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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I hope everyone survived the icy conditions we experienced this week. It seems everyone, myself included,...

Barton County of Yesteryear
Torrid 1939 continued through July, despite predictions of cooler conditions by legendary Springfield weatherman He was the final word in weather forecasts in the 1930s...
You’re the good
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. John 1:46. To me this is...
Dreamer or downer
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com No one gets to tell me how big my dreams can be. Recently, while at an event I heard the author of Girl, Wash Your...
Surviving the desert 101
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Several years back the hubs and I made the crazy decision to travel from Missouri halfway across...

A five inch pink projectile point was found in a remote Arkansas cave, with the very tip sticking up out of the floor. Exploring your own trail
By LARRY DABLEMONT I have found the jawbone of a prehistoric animal in a southern Missouri cave. But it is part of a limestone wall back in the...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I sliced my hand open last week. My husband Peter says I am accident prone and I tell him this is not true. But this past...

Life - created and restored by God
Recent actions by the state of New York, comments by the governor of Virginia and actions toward children both before they are born and after birth...

Remember when
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com A few days ago I was reminded of the day that should’ve been my last. January 15, 2011, should’ve...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT What crazy weather! It was so cold the beginning of last week, then it was 60 degrees a few days later. We still are fortunate to not have the record...
Be an encourager
By PASTOR JACK SLADE Cornerstone Baptist Church “Starting the year off right” are often the words we hear the first week of every year. This year in 2019 has been no...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Youngest grandson Cooper Beckett turned a whopping four years old on January 27 and considering the fact that...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I’ll tell you what no one wants to talk about: their toes. I could get people to discuss intimate details of their...

Deer hunting in February
By LARRY DABLEMONT Again this year I got a call from a representative of the Missouri Department of Conservation asking me to hunt deer on my...

Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The Barton County Chamber of Commerce held its first quarterly membership meeting of 2019 this past Thursday...