Columns

Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat This past weekend I got to celebrate my birthday with oldest grandson Ko. Plans were for husband Gary to come along, as well, but...
Jim Nabors starred as Gomer Pyle in the 1960s sitcoms, The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors and Jimbo
The late Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) owned and loved a dog born in LaGrange, Missouri By RITA COX Press News Journal Editor (Editor’s note: Rita...


Three practical ways to improve your grain marketing
By BOONE HARDY With the end of the year in sight, now is a great time to improve your marketing. The following tips are a great place to start to become a better marketer...
Barton County of Yesteryear
Liberal's Cozy Theatre packed for talent show in 1935 “Who's got talent?” That question of the present time could certainly have merited a positive response in Barton...
Replanted: Things Yale didn’t teach me - and Missouri did
By KEVIN WANG (“Replanted” is a column through which Kevin shares his insights into his experience in Missouri. The column is also running in the...


Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I think the cold weather is getting to me, and I’m afraid to say, it isn’t really that cold yet. Hopefully it won’t be too bad of a...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG The first Sunshine Senior Friends dinner was held last Friday and we had a good turnout. The ham and turkey dinner was good, with so many different...
Good intentions
By CARL W. SINGER carlsinger.7391@gmail.com Have you ever seen a really bad case of good intentions? A really bad case is much worse than having an outbreak of poison ivy...
Finding favor
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com As we enter the Christmas season, I can’t help but think about Mary, the very vessel God chose to use, in bringing His son...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT It’s a sad day at the Wescott household. My cat had been missing all night and all day Friday. When Jazmine came over after school, she and the dog went...
Replanted: Diving in
By KEVIN WANG “Replanted” is a column through which Kevin shares his insights into his experience in Missouri. The column is also running in the...


Remember kids' shows on radio?
By RICHARD COOPER Sure you do, if you are beyond the age of 60. If you are younger than that, what follows will be nothing but gibberish, and you may as well move on to...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat My big sister, Candace, texted me earlier this week to let me know that her daughter Tiffany, my niece, was taping this week with the TV...
Business year-end tax moves
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Even though the end of 2017 is near, it is not too late to get your business into the best possible tax position for the new year. Here are...
The incarnation
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The church confesses that Jesus is “True God begotten of the Father from eternity and also true Man born of the Virgin...