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Barton County of Yesteryear/A plane crash just off the Lamar square...
A plane crash in Lamar in 1935 claimed two lives, but it could have been much worse. It came very nearly to crashing into the Lamar square. The tragedy occurred in Lamar,...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Since son Jud, wife Meghan and youngest and middle grandsons Cooper and Landon, were heading to Colorado for a couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Clea and Louis Kleeman, Kamala Leaming and myself were at Stone’s Throw Theater for my birthday and the entertainment was Gordy and Debbie, country singers...
Psalm 23
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church Apart from the suffering and death of the Son of God, the 23rd Psalm makes no sense. In fact, to attempt to explain this...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT My breakfast club met on Tuesday, June 13, at Tractor’s. Mettie Schreiweis, Donna Wescott and Doris Woods were in attendance. Doris gave the devotional...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I had a unique experience last Sunday afternoon. After stopping at the Democrat office to pick up the camera in order to take pictures at...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING What a fun week I had this week. Evelyn Gasper, Dianna Gray, Clea Kleeman and myself took off for three days to travel and have our vacation that we do...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hats met on Thursday, June 8, at the Lamar Senior Center. Gundra Slade and Marcia Pennell were hostesses. Darlene Megli said grace. Members...
Keep your audit fears in check
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Your chances of being audited are probably lower than you think. A look at the latest IRS statistics for 2016 reveals some interesting and...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Well, here it is Friday and as I sit down to type this my mind is a total blank. It has been a very hectic, stressful week and I haven’t...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I guess this is the week for the Leaming reunion. Since George Leaming isn’t here for his turn this year, Russ is having it at the Golden City community...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Saturday, I went to Judy’s for breakfast earlier than normal. I wanted to get there and back before the weather got bad. What a downfall we had. Jazmine...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I had the chance to stay in a unique hotel last week at the insistence of youngest grandson Cooper. It seems Cooper and big brother...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Another busy week. This was a catch up time for me. Getting my rentals together, taking care of emergencies and mowing the lawn between rains. The last is...
Simplifying the purchasing of good bed sheets
By JANE MOYER Interior Designer How many times have we asked these questions before purchasing our bedding? Is thread count that important? Yes and No. Thread count is...