Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. It was good to see farmers in the field working ground and planting Wednesday as we made a trip to Joplin. The wind should have helped dry...
An old, old shotgun and a unique uncle
By RICHARD COOPER I have owned several different shotguns in my lifetime, different gauges, chokes, designs, weights, models, and makes (or brands). They are all gone...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It has been an extremely hectic week on this end, having had only one evening at home since last Thursday....

Secret Jesus
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com This week in Youth Ministry we put together a message called Secret Church. We blacked out our sanctuary and had nothing...
Sawdust brownies
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Cassie, have you tried these brownies? They are delicious. That was a lie straight out of my dear friends' pie hole. Faith...
Tantrums and testimonies
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I marched, or rather stomped down the stairs; it was somewhere between a two-year-old tantrum and an I love Jesus stomp. I...
Hold tight
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Toss and turn, toss and turn. I lay wide awake, my mind spinning in circles, battling and wrestling with my thoughts, the...
It’s not about you
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I know I’ve said it more than once, but I am a dreamer. God has given me big dreams that I can never accomplish without His...
The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I saw him just a moment too late, coming down the path. I wasn’t expecting anyone to come down this section of the trail....

He ascended into heaven (part 2)
After His resurrection from the dead, Jesus showed Himself physically to His apostles. He demonstrated that He had risen from the dead by showing...

The time of wild gobblers
By LARRY DABLEMONT I killed my first gobbler in 1970 or ’71, I think; an 18½-pound jake that gobbled for an hour just like an old ground-raker....

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT What a beautiful weekend! We missed all the storms that were all around us. Sunday, I went to Judy’s Truck Stop at 1:30 p.m. and thought it would be...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen, it looks like this could be another warm and sunny day. I hope so, as we have a busy day planned. First off we have to get our chores done...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER It looks like Springtime is getting nearer and nearer; however, last night was the exception when I traveled to Webb City for...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON My friend Andrew will not use a credit card when paying for his groceries. Andrew is a curmudgeon and has been one for years....