Columns

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...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It is only Thursday afternoon and I am already worn out by the fair. I can't even imagine what I will feel like come Sunday morning. At...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING What a wonderful week I had this week. Played music in Wagoner, Okla. for three days, from nine in the morning until midnight. Eudene Murphy and I were...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat This time last week husband Gary and myself were halfway through Oklahoma, on our way to spend time with Texas family, as well as...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Sorry about missing the deadline last week, but I was in Kansas City before I remembered there was one more thing to do on my list before I left the house....
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT What a nice weekend we had. I like this cooler weather. When I was at Judy's the other day I heard that someone had a 100th birthday. I introduced myself...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I got a text from son Jud the other evening that grandson Landon will be starting soccer on September 13, in Webb City. Landon will be...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I'm doing laundry and writing at the same time. Seems like the laundry is never done. Everything is washed one day, then dirty laundry is full the...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING The other day, as I was driving home, I saw an alligator in the ditch. Now for those that aren’t used to that being in our ditches, it is what us truckers...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Where in the world did this summer go? I can't believe that school will be starting in less than a week. I visited the Tools for School...
New overtime rule may mean more of your employees qualify for...
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA A new overtime rule takes effect on December 1, 2016, and the Department of Labor estimates that over four million workers will become...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT We had a nice little shower this morning, Sunday. I had a sinus headache and didn't go to church. I missed out on the church dinner, as well....
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING What a great week I have had this week. Got my mowing done with no mishaps, but not the weeding. I tried mowing again after I got home and got stung again,...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I really don't know where the time has gone this week. Seems like Monday was just here and now it is the start of the weekend! The July...
Coonfoot & Vicinity
By LOUISE OTT Peeking outside this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with a wonderful, much needed rain for the farmers planting beans. Gary and...