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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat (The following is a poem that was published by Shannon Walker) Although you're gone, I'm not alone, And never shall I be, For the...
The image of God
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church Our world is torn apart. Our very lives are turned upside down. In order to understand our place and responsibilities in...
The Bible and suicide
By JACK SLADE Chaplain Barton County Law Enforcement Agency In the Bible we find the records of seven suicides. The first is that of Abimilech, an assisted suicide,...
Pray for peace!
By JACK SLADE Chaplain Barton County Law Enforcement Agency I offer a prayer of protection for the families who have lost their lives in the defense and protection of...
Reduce fraud in your business with prevention strategies
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA When it comes to fraud, the old adage about a small amount of prevention being worth a large amount of cure is spot on. Investing in fraud...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Just got home from Judy's and the thermometer said 100 degrees. Sounds like it will be hot all week. The Red Hatters met on July 14, at the senior...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Francis Scott Key was neither a songwriter or a poet, but a lawyer that worked in Boston. George Washington asked him to go under the white flag in a boat...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat This past weekend husband Gary and myself took son Jud and his wife Meghan out for a combined birthday dinner. Of course grandsons Kobyn,...
For-get-me-not
By GAIL LEAMING Whee, I am sliding to a stop after the weekend I had. On Saturday I took pictures of Clea and Louis at the Golden City Harvest Days 5K run. Then I went to...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I'm writing this on Sunday and boy was it hot today. The storm we had Thursday night really surprised me. I had just gone to bed when the sirens went off....
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat My heart is heavy since learning this morning that Dallas police officers were ambushed, simply because they took a pledge to serve and...
Coonfoot & Vicinity
By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door I see our dear Lord is blessing us with more hot and windy weather, along with some rain. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson and Ella...
Boost employee productivity with paid time off
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA A good employee is a valuable company asset, and no doubt you want your employees to be as productive as possible – which is why a suggestion...
The Bible and suicide
By CHAPLAIN JACK SLADE Many of my conversations lately have included the topic of suicide, and if you have ever lost a loved one by suicide, our hearts go out to you....
Let Uncle Sam help you become energy efficient
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA If getting more energy efficient at home or work is on your to-do list, let Uncle Sam help get things kick-started with some timely tax...