Columns

For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I just read that 60 percent of your body is water, so I guess I am not fat, I am just flooded. Made the trip for three days to Wagner, Okla. and had a...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat St. Louis Cardinal spring training games begin this week and will continue until the big opening day on Sunday, April 2, when they will...
Coonfoot & Vicinity
By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door and windows today, we see the Ground Hog has seen his shadow, so that means we got six more weeks of winter weather; otherwise it would...
Knowing “the line” creates opportunity
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA A simple way to think about your 1040 tax return is focusing on a single line, your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Anything "above the line"...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hatters met on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Lamar Senior Center. Tables were decorated by Stormy Cuba, in a Valentine's theme. There were 16 members...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Chi-Chi Steele’s birthday. I should have known it would be cold. She never went to school when she was little because of the weather. "Remember heaven has...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The last couple of days have been spent trying to find items to fill a valentine bag for youngest grandsons Landon and Cooper. In order...
Cures act authorizes new breed of small employer HRA
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA The 21st Century Cures Act, a new law signed late in 2016 that helps fund medical research, also provides a cure for the health insurance woes...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Hi everyone! Here it is Super Bowl Sunday. So far my team is winning. I enjoyed the halftime show. Lady GaGa put on an awesome show. It's the best I've...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I was given this for my remember when column, which I didn’t know I had, but here goes. One for the “Remember Whens”... Do you remember when you used to...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The deadline is today (Friday) for the Valentine Sweeties and we have had several turned in. I love seeing all the cute kids and it just...
Coonfoot & Vicinity
By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door and windows this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord can give us any kind of weather. Those enjoying dinner on Thanksgiving day...
The parables and miracles of Jesus
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church Why did Jesus teach with parables? The same question can be asked concerning the miracles, why did Jesus do miracles? Some...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Last Tuesday was the meeting of the Breakfast Club at Tractors. Doris read an email from former member Roberta Braxdale. Roberta is living in Joplin to be...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Dear Ma and Pa: I am well. Hope you are. Tell brother Walt and brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join...