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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It is Friday afternoon and all the talk right now is about the big snow we are supposed to be getting this...

This doe does not look healthy at all. Notice the hip bone through her skin. The confusion disease
By LARRY DABLEMONT I will be killing a deer or two this week to give to the Missouri Department of Conservation to check for CWD. I am looking...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I was nervous yesterday because I was going to have scientists in my kitchen. Okay, these scientists were friends visiting...

Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. After a cold and rainy week, finally on Saturday afternoon and Sunday we had some sun and it was good to have it. It helped dry up some...
Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Jazmine spent the night Saturday. Bella and I always enjoy having her spend time with us. We went to Judy’s for dinner and it was so windy. I had to...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Have you every really been hungry for something, only to find out it wasn’t exactly what you were hungry for?...

Eyes wide shut
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com A couple two or three years ago my pastor taught a message called I see what I see, but it's not what I hear. This sermon...
Ain’t February grand?
By LARRY DABLEMONT At my corn feeder here on my wooded ridge-top a pair of deer fed while it snowed and in the cedars around it there was a...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON Getting my hair cut has never been one of my favorite things, but lately it’s been worse than usual because the town I live in...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT What crazy weather! Thank you to all the state and city employees working in the cold to keep the rest of us safe and deliver our mail. The Red Hat...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Another weekend of cold and ice. Friday morning the ground was covered with a light coating of sleet. Travel wasn’t too bad yet, but was getting that...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Today is Valentine’s Day and I just came from the senior center, where cards were handed out to all seniors...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON This week Mandy and Tom, my former sister-in-law and brother-in-law, came to visit. Except I don’t call them that because...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Here it is Sunday evening and I have done absolutely nothing. I went to Judy’s in Jasper for some fried chicken for lunch and then came home to find...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. This week’s thoughts are the cold, wet and ice. Since last Wednesday night the rains came and lasted well into the night. They were...