Columns

Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. Today, Sunday, is the kind of day we hope we have all week. Sunny and warm. Our month started out cold and the first Monday in the...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Think the wind might blow? Guess it could be lots worse, we could be either further north or south; then we’d...

Barton County of Yesteryear
Coal mine explosion south of Liberal in 1935 The mined land just northwest of the intersection of U.S. 160 and Missouri 43 in western Barton County was the scene of a...
The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I hear a lot about the next generation - entitled whiners with inflated expectations and unrealistic goals. Last night I had...

A chance to meet readers
By LARRY DABLEMONT I hope that many of the folks who read this column can attend the 10th annual Grizzled Old Outdoorsman Swap Meet, held on...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT It’s Saturday and boy is it windy. I ventured out toady and traveled to Judy’s. It wasn’t bad going to Jasper, but very strong wind coming home. When I...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been a fairly quiet week personally, but work has definitely made up for it. I had a situation arise...

He ascended into Heaven (Part 1)
Where is Jesus? The church confesses, according to the testimony of the apostles, that Jesus ascended into Heaven 40 days after He rose from the...

Don’t say never
By LARRY DABLEMONT A couple of weeks ago a hiker in Colorado was attacked by a mountain lion they say was only six or seven months old. It...

No Plan B
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I love it when this happens. You know, that moment you’re reading something and it just jumps off...

Speak life
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I have a love-hate relationship with social media, in particularly Facebook. The only reason I still have an account is...
The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I am a mess around dogs lately. My dog Milo died last year. My husband Peter and I decided that given the travel we do,...

Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It is Friday afternoon and all the talk right now is about the big snow we are supposed to be getting this...

This doe does not look healthy at all. Notice the hip bone through her skin. The confusion disease
By LARRY DABLEMONT I will be killing a deer or two this week to give to the Missouri Department of Conservation to check for CWD. I am looking...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I was nervous yesterday because I was going to have scientists in my kitchen. Okay, these scientists were friends visiting...