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Maxine's Musings
By MAXINE MORIN We keep getting a little rain most every day. I do not like to see warnings of tornadoes. The warnings are useful, when needed; just hope there are not any...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING I do not know what happened to this past week. Here I sit and the deadline is here and my mind is blank. This week went so fast. I do blame it on Tylenol....
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Well, the Lamar Super 8 has once again received various well earned accolades. I can't think of anyone more deserving than Lon Frieden,...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN Jeff and Annette Honey hosted a family gathering at their home in Lees Summit, to celebrate the birthdays of Jim Honey, Lora Phelps, Deanna Rhoden and...
Davids hymnal
By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church David is the sweet psalmist of the church (2 Sam 23:1-2). Through the Holy Spirit, he teaches the church to sing as he...
Maxine's Musings
By MAXINE MORIN It is hard to believe that my Irish Potato that Betty G. and Donna W. planted for me on St. Patrick's Day has grown so much. I will need to find a tin can...
For-get-me-nots
By GAIL LEAMING Sorry readers, but I ran away from home last week. I drove down to pick up Dorothy Miller, who was sending her SOSs for help and took her to Jackson to see...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I have the indubitable pleasure of spending time with two year old grandson Landon, from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. Seems...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN On my recent trip to Joplin I have noticed the beautiful Bradford Pear Trees and many other beautiful flowering trees. There are many signs of springs...
Maxine's Musings
By MAXINE MORIN As Donna Wescott was taking me to an appointment at Barton County Memorial Hospital, we had a good view of the Tulip Tree on the corner of Walnut and First...
Cant file by April 15? Get an extension
By CHRISTOPHER A. RENION, CPA April 15, the tax filing deadline for 2014 federal income tax returns, will be here before you know it. If you wont be able to file your...
Metzger's Mutterings
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat As I get older it seems that more of my friends and acquaintances are slipping away. I know this is a natural progression that happens as...
Coonfoot & Vicinity
By LOUISE OTT Peeking out this early Monday morning I see we had showers in the night and it is windy now. Our dear Lord is blessing us with clouds and part...
Sheldon
By DARLENE SHERIDAN The weather continues to fluctuate, but we are enjoying some warm spring days. Sheldon did not have school on Friday, April 3, Monday, April 6 and...