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Every August we feature Barton County. Your business can be in promoting your community! Our readers will find over 20 pages filled with amazing stories, community leaders, special anniversaries and events!

We will be in Lamar June 29 & 30.

Contact us for more information.
Lee Radcliff
Editor/Publisher
Show Me the Ozarks Magazine
t: 417-455-9898 | m: 417-850-5557
e: editor@showmetheozarks.com

 

Area Businesses Closed For Monday July 4th

Barton County Health Department
Lamar License Office
Lamar City Hall
Barton County Courthouse
Barton County Chamber of Commerce

First Baptist Church
Faith • Family • Fireworks 5
July 3, 2022
1301 E 6th Street, Lamar, Missouri.

5:00pm- Car Show Registration Begins (no entry fee)
6:00 - 8:00pm - Car Show Sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts
6:00pm - Free hot dogs, chips and water
6:30 -7:00pm Bingo
7:00 - 8:30pm - Free Concert "I Am They"
(American contemporary Christian Band from Carson City, Nevada)
9:00pm - Fireworks Display

Bouncy Houses, Wagon Rides, Face Painting, Shaved Ice, Bingo,
Obstacle Course, & Giveaways

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Truman Healthcare And Rehabilitation ~ Annual Fireworks Display
Tuesday, July 5 • Fireworks Start At Dusk
206 W. 1St St., Lamar

Our Property Will Be Roped Off To The Public
However A Limited Number Of Family Members
Will Be Able To Sit With Their Loved One, Following
Screening Protocols They Follow To Visit Daily.
Help Cheer On The Residents And The Staff As They Remain COVIDSTRONG!
Truman Healthcare would like to thank all for the community support they
continue to receive as they forge through these unprecedented time.

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Oakton Church
Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
318 S. Hwy J, Lamar, MO 64759

Food Trucks, Games, Fireworks and Fellowship!
Come Join In The Fun! Games For All Ages!
Activities: Cornhole Tournament, Sand Volleyball, Bingo,
"Wet" Sponge Fights And Crafts For The Littles, And Fireworks!!
(Plan To Shoot Fireworks At Dusk)
Food Trucks: Red's House BBQ And Jack's Ice Cream

Save the Dates
Barton County Community Foundation

Barton County Chamber Summer Quarterly

July 21st - Lamar City Park (Shelter House East of Pool)
11:30am to 1:00pm

Come and join a light summer lunch and ice cream in the Lamar City Park.
Socialize and share about your business, while networking with other members.

Bring your business cards!!

FREE for Chamber Members, $5 for guest/public.
Register at bartoncounty.com or call the chamber at 682-3595!

Ice Cream Supper - July 19th

Oakton Church Annual Homemade Ice Cream Supper (we will have desserts also)

Tuesday, July 19th
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Donations only

Ice Cream Supper - July 19th

Oakton Church Annual Homemade Ice Cream Supper (we will have desserts also)

Tuesday, July 19th
5:30PM – 7:00PM
Donations only

Contact Nikki Brand At
417-682-3529 or by email at deputycountyclerk@countyofbarton.com

Chamber Member Nikki Brand

Kim O'Sullivan for Presiding Commissioner of Barton County

How far can you move forward while looking in the rear view mirror?

In our county many only look back at decisions made in the past and stay there.
Shouldn’t new conversations, creative solutions and a fresh perspective be involved as we move forward?
I ask for your vote on August 2nd!

Mastering Missouri Cover Crops

July 22, 2022 - 9am to 3pm
Lunch Provided
Lamar First Baptist Church | 1301 E 6th St. Lamar, MO 64759

Topics Include:
Soil health impacts
Species selection
Seeding and termination
Nutrient and herbicide management
Planting strategies
Incentive programs

To register, visit: cra.missouri.edu/events/mmcc

 

World Finance is Celebrating 60 years!
Win big during their 60th Anniversary Sweepstakes with 60 prizes
57 ~ $2,000 Gift Cards & 3 Grand Prize trips to Hawaii
Enter Online
The staff at the local World Finance Office, located at 818 W. 12th Street in Lamar would be happy to meet with you to discuss financing needs this summer!

Abilities Awareness July 11
July 11 at the Lockwood baseball field pavilion at 5:00 pm, learn about water safety and successful swim tips for those with disabilities. After that, let’s head to the Lockwood Pool for a pool party-adult supervision required.
Event is free and open to the public. Childcare prior to the pool is available- prior request required. RSVP by July 8 to guarantee your meal and inquire for childcare.

!!! NEW LOCATION !!!
Economic Security Corporation
Outreach Office Lamar Mo
1301 E 12th Street (Barton County Health Department)
417-682-5591

 

Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show Call for Entries
Challenge yourself to be an exceptional haymaker!

Now that hay season is finally in full swing, now is a good time to pull hay samples for entry in the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show. Even though the weather has presented challenges for ideal hay or haylage production, you can use the hay test results to begin planning your winter hay feeding strategy and learn to improve your haymaking skills.

The entry deadline for the Hay Show Is July 18. The cost is a bargain at $23 per sample. To enter, contact the nearest University of Missouri Extension specialist as they are the ones who actually pull the core samples from the 10-bale entry. Read Full Press Release

Barton County Library Summer Reading
May 31st-July 29th
Reading Challenges for all ages Birth-Adult
Special Events each Wednesday@ Lamar Branch @ 10:00 AM
Call the library for more information
417-682-5355

As a supporter of Lafayette House, I'd like to inform you of a change that has been made to House Bill 430 which will increase the amount of tax credit you can receive from a donation to Lafayette House.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the amount of domestic violence tax credit you can receive will increase from 50% to 70% of the donation amount. With that being said, the amount a taxpayer can claim per taxable year will not change. The amount you will be able to claim shall not exceed the amount of your state tax liability and you cannot claim a tax credit in excess of $50,000 per taxable year.

We are thrilled to hear of this adjustment being made for all donations over $100 to Lafayette House. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

We appreciate you!
Kind regards,
Chelsea Conley
Development Director
Lafayette House

Our Contact Information
Lafayette House
1809 Connor Avenue
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 782-1772

Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show Call for Entries
Challenge yourself to be an exceptional haymaker!

Now that hay season is finally in full swing, now is a good time to pull hay samples for entry in the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show. Even though the weather has presented challenges for ideal hay or haylage production, you can use the hay test results to begin planning your winter hay feeding strategy and learn to improve your haymaking skills.

The entry deadline for the Hay Show Is July 18. The cost is a bargain at $23 per sample. To enter, contact the nearest University of Missouri Extension specialist as they are the ones who actually pull the core samples from the 10-bale entry. Read Full Press Release

Picnic In The Park
July 28, 2022

11am to 8pm - in the Lamar City Park

Barton County Chamber 2022 - 2023 Community Guides

Check out our new Community Guide, full of places to visit in Barton County.

July 4th Celebrations
First Baptist Church - July 3rd
Truman Healthcare -- July 5th
Oakton Church -- July 6th

July 9, 15 & 16 
Golden Harvest Days

July 21
Summer Social
Lunch ~ Quarterly Membership Meeting

July 28
Picnic in the Park (Lunch & Dinner)
Lamar City Park

August 6
Rotary Fair Queen & Princess
(New This Year Ages 6-21)

August 20 - 27
Lamar Free Fair

August 22nd - First Day of School
Lamar, Golden City & Liberal

September 17
Liberal Prairie Days

September 23 & 24
Fall City Wide Garage Sale

September 22
Picnic in the Park (Lunch & Dinner)
Lamar City Park

October 1
Wyatt Earp Fallfest

2022 Chamber Calendar of Events
Check out additional events coming in 2022!!

National TV

National TV
Help Wanted ~ We are looking for motivated team members!!

Please call (417) 682-9732 or stop by the Lamar store, located at 605 W 12th Street, Suite F for more details.

 

Economic Security Corporation
Lamar McDonalds
LUMC Day Care
Vibe Style and Beauty, LLC
Compton Custom Services
Lamar R-1 School District
Sprouls Construction, Inc.
Speciality Risk Insurance
Little Elves
Emergency Water Removal
Super 8 Motel
Clements Plumbing
Heating & AC
Shady's Tint & Detail

In Remembrance

daniel funeral home lamar mo

1201 Broadway St. |  Lamar, MO 64759 | (417)-682-5518
www.dfhlamar.com

konantz warden funeral home lamar mo

1301 Gulf St. | Lamar, Mo. 64759 | Phone: (417) 682-3344
 www.konantzwarden.com

Mary Beatrice Raper, age 71, of Lamar, Missouri passed away June 23, 2022 - Private family services will be held at a later date.

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Mark Andrew Garfield, age 58, of Lamar, Missouri passed away June 26, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.,Wednesday, June 29, 2022 , at Oakton United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Oakton (Oak Grove) Cemetery in Lamar, MO.

June Rose (Mitts) Gray passed away on Monday June 27, 2022. The family will receive visitors on Thursday June 30, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and there will be a funeral service on Friday July 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Konantz Warden Funeral Home.

Now Showing

Plaza Theater Lamar Missouri Download Square

The Plaza Theater
On The Lamar Downtown Square

Please support your Plaza!

Elvis

July 1-3
Friday & Saturday -- 2:300 PM & 6:00PM
Sunday - 2:30pm

barco drive in - Lamar Missouri

Barco Drive-In
East Highway 160

June 30 - July 3

Thursday - Sunday
Minions & Top Gun Maverick
(Second Feature Fri., Sat. Sun. only

Summer Vacation Movies At The Plaza

Tuesday: 1:15pm  -- Wednesday: 1:15pm and 3:30pm

June 28 & 29 -- The Croods
July 5 & 6 -- Paw Patrol The Movie
July 12 & 13 -- Sonic The Hedgehog
July 19 & 20 -- The Wizard of Oz

July 26 & 27 -- Space Jam The New Legacy
August 2 & 3 -- Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory
August 9 & 10 -- Peter Rabbit 2

Sensory Sensitive showing on Wednesdays at 10:00am for children with Autism or sensory sensitivity. The movie will be shown with no previews, lower volume and the theater will not be as dark. Kid friendly talking, standing and singing are all ok

FREE ADMISSION COURTESY OF THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

Lamar Bank & Trust, State Farm Insurance, Elks Lodge #2800, D's & J's Smoked Meats & Catering, Community National Bank, National TV Sales & Rental, Dr. Jeremy & Mandy Sturgell, Barton Mutual Insurance, Cookie Lady, Lamar Democrat, Jill Hartgrave Daycare and Isenhower Lumber

If you would like your business or organization information posted here on our community page
please email marketing@bartoncounty.com

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