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Lamar High School Class of 2014 Top Ten 1. Landon Joseph Compton 1. Jackson John Gilkey 1. Kenna Victoria Roland 1. Brandy Jane Wrestler 5. Emmie Grace Robertson 6. Tinsley Shea Rutledge 7. Abigail Nadine Morgan 8. Ethan Tyler Lawrence 9. Lauren Emily Nichols 10. Samson Garren Bailey

Hartzler “Listening Post” returns to Lamar, May 20

Three months ago (February 24) a field representative for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler held a Listening Post in Lamar at the Mary K. Finley Library that turned into more of a round table discussion. Thirteen constituents gathered in one of the library’s conference rooms for a lively discussion of issues of concern in Washington. Everyone had an opportunity to speak. The same field representative, Cole Karr, will return to Lamar on Tuesday, May 20. The location will be the same, Mary K. Finley Library, and the time will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A conference room will again be used, and participants should look for directions. The meeting is obviously open to the public. Karr will report people’s concerns back to Congresswoman Hartzler.

Spring Piano Concert to be held at Forest Park Baptist Church

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper Lamar's graduation was held outside Sunday at the Thomas M. O'Sullivan Stadium. The Class of 2014 had to deal with a steady 20 mph south wind with gusts that sent mortarboards and sashes flying at times. Commencement began with the seniors walking out to their seats, above left; a few of the mortarboard designs, above right; the senior class choir, bottom left; senior, Jack Gilkey, giving his valedictorian speech, which was one of four valedictorians for the class; and the tradition of graduates tossing their caps after receiving their diplomas, very top.

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Liberal High School Class of 2014 valedictorian Kyle Kentner gets a hug following Sunday's commencement in the high school gymnasium.

Lamar Democrat/Ben Bunton Golden City graduates toss their hats into the Lamar Democrat/Ben Bunton air following The Lockwood High School graduating class looked commencement at the audience during the commencement speech exercises. given by Dennis Cornish.

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Lamar Democrat/Ben Bunton Lockwood graduates receive recognitions for scholarships they received.

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

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CORRESPONDENTS Coonfoot & Vicinity By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord is blessing us with very strong winds. All the tree limbs are moving and some are almost blowing over if they aren't strong. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson and Ella Mae Turpen enjoy going to dinner on Sunday at a restaurant. Arbry Winans, Ray and Tristan, Ray and Nicole and Elvin Winans Jr. and Durella were visitors of Marie Winans. Jane Moss visited with Marie Winans one evening. Marie Winans visited with Louise Ott also on Wednesday evening. Jane Moss baked cookies and an angel food cake, and took them to Louise Ott. Everything was good, as always. I thank her very much. Kenneth Dee and Esther Archer and Louise Ott enjoyed dinner on Sunday with George Straw. Regina Shank, Genesis and Faithllyn and Tyler Everitt, Grayson and Emma were visitors of Louise Ott. Daine Enlow visited Louise Ott. Lonnie, Vanessa and Nathaniel Hudson enjoyed the weekend with Mike and Sara Payne in Olathe, Kan. Be sure and watch for the turkey and deer that are crossing the roads these days. They pop up out of nowhere and run into you while trying to cross the road. Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day last Sunday.

Sheldon By DARLENE SHERIDAN Sheldon friends were saddened to learn of the death of John McCoun. John, and his late wife Betty were members of the Sheldon Christian Church. John had been having health problems for several months. Services were Wednesday, May 7, at Ferry Funeral Home. My granddaughter, Breanna Sheridan of Columbia, came Thursday to check on her father, Lynn, and brother, Quinn, after the fire on Wednesday. The house is not livable, so Lynn is still looking for housing. Jim and Judy Fast joined Paul and Phyllis Sprenkle, granddaughter Hayden and me for dinner last Saturday evening at Jenny’s Kitchen. The Sheldon Firefighters were having a fundraiser and served food all day. Sheldon Lions Club held their monthly breakfast Saturday, May 3. The final Vision presentation by the Drury University students was May 10, at the school gym. Everyone interested in the future of Sheldon should attend this meeting. The Sheldon seniors graduated Friday, May 9, at the school. Sheldon School Alumni is still in need of reservations for the 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting on May 24. The meal cost $10 and is needed prior to May 17.

If you have contact information of former students, please notify Darlene Sheridan at PO Box 505 or assist by emailing or contacting your classmates directly. The 50th year class hosts the annual meeting, making the class of 1964 the 2014 host. I sure enjoyed my greatgranddaughter’s visit. She left Tuesday, May 6, to return to her home in Richland, Washington. I received word that Mary Ann Clark was moved back to St. Luke’s Hospital Thursday evening, as she was in need of more treatment. It was good to see Jason and Whitney Stockdale and baby daughter Emma, as they were in town to visit with Marilyn for the weekend. I spent Monday at the doctor’s office at Ortho 4 State in Galena. I received two more injections for the pain and swelling in my hand. Glad to report it seems to helping me to feel better. The Sheldon Library Board will sponsor a “Welcome Summer” carnival on May 17, at the Community Building in Sheldon.

For-getme-nots By GAIL LEAMING Today is my son’s birthday. A fast food place on the way down to see me for Mother's Day, gave him his first senior discount and he hadn’t asked for it. Honestly he doesn’t even look like he needs one, so he was a little disgusted. I told him to like it because it was one of the perks of making it this long and it was better than the alternative of being on the other side of the grass. Kellie said it made her feel good. She must be a trophy wife now. Worked all day on Mother’s Day and then Ron said he was too tired to cook, so we went to Cooky’s for supper. Didn’t stop for breakfast or lunch and too tired to eat much, but our guests at our table were Reid and Sandra Alexander. We hadn't gotten to see each other for ages, so had a lot of catching up to do. They had several surgeries and were already mended pretty much. Good luck Reid on your truck next week. It sure is a show stopper. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Porter are celebrating their 70 year anniversary and I am sure they would love to have a card from you. Their address is 606 Walnut, Golden City, Missouri 64748. He plays fiddle at the Milford music every month. Getting pretty good and he has only played for two or three years. Wish I had that talent. Martin come on down to Red Oak sometime. Have to brag a little on my grandson Wrenn Leaming. He has been elected president of his finance club in college at St. Louis. Among other things, he has gone to the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and now gets to go to Finland for a month or two for more money study. This is the kid who when all the company that came to their house would want to feed the huge Koi that they have, decided to buy a peanut machine and put fish food

in it so they could pay to feed. He is quite an artist too and painted the machine very cleverly so that people wanted to put their money in it just to use the machine. Takes after his aunt Kamala on that one. We went to Mena, Arkansas this week for a fish fry and bluegrass jam. Decided to come home that night instead of staying. Good idea, the next day we saw on the news that they were closing roads because of the severe storms and flooding. We must have brought it and then got the heck out of there. We are so wet here and rain every other day. We finally got part of the garden planted. I know the water will be turned off soon, so am not complaining much. We just don’t want the hail that Kamala got this week. Turned her yard white at Stotts City. We drive around and it is so dry everywhere, so guess we are lucky. Can’t get my pools pumped dry because it rains again. While we were in Mena we went to Queen Willamina’s State Park. Very pretty and interesting. Seems she was the queen of the Netherlands and paid for the railroad to go through the mountains in Arkansas. A huge lodge was built for her to stay in, but she never came for a visit. The town of Mena was built for another queen from Finland to visit but she never came either. Someone must have had some strings they could pull back then. In a town of 5,000 people, we counted eight banks. Of course we know why they are there, but wonder if anyone else ever wonders. Bluegrass this week at Branson and several from Red Oak 2 are going. I am not suppose to write about Jerry Banta this week, so I won’t.

a great day last Sunday on Mother's Day. My mother has been gone for several years and I always think of all the sacrifices she made for her six children and we were a handful. I loved my mother dearly, as did my siblings. I am lucky to have five great children and their spouses in our family. The Classie Lassies and the Truman Roses enjoyed an afternoon featuring Spring Chickens. They sang about chickens, danced like chickens and the guests were three really cute, little fuzzy baby chickens. The ladies and guests were welcomed by Betty Gideon and emcee Maxine Rader. The “Ruby Red Notes”, Dorothy Parks, Pat Bean, Elaine Brannon, Juanita Schmitt and Nell Voorhees, entertained with their special music. Maxine directed several action songs from their new song books. Kathy Stauffer read an original adventure about a rooster. He was made an honorary member dressed in scarf and hat. Marcia Pennell, Carol Branum and Nell V. introduced the three cute baby chicks to the audience. They peeped loudly as they were admired and cuddled. They were adopted by Maxine R.; she has made a special home for them. You cannot imagine the great fun! Spring chicken favors (not real) were given to everyone by Betty G. and Maxine R. Refreshments were served by the staff to 30 Red Hatters attending. The next Truman Roses “Sing A Long” will be held June 26, 2 p.m. The regular Red Hat la-

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The winners were Imogene Williams, first and Rosalee Potter, second. The hostess scheduled for May 13 is Betty Gideon. The hostess for TuesImogene Williams day, May 20, will be Betty was the hostess Tues- Gideon. day, May 6, for Bridge.

I hope all mothers had

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Church on Sunday, June 8. Congratulations to the Stauffers. Calla Rebekah Lodge No. 160 held their Mother/Daughter Banquet on Friday, May 9, at Chicken Mary's. Twenty-seven ladies gathered for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Noble Grand Denzil Divine welcomed all. Dinner prayer was given by Chaplain Maxine Morin. The ladies enjoyed a buffet of Mary's famous fried chicken and brisket with several sides. Dessert was ice cream with donut holes. This was followed by introduction of Rebekahs and their guests. Rebekah of the Year for 2013, Carol Brannon, chose Ruth Maxwell as the 2014 Rebekah of the Year and presented her with a set of Rebekah jewelry. Maxine read a poem, “Freedom is Not Free”. N.G. Denzil wished all a “Happy Mother's Day” and a safe trip home. Roselea McClintock gave the closing prayer. Truman Day was last Saturday. I did not get to attend, but I hear there were some interesting vendor booths. Also, Truman's birthday was celebrated at the Truman Birthplace in Lamar. Pray for our troops. Until next time...


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dies of Lamar met at the Pepper Mill, May 8, for their monthly luncheon meeting. Hostesses were Carol Branum, Beula Miller and Doris Woods. With the assistance of Loeta Thompson, the ladies decorated the tables with potted red Petunias. Favors were candy in decorated flower pots, which were crafted by Carol B. Very clever. Betty Gideon extended a welcome with a Red Hat wave. Roll call was one's favorite flower. Doris W. gave prayer and all enjoyed appetizers of fried chicken gizzards, livers and hearts. Lunch featured delicious fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and broccoli salad. Dessert was angel food cake covered with fresh strawberries. Following lunch, all sang “Happy Birthday” to Juanita Schmitt. Maxine Chesnut will serve as hostesses for the June meeting. Nell Finley Voorhees will celebrate her 90th birthday, with a reception at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lamar, Saturday, May 17. “Happy Birthday”, Nell. David and Kathy Stauffer will be honored with a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at the Lamar Methodist

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FRIENDS & FAMILY Fundraiser to be held for baby Ezekiel Allen-Purinton wed

Evan and Izzie Clements were absolutely ecstatic to find out they were expecting a baby last summer. The year before they had adopted a little girl, Eden, from Taiwan. To top all of that off they also found out that they had been matched with a newborn boy in the Congo. It seemed like everything they had been dreaming of was coming true. Little did they know their life was about to turn upside down. Izzie had a very easy pregnancy. All of her tests and ultrasounds showed a very healthy baby boy. She delivered on January 31. The baby’s heart rate kept dropping, so she was taken for an emergency C-section. After delivering baby Ezekiel, he was having trouble keeping a steady heart rate. It was decided that he would need to be sent to Spring-

field to have surgery to have a blocked nasal cavity cleared. Once they reached Springfield they were met with the shocking news that after many tests the doctors had concluded that Ezekiel was born without his pulmonary artery. He was life flighted to Children’s Mercy in St. Louis, where he had a team of doctors looking over him. This condition, known as pulmonary artresia, can be corrected if his collaterals from his heart will grow and can be bundled to create a pulmonary artery of sorts. Ezekiel’s future is unknown at this point. The family literally takes it one day at a time. Ezekiel is seen regularly by his pediatrician and cardiologist. He is improving every day and is growing and hitting milestones just like all other newborns. Evan will tell you that Ezekiel was born with a special heart. His heart was made this way for a purpose. It will be used to glorify God. Their other son, Elijah, has been officially adopted by the Clements. They are still waiting for the Congo to issue exit papers so that they may go get him and bring him home. There will be a chili feed and silent auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Lamar Middle School cafeteria. Entry will be $5. There will be a variety of items on display for the silent auction and they will also be taking donations. All money will be used for past, present and future medical expenses for Ezekiel. All are invited to attend.

Barton County Community Guide provides lots of information It has been available since the end of March, but now that warm weather has finally set

in, the Barton County Community Guide has become increasingly valuable. It starts with important telephone numbers for all incorporated communities in the county and expands to goods and services available throughout the county. Landmarks, parks, lodging, dining, entertainment, medical facilities, shopping, they are all there. Barton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Astra Ferris says 4,000 copies of the guide were ordered. Copies may be found at local banks, the chamber office, the Lamar Democrat, and tourism sites across the area. The guide covers 2014 and 2015.

Concert, continued from page 1A Church, 7th and Rangeline Road, in Joplin. The event will be held in the church's chapel, with five sessions at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Students six to 18 years

Danielle Nichole Allen and SPC Joshua Scott Purinton were married April 12, at the Nevada Country Club. Nancy and Scott Hutson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Cinda Loveall and Phillip and Angela Allen, all of Lamar. Maternal grandparents are Caroll and Barbara Lee and David and Wanda Allen. Dani is a 2012 graduate of Lamar High School and former wait staff manager at Pepper Mill Restaurant in Lamar. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Lamar High School and an Army specialist stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. Josh is the son of Steve and Kim Turner, Nevada. Paternal grandparents are Paulette Smith and Joe and Jill Purinton. The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a strapless taffeta gown with a pick up swirl skirt and empire waist with beaded applique detailing. The maid of honor was Kelly Allen, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Samantha Felty, Cesily Peters and Micha Moore, friends of the bride. Flower girls were Cheyanne and Morgan Allen, sisters of the bride. The best man was Larry Mahurin, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Jerry Onstott, friend of the groom and Shane Draper and Zach Dow, Army buddies of the groom. The wedding was followed by a reception at the Nevada Country Club. Josh and Dani will reside in Killeen, Texas.

Porters celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Martin Taylor Porter and Alice Zeina Evert were married at Smyrna Baptist Church near Ozark on May 21, 1944. Cards would be welcomed at 313 SE 90th Lane, Lamar, MO 64759. old will play classical, popular, gospel and traditional recital pieces. Area performers slated are Kaleb Belcher and Cloey Belcher, both from

Oronogo; Allie Stewart, Alba; Isabella Windsor, Liberal and Mikayla Sprenkle, Lamar. The public is invited to attend.

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By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat As I sit here writing this week's Mutterings, nothing else seems to want to enter my mind, other than the fact that Sunday is Mother's Day and I miss my mom so bad sometimes that I physically ache. She was my

rock and my best friend. I came across this the other day and altered it to state exactly what I feel. Things I Miss About You: It's Mother's Day again, and I'm trying to make it through, because this day reminds me of all the things I miss about you. I miss your face smiling down at me, with love

shining from your eyes. I miss the way we'd laugh so hard that we would both cry. I miss the touch of your dear hands, how gentle and kind they could be. And I miss the warmth of your hugs and how you'd wrap me up tight as could be. I miss the smell of your perfume (Tabu, in her case), the way it lingered in the air. Sometimes I think I smell it again and I get a sense that you're there. I miss the way you could always tell when something in my life had gone wrong, How you'd talk to me until I felt better, your

Letters to editor Dear Editor: According to the Missouri Conservation Department, the "Beefsteak Mushroom" pictured in the Lamar Democrat on Wednesday, May 7, is highly poisonous and should not be considered edible. The name given by the MDC is a Big Red False Morel. This information

can be found in Missouri's Wild Mushrooms, by Maxine Stone, published by the Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri in 2010. Thanks from a loyal reader for a great newspaper! Tom Noyes, Lathrop Dear Editor:

words soothed me like a song. And so I sit here once again remembering these things I miss and this year, just like every year, I make a silent wish. I wish that one day I'll see you again, whole and safe and sound. That you'll take my hand securely in yours, and for Heaven we'll be bound. I love you my mommy and I will forever be your squirrel because you are my nut! Switching gears to a more positive note, Gary and I finally got to spend last weekend with Kobyn, our grandson that lives up

I believe in giving accolades when they are due. Thank you city council for your dedication and diligence. Thank you's especially go to Steve Gilkey for his stand demanding that private property owners remove their dilapidated, condemned structures ASAP. Sincerely, Karen Crockett, Lamar

north. It had been a long four months (for me anyway). To him, he acted like it was just the other day. And here I was worrying that he would forget me! I know better, but sometimes our insecurities get in the way. We had a great time playing Saturday at the Sleep Inn Water Park in Liberty and then traveling to the Kansas City Zoo on Sunday to visit their new penguin habitat. It is awesome and if anyone ever has the chance to see it for themselves, it is definitely worth the trip. We could have stayed there all day just watching their antics. When we took Kobyn home to his mom, we were given his baseball schedule, so guess we'll be heading that way again in the next several weeks. Then Thursday night Gary and I had the privilege to watch Landon for a very long 4 ½ hours. We have watched him longer than that before, but we were always able to go outside to play. This week, due to the rain, we

were forced to stay inside and it is amazing what a 16 month old can get into when your house isn't totally baby proofed. He wore us out and evidently we wore him out as his mom texted me a picture of him fast asleep in his car seat before they even hit the city limits! Gary and I both made mention that it would be wonderful if both of our mom's could be around to enjoy them as we do. I guess all we can do is keep them alive in their memories by passing down the traits that were passed down to us. Life is a cycle and sometimes it's a pretty wild ride, but oh the feelings that are invoked along the way. This started out as a very tough week, with extreme yearning for my mom and finished with a precious little boy that is here because she was in our life. I love you my mommy and can't wait until we are together again. What a beautiful thing to look forward to.

Retired teachers advised on estate planning, explore ways of membership expansion By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer

LAMAR-Barton County area retired teachers listened carefully as local attorney George Nichols reviewed estate planning. He was the featured speaker at the retirees’ last meeting of the current school year. Nichols explained probate, power of attorney, health care power of attorney, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and wills. He discounted the commonly held belief that probate is costly, saying its main disadvantage is the time it frequently takes. Probate is required when only one name is on a deceased’s title, property, bank account, etc. He said the most com-

mon mistake people make in estate planning is procrastination. Whether setting up a trust or establishing a power of attorney, he advised against trying for perfection. “Just do it” he said, adding that they can all be changed, with the exception of an irrevocable trust. He invited questions from his listeners, which he felt was the best way to direct the emphasis of his presentation. In the business portion of the meeting, emphasis was on increasing membership in the Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA). It was reported that all retiring teachers in Barton County schools have been contacted about joining MRTA. Also mentioned

was associate MRTA memberships being available for currently active teachers at just $15. This helps MRTA grow in numbers so as to protect the retirement system that current teachers will eventually participate in. It was suggested that local retirees should seek to make brief presentations about associate memberships, and their benefits, to active school personnel when the 2014-15 school year begins. A portion of the meeting was devoted to current legislation in the General Assembly that has a bearing on the teacher retirement system, and on the future funding of public schools in Missouri. The two “Education” petitions were reviewed briefly. When

submitted to the Secretary of State for inclusion on the November 4 ballot, the petition for use of test scores for teacher retention and eliminating tenure contained sufficient signatures. However, the signatures must now be validated by the Secretary of State. The petition to allow vouchers and the use of public funds for parochial schools did not have sufficient signatures and failed. The next meeting of Barton County retired teachers will be at 9 a.m., September 3, in the Fellowship Hall of the Lamar First Christian Church. Breakfast will be Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper available at 8:30. Guest Attorney George Nichols spoke about estate speaker is expected to be planning before the final meeting of the school Dr. Zach Harris, Lamar R-I superintendent of year of Barton County retired teachers. schools.

Lawrence places second at state convention Combined Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Lawrence, a senior of Lamar R-I High School, is the son of Eric and Cynthia Lawrence. He is a member of the Lamar FFA chapter. His advisor is Scott Nolting. Lawrence’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of growing soybeans, wheat, and corn. He began his freshman year growing 29 acres of non-genetically modified organism soybeans and sold them in Kansas. Lawrence increased COLUMBIA-Ethan Missouri FFA Fiber and his crop diversity by plantLawrence of Lamar re- Oil Crop Entrepreneur- ing corn and double-crop ceived the second-place ship and Placement soybeans the following Left, Ethan Lawrence of the Lamar FFA Chapter receives the secondplace Missouri FFA Fiber and/ or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention, April 24, in Columbia.

Massa Ranch joins American Angus Association Massa Ranch, Lamar, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Shumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph. The American Angus Association, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus. The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals and develops industryleading selection tools for

its members. These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their

herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.

years. “I have produced an oil crop three out of the four years now, and learned a lot along the way,” Lawrence said. As an FFA member, Lawrence participated in the FFA Knowledge, agricultural sales and meats evaluation career development events. He has attended Missouri FFA Convention, and been an exhibitor at the Ozark Empire Fair. In addition to FFA, Lawrence is a member of the varsity football team and has served as treasurer and vice president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

His future plans include expanding the acreage on his farm. Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Fiber and oil crop production is one of 50 proficiency award areas recognized at the state levsee LAWRENCE, page 5A

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Douglas inducted into Sigma Epsilon Pi FAYETTE-Sigma Epsilon Pi inducted 24 new members to celebrate exceptional scholarly achievement while at Central Missouri University. Katelyn Douglas was among those inducted at a ceremony held Tuesday, April 29. Douglas is an Athletic Training major


from Sheldon. Sigma Epsilon Pi is an honorary society organized to recognize top scholastic achievement. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of the senior class based on grade point average and up to seven members of faculty.

Crowder Aggies compete at National Judging Competition NEOSHO-To promote the furtherance of education in the field of agriculture, the Crowder College Ag Department participated in the annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Competition hosted by Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, in April. The event consisted of various competitions to prepare college students, including knowledge, presentation and judging contests. Testing student's knowledge and encouraging education in their chosen field is the main focus of the NACTA event. Challenging competition met these students as they honed their knowledge in the fields of agronomy, dairy cattle judging, livestock judging, livestock management and quiz bowl. Crowder College Aggies certainly used their acquired knowledge to the best of their abilities in the events in which they participated. The Crowder College Crops Judging Team received fourth in the nation, with Zach Aldrich, Neosho, leading the team with a fourth place effort. The honor of fifth place overall in the National Dairy Judging Competition was awarded to Crowder's team, and the Livestock Management Team performed with outstanding aptitude, as well. The competitors from Crowder College represented their school well as they demonstrated their skills and knowl-


edge, performing at the national level. Crops Team, Livestock Judging Team, Livestock Management Team, Quiz Bowl Team, Dairy Cattle Judging Team - 5th place team: Maddie Garren, Neosho, Jade Morgan, Lamar, Drew Henbest, Cassville, Drew Henbest, Cassville, Staci Garvin, Anderson; 4th place: Zach Aldrich, Neosho, Drew Henbest, Cassville, Victoria Giebler, Neosho, Victoria Giebler, Neosho, Kylie Ehlers, Anderson, Megan Jones, Neosho, Victoria Giebler, Neosho, Kylie Ehlers, Anderson, KayLynn Lippold, Butler, Davis Benedict, Buffalo, Samantha Burnett, Joplin, Davis Benedict, Buffalo and Mekahlia Jones, West Plains. Crowder College has been educating students for 50 years. The Crowder Ag Department offers a variety of degrees, including: an Associates of Arts Degree, transferrable to a four year institution, in General Agriculture; Associate of Applied Science degrees in Livestock Production, Agronomy, Horticulture and Marketing and Management and an Associates of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. For more information contact Jorge Zapata at 417-455-5496 or jzapata@crowder. edu<mailto:jzapata@>.

Zee Crossley, daughter of Jim and Steff Crossley, is the sixth grade Lamar Middle School Student of the Week. Zee likes to play volleyball, softball and basketball. She also likes to teach or play with her dog Bruce. Her favorite place to go after school is Nathan's Place with her friends.

Jordan Collins, son of Stacy Rhodifer, is the seventh grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Jordan likes to play dodgeball and two-ball. His favorite series of books is the Percy Jackson series. His favorite subject is Math.

Ethan McAfee, son of Scott McAfee and Jennifer Hicks, is the eighth grade Student of the Week at Lamar Middle School. Ethan has three brothers, Tre, Alex and Gavin and one sister, Becca. He likes playing games on his Xbox with his friends. He's really good at Math. After school he helps his mom babysit his cousin and he also likes camping.

Golden City April Character of Trustworthiness

Golden City students recognized for the April Character trait of Trustworthiness were, front row, left to right, Alexis Vaughn, kindergarten; Nathan Weiser, first grade; Ty Force, third grade and Olivia Force, second grade; back row, Brooke Beerly, fourth grade; Kaylee Veach, sixth grade and Parker Evans, fifth grade.

Area students to attend Missouri Girls State Jordan Lindquist, Marissa Polodna and Celeste Thornton, along with their mothers and American Legion Auxiliary members Hazel Hoerman and Loeta Thompson, attended a Missouri Girls State briefing on Sunday, May 4, in Monett. The students will be attending Missouri Girls State on June 2228, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Pictured are, left to right, Lindquist, Polodna, Hoerman and Thornton. Not pictured is Loeta Thompson.

Board of Education accepts resignations, hires replacement In a specially called meeting, May 5, the Lamar R-I Board of Education accepted two staff resignations and approved hiring a replacement for one of the positions. Darlene Hayes resigned her position as fifth

grade teacher and will be replaced by Krisanna Graham. Graham is graduating from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University in May with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education.

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The board also accepted the resignation of Dr. Traci Pattison, who was director of the Lamar Career & Technical Center. According to Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris, that position will be filled at a later time.

el. The Missouri Soybean The Missouri FFA has national organization has Merchandising Council 25,852 members repre- more than 579,000 memsponsored this award. senting 334 chapters. The bers representing 7,570 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA makes a posi-

tive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Tigers battle back to win thriller By CHRIS MORROW Lamar Democrat

The Lamar Tigers battled back from a six run deficit heading into the home half of the sixth inning to top the visiting Stockton Tigers 9-8 in extra innings Monday night. Colton Divine lined a pitch into left-center to bring home the winning run after Trent Morgan reached to lead off the home half of the ninth. Tripp Tucker, the third pitcher called on by coach Thad Lundine, picked up the victory, which improved the Tigers to 14-6 on the season. Stockton plated four runs in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie. They added two more in the sixth before Lamar came storming back with four in the sixth and two more in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Offensively the Tigers exploded with 18 hits. Tucker was Lamar Democrat/ 4-for-5 with two runs batted in. Tanner Phipps had three hits Chris Morrow in five trips and scored a pair of runs. Dylon Robertson, MorLamar's Lakin Hardman gan, Devine, Derek Henderson and Lakin Hardman all had two lets a pitch fly in Lamar's hits apiece. Catcher Jed Stahl added an RBI. Morgan and Devine exciting extra innings came up with back-to-back hits to start the Tigers seventh invictory over Stockton last ning rally. week. Morgan started the game on the mound and went five and two-thirds innings. Hardman and Tucker combined for three and a third innings of Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow scoreless relief. Lamar senior third baseman Trent Morgan puts the ball in The win was the Tigers fourth straight, having defeated league opponents Seneca play during a 12-5 win t Big 8 Conference foe Aurora. and Aurora 8-0 and 12-5 respectively. They then knocked off Jasper 10-0. They were scheduled to wrap up their regular season slate at El Dorado Springs Monday.

GVVC AllConference Baseball Team released Area students making the 2014 GVVC All-Conference Baseball Team were senior Chance Wait, junior Reece Mader and freshman Joe Mader, Bro-

naugh and juniors Brandon Kirbey and Micah Swanson and seniors Corey Baney, Reed Worsley and Zack Enochs, all of Sheldon.

Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) Class of 2014 Hall of Fame inductees included Tony Armstrong, Jay Farris, Steve Hesser, Glen McDonald, Roger Nimmo, Eddie Ryan, Charles Childress, Dave Gerdeman, Gregg Holified, Dale Miller and Curt Riley. Coach Tony Armstrong was recognized as one of the most successful coaches in Missouri in recent years. He has a career record of 486-274 in 27 years while coaching at Marionville, West Plains, Aurora, Lamar, Stockton, Blue Springs, Odessa and Springfield Catholic. Armstrong has been a seven time conference coach of the year, four time MBCA state

coach of the year and was a 2004 nominee for National High School Coach of the Year. His teams have won 10 conference championships, eight district championships and have been to five final fours. Coach Armstrong has led his teams to state championships on four of those five trips, winning state titles in 1982 at Marionville and 2001, 2003 and 2004 at Stockton. Also recognized was Coach Eddie Ryan, who compiled a 314-122 career record during a career shortened when he tragically passed away at 44. He began his career at Mulberry, Kansas and moved on to Lamar, then Rockhurst College and eventually Pembroke Country Day School (Pembroke Hills). His teams won four district championships and he led Pembroke to backto-back state titles in 1956 and 1957. Annually, the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association awards the Eddie Ryan Award to their coach of the year. An induction ceremony took place Saturday, April 26.

Armstrong inducted into hall of fame

Robertson receives much deserved honor Lamar Democrat/ Melody Metzger Laurann arrived in a chauffeur driven Gator, to cheers and applause from former and present teachers and students of Lamar High School.

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Laurann wipes away a tear as Lamar senior Jack Gilkey explains the meaning behind the honor that was bestowed upon her.

Lamar Democrat/ Melody Metzger Laurann Robertson is pictured with various Lamar High School students in front of the sign that now officially proclaims the Laurann Robertson Nature Trail. By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A very special person was honored on Monday, May 5, when the nature trail behind the Lamar High School was dedicated to former Lamar High School teacher Laurann Robertson. When Dana called me from the high school a week or so ago to ask if I could cover the event, I was beyond ecstatic. Not being reared in Lamar, I never was in school here and never had the pleasure to know her as a teacher. However, my husband Gary worked for some time as a janitor at the high school and with Laurann being as dedicated of a teacher as she is,

she was often there at night when he was and they became acquaintances, quickly evolving into a special friendship. My first memories of Laurann are when we had the house on Gulf and she would often ask if she could sit under the shade tree to watch the parade. She never missed a one and was a huge supporter and encourager of the students. Later, I had the opportunity and privilege to know Laurann through church and various book studies that we participated in together. I have had the privilege to watch her grow as a Christian and while it has been a trying journey for her at times, I'm sure she will attest that

it drew her closer to the Lord. Laurann taught science for 35 years and was instrumental in the beginning and upkeep of the nature trail located behind the high school, with various clubs and others assisting to keep it cleared throughout the years. Unfortunately, as the years passed the trail became cluttered so a decision was made this year to not only clear the trail, but to name it in Robertson's honor, making it officially the “Laurann Robertson Nature Trail”. More than 100 students volunteered to spread out gravel, clearing the trail of garbage throughout the school year, in order that they could surprise Robertson, and that they did!

Lamar Golf Team has outstanding season going into sectionals The Lamar Tiger Golf Team entered that time of season where basically everything is huge. The pressure in on to perform every day. Tuesday, May 6, put the Tigers up against the conference for the Big 8 Champion-

ship. Going into the tourney there were two favorite schools. Lamar and Aurora had led the Big 8 all season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, Aurora enjoyed home course advantage. On a day with 50 mph wind gusts, Au-

rora edged out the win. Lamar held on to second, of course, but the boys were a little disappointed in the final result. Lamar Scores: Logan McArthur 80, Landon Maberry 83, Caleb Fischer 89, Nathan McArthur

89 and Dylan Maberry 96. With the conference championship, the individual standings for conference were decided. The Lamar Tigers had three players make first and second team, as well as one “unofficial” honorable mention. Big 8 First Team: Bradley Jumper, Seneca; Josh Fronabarger, Aurora; Grant Seifried, Aurora; Landon Maberry, Lamar and Tripper Jensen, Mt. Vernon. Second Team: Parker Skinner, Cassville; Devin Brown, Mt. Vernon; Logan McArthur, Lamar; Garrett Craig, Monett; Caleb Fischer, Lamar and Nathan Mueller, Aurora. Wednesday saw the team's last JV Tournament of the season. The JV Tigers landed third The Lamar Tiger Golf Team took home second place in Districts. This win place in a very tight day. qualified them to move on to Sectionals. Lamar Scores: Kip Ro-

land 92 (second), Will Tennal 99, Peyton Williams 99, Trenton Maberry 107 and Cody Davis 108. Thursday was not on the original schedule. The team played the make up tournament from the previous week. While not all teams were able to play on the make up day, the main contenders were there since this was to be the district site. Winds were still up, but not as bad as Tuesday. Again the Tigers found themselves with the second place finish by just twO strokes. The winners were Lamar's main Class 2 competition, Springfield Catholic. Lamar Scores: Landon Maberry 80 (third), Logan McArthur 83 (tied for ninth), Nathan McArthur 83 (tied for ninth), Caleb Fischer 86 and Dylan Maberry 95.

On Monday, the postseason began with Districts being held at Greene Hills Golf Course in Ash Grove. Logan McArthur led the way with a 77 to win the Individual Champion title. The rest of the team played pretty well, but Springfield Catholic played a little better. Logan, Caleb Fischer, Landon Maberry and Nathan McArthur all qualified for the All District Team. Dylan Maberry ended up with one of his better rounds and missed All District by just one place. The team placed second overall, which qualified them to move on to Sectionals. Lamar Scores: Logan McArthur 77 (first), Caleb Fischer 81 (tied for eighth), Landon Maberry 84 (11th), Nathan McArthur 88 (13th) and Dylan Maberry 92.

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The Truman Day celebration was enjoyed by many families on Saturday. Clockwise above, a tractor show entrant; historian and re-enactor, Raymond T. Starzmann portraying President Harry S Truman on the courthouse steps; Helen Russell and Company performed at the bandstand; one of the cars on display, a ‘67 Chevelle; a chalk drawing by Darcy McDonald; and many vendors were located aroung the square featuring everything from tasty food to unique items and gifts.

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A special event took place in Lamar on May 1-4, connecting God, people, purpose and hope. Mark and Kenda Garfield, who had served at Church on the Rock in Huntley, Illinois from

November of 2009 until August of 2013, returned to Lamar recently, where Mark is the pastor of the 1st Assembly of God. The current Church on the Rock pastor Bryan Garfield wanted to give back to Lamar, and that is exactly what the see HEART, page 2B

Rotary enjoys facilities at new and improved Lamar Country Club Not only does the club now offer golfing, it also has a 24 hour fitness center, a pro shop, a large gathering area, a card/meeting room, a kitchen

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Tuesday, May 6 meeting of Lamar Rotary was held at the vastly improved facilities of the Lamar Country Club, with a delicious catered lunch by Tractor's BBQ and Grill. A good crowd of approximately 30 members attended to learn more about what the country

club has to offer since being taken over by Michael Moyer with GreenLife Turf Contracting. Of course the fact that Michael's mother, Jane Moyer, is a that great interior designer with as of her own business in the area, now is only added to the elegance and serving light functionality of the space. lunches, as well as a place to

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have a nice cocktail and visit with friends. The club house is strictly a non smoking environment. Club manager Brandon Plank spoke to the group, explaining that the endeavor to revitalize the country club had been an arduous one, but seeing how it all is coming together has been exceptionally satisfying. He stated that the success of the country club is attributed to many individuals in the community that helped in various way. He explained the cost of membership versus those wanting to just use the facility for various events. Plank stated that membership is currently in the three digits and edging upward, ended his presentation by saying, “The country club is now the type of place you'd like to hang out.” Michael Moyer, who is putting the finishing touches on the golf course, is opening the course up to the pubic, as well as members, which should be a huge draw.

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The country club is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday. If anyone is interested they can visit their site on facebook. Following the presentation on the country club, Rotarian Brian Griffith spoke on the upcoming Rotary Golf Tournament to be held Friday, June 13. He stated that word of mouth was the best way to get the information out to the public, urging each member to push the tournament as best as they could. Upon leaving the meeting, the Rotarians ran into some of the ladies that were waiting patiently to play Bridge, which is a usual Tuesday afternoon event that they so graciously changed in order for the Rotarians to meet during the lunch hour. Speaking for myself, as well as others, it was great to see them and I can definitely see why this would be a great place to mingle with friends!


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Resolving your anger! By PASTOR JACK SLADE Cornerstone Baptist Church

Difficult circumstances can bring about many emotions in the hurting heart. One of those emotions is anger. When you are suffering, or facing difficult challenges, there may be many feelings at the root of your anger. You may be feeling betrayed by God, wondering why He allowed such a disaster to hit your home, or come into your life. You may wonder, "If God loves me, why did He allow this to happen" “Why won't He take away the pain away?" These and other questions can evoke anger towards God. Your anger may also stem from feelings of insecurity as a result of loss or from uncertainty as you face major, unexpected life changes and an unclear future. Though anger is a natural human emotion and a normal part of the journey toward healing, left unchecked, anger can be a dangerous emotion that may lead to sin, such as unforgiveness. If not

resolved, it can give the enemy an opportunity to destroy your hope, steal your peace, poison your heart with bitterness, damage relationships and keep your from moving forward. You can face and resolve your anger by first being honest with yourself and with God about what you are feeling. He is big enough to handle your anger and to help you resolve it. Talk to Him about your doubts and fears and what is causing rage in your heart. Tell Him. "God I am so angry! He will not turn His back on you. So give your angry feeling to the Lord and trust Him to replace those feeling with peace, forgiveness and strength. Freedom from unchecked anger is freedom to heal. It's time to Take Back your Life... First. Talk with someone who would be comfortable listening to you vent your anger. Discuss the feelings that may be at the root of this emotion. Now.. identify these feelings and expressing them verbally will help you to work through your anger. Second, Hebrews 10:30 says, "For we know Him

Pass the salt By ROB WILSON Lamar First Christian Church

My wife Tammy has at least 35 cookbooks, 32 mini-cookbooks and two photo albums full of recipes. I actually believe if she was to try a new recipe every evening, we would not repeat the same dish until the year 2035. Yet… yet the other evening Tammy prepared a dish off of the label from a can of mushroom soup. Boy, was I excited to learn that. Before I go and get myself in trouble, I must tell you that Tammy is a great cook. The first time she uses a recipe though, she follows it exactly as stated; the second time she begins to modify it to suit our tastes – adding, sub-

who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay and again,' The Lord will judge His people. "How can you apply this scripture to how you are feeling about those who hurt you or let you down during this time in your life? Third, If you have harbored anger in your heart, confess this anger to God and if applicable, or possible, to the one who has hurt or offended you. Then release your anger by forgiving them. Not only is forgiveness a requirement to be forgiven (Matthew 6:14). Resolving your anger and forgiving those who have hurt you will free your heart to truly heal. Have you in anger hurt or offended your spouse, a child or someone else during this difficult time? If so, repent by confessing this to God and to that person and ask for forgiveness. Make sure the wounded relationship is healed. Then prove your repentance and sincerity by controlling your anger. Read Acts 26:20. Additional Scripture helps: Ephesians 4:26-27; Eph.4:32; Colossians 3:8, Psalm 37:8.

tracting or substituting ingredients. Back to this can of mushroom soup. One item the author of this recipe left out was… flavor. Now I’m not a Food Network Star, but I think food should have some taste. You don’t have to have a party in your mouth every time you sit down to dine, but you should at least turn on the lights. Tammy has already told me that there are three things she would add or change about the recipe found on the back of the can. I think she is right. She’ll take a flavorless dish and turn it into something memorable; when Tammy makes a flavorful dish, I want it again because it tastes good. Paul, in the book of Co-

lossians, doesn’t have a Campbell’s soup label, but he writes this: “Let your conversation (with nonChristians) be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” What gift of words could you give a neighbor, bankteller, cashier, co-worker, or stranger this week that would be a memorable dish that would leave them wanting more? Is there anything you could add or change the next time you see them? Maybe it could lead to a party. Not a party of taste but of angels rejoicing in heaven because that person discovered God’s grace through you. God works in mysterious ways, even through a soup label or you and me as a saltshaker.

spring season, which is the 13th. The mean temperature for the month was exactly 55.0 degrees, which was 1.50 degrees below the long term average of 56.50. April was also very stingy on moisture. April showers bypassed Barton County for the most part, bringing the moisture deficiency into the serious range. Light showers visited Lamar only seven times, and never measured as much as a third of an inch. The total for the month was 1.19 inches, which was 3.01 inches less than the monthly average. For the first four months of 2014, the total moisture has come to only 4.25 inches. That is a serious deficiency of 11.44 for that time period. There were certainly some comfortable days in April despite many be-

ing chilly. Temperatures reached 78 on the 10th, 77 on the 11th, 79 on the 23rd, and 82 on the 26th. The 82-degree reading was the month’s warmest. A reading of 26 degrees on the frosty morning of the 15th was the low figure for the month. There were no records broken during the month, but on several dates low temperatures flirted closely with the record lows.

Winter grudgingly fades away in April By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer LAMAR-The pattern of winterish weather that southwest Missouri endured the first three months of 2014 finally broke in April, but there were enough chilly reminders to let people know winter didn’t give up easily. There were two days that the temperature didn’t get out of the 40s, and eight more days that it couldn’t struggle out of the 50s. In fact, on the 29th, the daytime high was only 51 degrees. Frost was very much in the picture in April. Moderate frost was present on the morning of the 5th, scattered frost on the 9th, and a heavy killing frost on the 15th. The latter was very close to the long term average date for the last killing frost of the

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Heart, continued from page 1B two churches, as well as help from many others, did over the weekend. A total of 55 men, women and youth traveled from Chicago's Church on the Rock in order to help with the event, as well as 80 locals also assisting. Revival services were held nightly at the 1st Assembly God on Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2, as well as at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4 service. A Family Day was held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, featuring carnival games, inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and more, with everything being completely free. A DJ from New Life radio station 105.3 was live from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and that evening, at 7 p.m., a Youth Gathering for students in sixth through 12th grades, was held, with free food, giveaways and good times. During Family Day approximately 600 to 700 hot dogs and snow cones were served to those at-

tending, Free pizza was served at the Youth Rally as they enjoyed worship music performed by a live band from Chicago's Church on the Rock. Parker Garfield, the youth pastor at Lamar's 1st Assembly of God, gave the message. Those from the community that helped make the event possible were Barton County Electric Coop, Barton County Emergency Management Agency, Bob and Kay Divine, Bill and Bonda Rawlings, Cash Savers, Charles Winslow, Chris Roth, Cherlyn Adams, Convoy Of Hope, Dr. Erik Miller, Heritage State Bank, Jerry Harris, Justin Blanchard, Lamar Aquatic Park, Lamar Bank & Trust, Morrison Printing, Oakton United Methodist Church, Orscheln's, Purinton's John Deere, Rick and Melinda Morgan, Sonic and Walmart. There was quite a lot of anticipation in the days leading up to this event, with many wondering what was taking place. Plain and simple, it was a group of people from various walks of life that

A mother's influence

By JASON SPENCE Greenfield First Christian Church When most think of mothers, we think of our own mothers; we reflect on their kind nurturing with idyllic reverence, we consider them to be sainted and held to a standard along side women of television fame such as June Cleaver, Caroline Ingalls or Marion Cunningham. Then there are some who believe that having come from nontraditional families make them odd or their mothers less perfect. Today's story should give those a little more

comfort. Bathsheba may not be the name that comes to mind when you think of great mothers in history, however she could be one of the greatest. Consider this Bathsheba was a married woman when King David found her, and that didn't stop him he killed her husband just so he could have her. Imagine telling that story to a girl on a first date about how mom and dad met. Yet as rough as things started as this marriage began, these two raised the boy who grew to be the great King Solomon. So whether your mother is the model of perfection like Mary or the unconventional object of attraction like Bathsheba, you are the great person you will or have become due to her influence. Until next week God Bless and I hope to see you in church at First Christian Church in Greenfield, just across from the high school.

wanted to demonstrate their appreciation to the people of our community by showing them the love of Christ. And what a wonderful job they did, blessing the town in various ways, including participation at the National Day of Prayer. Lamar was truly blessed to have such a special event right here in our town, where every member of the family could participate and learn about Christ. It was a beautiful testament of God's love and those representing Him did a powerful job of displaying His love to others.

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MARGARET ELIZABETH HANDS AMARILLO, TexasMargaret Elizabeth Hands, 91, of Amarillo died Friday, May 2, 2014. Services were on Wednesday, May 7, at 2:00 P.M. at Polk Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Burt Palmer officiating. Private family burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia Street. Margaret was born in Lamar, Missouri to George and Naomi Button on April 6, 1923. She had one younger brother, Jim. After schooling, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri and worked at a Ford dealership before becoming a dance instructor with Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Margaret coached competitive dance teams to competitions across the country and Cuba before meeting Hollis Hands while he was in medical school in 1953. When Hollis left for his internship and residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, Margaret followed him. They married October 29, 1955. In July 1960 following his residency and military service, Hollis and Margaret, with their two toddlers and expecting their third child, moved to Amarillo. Here Hollis started his Ob.-Gyn. practice, sharing an office with his brother, Dr. Sebel V. Hands, a general surgeon. For 18 years, Margaret enjoyed taking care of her family, working in her community and her church. When their three children went to college, Hollis encouraged Margaret to take an operating room technician course so she could assist him with his practice. For 28 years, Margaret worked hand in hand with Hollis. Margaret's greatest joys were her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, office family, Homebuilders Sunday School Class and her church. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jim Button. Survivors include her husband, Hollis; son, Martin Hands and his wife Carrie and their newborn son, James Mar-

tin; daughter, Mary Harrell and her husband Sam and their daughters, Helen and Faith; son, Robert Hands and his wife Paula and their ten children, Kaleigh Ohmes and husband Gary and their son, Michael; Holly Wyche and husband Brandon and their daughter, Riley; Lisa Langan and husband Bobby and their son, Robby; Jacob Hands, Marti Hands, Andrew Hands, Thomas Hands, Annie Hands, Isaac Hands and Josiah Hands. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to PSUMC's Promises to Keep Building Fund at Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas 79101. Please sign the online guestbook at

worked for several retail outlets including BelkSimpson and Montgomery Ward, and with J.K. in his automotive repair shop. She was an accomplished seamstress, designing clothing for her family and friends; if she could envision it, she could accomplish it. She enjoyed preparing large, elaborate dinners for her family. Her grandchildren were one of her greatest joys in life and especially the annual trips to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. She married J.K. Vernon Wright, Sr. on July 8, 1939, in Jasper County. He died in 2001.

ELWOOD ROBERTS FERN WRIGHT NEOSHO-Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Parker Mortuary in Joplin for Fern Bernice (Pyle) Wright, 93, Neosho, who died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at MedicaLodges of Neosho, where she had been a residence since 2009. Rev. Bob Simon officiated. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery in Joplin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. J.K. Wright Scholarship Fund at Central Methodist University in Fayette, or in care of the mortuary. Survivors include three children, Verna Salchow and husband Dean, Webb City, Charlotte Coates, Parsons, Kan. and JK, Jr. Wright and wife Mary Jo, Joplin; five sisters, Lorene Glidewell, Eula Thomas, Ruth Platt, Erma Thomas and Loretta Thomas; sisters-in-law, Francis Pyle, Lela Pyle and Tana Pyle; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Earl, Harley, Paul, Ancil and Howard; a sister, Margaret Uber and a grandson, Mike Boyer. Mrs. Wright was born June 22, 1920, to Frank R. and Neata May (Gulick) Pyle in Lawrence County. She was a homemaker, as well as a partner in ministry with her husband in many area United Methodist churches. She also

LAMAR-Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lamar First Baptist Church for Elwood Roberts, 87, Lamar, who died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Burial was in Lake Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideons International, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at On October 3, 1950, in Lamar, Elwood married Joann Berry. In 1953, Joann died due to complications of childbirth. On December 26, 1960, Elwood married Ferne L. Brown and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, David Roberts and wife Teresa and two daughters, Carol Reavley and husband Dr. Ted and Ann Chesnut and husband Judd, and a sister, Dr. Dorothy Roberts, all of Lamar. Elwood was devoted to his 10 grandchildren, Erin Reavley McNaught and husband Dr. Mike, Gregg Roberts and wife Ashley, Beth Chesnut Fowler and husband Jeremy, Dr. Brenton Reavley and wife Kristen, Brooke Reavley, Dr. Brian Reavley, Lindsey Roberts Pritchard and husband Jeremy, Jared Chesnut, Adam Chesnut and wife Candace and Shelby Roberts. He adored his 15 great-grandchildren, Shae, Brecken and Trace Roberts, Zane Reavley, Halle, Claire and Grant McNaught, Heather, Paige and Lilly Pritchard, Tanner and Teagan Fowler, Andee and Ellee Chesnut and Ella Reavley and was looking forward to welcoming another great-grandson to the family in July. In addition to his parents and Joann, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Fleetwood. Mr. Roberts was born May 29, 1926, in Carthage, to Ollie and Fay (Grim) Roberts. Elwood’s excellent work ethic and


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deep commitment to family was obvious after the sudden death of his father when Elwood was 15. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1944, Elwood immediately entered the U.S. Navy, serving aboard a landing craft in the Pacific during World War II. Returning home in 1946, he furthered his education with the GI Bill, attending Springfield College and earning a BA degree in business from MU in Columbia. His career as a merchant had begun early in his life, living in Jasper where his parents owned and operated Roberts Store. Moving to Lamar in 1932, Roberts Cash Store was established, later becoming Roberts Department Store. Elwood continued this family business on the west side of the square through 2002 and added a second location in Nevada, Missouri in 1983. An active member of First Baptist Church in Lamar, Elwood had served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was currently chairman of deacons. He was a past-president of Lamar Rotary and was “Rotarian of the Year” in 2001-2002. An avid outdoorsman, Elwood enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing, especially if it meant time shared with children and grandchildren. Elwood and Ferne enjoyed many trips abroad and traveled extensively in their motor home. When not traveling, they followed family activities and events and were awarded “Athletic Supporters of the Year” at Lamar High School.

HERB CLARK RURAL LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home for Herbert Leroy “Herb” Clark, 85, rural Lamar, who died Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home, following a long illness. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund or Gideons International, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at Survivors include his wife, Edna Clark, of the home; a daughter, Sandy Lucas, Lamar; two sisters, Leila Giger and husband Marion, Irwin and Georgia Wallace, Overland Park, Kan.; a grandson, Scott Lucas and wife Kristian, Jasper and two great-grandsons, Jackson Matthew and Wyatt Drake Lucas. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Matthew Lucas; a sis-

THE BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Diabetes Education Support Group will meet Monday, May 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Barton County Ambulance District office meeting room, 1100 Cherry, Lamar. The guest speaker will be Dr. Lydia Kaume of University of Missouri Extension. Join them for an informative and fun meeting. ST. JAMES RIDGE CEMETERY Association will holds its annual meeting on Sunday, May 25, 2 p.m., at the cemetery. MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION (near Sylvania) will hold its annual meeting Monday, May 26, 2 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Donations are welcome. THE ANNUAL LAKE CEMETERY stockholders meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20, 4 p.m., at the Lamar Bank & Trust Company community room. MARTIN AND ALICE PORTER WILL celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 21. Cards can be sent to them at 313 SE 90th Lane, Lamar, MO 64759. NEWPORT CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will meet Sunday, May 25, 4 p.m., at the Newport Baptist Church. Anyone with family members buried there are welcome to attend. Anyone wishing to donate to the cemetery fund can send donations to Juanita Pennell, 1045 NE 40th Rd., Lamar, MO 64759. NELL FINLEY VOORHEES WILL celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m., at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lamar. THE MOREHEAD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m., at the Barton County Health Department, 1301 E. 12th St., Lamar. THE ANNUAL WHEAT TOUR PUT ON by the University of Missouri Barton Extension will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at the farm of David Sheat. MU Fertility Specialist Peter Scharf will speak about Green Seeker technology and nitrogen requirements in wheat. This event is free. Ice cream and cookies will be served by the 4-H to follow. Go east of Lamar on 160 to A Hwy., north on A Hwy. one mile to 10th Rd., east on 10th Road, ¾ mile – plots are on the north side of the road. To register call the Barton County Extension office at 417-682-3579. A FUNDRAISER CHILI FEED AND SILENT Auction will be held on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the Lamar Middle School cafeteria, with proceeds going to baby Ezekiel, son of Evan and Izzie Clements, who was born without a pulmonary artery. Entry will be $5. There will be a variety of items on display for the silent auction and they will also be taking donations. All money will be used for past, present and future medical expenses for Ezekiel. All are invited to attend. RICHLAND TOWNSHIP BOARD WILL MEET Thursday, May 22, 10 a.m., at 694 SE 40th Lane, Lamar. HOWELL CEMETERY WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL meeting Friday, May 16, 7 p.m., at Milford Christian Church. Visitors are welcome. THE BARTON COUNTY LIBRARY WILL be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. They will reopen Tuesday, May 27, 10 a.m. THE BARTON COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD of Trustees will meet Tuesday, May 20, 9:30 a.m., at the Mary K. Finley Library. The tentative agenda of this meeting will include (1) financial report review including approval of bills paid, (2) minutes and (3) director’s report. LAMAR R-1 WILL BE HOSTING THE sectional track meet Saturday, May 17, for Class 1 and Class 2 schools. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Admittance is $5. Field events will begin at 11 a.m. and running events will begin at 12 noon. Concessions will be available. Come out and support the LHS Tiger Track teams. A LAMAR MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL parent information meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20, 6 p.m., at the high school commons. Student athletes and parents are encouraged to attend. THE 10TH STREET COMMUNITY FARMERS’ Market will now be open on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Moore Pavilion, 10th and Poplar, in Lamar. THE GOULD FAMILY WILL PRESENT a free concert Sunday, May 25, 6 p.m., at Bethel Church. A freewill offering will be taken to help with expenses so they can continue their ministry. The church is located 2 ½ miles west of 71/149 on 126. FIBER ART GUILD WILL MEET THURSDAY, May 15, 9 a.m., at Denny’s in Lamar. Guest Stormy Cuba will present a program on painting. Roll call will be answered with a spring activity story. IANTHA METHODIST YOUTH WILL have a yard sale on Saturday, May 17, at the church. They will serve a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, chips and a drink for $5. Proceeds will be used for activities over the summer and for a mission trip to Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend. The church is located 5 ½ miles west of Lamar to Hwy. W., then north 1 ½ miles. Watch for signs. THE JASPER SURVIVING SPOUSES will meet Wednesday, May 14, 11:15 a.m., at the Senior Center for lunch. A meeting and social hour will follow. All widows and widowers are welcome to join. THE 2014 LAMAR FREE FAIR DATES have been set for August 16-23. ter, Pauline Rea and two brother-in-laws, Jerry Rea and Robert Wallace. Mr. Clark was born Aug. 5, 1928, at Lamar, to James and Josephine (Feezell) Clark. He joined the U.S. Army in 1948, served in Korea and was a member of Lamar VFW

Post 3691. On July 5, 1952, he married Edna Pearl Wells and they have made Barton County their home for the past 62 years. He had worked at Aaron’s Poultry, helped build and later worked at Big Smith in Lamar see DEATHS, page 4B

BARTON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER LUNCH MENU: May 19-23 MONDAY- Cook’s choice, en- coffee/tea/milk. meatballs, dark green leafy salad, tree, vegetable, fruit, bread, dessert, WEDNESDAY- Sweet and sour seasoned green beans, garlic wheat coffee/tea/milk. chicken, oriental vegetables, fried roll, apricots, coffee/tea/milk. TUESDAY- Cubed steak with rice, egg roll, Mandarin oranges, FRIDAY- Barbecued chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and coffee/tea/milk. potato salad, baked beans, wheat carrots, wheat roll, sliced pears, THURSDAY- Spaghetti with roll, apple crisp, coffee/tea/milk.

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Deaths, continued from page 3B and Leggett and Platt in Carthage. In addition to working at Thorco for more than 20 years, he also owned and operated Sam’s Place Pool Hall, Club 71, Pearl’s Place, Trackside Cafe and Treasure Corner in Lamar. He and Edna have raised and sold many different breeds of dogs to pet lovers all over the United States. Herb was a licensed pilot and a member of Oakton United Methodist Church.

at Daniel Funeral Home for Frank H. Koehn, 77, Lamar, who died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barton County Humane Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at Survivors include his FRANK KOEHN wife of nearly 55 years, Jeannie, of the home; LAMAR-Services were three sons, Rick Koehn held at 2 p.m. Monday and wife Debra, Joplin,

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Mike Koehn and wife Kathy, Lamar and Nicholas Jimenez and wife Ericka, Joplin; a daughter, Victoria Jimenez, Lamar; two brothers, Lewie Koehn and wife Arletta, Moundridge, Kan. and Ardell Koehn and wife Arlene, Burton, Kan.; a sister, Marlene Decker and husband Ben, Walker; a sister-in-law, Marcella Koehn, Burns, Kan.; his aunt, Sheryl Lee, Lamar; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Sheriff and husband Gilbert and Trey Blackmon, Lamar and Krista Rene Keohn,

Joplin; three great-grandchildren, Aliciah and Catalina Sheriff, Lamar and Maxwell Jimenez, Joplin and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Vernon Koehn. Mr. Koehn was born March 16, 1937, in Montezuma, Kan., to Pete and Hannah (Schmidt) Koehn. He married Jeannie Schmidt on June 12, 1959, at El Dorado, Kan. and they have lived in Lamar since 1965. He was an over-the-road trucker

for 37 years, driving for several trucking companies as well as owning and operating Frank Koehn Transport. His positive attitude and indomitable spirit gave him the courage to face any challenge, including failing health. His faith, family and the fellowship of many good friends encouraged him through a liver transplant in 1996 and later, a heart valve replacement and pacemaker. He was an active member of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church and Lamar Lions Club.

Missouri, having an area of 57.99 acres. General Warranty Deed, filed April 17, 2014. MKW Enterprises, LLC to Steven H. Wilhelm and Jill A. Wilhelm: The south 24 feet of the west half of lot 294, and all of the west half of lots 295 and 296 in College Hill Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, filed April 18, 2014. Aris Bright to Travis Clark and Darcia Clark as joint tenants: The south 820 feet of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, and the north 5 feet of the east half of the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter, and the west half of the northeast quarter

of the southeast quarter, and the north 335 feet of the west half of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, all in section 7, township 31, range 33, Barton County, Missouri.

General Warranty Deed, filed April 21, 2014. Carol Braker and Jerry Braker to David Dotterer and Carol Dotterer: Beginning at see PROPERTY, page 5B

PROPERTY TRANSFERS General Warranty Deed, filed April 10, 2014. Jay L. Brubaker and Krystal D. Brubaker to Ivan Voorhees, Jr.: All of a tract commencing at a point 335 feet east of the northwest corner of lot 6 in block 3 of Humphrey Brothers Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, running thence east 80 feet, thence south 150 feet, thence west 80 feet, thence north 150 feet to the place of beginning, being a part of lots 7 and 8 in said block 3. General Warranty Deed, filed April 15, 2014. Joe L. Roe and Betty Lee Roe to Joe D. Purinton, Trustee of the Joe D. Purinton Revocable Trust: All of lot 1, except 93 feet off the east end thereof, in Walser’s Subdivision of block 8 of Parry’s Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton

County, Missouri. General Warranty Deed, filed April 15, 2014. Anna Belle Baskette, by her attorneyin-fact Robert Sue Hines to Jason R. Morgan and Angela D. Morgan: Part of the southwest quarter of section 9, township 30, range 29, Barton County, Missouri. Subject to a 40 foot wide non-exclusive ingress/egress easement. General Warranty Deed, filed April 15, 2014. Trixie Jane Voorhees, and Lee Roy Voorhees and Anna M. Voorhees to David J. Sheat and W. Joan Sheat: All of lot 204 and all of lot 206 in College Hill Addition to the City of Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, except 19 feet off the entire south side of said lot 206. General Warranty Deed, filed April 16, 2014. Tim Abernathy and Judy Abernathy to

Darin K. Crockett and Donald D. Crockett as joint tenants: A tract in the southwest quarter of section 11, township 31, range 31, Barton County, Missouri, containing 10 acres. General Warranty Deed, filed April 16, 2014. Phillip Smith and M. Janet Smith to Jones Land & Cattle, LLC: The north half of the northeast quarter of section 14, township 33, range 33, Barton County, Missouri. General Warranty Deed, filed April 16, 2014. Steven Wilhelm and Jill Wilhelm to Harold John Kremp, II and Christy Anne Kremp: A tract in the southeast quarter of section 26, township 32, range 29, Barton County,

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LEGALS/CLASSIFIEDS Property, continued from page 4B

36, township 31, range thence north along the thence south 443 feet to south line of section 36, 32, Barton County, half section line 443 feet, the south line of section 519 feet to the point of the southeast corner of the west half of section Missouri, and running thence west 518 feet, 36, thence east along the beginning.


In Re: Lindsay A. Pennell, unmarried TRUSTEE’S SALE – Under the terms of the Deed of Trust executed by Lindsay A. Pennell, unmarried dated 07/14/2003, and recorded on 07/17/2003 Book 493 Page 407 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Barton County, MISSOURI, the undersigned Successor Trustee, will on 05/27/2014 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: ALL OF LOT THREE (3), IN BLOCK FIFTEEN (15), OF PARRY`S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF LAMAR, BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI.. Substitute Trustee Corporation SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE www. substitutetrusteecorp. com Published in the Lamar Democrat File #: PENLIRWL First publication date 04/30/2014 4-30,5-7,14,21-4tc NOTICE OF ELECTION OF SUPERVISORS FOR THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT OF BARTON COUNTY


Cards of Thanks A special thanks to our family and friends for making our 50th wedding anniversary celebration memorable. Joe and Jean Bartlett To the city workers of Lamar. Thank you for working so hard picking up our debris. You are appreciated. Mae Cooper Special Notices

modeled property. 417355-3989

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday, 5 p.m., in the basement of Lamar Memorial Hall, 1104 Broadway. All meetings are nonsmoking.

Services Offered

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., 1104 Broadway, Memorial Hall Basement. 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 re-

Appliance Repair. Appliance parts. Miller’s Country Corner. 417884-2684. Will Do Dozer work – land clearing, Milford area. Call CL at 417398-2673. Employment

Drivers, Solo, 3 or 6 day runs, up to $0.44CPM, Free Health Ins. Same Day Pay. 800-769-3993 for Details,

To all land representatives of any farms lying within Barton County, Missouri, pursuant to the provisions of the Missouri Soil and Water Conservation Districts Law, Section 278.060 to 278.155 RSMo 1978, notice is hereby given that on the 21 day of May 2014, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. an election will be held to elect the required number of supervisors to the Board of Supervisors of the Soil and Water Conservation District of Barton County, Missouri All land representatives of any farm lying within Barton County, Missouri are eligible to vote. A land representative is the owner or representative authorized by power-of-attorney of any farm lying within any area of the district; provided,

Drivers, $60,000+, CDL-A, $2500 sign on, 1mo exp., Same Day Pay! Free Health Ins, No CDL? Free Training!

however, that any land representative must be a taxpayer of the county. Eligible votes shall cast their votes at the following polling places: LOCATION OF THE POLLING PLACE: USDA SERVICE CENTER Between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. 701 E. 12th St., Lamar, MO All land representatives so designated by power-ofattorney must present their power-of-attorney form, properly signed, to the polling judges at the time of voting. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT OF BARTON COUNTY Leon Phipps, Chairman 5-7,14-2tc IN THE CIRCUIT

Drivers: Growing Fleet! Earn $800 - $1000/ wk, Weekly Weekend Home Time! Truck w/ microwave & fridge. Company Paid Health Ins, Vacation, Holidays Drivers: 60,000 1st & More! CDL-A, 2yrs year, Free CDL Driv- Experience Required. er Training. Must pass 1-800-749-0149 ext 105. drug screen and DOT physical, must be 23, Drivers: $3,000 Team call for details: 800-769- Sign-On Bonus! Hub 3993. Mile & Hourly Pay! Avg 65-75kyr, Benefits! The Liberal R-2 School Home Most Weekends! District is seeking the 2Yrs CDL-A Hazmat, following: Full-time Tanker & have/obtain Custodian (Anticipat- passport. Dyno Noble ed starting date June 2, Transportation: 1-8552014). Full-Time Pa- 208-1971. ra-Professional – (Anticipated starting date Joplin Globe Paper June 2, 2014). This posi- Route available near Lation will be for the June mar. $300 month less Summer School session expenses. Independent and the 2014-15 school contractor. Apply onyear). To apply, contact line at www.joplinglobe. the Superintendent's com. Office, 107 S. Payne, Liberal, MO 64762 (Ph. Garage Sales 417-843-5115) or receive an on-line application by visiting www. Multi-Family Garage EOE. Sale!! Lots of gently Deadline for applica- used, name brand kid's tions: Friday, May 23. clothing – boys new-

COURT OF BARTON COUNTY, MISSOURI GENERAL DIVISION DARLENE KATHERINE BURNETT, Petitioner Case No. 14B4-CV00104 To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that by Order of the Circuit Court of the County of Barton, Missouri, on the 7th day of May 2014, the name of DARLENE KATHERINE BURNETT was changed to OZZIE KATHERINE JUDESON. The names of all parties to said action are stated above in the caption hereof and Petitioner is acting pro-se. Publication is to begin on the 14th day of May 2014 to run for 3 consecutive weeks. Witness my hand and the seal of the seal of the Circuit Court, this 7th day of May, 2014.

born-8 and girls 5-8. Lots of great baby items including cherry, sleigh crib with pottery barn bedding. Lots of kid's toys. Men's, women's, and junior's clothing all sizes including maternity. Miscellaneous items including DVDs, books, bicycles, outdoor toys and household items. May 16 3 p.m. to ?, May 17 8 a.m. To ? 81 N. Hwy. 97, Lockwood, ¾ mile north of the 4 way stop sign. Rice, Gastel, Schnelle and Watson.

Janet B. Maupin Circuit Clerk By-Amanda S. Sturgell Deputy Clerk 5-14,21,28-3tc NOTICE TO BID The Barton County Commission is soliciting sealed proposals from qualified Vendors to furnish and install equipment, accessories, hardware, software, labor, training, and materials necessary for a turnkey VolP ready E-91-1 system. Bid specs may be requested by contacting the Barton County Clerk at 1004 Gulf Street, Lamar, MO 64759 or by calling 417-6823529. Bids will be opened on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. 5-14,21-2tc

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 Miscellaneous For Sale available on an equal opportunity basis". Appliances: Mostly new. Some used. Also appliance parts. Miller’s Country Corner. 417884-2684. Save On Heating Bills. Cabinet infrared heaters. Low price – top quality. Miller’s Country Corner, 417-884-2684. "Publisher's notice: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the

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Stolen vehicle is recovered in irrigation lake The Barton County Sheriff 's Office received a call on Thursday, May 1, from a local farmer that had discovered a vehicle in an irrigation lake. The vehicle was located in northeast Barton County. The license plate

on the vehicle showed the vehicle to have been stolen from a Vernon County residence the day before. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to try and find anyone involved in the theft and damage to the vehicle.

Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw and Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher are reaching out to the public, asking that if anybody has any information regarding the theft, to please contact either agency.

Dillon Reed

Vernon County authorities say a wanted felon remains at large after a lengthy pursuit Tuesday evening. May 6. According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff ’s Office, Dillon Reed, who has been listed as one of Vernon County’s Most Wanted, was spotted in Nevada driving a red Camero Tuesday af-

ternoon. Deputies spotted the red Camero a short time later, but the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. The pursuit led deputies near the Harwood area where Reed abandoned his car behind a building on 2500 Road, where Reed and a passenger fled from the car. Lucy, Vernon County’s new K-9, led deputies to the passenger who was hiding in a barn. A short time after the passenger was taken into custody, deputies were notified that a state trooper, who had responded to assist, was in a foot pursuit of Reed. Multiple units from Vernon County, members of the highway patrol, conservation department and the Bates County Sheriff ’s Office responded and assisted in

the search for Reed. “The search became difficult because it had become dark and there was a lot of places to hide” said Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher. The search lasted until early Wednesday morning before it was called off. The sheriff ’s office has been actively seeking Reed who is wanted for parole violations and other charges. “We arrested Reed last year on drug charges but he has already been paroled and now we’re back to chasing him again” said Mosher. The name of the passenger has not been released pending the completion of the investigation. The sheriff is asking for anyone with information about Dillon Reed to contact the Vernon County Sheriff ’s Office at 417-667-6042.

GREENFIELD-Presiding Commissioner Randy Daniel called the Dade County Commission to order at 9 a.m. on April 21. Others in attendance included Eastern Commissioner Dallas Maxwell, Western Commissioner David Rusch and County Clerk Melinda Wright. The Extension minutes from March were unanimously approved as corrected. Bob Jackson met

with the commission regarding a public nuisance. The commission traveled to check on a bridge approach and culvert concerns at Fiddlers Ford Bridge. They also checked on a complaint on S. Dade 201. The commission then toured the Jon Miller poultry facility. The commission spent some time reviewing the health ordinance. Judge Munton and Cir-

cuit Clerk Mary McGee met with the commission regarding a system to record cases maintenance agreement that would cost $300/$500 per year for two (2) machines. This would be used for the judge's court recording. They wanted to make the commission aware that this would be on their budget next year. The meeting adjourned at 4 p.m., to meet again April 28.

Pursuit leads to multiple agency manhunt, most wanted still at large

Commission reviews health ordinance

“Capstone” table top exercise

Lamar Democrat/Richard Cooper The “Capstone” table top exercise, held May 7 in the Barton County Ambulance Department’s training room. Seventeen southwest Missouri counties participated, learning what to do when an earthquake occurs in the New Madrid fault in the Missouri bootheel region. In Barton County, minor to moderate damage could result from a New Madrid temblor. County and state agencies took part including Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Capstone includes an eight-state consortium likely to feel a New Madrid jolt. The New Madrid fault was the site of four massive earthquakes, starting December 16, 1811.

How does Barton County stack up against other Missouri counties on unemployment? By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer When unemployment figures were recently released for the month of March, Barton County was shown to have 8.7 percent of its work force out of a job. That was the highest of any surrounding Missouri county. At the same time, the Missouri unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, and the national rate was 6.8 percent. All of these figures are non-seasonally adjusted, meaning they reflect the actual number who are unemployed, whether due to weather conditions, holidays, opening or closing of schools, or other seasonal events. Seasonal adjustment is a technique of eliminating seasonal fluctuations, which makes it easier to compare data from month to month. In this story, unemployment figures are raw numbers that reflect people out of a job for whatever reason.

When the entire state of Missouri’s unemployment, county by county, for March is considered, Barton County ranks somewhere in the middle. Twenty counties have rates of 8.7 percent or higher with the highest being Shannon County with 11.2 percent. Taney and Washington counties have 11.0. Stone County has 10.9, Hickory has 10.8, and Reynolds has 10.4. Camden County has 9.9 percent, nearby Bates has 9.6 as does the city of St. Louis. Carter, Miller, and Morgan counties report 9.5 percent. Wayne County reports 9.3, and Laclede and Pemiscot counties have an even 9.0 percent. The lowest unemployment rate in Missouri is found in Boone County with 4.9 percent, and Knox County reports 5.1 percent. Surprisingly, tiny little Worth County on the Iowa state line has just 5.2 percent. Worth County is the state’s smallest county

in both area and population. Other counties with low unemployment rates include Holt with 5.7 percent, Greene 5.8, and Barry with an even 6.0. A quick look at some college and university counties, beyond Boone and Greene counties, shows Johnson County (University of Central Missouri) 6.2 percent, Phelps County (Missouri University of Science and Technology) 6.2 percent, Jasper County (Missouri Southern State University) also 6.2 percent, Buchanan County (Missouri Western State University) 6.3 percent, Adair County (Truman State University) 6.5 percent, and Cape Girardeau County (Southeast Missouri State) 7.2 percent. A look at Missouri’s largest city, Kansas City, finds the unemployment rate at 7.8 percent. When all of Jackson County is considered, the unemployment rate comes to 8.4.

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“May hay is okay” says extension specialist MT. VERNON-Cool season grass hay cut in the month of May can be of exceptional quality when harvested in the boot to early heading stage according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Cole says he hears two obstacles to the early May hay harvest. The first is the rain and poor curing weather. But second, the common complaint is the hay is too short and won’t make many bales. “Farmers cannot do much about the weather. It seems in early May, almost every year there is only a few good curing days in a row that you can put up hay without it getting wet. Using haylage instead of dry hay is an option to beat the rain,” said Cole. As for the tonnage or yield of hay, Cole says

the total digestible nutrient (TDN) and crude protein levels should be sufficient to offset the extra weight produced by the heavier stem portion of the bale. “The stem mainly adds fiber that results in less TDN. Fescue from fields with the wild endophyte runs the risk of more ergovaline being in the hay when it is headed out,” said Cole. The second cutting may offer the biggest advantage when adding up the merits of early May hay. If the fescue or orchardgrass contains legumes the early forage removal enables the legumes to come on vigorously assuming there is a plenty of moisture in May and June. This second growth is great for pasture. According to Cole, it is possible to harvest two cuttings with energy values at 60 percent and protein in the 17 percent range by being an early-bird hay cutter. “Those values

make it nearly as nutritious as some alfalfa hay. A bonus is seedhead removal that may reduce fescue toxicity symptoms later in the summer,” said Cole. “In other words, May hay is okay.” More information on the merits of getting cool season grasses cut early, contact any of these MU Extension agronomy specialists in southwest Missouri: Tim Schnakenberg in Stone County, (417) 357-6812; Jill Scheidt in Barton County, (417) 682-3579; John Hobbs in McDonald County, (417) 223-4775 or Sarah Kenyon in Texas County, (417) 967-4545. Any of these livestock specialists in southwest Missouri can also help: Eldon Cole in Mt. Vernon, (417) 4663102, Andy McCorkill in Dallas County at (417) 345-7551, Dr. Patrick Davis in Cedar County at (417) 276-3313 or Logan Wallace in Howell County at (417) 256-2391.

LAMAR-Two-inch tall waterhemp and sedge grass are starting to show up in area corn fields according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. That means now is the best time to treat waterhemp. “Herbicide treatments are most effective when applied to weeds two inches or less in height and diameter,” said Scheidt. According to the MFA Agronomy Guide, Callisto products, Status and Realm Q are rated 90 percent or better control for

waterhemp. “These herbicides have a crop height restriction on the label, always read the label before applying any chemical to your field,” said Scheidt. Due to dry weather, Scheidt says diseases were not present in wheat at the flag leaf and boot stage in the fields she scouted. “If the weather becomes humid, watch for diseases, if any appear on the lower part of the plant and begin moving toward the flag leaf or appear on the flag leaf, spray a fungicide,” said Scheidt. “It is important to protect the flag leaf from disease

because it is responsible for 75 percent of the grain fill.” Wheat and corn fields were scouted east of Lamar on May 7, by Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. The weekly field scouting report is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension. For more information on this scouting report, or to learn how to receive it a week earlier by telephone, contact the MU Extension Center in Barton County, (417) 682-3579.

Treat waterhemp now for effective herbicide control

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