma Moore, Area; third place, Brenna Jones, Area; fourth place, Carrie Wallace, Area; ninth place, Macy Bean, Area; 12th place, Kaitlyn Davis; Girls 13-14 200 Yard Breaststroke, third place, Jensen Worsley, Area; sixth place, Grace Jennings, Area; eighth lace, Gracie Huelat; Boys 13-14 200 Yard Breaststroke, third place, Isaac Collins; fourth place, Payton Williams; eighth place, Ben Darrow; Boys 15-21 200 Yard Breaststroke, third place, Sawyer Huelat; fourth place, Kellan Huelat. Girls 11-12 200 Yard Freestyle, fourth place, Cerenity Hawkins; ninth place, Macy Bean; 11th place, Hannah Ewert; Girls 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle, first place, Mary Bean, Area; fifth place, Aurelia Burr; Boys 1314 200 Yard Freestyle, first place, Elijah Daniels, Area; seventh place, Dylan Calhoon; 11th place, Isaac Collins; 13th place, Dylan Jones; Boys 15-21 200 Yard Freestyle, secibd place, Gabriel Stearnes; Girls 11-12 50 Yard Backstroke, second place, Emma Moore, Area; fourth place, Sonora Stearns; seventh place, Brenna Jones; 10th place, Carrie Wallace; 14th place, Kaitlyn Davis; 17th place, Hannah Ewert; Boys 1112 50 Yard Backstroke, 10th place, James Filbeck; Girls 13-14 100 Yard Backstroke, third place, Jensen Worsley; 10th place, Aurelia Burr; Boys 13-14 100 Yard Backstroke, first place, Elijah Daniels, Area; second place, Payton Williams; seventh place, Ben Darrow. Boys 15-21 100 Yard Backstroke, third place, Mason Jones; sixth place, Kellan Huelat; Girls 11-12 100 Yard Butterfly, fourth place, Sonora Stearns, Area; fifth place, Brenna Jones, Area; eighth place, Cerenity Hawkins; ninth place, Macy Bean; Girls 13-14 100 Yard Butterfly, first place, Mary Bean, Area; fourth place, Grace Jennings; sixth place, Aurelia Burr; Boys 13-14 100 Yard Butterfly, second place, Dylan Calhoon; Boys 15-21 100 Yard Butterfly, second place, Gabriel Stearnes; third place, Mason Jones; Girls 11-12 50 Yard Freestyle, fourth place, Emma Moore; eighth place, Carrie Wallace; 11th Sonora Stearnes; 14th place, Kaitlyn Davis; 21st place, Hannah Ewert;. Boys 11-12 50 Yard Freestyle, 14th place, James Filbeck; Girls 13-

14 50 Yard Freestyle, first place, Mary Bean, Area; third lace, Jensen Worsley; 12th place, Grace Jennings; 13th place, Gracie Huelat; 14th place Tayla Charles; Boys 1314 50 Yard Freestyle, first place, Elijah Daniels, Area; second place, Payton Williams; sixth place, Isaac Collins; 10th place, Dylan Calhoon; 13th place, Dylan Jones; 14th place, Ben Darrow; Boys 15-21 50 Yard Freestyle, third place, Gabriel Stearnes; sixth place, Sawyer Huelat; seventh place, Mason Jones; 10th place, Kellan Huelat; Girls 1314 400 Yard Medley Relay: Emma Moore, Jensen Worsley, Aurelia Burr and Mary Bean, first place; Sonora Stearns, Cerenity Hawkins, Brenna Jones and Carrie Wallace, third place; Boys 13-14 400 Yard Medley Relay: Payton Williams, Isaac Collins, Dylan Calhoon and Elijah Daniels, first place; Boys 15-21 400 Yard Medley Relay: Mason Jones, Kellan Huelat, Gabriel Stearns and Sawyer Huelat, second place; Girls 9-10 200 Yard Medley Relay: Haven Shepherd, Kailie Collins, Meghan Watson and Aubree Santillan, fourth place; Boys 9-10 200 Yard Medley Relay: Hunter Santillan, Gibson Huelat, Zane Reavley and Ezekiel Ramirez, first place; Carson Sturgell, Ryan Davis, Cameron Sturgell and Will Wallace, third place. Girls 8 & Under 100 Yard Medley Relay: Sydney Parks, Madeleine Garoutte, Aubree Santillan and Victoria Martinez, second place; Boys 8 & Under 100 Yard Medley Relay: Ryan Davis, Will Wallace, Cameron Sturgell and Dakotah Santillan, first place; Girls 9-10 100 Yard IM, eighth place, Meghan Watson; Boys 9-10 100 Yard IM, third place, Zane Reavley; fourth place, Hunter Santillan; fifth place, Ezekiel Ramirez; sixth place, Gibson Huelat; Girls 8 & Under 100 Yard IM, fourth place, Victoria Martinez; eighth place, Sydney Parks; Boys 8 & Under 100 Yard IM, second place, Cameron Sturgell, Area; fifth place, Ryan Davis, Area; sixth place, Will Wallace, Area; ninth place, Carson Sturgell; Girls 9-10 100 Yard Freestyle, 10th place, Haven Shepherd; 12th place, Kailie Collins; Boys 9-10 100 Yard Freestyle, third place, Zane Reavley; fourth place, Ezekiel Ramirez; Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Freestyle, second place, Aubree Santillan; ninth place, Victoria Martinez; 12th place, Sydney Parks; 16th place, Madeleine Garoutte. Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Freestyle, second place, Cameron Sturgell, Area; fifth place, Ryan Davis, Area; ninth place, Will Wallace; 11th place, Carson Sturgell; 14th place,

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Dakotah Santillan; Girls seventh place, Meghan Collins; 12th place, Haven Yard Breaststroke, second 9-10 50 Yard Breaststroke, Watson; 10th place, Kailie Shepherd; Boys 9-10 50 see CATTRACKS, page 6B

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Dr. Carroll honored for 60 years of Rotary service


By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Last week Brian Brewer stopped by the Democrat to see if someone could cover Rotary the following week as Dr. Thomas Carroll was going to be recognized for 60 years of service to Rotary International. Of course I stated that I would be there so Tuesday, April 15 Melissa and I traveled across the street to Memorial Hall to join in the celebration. Upon our arrival we were warmly greeted by members Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little of Rotary and were shown a Dr. Carroll is pictured beside a memorabilia table that was set up table that had been set up to in his honor on Tuesday, April 15, at the weekly Rotary meeting. Dr. feature Rotary memorabilia Carroll was recognized for 60 years of service in Rotary. and various pictures relating to Rotary, especially centered on the Lamar Fair Rotary Parade, of which Dr. Carroll's daughter Candi reminded individuals that her mom, Vee Carroll, known as a Rotary Ann at the time, had been instrumental in the queen contest, which in the 1960's and 1970's had up to 60-70 girls competing. At that same time period the fair was held in September and the Rotary Parade usually boasted upwards of 25 floats. I preceded to speak with Dr. Carroll, who so graciously gave of his time as we viewed the Rotary president picture wall, remembering those that were past and those that are still with us. Lamar Democrat/Melissa Little Present for the occasion be- Present from Dr. Carroll’s family were, left to right, daughter Candi sides Dr. Carroll and daughter Carroll; Dr. Carroll; son Tom Carroll and grandson Tyler Carroll. Candi, were his son, Tom and grandson, Tyler from Pittsburg, munity in 1954 and he informed me that Dr. Vern T. Kan. Bickel was the one responsible for him being in LaDuring the presentation part of the program, a brief mar. Family vacations were usually centered around synopsis on Dr. Carroll's military history was given either medical meetings or Rotary trips. Of course and what a plethora of honors he accrued. Dr. Carroll, after business was conducted, the family would take who was in the 63rd Infantry, served in major battles a side trip to some place else, so the family was able from 1943-45, both in France and Germany and was to visit many, many cities, as well as countries. awarded a Purple Heart, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars Dr. Carroll related to me that one of his most and a European Theatre Ribbon. memorable Rotary meetings was when he was bear Dr. Carroll began practicing medicine in the com- hunting on Kodiak Island and had to hire a bush

Lamar Democrat/ Melissa Little Rotary President Brian Brewer, right, presents Dr. Thomas Carroll with a plaque in recognition of his 60 years of perfect attendance at Rotary. pilot to take him to a Rotary meeting. When asked if he managed to get a bear, he replied, “It's still on my floor at home – come see it!” Other locations that not only did Dr. Carroll get to visit, but the family as well, were Montreal, Toronto, Birmingham, England, Kansas City, San Francisco, Calif. and Denver, Colo. One of the farthest meetings was one he went to in Nice, France while there on a medical trip. And wherever he went for a meeting, he also took a Rotary banner from Lamar, serving as a sterling representative of the area. Dr. Carroll was Rotary president in 1966-67 and has also served as historian. Needless to say Rotary has played a very important role in his life, as well as his family's. It all began in a different time than we live in now, where the businessmen and leaders of the community joined Rotary International as a philanthropic service. Many of the men in my own family were members of Rotary and I grew up realizing its importance and the honor of being a member. Dr. Carroll has lived that membership for 60 years and continues to do so even today. When presented the honor by Rotary President Brian Brewer, Dr. Carroll stated that it had been a great honor to be involved in Rotary, as well as a great pleasure for himself and his family. Dr. Carroll ended with, “Most don't realize the privilege it is to be an active Rotary member”. I think in this case, it is Rotary's privilege to have Dr. Carroll as a member.

Followup of Liberal audit finds progress has been made

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LIBERAL-A three-person team from the Office of the Missouri State Auditor met with Liberal Mayor Jimmy Smith and three members of the board of aldermen, April 14, to present a followup report on recommendations made following a presentation of audit findings last October 1. The audit covered calendar year 2012. Followup visits after audit reports are a policy started by the current state auditor, Thomas Schweich. Darrell Moore, chief litigation counsel for the office, said the followups have proven to be a help to the entities audited. He tried to put the mayor and board at ease at the outset when he described the report as a discussion. The actual category by category report was given by Pam Tillery, the audit manager. Under segregation of duties, the audit showed that the city clerk was performing numerous duties that would ordinarily be handled by a collector or treasurer, of which Liberal has neither. The city has hired an assistant city clerk. A recommendation for improvement of receipting and depositing of city monies from utility and other payments was found to be partially implemented, but there are still some problems that need to be addressed. The

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same applied to accounting records. Credit was given for requiring a board member to be a signatory on checks drawn on city bank accounts. A formal bidding policy has been adopted for procurement of goods and services. The preparation of city budgets in a timely fashion to comply with state law was found to be partially implemented. In summary, Tillery said nine of 14 recommendations have been implemented or are in the process. Three have been partially implemented, and two have not been implemented. Moore acknowledged that some of the recommendations may be beyond the financial capabilities of the city. “Do as best you can,” he said. Tillery said a final report will be issued to the city, but it may require more than six weeks. There will also be a press release at that time. She indicated that there will be no further visits from the auditor’s office. The audit by the state was requested by citizen petition. It required 535 hours to complete at a cost of close to $30,000, which must be borne by the city. Following the report, Mayor Jimmy Smith told the Democrat, “We are trying to do our best to comply with the recommendations.” About 30 persons attended the follow up report in Kneeland Center.

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE On May 21 we will publish a special Memorial Day page(s) in memory of deceased loved ones. To include your loved one, stop by the Lamar Democrat office at 100 East 11th Street and fill out the form. You will be able to select a graphic and tribute message to go along with a photo of your loved one. Photos can also be emailed to

Each memorial tribute ad is $15.00.

Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 14

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CDC takes note of increased business activity By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-In its monthly meeting, Thursday morning, the board of directors of the Barton County Community Development

Corporation (CDC) took note of increased activity of local businesses. Board President Brian Brewer said his business, Fast Eddie’s Hot Rod Shop, has experienced a sharp increase in activity since

milder weather arrived in April. Economic Development Director John Adams cited Independent Diesel Services for putting its building in place with work continuing on the interior. The building is

Temporary caterer permit granted LAMAR-The Lamar City Council met in a hastily called special meeting, April 14, to approve a temporary caterer permit for the Lamar Country Club. The country club will cater the annual Barton County Chamber of Commerce banquet on April 18. Since

located in Lamar Heights just south of Longhorn Produce. Owner Jim Gillaspy plans opening for business by the end of April. Thorco has reported its product orders are up, and Redneck Blinds

the country club is located outside the city, a license is required, and it must be approved by the council. The country club will pay the cost of the license plus the cost of a special council meeting. The license is valid for use one time only.

is expanding and has recently changed its name to Redneck Outdoor Products. In addition to hunting blinds, for which sales have doubled over the past 12 months, the company plans to produce a number of other hunting supplies. Adams reported on attending two seminars on economic development during the last month. In the week of March 24-28, he was at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls at the Homeland

Whitetail Deer Run Court horseshoe pitching results Left, A Class winners were, left to right, Bob Outt, Donra McCown and Bob Long.

Right, B Class winners were, left to right, Victoria Highley, Al Mundy and Dave Mathewson. Left, C Class winners were, left to right, Jim Kinney Jr., Jim Kinney Sr. and Oren Harris.

SHELDON-The first weekend session of the Whitetail Deer Run Court horseshoe pitching contest was held March 29 and 30, in Sheldon. Whitetail Run is run by Al and Dorothy Mundy, along with their son Josh and his wife Chyna. Six pitches are held per year, with three in the spring and three in the fall. Anyone interested in viewing the pitching schedule can go to and on the left of the page is a tournament link, where all pitches in the state of Missouri can be found. The next pitch will be held April 26 and 27. The following is a list of participants, along with their class, the percentage they entered the contest with, the games that are won and lost, how many points are scored in the tournament, the amount of ringers pitched, who won head to head in case of a tie, the percentage they have over or under their average entering the tournament, how many shoes were pitched in the tournament and finally, the percentage of ringers each participant had in the tournament. A Class: Donra McCown, 59.34, 6-0, 221, 150, 0, 3.16, 240, 62.50; Bob Outt, 62.07, 5-1, 183, 139, 0, -4.16, 240, 57.92; Robert Long, 65.86, 4-2, 192, 139, 0, -7.95, 240, 57.92; Bob Renfro, 56.21, 2-4, 172, 112, 1, -9.55, 240, 46.67; Dan Hobbs, 46.48, 2-4, 144, 107, 0, -1.90, 240, 44.58; Jim Renfro, 59.16, 1-5, 128, 117, 1, -10.41, 240, 48.75; Virgle J. McCown, 56.44, 1-5, 140, 104, 0, -13.11, 240, 43.33. B Class: Alfred I. Mundy, 53.82, 5-0, 219, 104, 0,

-1.82, 200, 52.00; Victoria Highley, 40.83, 4-1, 155, 75, 0, -3.33, 200, 37.50; Dave Mathewson, 46.55, 3-2, 164, 70, 0, -11.55, 200, 35.00; Jerry Dugan, 41.40, 2-3, 117, 64, 0, -9.40, 200, 32.00; Ron Highley, 47.96, 1-4, 112, 73, 0, -11.46, 200, 36.50; Jim Bainter, 39.20, 0-5, 120, 64, 0, -8.20, 200, 32.00. C Class: James S. Kinney Jr., 31.30, 5-0, 166, 72, 0, 4.70, 200, 36.00; Jim Kinney Sr., 33.58, 3-2, 152, 68, 1, 0.42, 200, 34.00; Oren P. Harris, 31.87, 3-2, 152, 67, 0, 1.63, 200, 33.50; Paul Parnell, 32.01, 2-3, 117, 57, 0, -3.51, 200, 28.50; David R. Wilson, 38.06, 1-4, 134, 65, 1, -5.56, 200, 32.50; Terry McDonald, 31.25, 1-4, 91, 37, 0, -12.75, 200, 18.50. D Class: Kenny Riebel, 21.61, 5-0, 157, 39, 0, -2.11, 200, 19.50; Gary Ball, 15.46, 4-1, 139, 33, 0, 1.04, 200, 16.50; Michael L. Gillespie, 30.53, 3-2, 129, 43, 0, -9.03, 200, 21.50; Joshua J. Mundy, 23.39, 2-3, 80, 28, 0, -9.39, 200, 14.00; Randy Springer, 20.80, 1-4, 115, 34, 0, -3.80, 200, 17.00; Jeff Lowery, 16.92, 0-5, 43, 16, 0, -8.92, 200, 8.00.

Gregory competes with McNeese State's rodeo team LAKE CHARLES, La.The McNeese State University women’s rodeo team took second place at the Hill College rodeo competition in Hillsboro, Texas. The men’s team finished in eighth place. Lauren Hansen, Sulphur, won the goat tying competition, while Kirsten Smith, St. Francisville, finished in second place. In the break away roping Ashley Goforth from Decatur, Texas, finished in third place, Jessica Delfunt, Athens, Ala., finished

in fourth place, Chelsea Carroll, Opelousas, and Jacquelyn Gregory, Lamar, Mo., finished in tie for fifth place, and Paige Plush, Merryville, finished in eighth place. In the steer wrestling event Josh Denison, Iowa, won the competition, with Orrin Fontenot, Baton Rouge, finishing in fourth place and Bobby Abernathy, Athens, Ala., finishing in fifth place. Abernathy finished sixth in tie down roping, while Jack Kitaif, Tylertown,

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Economic Development Center. He commended the seminar for having a regional focus. It was attended by representatives from six states that bound Iowa. On April 10, he was at the Community Development Academy in St. Louis for a seminar entitled “Building Communities from the Grassroots,” sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension. The next meeting of the CDC board is scheduled for May 15.

Miss., finished in seventh National Intercollegiate the men’s team is in third place in bareback riding. Rodeo Association, while place. Abernathy also placed second in the Men’s Allaround competition. The last rodeo of the season will be held April 25-26, at Wharton County Community College in Wharton, Texas. According to McNeese Rodeo Coach Justin Browning, the women’s rodeo team remains in first place in the Southern Regional Standings of the

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Midwest Hardware closes doors By BEN BUNTON Lamar Democrat

Midwest Hardware and Rental closed their doors for good on Friday, April 11. The business, owned and operated by Bill and Katherine Miles, located at 171 SE 1st Ln., just across the road from the Lamar golf course, ceased operation after 18 years of service. Opened on May 1, 1996, by Bill Miles and his late wife Mary, Midwest Hardware and Rental has offered a variety of services over the years, from

equipment rental to propane sales and delivery and just about everything in between. Midwest started out as a 4,000 square foot retail location and has expanded to over 26,000 square feet. Miles started the operation with some construction equipment, added in a hardware service and started growing from there. “We expanded as the demand from the community grew,” said Bill Miles. At the start of the business, Miles began a special order service, order-

ing parts that no one else in the area had. He said that area of the business took off and soon he was doing more business in that area than in the retail location. Other services that were picked up was selling welding gases, U-

Haul rental, and small engine repair. Lamar Truck and Tire will be picking up the propane service, as well as taking Midwest’s place selling welding gases. As of now, Miles said that no one is taking over

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equipment rental, the UHaul service or special order service. There will be a liquidation sale on May 1-3, selling everything, including the property. The sale will be conducted by Melton Auction Co, LLC. A full

listing of everything on the sale, including pictures can be viewed at Bill and Katherine Miles would like to thank Jeremy and Billi Mohney, Bryce and Kristen Robertson and Keith and Bethany Harms, who all had stepped in at one time or another and help run Midwest. Bill and Katherine Miles decided to close Midwest Hardware and Rental because they felt God calling them into full time ministry and missions. Katherine Miles has been involved in missions for the past 22 years and hopes to continue in the future.

Grant awarded to raze Gilkey building, but . . . By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-The city of Lamar has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant, emergency situation, to raze four buildings occupying the corner environs of 10th Street and Broadway. The Gilkey building on the corner with its five supports to keep it from Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper falling into the street is The days of the Gilkey building and three adjoining structures at the the most recognizable. corner of 10th Street and Broadway are numbered. The buildings will come The grant comes to down after Architectural Historian Services conducts an investigation $133,330, and the city regarding any historical value. The city has been awarded the money to is ready to seek bids for raze the buildings. the long overdue project. However, there is one barrier How long will this study require? What will be the role of the city that stands in the way of quickly This is a question to which there in the eventual use of the properremoving the eyesores. A study is no accurate answer. Oftentimes, ty? All of these questions will unof possible historic value must be studies and the resulting paper- doubtedly lead to more stories in made by (more correctly made for) work can consume annoyingly future editions of the Democrat. Architectural Historian Services large amounts of time. In the meantime, the Gilkey (AHS). The city has already solic- Technically, the land belongs to building and its surrounding ited prices from three firms to pre- Lamar Community Betterment, neighbors continue to wait on pare a report for AHS. but it has no funds to develop it. death row for the wrecking ball.

Coin business honors National Coin Week MINDENMINES-In honor of National Coin Week 2014, In God We Trust LLC is coordinating a collectible coin release in the month of April. Throughout the month of April, collectible U.S. coins and currency will be released through the normal streams of commerce to stimulate interest in

pocket change throughout southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri. Local and regional collectors and dealers are challenged to spend modern commemorative coins, older obsolete coins and currency and odd denomination money to spur interest in the hobby of coin collecting.

“Each year the American Numismatic Association sponsors National Coin Week. In 2014, National Coin Week is celebrated the week of April 2026,” stated Dave Sorrick, owner of In God We Trust LLC, a full-service coin business located in Mindenmines. “We are releasing collectible coins like wheat cents, steel cents, Indian cents, Buffalo nickels, older Jefferson nickels, Bicentennial and State quarters, dollar coins, silver certificates and $2 bills and other interesting and collectible numismatic items throughout the month of April in our region. We encourage other collectors, dealers and coin club members to do the same in support of our wonderful hobby,” Sorrick

added. On Tuesday afternoon May 13, In God We Trust LLC will open to the public at Border Town Auction House for local folks finding odd and older items to have their items appraised. The doors will open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 611 Main, Mindenmines, for this special event. The event will conclude with their monthly coin and currency auction starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the hobby of coin collecting, people are encouraged to contact Sorrick at 620-423-6600 or email daves@pixius. net. Information about the coin and currency auction is available at www. bordertownauctionhouse. com.

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BCAWS WILL MEET WEDNESDAY, May 7, 12 noon, at Denny’s in Lamar. For more information call 682-3363. THE BARTON COUNTY FEDERATED Republican Women’s Club will meet Monday, April 28, 7 p.m., at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Tom Ryan will present a program on bad storms and where to go in case of one. BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS will meet Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Mary K. Finley Library in Lamar. Various topics of business will be discussed. For information call Roger Seeley at 417-842-3486. Everyone is welcomed. THE RETIRED EDUCATORS OF THE Barton County Area will meet Wednesday, May 7, at the Lamar Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., with the business meeting to begin at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be local attorney George Nichols. Remember to bring non-perishable items for Nathan’s Place. THE BARTON COUNTY SINGING Convention will be held Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., at the Iantha Methodist Church. All are invited to attend for a time of singing and sharing in Christian fellowship. They welcome all specials, but just listening is another option. VFW POST 3691 AND LADIES Auxiliary will meet Monday, April 28, 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. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MT. Carmel Cemetery Association will be held Sunday, April 27, 3 p.m., at the home of Dale Huber, 694 SE 40th Lane. LAMAR MASONIC LODGE WILL HOLD A Missouri Child Identification Program on Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 200 E. 11th St. The event is sponsored by Lamar Lodge 292 A.F. & A.M. and Hermon Lodge 187 A.F. & A.M. For information call Red Wilkinson, event coordinator at 417-2144971 or 417-682-2100 or Ron Wood, 417-529-5833. THE DRUG TAKE BACK BOX IS available at the Lamar Police Department, 1106 Broadway, for those wishing to keep prescriptions out of the water supply and out of the hands of youth. A special day has been set aside to take unused or expired medications, either prescription or over the counter, and will be held Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please put all medications in a plastic garbage bag, minus the bottles. This will help with packaging and transport to the incinerator. No needles or inhalers please. THE 2014 LAMAR FREE FAIR DATES have been set for August 16-23.


Paislee Mae Lintner

Carrie Gideon and Seth Lintner, Lamar, announce the birth of a daughter, Paislee Mae Lintner, born at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan. Paislee weighed seven pounds and two ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry Gideon, Mindenmines and Mary Hukill, Mindenmines. Maternal great-grandparents are Eddie and Betty Harvey, Girard, Kan. and Shirley and Bob Gideon, Pittsburg, Kan. Paternal grandparents are Anita and Rob Lintner, Lamar. Paternal great-grandparents are the late Frank and Ann Waring and the late Bob and Faye Lintner.


The following have filed for a marriage license with the Barton County Recorder's Office: Edward Jay Castagno III, 27, Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Christina Rochelle Whitman, 21, Lamar. Joshua Scott Purinton, 21, Lamar, and Danielle

Nichole Allen, 20, Lamar. Jodie Michael Hildebrand, 37, Jasper, and Misty Diana Jeffcoat, 34, Jasper. Dareck Roy Lee Hornsby, 28, Lamar, and Rachael Dean Simmons, 23, Lamar.


Frank D Winkler V written guilty plea x2. DNA Investments LLC, State V Joshua Cathey, consent judgement. written guilty plea. State V Katie Lynn Mo- State V Christopher chel, written guilty plea. State V Luis A Chevez, see COURT, page 5B


BARTON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER LUNCH MENU: April 28 – May 2 MONDAYCheese- peach crisp, coffee/tea/ burger on bun, cottage milk. cheese with pears, potato FRIDAY- Fish or salad, juice, ice cream bar, chicken sandwich, coffee/tea/milk. macaroni and cheese, TUESDAYSwedish tomatoes with zucchimeatballs with rice, but- ni, cake, strawberries, tered peas, sliced carrots, coffee/tea/milk. wheat roll, rosy applesauce, coffee/tea/milk. WEDNESDAY- Chef salad with tomatoes, ham, cheese, baked potato, tomato juice, crackers, mixed fruit, coffee/ tea/milk. THURSDAY- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, wheat roll,

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JUNE CHORICE WILLARD-Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel, 5234 W. State EE (Division), in Springfield, for June Chorice, 88, Willard, who died Monday, April 14, 2014, surrounded by family. Minister Ray Sullins officiated. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2833 E. Battlefield Rd., No. 100, Springfield, MO 65804 or the Kansas Expressway Church of Christ, 2540 N. Kansas Expy., Springfield, MO 65803. Online condolences may be made at www. klingnerfuneralhome. com. Survivors include her children, Ken Chorice and wife Marsha, Bartlett, Tenn., Kathy Shatto, Springfield, Randy Chorice and wife Cheryl, Paola, Kan., R.D. Chorice and wife Julie, Springfield, Becky Fancer and husband Kyle, Willard and Fawn Schenk and husband Jon, Lebanon; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Chorice, Olathe, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Talton, Larue, Dub and Ray Lemmons and four sisters, Daisy Hudson, Lena Lindsey, Lima Spikes and Katherine Lindsey. Mrs. Chorice was born June 4, 1925, in Pocahontas, Ariz., to Kizzie Slayton and A.W. Lemmons. She loved to cook, sew and thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends. She became a Christian at a young age and was a member of Kansas Expressway Church of Christ. She married Ralph Chorice on Oct. 20, 1944. He died Sept. 19, 2006.

GARRY DEAN MCDANIEL CARL JUNCTION-A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carl Junction Christian Church for Garry Dean McDaniel, 70, Carl Junction, who died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home, following a lengthy illness. Rev. Garry Joe Carter officiated. His ashes will be interred in the Carl Junction Cemetery at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Midland Cremation Society in Joplin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carl Junction Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Doris McDaniel, of the home; three sons, Michael McDaniel and wife Karla, Neosho and Bradley McDaniel and Christopher McDaniel and wife Shannon, Carl Junction; a brother, Larry Mc-

Daniel, Lamar; 10 grandchildren, Adam Clinton and Amanda Lee, Crocket, Texas, Matthew, Jared and Houston McDaniel, Danielle Scott, Cole and Kinnzley McDaniel and Elli Parsons and 12 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kerry Rae Dowdy; a grandson; a sister, Rosella Pichard and a brother, Gene McDaniel. Mr. McDaniel was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Mindenmines, to Ora and Pearl (Edwards) McDaniel. He was a retired industrial engineer and owner of CIS Inventory Services. He grew up and attended schools in Mindenmines. He spent most of his adult life living in Carl Junction. He loved all kinds of sports, but basketball was his passion. He restored a 1966 Impala, that was a labor of love. He enjoyed many hours of entertainment at the Carl Junction Senior Center. He married Doris Wood on Sept. 11, 1962.

STETSON WINTERS LAMAR-A funeral procession left Daniel Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Friday, with a graveside service that was held at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Cemetery for Stetson Toby Lee Winters, newborn son of Leonard James Winters and Lacie Dawn Sallee, who died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Anthony Jones, Mike Winkle and Daren Bowles officiated. Pallbearers were Kole Kilcrease, William Carrier, Chance Bilke and John Harris. Music selection was “Barbed Wire Halo”. Condolences may be left at Survivors, in addition to his parents, are paternal grandparents, Leonard and Tracey Winters, Lamar; maternal grandparents, Mitch and Amy Shaw, Lamar; paternal grandparents, Toby and Sharon Sallee, El Dorado Springs; great-grandparents, Eldon and Leila Giles, Winterset, Iowa and the late Edward Carl Winters, Tony and Betty Sallee, El Dorado Springs, Carol Fillman, Cave Junction, Ore. and the late Roy Richard Fillman, Roy and Linda Owens, Lamar; great-great-grandparents, Alden and Betty Sallee, El Dorado Springs and Delva Hensley and the late James Hensley; aunt, Krystal Schubert and husband Josh, Red Oak; uncles, Erin and wife Jordan, Wichita, Kan., Blake Sallee, Germany and Gage Shaw, Lamar and a great uncle, Steve Fillman, Crescent City, Calif.

FRANCIS MARIE WOOD BUFFALO-Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada for Francis Marie Wood,

93, formerly of Vernon County, who died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Colonial Springs Healthcare in Buffalo, following a short illness. Burial was in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Milo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery, in care of the funeral home. The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at Survivors include a son, Robert M. “Bobby” Wood and wife Jean, Buffalo; a daughter-in-law, Cheri Wood, Bates City; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Frankie Woody; two sisters, Mary Schuholm and June Rhine and two sons, George F. Wood and Robert I. Wood. Mrs. Wood was born July 11, 1920, in Vernon County, to Frank Marshall and Anna May (Slates) Carter. She was reared in Vernon County and attended the rural country schools. She then worked in various restaurants in Sheldon most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Milo, where she was baptized as a young girl. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing and cooking. She had made Buffalo her home for the past 14 years. She married George A. “Del” Wood in December of 1936. He died in 1971.

MAX E. ROSE LIBERAL-A celebration of life service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at Oakton United Methodist Church, 318 S. Hwy. J in Lamar, for Max E. Rose, 76, Liberal, who died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at St. Luke’s Heart Institute in Kansas City, following a courageous battle with numerous health issues. Arrangements were under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Mid America Memorial Heart Transplant Fund or the Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home. The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www. Survivors include his wife, Kay Rose, of the home; three sons, Linden Rose and wife Wendy, Kerry Rose and wife Tammy, all of Liberal and Tim Rose, Jasper; a daughter, Tammy Trout, Liberal and 12 grandchil-

dren, Kristina Moore and husband Sam, Karmen, Garett, Trevor, Bryant, Lauren, Megan, Parker and Austin Rose and Cody, Keaton and Kade Trout. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Rose and a daughter, Elissa Schumacher. Mr. Rose was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Lamar, to Estelle and Wenona (James ) Rose. He attended the West Union Rural School and graduated from Liberal High School in 1956. After one term at college in Warrensburg, he returned home to do what he loved most, farm. Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, and all sports, was something he enjoyed. He especially loved watching his grandkids participate in their activities. He was a member of the Oakton United Methodist Church. He married Kay Hedges on Oct. 19, 1958, at the Liberal Methodist Church.

JAMES MURIEL MCMANUS LAMAR-Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lamar Family Ministries Center for James Muriel “Jim” McManus, 84, Lamar, who died at 12 midnight, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pastor Andrew Boswell and James McManus officiated. Pastor Bob Petersen offered a Prayer of Healing. Burial was in Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were unsee DEATHS, page 5B

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RECORDS Deaths, continued from page 4B der the direction of Daniel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Frances McManus, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at Survivors include his wife, Frances McManus; two sons, Gary McManus and wife Suzanne, Coffeyville, Kan. and Larry McManus and wife Kathy, Independence, Kan.; five daughters, Teri Boswell, Lamar, Sheri Clark, Springfield, Traci McManus, Fort Worth, Texas, Jasmine Boston and husband Tim, Kansas City, Mo. and Tiona McManus, Fort Worth, Texas; four brothers, John McManus, Paul McManus, Stephen McManus and David McManus; three sisters, Margaret Cox, Pricillia Wytcherly and Mary Ester McCain and spouses; 10 grandchildren, James,

Jason and Jeffrey McManus, Angela Balloun, Heather King, Amy Morrison, Chad McManus, Andrew Boswell, Shawn Clark and Timothy James Boston; 26 great-grandchildren and 171 foster children. He was preceded in death by a brother, Pat McManus and a sister, Janette McManus. Mr. McManus was born Nov. 1, 1929, at Great Falls, Montana to James and Lillian McManus. He graduated from East High in Kansas City, Mo. on February 14, 1947. He married Frances Belle Pinkerton on Feb. 14, 1950, in Charlotte, S.C. They received the Missouri Foster Parent Award and also received many accolades within their churches. Mr. McManus worked for Walmart for 26 years, where he received many recognitions and retired

as a manager in 1994. His hobbies were spending time with his family, which he dearly loved, caring for their foster babies and ministering to hundreds of homeless in the Kansas City, Mo. area.

EMILY CLEMENTS LAMAR-Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Emily Clements, 74, Lamar, who died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A prayer service was conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, at Daniel Funeral Home, with visitation following from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Youth Group or Hospice Compassus, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Don Clements, of the home; five sons, Mike Clements and wife Decema, Doug Clements and wife Cindy, Greg Clements and wife Sheila, Jeff Clements and wife Amy and Stan Clements and wife Cindy, all of Lamar; two daughters, Diane Gilbert and husband Eric, High Rolls, N.M. and Angie Lathrop and husband Charlie, Lamar; 19 grandchildren, Jennifer, Melissa, Kristen, Taylor, Rachel, Chad, Cara G., Ginny, Brian, Nathan, Matt C., Kevin, Aaron, Matt G., Caleb, Caty, Chelsea, Dillon and

Dono; 11 great-grandchildren, Tre, Ethan, Alex, McKinley, Emily, Kaylie, Jackson, Tucker, Kaysen, Jarrett and Nathan; two brothers, Carl Jungmann and wife Mary, Carthage and Paul Jungmann and wife Marilyn, Independence; three sisters, Irene Filosa and husband Anthony, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Doris Woods, Lamar and Linda Gerke, Pilot Grove; two brothers-in-law, Bill Clements and wife Sue and Loyd Clements and wife Bev, all of Lamar; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Selvey and husband Don and Dixie Clements, all of Lamar and a large extended family and host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Orpha Jungmann; father and mother-in-law, Ted and Ruby Clements; brothers-in-law, Paul Gerke, Roy Clements and Bob Selvey and sister-inlaw, Betty Selvey. Mrs. Clements was born Aug. 23, 1939, at Lamar, to Carl and Orpha (Dixon) Jungmann. After graduating from

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Lamar High School in 1957 she worked as a key punch operator for the Federal Reserve in Kansas City, Mo. On February 14, 1958, in Kansas City, she married the love of her life, Don Clements, and she embarked on her most important and fulfilling career, that of wife and mother. Making their home in Lamar, she worked in the school cafeteria for several years, than as an optometric assistant for Dr. Swearingen for many years and was home health office manager for the Barton County Health Department for 12 years, retiring in 2006. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she served as organist and was involved in Marriage Encounter, Parent Effectiveness Training, Camp Renewal and was a St. Mary’s Youth Group leader, organizing many activities and ski trips throughout the years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society, Missouri Optometric Association and the Lamar T.O.P.S. group.

L Herring, written guilty Portfolio Recovery As- judgment. plea. sociates V Anna Evans, CACH LLC V Michelle Brian Carter et al V Ca- default judgment. L Short, default judgleb Neely, consent judg- LVNV Funding LLC ment. ment. V Evart W Isaac, default Midland Funding LLC V Joseph A Nelson, default judgment. Asset Acceptance LLC V Nathan S Davis, default judgment. NCEP, LLC V Aaron Foster, default judgment. Portfolio Recovery Associates V Deborah E Johnson, consent judgment. Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. V John D Pahlow, default judgment. State V Arturo Hernandez, written guilty plea. State V Matthew John McCoy, written guilty plea. State V Charles Haddad, written guilty plea.

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CatTracks, continued from page 8A place, Zane Reavley; third place, Gibson Huelat; fourth place, Ezekiel Ramirez; Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke, third place, Martinez, Victoria; seventh, Aubree Santillan; eighth place, Madeleine Garoutte; 10th place, Sydney Parks; Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke, second place, Cameron Sturgell, Area; fifth place, Will Wallace, 24.81, Area; sixth place, Ryan Davis, Area; 11th place, Dakotah Santillan; 12th place, Carson Sturgell; Girls 9-10 100 Yard Backstroke, fifth place, Kailie Collins; Girls 9-10 50 Yard Butterfly, second place, Meghan Watson, Area; ninth place, Haven Shepherd; Boys 9-10 50 Yard Butterfly, second place, Hunter Santillan; third place, Gibson Huelat; Girls 1112 200 Yard Medley Relay:

Emma Moore, Cerenity Hawkins, Sonora Stearns and Macy Bean, first place; Audrey Garoutte, Carrie Wallace, Meghan Watson and Kaitlyn Davis, third place;. Girls 13-14 200 Yard Medley Relay: Aurelia Burr, Jensen Worsley, Tayla Charles and Mary Bean), second place; Boys 13-14 200 Yard Medley Relay: Payton Williams, Isaac Collins, Dylan Calhoon and Elijah Daniels, first place; Boys 15-21 200 Yard Medley Relay: Gabriel Stearnes, Kellan Huelat, Sawyer Huelat and Ben Darrow, third place; Girls 11-12 200 Yard IM, third place, Emma Moore, Area; fourth place, Cerenity Hawkins, Area; seventh place, Carrie Wallace; ninth place, Macy Bean; Girls 13-14 200 Yard IM, first place, Mary

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, KAREN CARRANZA AND JOSEFINA ESPINOSA, by Deed of Trust dated February 23, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Barton County, Missouri, on February 24, 2005 as document # 2005-307, conveyed to the Trustee therein, the following described real estate, situated in the County of Barton, State of Missouri, to wit: ALL OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 1 OF RICHARDS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LAMAR, BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI which conveyance was made to the Trustee therein in Trust, to secure the payment of a certain Note in said Deed of Trust described; and WHEREAS, default was made and still continues in the payment of said note; NOW, THEREFORE, at the request of the legal holder of said Note, and pursuant to the provisions

of said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Successor Trustee will sell the property above described, at public vendue, to the highest bidder for cash, at the West front door of the Barton County Courthouse in the City of Lamar, Missouri, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 o’clock in the forenoon and 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, specifically at 10:00 a.m. for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness and the costs of executing this trust. L. MITCHELL SHAW BARTON COUNTY SHERIFF JAMES V. NICHOLS 206 WEST 10TH STREET LAMAR, MO 64759 4-2,9,16,23-4tc In Re: Doris A. Denny, a single person TRUSTEE’S SALE – Under the terms of the Deed of Trust executed by Doris A. Denny, a single person dated 06/23/2005, and recorded on 06/28/2005 Document 2005-1167 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Barton County, MISSOURI, the undersigned Successor


Bean, Area; second place, Jensen Worsley; fifth place, Grace Jennings; sixth place, Aurelia Burr; Boys 13-14 200 Yard IM, first place, Elijah Daniels, Area; fourth place, Payton Williams; fifth place, Dylan Calhoon; eighth place, Isaac Collins; 14th place, Ben Darrow; Boys 15-21 200 Yard IM, fourth place, Gabriel Stearnes; sixth place, Sawyer Huelat; Girls 11-12 100 Yard Freestyle, third place, Emma Moore, Area; eighth place, Sonora Stearns; ninth place, Macy Bean; 12th place, Kaitlyn Davis. Boys 11-12 100 Yard Freestyle, 12th place, James Filbeck; Girls 1314 100 Yard Freestyle, first place, Mary Bean, Area; eighth place, Tayla Charles; 12th place, Gracie Huelat; Boys 13-14 100 Yard Freestyle, first place, Elijah Daniels,

Area; fifth place, Dylan Calhoon; eighth place, Isaac Collins; 13th place, Ben Darrow; Boys 1521 100 Yard Freestyle, third place, Gabriel Stearnes; sixth place, Sawyer Huelat; ninth place, Kellan Huelat; Girls 11-12 50 Yard Breaststroke, third place, Cerenity Hawkins, Area; fourth place, Carrie Wallace, 39.25 AREA; 11th place, Kaitlyn Davis; 13th place, Audrey Garoutte; Boys 11-12 50 Yard Breaststroke, 11th place, James Filbeck; Girls 1314 100 Yard Breaststroke, second place, Jensen Worsley; seventh place, Grace Jennings; eighth place, Gracie Huelat; Boys 13-14 100 Yard Breaststroke, first place, Elijah Daniels, Area; third place, Payton Williams; fourth place, Isaac Collins; ninth place, Ben Darrow; Boys 15-21 100 Yard Breaststroke, sixth place, Saw-

Trustee, will on 05/12/2014 at 2:30 PM at the West Front Door of the Barton County Courthouse, 1007 Broadway, Lamar, Mo. 64759 , sell at public venue to the highest bidder for cash subject to the terms announced at the sale, the realty described in said deed of trust, to wit: A TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED AS COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK THIRTYNINE (39) IN PARRY`S THIRD ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LAMAR, IN BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI, AND

RUNNING THENCE WEST 100 FEET, THENCE NORTH 60 FEET, THENCE EAST 100 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 60 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF.. Substitute Trustee Corporation Published in the Lamar Democrat File #: DORDESET First publication date 04/16/2-14 4-16,23,30,5-7-4tc NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made

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yer Huelat; Girls 11-12 100 Yard Backstroke, second place, Emma Moore, Area; third place, Sonora Stearns; fifth place, Macy Bean. Girls 13-14 200 Yard Backstroke, first place, Mary Bean, Area; third place, Jensen Worsley; fifth place, Aurelia Burr; Girls 11-12 50 Yard Butterfly, fifth place, Sonora Stearns; sixth place, Carrie Wallace; 11th place, Cerenity Hawkins; 14th place, Kaitlyn Davis; 15th place, Audrey Garoutte; Boys 11-12 50 Yard Butterfly, 11th place, James Filbeck; Girls 13-14 200 Yard Butterfly, first place, Aurelia Burr; second place, Tayla Charles; third place, Grace Jennings; Boys 1521 200 Yard Butterfly, first place, Gabriels Stearnes;

Girls 13-14 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Jensen Worsley, Emma Moore, Carrie Wallace and Mary Bean, first place; Kaitlyn Davis, Gracie Huelat, Audrey Garoutte and Macy Bean, fourth place; Boys 13-14 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Payton Williams, Dylan Calhoon, Isaac Collins and Elijah Daniels, first place; Girls 15-21 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Cerenity Hawkins, Tayla Charles, Aurelia Burr and Grace Jennings, third place; Boys 15-21 400 Yard Freestyle Relay: Ben Darrow, Sawyer Huelat, Kellan Huelat and Gabriel Stearnes), second place. *Area represents a swimmer who attained an area qualifying time at regional championships.

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LEGALS/CLASSIFIEDS Legals, continued from page 6B in the payment of the note described in and secured by Deed of Trust dated December 4, 2008, executed by Nathan J. Hazard, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Barton County, Missouri, on December 30, 2008,

as instrument no. 20081754, and conveying to the undersigned trustee the following described property in Barton County, Missouri, to-wit: All of Lot Four (4), in Block Three (3), of M. N. Wills Third Addition

to the City of Lamar, in Barton County, Missouri except 50 feet off of the entire West side thereof, at the request of the legal holder of said note who has elected to declare the entire indebtedness due and payable, and in accordance with the provisions of the

said Deed of Trust, the undersigned trustee will on the 12th day of May, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 o’clock A.M. and 5:00 o’clock P.M., to-wit: at 1:00 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. By /s/ Steven H. Kaderly, 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. 4-16,23,30,5-7-4tc


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Electrical Shop. Must know how to run conduit and a small amount of control work. Wage Appliance Repair. Ap- based on knowledge. pliance parts. Miller’s (417) 682-6151. Country Corner. 417884-2684. Drivers: CDL-A Teams Services Offered

Lawn Mowing Season is Approaching: Please call O'Neal Cutting Edge Lawn Care for All Your Lawn Care Needs. Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates, Affordable Prices, Fully Insured. Cell: 417-2140256 or Home: 417-6822909 after 7 pm Please. If no answer please leave message. Chris O'Neal, Owner/Operator. 1103 E 18th St, Lamar, MO 64759.

Get Home Every Weekend with Local Specialty Transportation Company. Must qualify for Hazmat Endorsement and Security Clearance., 1-866-204-8006. Bristol Manor of Lamar is hiring CMA, insulin certified. Call Rhonda at 417-6826762.

Drivers - $1500 Sign On. Excellent benefits Employment & Pay. Regional: Home through the week & Every weekend. For Our Drivers, Solo, 3 or 6 day Drayage Division. 866-

374-8487 / drivetrans- ers, small trash box with can, queen comforter set, lawn chair Drivers: Local Spring- with cushions, strollfield, MO company. er and car seat, playEarn up to .38+ w/In- pen, walker, hard paper centive Pay Looking for back books series. Good Professional drivers to deals and low prices! haul regional freight. Offering Good bene- Garage Sale – Behind fits, Sign on Bonus, And 115 W. 11th in Lamar. Home every 7-10 days. Saturday, April 26, 7 866-374-8487 www. a.m. to ? Large and small TVs, V bottom boat with trailer, ladies bike, paintball and BB Garage Sales gun, bookcase, sofas, large sectional furniture, teen clothes, new 2 Party Garage Sale: shoes, prom dresses, Rain of shine. 400 E. frames, books, luggage, 4th St., Lamar. Baby a lot of everything. girl 0-2T, baby boy 18m-2T, girl 5T-8, boys 5-7, women and men Miscellaneous For Sale clothes, treadmill, toys, games, decor, shoes, tons of stuff. Friday Briggs & Stratton Hus9-Noon, Sat. 8 a.m.-? kee Supreme 46” mower deck, new spindles, new Yard Sale – 1108 Grand, belts, very clean, one Thursday and Friday, owner, looks new, runs April 24 and 25, 8 a.m. perfect, 23.0 HP Hydroto 5 p.m. Lots and lots static. $800. 417-793of stuff. Lots of books 2033 or 417-214-1829. on tape. If rain, no sale. 2 Families. Appliances: Mostly new. Some used. Also Garage Sale – April 25- appliance parts. Miller’s 28, 708 Arthur Aull Rd. Country Corner. 417Lot sold by boxes. Elvis, 884-2684. McDonald's, Long John items, mens and ladies Save On Heating Bills. clothing and shoes, ta- Cabinet infrared heatble, shelves, letter hold- ers. Low price – top

quality. Miller’s Country Citizens Housing. Call Corner, 417-884-2684. 682-3589. Mo. TDD 1-800-735-2966. Equal "Publisher's notice: All Opportunity Housreal estate advertised ing. Handicapped units herein is subject to the available. Located at Federal Fair Housing 17th and Lexington. Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any 1 Bedroom Apartment preference, limitation, nicely furnished or unor discrimination be- furnished. Pool, rec cause of race, color, re- room and laundry. Free ligion, sex, handicap, cable/HBO, water and familial status, or na- trash. Short leases availtional origin, or inten- able. $200 security detion to make any such posit. No pets! In Nepreference limitation, vada. Starting at $365. or discrimination. We 417-667-2633. will not knowingly accept any advertising for Sheldon Apartments real estate, which is in Nice 1 bedroom apartviolation of the law. All ments, furnished or unpersons are hereby in- furnished. All utilities formed that all dwell- paid. Starting at $370 ings advertised are per month. Call 417available on an equal op- 667-2633. portunity basis". Mobile Homes for Rent

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Children’s Center in Nevada receives donation from Cold Water Challenge

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Cold Water Challenge Friday evening, April 10, raising over $350 for the Children’s Center in Nevada. The sheriff’s office, Western Missouri 911, Vernon County Ambulance District, Nevada Fire Department, Deerfield Fire Department and the Nevada Daily Mail also participated in the event helping to raise the money. The group gathered in the yard outside of the sheriff’s office as the Nevada Fire Department sprayed the group down with ice cold water. Sheriff Jason Mosher said it was very encouraging to see so many people attend and help raise money for the Children’s Center.

Electric utilities serving area file required renewable energy compliance reports JEFFERSON CITYPursuant to a Missouri Public Service Commission rule, KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) and Empire District Electric Company have filed compliance reports with the commission. GMO filed compliance reports for 2013 and 2014, and Empire District filed its report for 2014. The commission staff

has been directed to examine the companies’ compliance plans and file a report of the review no later than May 30. The Office of the Public Counsel and any other interested person or entity has until May 30 to file any comments regarding either utilities’ compliance reports and compliance plans. Both utilities serve customers in and around

Barton County. GMO provides electric power to the communities of Lamar Heights, Iantha, Burgess, and parts of western Barton County. It also sells electricity wholesale to Liberal for its municipal system. Empire District serves Golden City, Jasper, and Stockton, and provides wholesale electricity to Lockwood for its municipal system.

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