The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON “Summer Birthdays” It was my birthday this week. Those of you with summer birthdays know it’s a little different. In the...

A bobber and still water
By LARRY DABLEMONT If I were ever asked to list the 10 things I have enjoyed the most in my life in the outdoors, not too far down the line I...

Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen – Thursday, Friday and Saturday were days that were comfortable and nice. Not hot, just barely warm, with a north breeze. But this week the...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hat Alumni met on Thursday, July 11, at the senior center in Lamar. Loeta Thompson and Robbie King were the hostesses. The theme for the day was...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend. I was kept busy between the fireworks...

Into the unknown
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I'm a big fan of control. I like to know what's happening and when it's happening. I love having a plan and knowing I’m...
Larry Dablemont fished with some great people, but none he liked better than Floyd Mabry. A Bomber in Arkansas
By LARRY DABLEMONT I left the University of Missouri in January of 1970 with a degree in wildlife management from the school of agriculture. A...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON “Singing Lessons” I’m having fun singing. I started singing lessons a few weeks ago. My teacher lives out of town, but...

The final judgment (part 2)
Closely associated with the history of the world and the final judgment are the millennium, the tribulation and the rapture. As we consider the...

Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Well, we had more rain this week. The poor farmers. They are so far behind where they should be this time of year. I’ve been going to the Rock Pile...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. Branson, the town carved out of cliffs, trees and rocks. Busy all the time with cars, people and shops. It is a city of entertainment;...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Granddaughter Miss Berklee Jo had quite a birthday on June 27, as she turned one year old. The celebration...

Pictured are, left to right, Frankie Akers, St. Louis Cardinal Julian Javier and Larry Dablemont. Dablemont’s outlook on the St. Louis Cardinal demise
By LARRY DABLEMONT Most all my life I have been a fan of the baseball Cardinals, like lots of folks. Like most boys who grew up in the 60’s I...

The edible buds of day lilies… poor man’s asparagus. Foxes and day lilies
By LARRY DALBEMONT The red fox is a strange animal, maybe a good example of a real slow evolution… not in any physical way, but in habits. When...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON “Anniversary Toast” This past week my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I stood in front of the greeting...