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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, who received…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Jeff and Annette Honey hosted a family gathering at their home in Lee’s Summit, to celebrate the birthdays of Jim Honey, Lora Phelps, Deanna Rhoden and Lenore…

David’s 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…

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 SOS’s for help and took…

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 Meghan, his momma, is…

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 spring’s arrival,…

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…

Can’t 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 won’t be able to…

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…