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Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It is Friday afternoon, following the holidays, and what a beautiful day it is. The weekend is supposed to be...

Nothing new…
By LARRY DABLEMONT There won't be any New Year’s Eve party here on Lightnin' Ridge. Things will be about like they are almost every night....

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. The weather in the four states cooperated, so traveling was normal. We gathered at my brothers on Christmas...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen. This Thursday afternoon is something. It is cold and the wind is blowing hard and moving everything loose in its path. The sun is out...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I hope everyone had a very joyful Christmas this past week. Driving around town I saw many houses that had an...

Pop with a cache of furs about the time I was born in 1927. Christmas, 1939
By LARRY DABLEMONT (Author’s note. This is part of a chapter from the book ‘Little Home on the Piney”, which is the book about my father’s...

Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Well, here it is five days before Christmas. This early Friday morning is cold and there is a light wind out of the north. We had a few days that were...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Well, I’ve finally done something that I never, ever thought I would do before in my life. I’ve become addicted to Hallmark...

Saldy Reardon A two-dollar gift
By LARRY DABLEMONT Grandpa McNew and my dad bought the pool hall on Main Street in 1959. I was nearing 12 years old at the time and immediately...

Donna's Dialog
By DONNA WESCOTT We had a nice weekend for the middle of December. The weatherman said this week would be pretty good temperature wise. We will take all this above...
Thoughts by Willis
By WILLIS STRONG Guten Morgen We took a tour of Liberal and the lights Sunday night. If you haven’t gotten out and looked at them, please do. Several have gone to a...
Boundless
By SHARON WINGERT This holiday season has gotten me thinking about my past Christmases when I was a child. I have been looking at my baby book that has a picture of my...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The first of the work week began with a bang, as it was my 62nd birthday on Monday. I was really flying on...

Barton County of Yesteryear
Commissioner (Judge) attacked by a bull, 1939 The Western District Commissioner of the Barton County Commission was attacked by one of his own bulls in 1939. At that...
This picture is after. The perfect tree
By LARRY DABLEMONT I think I could help our state highway department make hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. They are always wanting to...