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Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat In five days, on July 28, it will have been five years since my mom, Merry Joanne Guy, died. There isn’t a day that goes…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The 4th of July was enjoyed, with lots of firework displays that continued throughout the weekend. Ashley Leininger and Joel McKinney were married at the Sheldon Christian…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I attended the opening of the veterans park in Golden City on the 4th of July and what a perfect way to observe our country’s…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Take a moment and ask yourself who the last person in your family to farm was. Was it Dad? Grandpa? Great-grandpa? How many generations has it been? While…

Insect pressure low in area fields; check threshold levels of Japanese beetles before spraying

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields 10 miles east of Lamar and north of Golden City on July 2 for the crop…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with sunshine and some wind. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson…

Japanese beetles populations expected to peak later in July

HOUSTON, Mo.-Japanese beetles have been reported in large numbers across Missouri according to Sarah Kenyon, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. ‚ÄúThese destructive insects feed on roses, shrub, vegetables,…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat There weren’t enough hours this workweek, with Friday being the 4th, so instead of staying late at the office on Thursday to write this, I…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING My cousin Evelyn Gasper told me to come home and write everything that I have God to thank for after these few years and weeks, so here…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The community is saddened to hear of the death of Randy Hardy, son of the late Joe and Jackie Hardy. Our sympathy is extended to the family.…