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Maude and Fear
By CARL W. SINGER There once lived an old woman named Maude, quite alone except for her cat whom she named Fear. Maude didn’t especially like cats, but since she lived...
Dream on
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Most of you are probably aware of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. I love King's dream speech for several...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Congratulations to the Lamar Tiger boys cross country team for winning their seventh straiaght conference championships. The ladies cross country team...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat While I have made it through another week, even with my cough wanting to linger, I am feeling much, much better, at least physical wise....
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING This has been an incredible week. I have played music everyday with the most amazing people. After five days sewing and finishing three quilts, I was going...
Before the fall
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Pride: a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction for one's own achievements. I personally tend to struggle with this five...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Congratulations to the Lamar Tiger football team on their win on Friday night. I listened to it on the radio. It was quite exciting. The Kansas City...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Last week I mentioned that I hadn’t been feeling quite up to par and Monday afternoon I ended up with a diagnosis of pneumonia. Many,...
How to fix your overfunded account
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Is socking away large sums in a tax-deferred retirement account ever a bad idea? It is when you exceed the annual IRS limits. And intentional...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Made a run to the Walnut Festival to see the quilts and listen to the music. The Ole Geezers were fun with all the old cowboy songs. Eugene Murphy would...
Fight or flight
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I am slightly claustrophobic. I have been for as long as I can remember. Last May, while on vacation, my husband and I...
Creation of everything by God
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The Holy Spirit through the prophet Moses records, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." (Gen 1:1) In...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been a rough couple of weeks of not getting much accomplished on my end, as I haven’t been feeling my best. Guess the pollen and...
Winter blues
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I am an ardent lover of the summer season. Give me 90 degrees, beautiful views of the water and I am one happy girl. Some of...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The monthly breakfast club met at Tractors on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Those attending were Mettie Schreiweis, Linda Strong, Doris Woods and Donna Wescott....