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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER The Plaza Theatre is once again offering free movies to children in the area on Wednesday afternoons, both at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. This is, of course,...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Got home just in time to be reminded that I have an early deadline this week because of Memorial Day. I had a great time with my cousins and sisters in...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN Sympathy is extended to the family of Ester Rhoden, age 94, formally from Liberal. Her services were at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar. We were saddened...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat There has been so much in the news lately about this being the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado that it has got me thinking about...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT What a beautiful weekend! Saturday afternoon I sat outside several hours, just watching the world go by. There's something so peaceful about leaving cell...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Another busy week, but fun filled. Went to Risen Ranch on Friday to hear the Revelators and the Crawfords. Was a very good time. Larry and Jean Ehrsam were...
Hiring for the summer? Know the ACA rules
By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA If you're an employer, what you have to do to comply with Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules depends on the size of your workforce. When you have...
The church, our holy mother
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The church is God’s holy bride and her children are His children. She is described by God in the Old Testament as His bride...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT The Red Hatters met at the senior center on Thursday, May 12. The theme was May Day. Tables were decorated with red tablecloths and several geranium...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING A friend sent this to me this week and it sure hits the theme of our education. “The problem is not people being uneducated; The problem is that they are...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I had to make a trip to Walmart this morning to purchase cat food for Miss Kitty and sinus medicine for myself. As I was returning to my...
Barton County of Yesteryear
Remember the “Palace” theatre in Golden City? There are few single auditorium movie emporiums left in America. They have given way to movie complexes made up of sterile...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I messed around and didn't get my article written last week. I was lazy Sunday, but thought I could get it done Monday morning. Well, that didn't happen....
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN Mother's Day was a great day of celebration. I was surprised to have my daughter Delila and son-in-law, Bill Brown join me for church. I really...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day and enjoyed it to the utmost. Don’t know if that is a word, but we seem to use it a lot. I was called by one child...