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For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING You would think I would have time to write a really good item this week with all this time on my hands staying in from the weather. Not!! I found all kinds...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER As I sit here writing this Friday morning, the rain is picking up outside and there is no telling what we're in for. I think it's the not knowing that...
Will you have to file a 2016 tax return?
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA The filing requirement rules for individual federal income tax returns are fairly straightforward. In general, you're required to file a...
Church and state
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church It is the government's responsibility to protect its citizens. For this reason God has given the government the sword (Rom...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Hi all! Didn't get an article in last week's paper. I knew I had to get it turned in by Friday, because of New Years, but I forgot. That's what happens...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING The slogan for this week in the media is Conflict of Interest. With Trump's picks for his cabinet, it seems they are being investigated for Conflict of...
Stay on top of new due dates this year
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Tax filing season officially begins this month. Did you know due dates for certain returns have been changed? Why are the dates changing? One...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The holidays are over and it's time to get back on a regular schedule. Next week will be strange, as it has been a while since we've...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Don’t we wish that this year brings health and safety to our families? I went to Arcola for a jam session on New Year's Eve, but quit early to drive home...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I finally did it... After four years of neglecting my eyesight, I finally broke down and visited the eye doctor. It's not that I...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Here it is, Thursday evening, Dec. 22. I'm writing my article a little early because of the early deadline tomorrow. I was under the weather last weekend...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING If I haven’t said it before, I will say it again. I have a great sister in Clea. She called to tell me she was coming over to help me with a t-shirt quilt...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Since it was getting closer and closer to Christmas, husband Gary and I decided it was time to get our Christmas cards out. He is the...
Suffering of the Son of God
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church Who can comprehend the incarnation of the Son of God? Within the life of the church, her children are taught to meditate...
The last cedar tree used at the farm for a Christmas tree
By WILLIS STRONG (This story will be read at the Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 25.) After reading about cedar trees being used for Christmas trees in the December...