Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I received an email from my sister Lucinda this morning (she doesn’t text!), letting me know that her ex and...

Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. After a busy weekend, it was to Joplin for a doctor’s appointment Monday, and we hoped that we could get there and back before the...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. After a week of 80 degree weather farmers were getting into their fields, but Saturday’s rain has stopped field work for awhile. The...
The Postscript/Forty Friends
By CARRIE CLASSON The truth is, I don’t actually have 40 friends in my immediate community. I only recently moved to town when I married...

Long-time river guide Dennis Whiteside is pictured with a smallmouth from an Ozark stream. Flowing waters
By LARRY DABLEMONT As much as I love spending time on an Ozark river, I wouldn’t be caught on one this Memorial Day weekend. For those of us who...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hat Alumni met at the Lamar Senior Center on Thursday, May 9, with 14 members present. Hostesses were Darlene Megli, Pat Sample and Charleen...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat With it being the month of May and the massive amounts of events that occur at this time of year, I attempt to...

Crappie in bunches
By LARRY DABLEMONT It might be the most unnatural and ugliest water I have ever fished for crappie, but it is no doubt as good a place to catch...

The Lone Ranger
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.” Genesis...
Taking it back to the beginning
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com If you have ever experienced love in your life then you understand what I'm talking about when I say that giddy feeling....
That kind of love
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I’m sure I know the answer to this question, but I’m going to ask it anyway: Have you ever experienced a time in your life...
Re-focus
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com One of my new favorite things is portrait mode on my iPhone X. I love the way it focuses on a specific thing while blurring...
The Postscript/“Lipstick Twelve Step”
By CARRIE CLASSON As long-time readers of The Postscript know, I do not delve into politics or current events. You might think this comes from a...

Hold tight
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Toss and turn, toss and turn. I lay wide awake, my mind spinning in circles, battling and wrestling with my thoughts, the...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. It is quiet this early morning hour and I may be able to think of something to write. Knowing I have an early doctor’s appointment this...