Rusty Rives

Appointed to the Chief of Police in June of 2017, Rusty began his policing career in Lamar in 1998, returning after serving time in Jasper, Webb City, and Joplin. During that time, Rusty completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Christian...

Megan Miller

My name is Megan Miller, I am 15 years old. I attend Lamar High School and play many sports. I joined the Lamar Drug-Free Coalition because I am tired of seeing drugs and alcohol destroy families. I am doing what I can to stop it.

Jerod Morey

Jerod Morey, Executive Director of About Our Kids, Inc. and Project S4 (See Something, Say Something) is a Lamar High School graduate and lifelong resident of Barton County, Missouri. Jerod holds a Masters of Science Degree in Administration and has worked in Youth...

Melody Metzger

A Missouri Southern State University graduate, Melody Metzger is the editor of the Lamar Democrat, where she has been employed for the past 33 years. She was named Rotary Employee of the Year in 2010. Married to her husband Gary Swor, who is now retired, she has one...

Steve Miller

Steve Miller is a Prevention Specialist with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, a Prevention Resource Center for Southwest Missouri which provides training and support in the area of substance misuse and related issues, such as violence and suicide prevention....