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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Middle grandson Landon has been playing basketball the past month at Webb City, so my Saturdays that are...


This, is easy
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com I sat complaining and whining to my gracious mother on the other end of the phone line. It had...


The older you get, I think, the less a dead buck appeals to you and venison isn’t as good to eat. Sitting still ain’t fun anymore
By LARRY DABLEMONT It has been a long time since I was not out in the woods somewhere as deer season began, but truthfully… I never did enjoy it...


Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Congratulations to the Tigers for their win over Versailles. They will play Ava here on Saturday. Hats off to all the fans who braved the cold and...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen Cold weather seems to have gotten here this past week and this past weekend. We woke up to a light snow Friday morning. And it was cold,...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat This past weekend was oldest grandson Kobyn’s 13th birthday celebration and we had a great day. I had the...


A hunting memory lost, a skull found in deep woods. The quest for a trophy
By LARRY DABLEMONT Before me, a doe stood in an open lane, unaware of my presence. I didn’t have to be told what was following her and it didn’t...


The crucifix
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The focus of the church’s attention is upon Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Cor 2;1-5; Luke...


Our future
By CASSIE DOWNS relentlessloveministries.com Like every September 11th, I sat remembering my first-hour math class, replaying the image of the...


Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Here I am, watching my Chiefs again. So far they are ahead 35-15. Hope they keep it up. They are playing the Browns, which is my son’s team. Why he...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Before coming back to work on Thursday I decided to stop for a half-price Sonic drink. After getting my drink...


Just another antler
By LARRY DABLEMONT Several years ago I was in northern Manitoba in early October hunting geese in a big harvested crop field. During the...


Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Well, it’s Sunday night and my choices are football or the World Series. I think I’ll watch football. I really don’t care about the World Series. I am...
Metzger’s Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I am a baseball fanatic, especially when it comes to the St. Louis Cardinals, but I must confess I’ve been...


Late night visitors
By KAY BLANCHARD One evening, after dark, I went out back to empty my rain gauge. I tripped over something! I turned my flashlight on it. It was...