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Navigate business changes successfully
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Change happens. That's especially true in the business world, where changes may be mandated by tax or regulatory requirements, increased...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Autumn is in the air and the last few mornings have been a tad bit chilly. I love this time of year, but really don't look forward to the...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Hello, I am back... I have spent the last three weeks in cyber world trying to get my computer working. I guess after a dozen years it was outdated. I...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat This coming week will be three year old grandson Landon's third week of soccer and it has definitely been quite an experience. I haven't...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Hi everyone! Hope all of you enjoyed this past beautiful weekend. Someone told me they had almost five inches of rain on Friday. I'm glad I stayed inside....
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I really dodged the bullet last Friday, as on my way to Grandparent's Day in Hamilton, the heat gauge in my car slowly started to rise;...
I believe in Jesus
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church Jesus instructs the church to confess the holy faith. “Whoever confesses Me before men, I will confess before My Father in...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I opened my windows and turned off the air conditioner all day and evening on Saturday. I don't know how much rain we received, but it certainly was a...
Get familiar with these estate planning documents
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Basic estate planning begins with completing documents that allow your last wishes to be carried out as you choose. But are you familiar with...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Last week was Labor Day weekend, and whereas co-worker Melissa played really, really hard, I did the exact opposite. The weekend started...
Coonfoot & Vicinity
By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with clouds and some sunshine. Farmer's fields need to dry out. Gary and...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Another successful fair has come and gone and what a fair it was. As the theme states, it was definitely “A Fair to Remember”. I love the...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Another fair has come and gone. I didn't get to attend as many events as I would have liked. My knee was giving me trouble. We did support a couple of...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN Paul and Phyllis Sprenkle hosted the Murphy family reunion on August 13, with the descendants of Roy and Suzanne Murphy in attendance. The only...
Will you "boomerang" after graduating from college?
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA No matter your plans for your life after college graduation, the high cost of living, limited job opportunities and considerable debt can...