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Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat What an amazing St. Louis Cardinal game we chose to attend with oldest grandson Kobyn, on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Kobyn is more into football...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Breakfast Club met at Bamboo House for an early lunch. Mettie Schreiweis, Linda Strong, Doris Woods and Donna Wescott, along with...
Medical access denial - what every college student’s parents should...
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Imagine your college-aged daughter has an accident while away at school and ends up in the emergency room. When you call the hospital, you are...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I have come to the conclusion that I’m married to my mother. This week, husband Gary and myself are heading north to pick up oldest...
In need of rescuing
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com The water swirled around my body like a whirlpool, my senses were paralyzed as I stood pinned to the tree root. Darkness...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The cooler temperatures the last few days have been a welcome change. My air conditioner hasn’t been working as hard. Jazmine stayed with me a couple of...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I have a mystery here. Someone around Lamar goes by a password of Montana 5555. He is my age, so if he grew up around Lamar I must have gone to school with...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I had an offer I couldn’t refuse Wednesday night. Son Jud and most of his family were heading to Chicago on Thursday for a long weekend...
On confessing the one holy Christian faith
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church It is necessary for the church to confess the one holy Christian faith. Jesus admonished His apostles the first time He...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING This is my first and only great grandchild’s birthday. They are having a pool party for her and friends and family. I had her the last two days and we had...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I had the pleasure of covering the final summer reading programs at the Mary K. Finley Library in Lamar the past couple of weeks. Last...
Barton County of Yesteryear
Beauty contests 82 years ago were a bit more subdued The very first Miss America pageant in 1921 included swim suit competition, but swim suits at that time were typically...
Donna’s Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I thought we might get a little rain over the weekend. No such luck. My granddaughter in Lenexa said they got a storm on Saturday evening. They lost power...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING What a time for the air conditioner to go out of service. Thank heavens that I hadn’t used it until this week, so I guess it is like ole times and what I...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat July 28 is the anniversary of the day that I lost you, And for a time it felt as though my life had ended too. But loss has taught me...