Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I didn’t do much this week, so this will be short. I saw a big tree along Hwy. 160 in front of the First Christian Church that was hit by lightening....
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. It is still dark out at this early morning hour and also quite chilly. March is leaving in a cold way, north wind and wet. Saturday was...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat With the help of a rental car while mine is in the shop, I was able to travel to Webb City on Tuesday and...

Remembrances of years gone by
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I don’t normally do articles such as this (leaving them up to the “experts” like Richard Cooper and Joe Davis), but lately my...
The Lord’s day is here again… why it matters!
By PASTOR JACK SLADE Cornerstone Baptist Church The door is opened at eight o’clock in the morning. Teachers are anxiously awaiting the anticipated 9:45 a.m. crowd, but...
Those unexpected times of life
By PASTOR JACK SLADE Cornerstone Baptist Church How do you stand in those times? First, run to Jesus, not away from Him. It’s always easy to revert to old habits of...
The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I scrutinize myself in the mirror on a regular basis. From the front all is well. I am pushing 60 and holding together...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT Red Hat alumni met on Thursday, March 14, at the senior center in Lamar, with 14 members present. Hostesses Jenna Hanley and Grudrun Slade had tables...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen this cloudy and cool morning. Doesn’t look like the sun will be out and could have a few sprinkles of rain. Last week was a fairly nice...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat God is good… By the time this column comes out in the paper my car should be close to being repaired, which...

The black cats
By LARRY DABLEMONT In Texas, about eight or 10 years ago, an animal attacked a young girl, about 11 or 12 years old and the fact that she...

The Postscript
By CARRIE CLASSON I returned to college after I turned 50. I had been working in business and for a variety of reasons (reasons that required an...

Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. Today, Sunday, is the kind of day we hope we have all week. Sunny and warm. Our month started out cold and the first Monday in the...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Think the wind might blow? Guess it could be lots worse, we could be either further north or south; then we’d...

Barton County of Yesteryear
Coal mine explosion south of Liberal in 1935 The mined land just northwest of the intersection of U.S. 160 and Missouri 43 in western Barton County was the scene of a...