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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat When I was just a wee little girl my momma would always put me to bed as she scratched my back and heard my...


A secret place in the woods
By LARRY DABLEMONT My secret place is quiet and serene and beautiful even in the starkness of full-blown winter. There are no roads into it; I get here by boat. There...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hat Alumni met at the senior center on Thursday, Jan. 10. Eighteen members and one guest enjoyed a lasagna dinner. Doris Woods and Loeta...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER As I was sitting here trying to think of something to write about I received a phone call from son Jud, informing me that...


On the confession of the holy faith
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The church’s confession and life, of necessity, flow from the holy scriptures. To replace the...


Catch a crappie, climb a mountain
By LARRY DABLEMONT We just walked around on this big dock, dropping a small rubber jig here and there among the empty boat slips, hooking and...


A big floating head
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com This is going to sound a bit strange to some of you, but have you ever pictured God like a big...


I’ve got the rhythm, bye bye blues
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com “Hurried people aren’t happy people.” I recently heard this statement on a podcast I listen to and...


Manage it
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Have you ever taken a personality test? I’ve taken the DISC test a couple of times and just...


Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG We are still on roller-coaster weather. Saturday was one of those days we would like all winter, but know that we can’t have it that way. Sunday turned...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT It’s January 5 and 61 degrees! What a beautiful day. We have been fortunate this winter. Winter is not over yet. When I was a kid I remember some cold...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It is Friday afternoon, following the holidays, and what a beautiful day it is. The weekend is supposed to be...


Nothing new…
By LARRY DABLEMONT There won't be any New Year’s Eve party here on Lightnin' Ridge. Things will be about like they are almost every night....


Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. The weather in the four states cooperated, so traveling was normal. We gathered at my brothers on Christmas...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. This Thursday afternoon is something. It is cold and the wind is blowing hard and moving everything loose in its path. The sun is out...