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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat This past Saturday, as I was exiting the high school front doors following the 2016 LHS Promenade, I found myself being made an example...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Here it is Monday morning and I'm hurriedly trying to get my article written. Jamey went with the seventh and eighth grade bands to Nevada on Saturday...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING As I am still learning about bluegrass, or just music in general, I have to write about a fiddle player. I have learned that there are a lot of wonderful...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Well, life has been pretty boring the last month or so, as son Jud is busy with his softball schedule, therefore I don't get to spend...
It's time to come clean on past due tax returns
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Failing to file tax returns on time doesn't necessarily make you a criminal, but the penalty for procrastinating can be punishing. What's the...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN The weeklong spring cleanup was held April 18-22. Community Betterment will meet April 25, 7 p.m., at the Donaldson Center. The Sheldon Picnic...
The blessed assurance of eternal life
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church What assurance do we have that God is merciful? That He loves us? That He cares for us? If we look into our heart, we will...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT On Tuesday, April 12, the breakfast club met at Tractors. Doris Woods gave the devotional, Mettie Schreiweis led us in prayer and Donna Wescott had the...
Lenz pursuing career in dramatic arts
By CHRIS MORROW Wanna see something cool? Google this: Ashley Lenz IMDb. In case you're not near a computer, or maybe you don't have a smart...


For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I have a new porch. It isn’t finished yet, but at least I shouldn’t fall off the steps on this one. Hope not, at least. I just got home from a trip to...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Another Barton County Chamber of Commerce Banquet has come and gone and from all indications it was a highly successful evening. I can't...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN I enjoyed a surprise birthday party for my nephew, Jim Earll, who turned 80 on Saturday evening. His children hosted the celebration that was attended...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I didn't write an article last week because I was sick all weekend, with sinus pressure and chest congestion. I thought I would cough up a lung. I laid...
Owe the IRS and can't pay?
By CHRISTOPHER A. RUNION, CPA What happens if you owe the IRS – and you can't pay? First, be sure to file your return anyway to avoid penalties for nonfiling. Then...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat As hard as it is to believe, I actually made a mistake in the last issue of the Lamar Democrat. Don't know if too many noticed, but we at...