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Donating a car to charity
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Donating a car to charity can be a big deduction on your tax return, but the value of your deduction can depend on the organization you donate...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat All of my life I've heard the old adage that God won't give you any more than you can handle, but why does He think I can handle so much!...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I spent the week working outside and didn’t see much of anyone or anything, so that is making it pretty hard to write what I don’t know. Guess I could make...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Don't have a lot to say this week as unfortunately I haven't felt up to par. Having a compromised immune system, I know better than to...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hatters met on Thursday, March 9, at the Lamar Senior Center. Hostesses Betty Gideon and Doris Wood had the tables decorated for St. Patrick's...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I had the pleasure of taking daughter-in-law Meghan and two youngest grandsons, Landon and Cooper, out to lunch last week. I was going to...
When business travel insurance makes sense
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA There are many things that come in pairs because they make sense – peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, shoes – the list goes on and on....
The signs performed by Jesus
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The mighty acts of Jesus are included by the gospel writers to describe our savior to the church. Through these she knows...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Today I got a Walmart warning. “All Walmart shoppers - All stores will be closed February 29, 30 and 31.” Sorry I am late on the update. Someone sent me a...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I'll have to tell you about my cat's latest escapade. He tries to get me up at 5 a.m. to be fed. I don't usually get up until 6 or so. Saturday morning I...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Husband Gary and myself returned Sunday evening from a long weekend excursion to see family and friends in the Dallas, Texas area. The...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Here I am eating popcorn and writing at 10 p.m. on Sunday night. I was lazy today and did absolutely nothing. Seems like I have a lot of those days...
Dear Daddy, I Write You...
(Editor's note: The following post was written by Seth Womack, who currently resides in Tulsa, Okla. His father, Mike Womack, was my cousin and due to the fact that I was...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Son Jud was umpiring a doubleheader at Cottey College on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, with the Cottey College Comets taking on Southwest...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I just read that 60 percent of your body is water, so I guess I am not fat, I am just flooded. Made the trip for three days to Wagner, Okla. and had a...