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For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING You may not hear from me next week as I am having surgery in the morning and I don’t know how long it will be before I…

Wind is an important factor when applying herbicides

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields west of Lockwood on June 18 for the crop scouting program. Corn is in the 14-16…

Remember lawn and garden before leaving on vacation

SPRINGFIELD-An overgrown lawn and garden can be a signal to burglars that a family is away on vacation. That is why taking a few steps to tend to both your…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of rain! Now before anyone jumps on me, I know we needed it desperately, but come on……

Don’t forget plants when making vacation plans

SPRINGFIELD-Amid the excitement of planning and taking a summer vacation, many people neglect to have someone look after their indoor and outdoor plants during their absence. “If you are going…

Conquering your fears

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church “On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.”(Psalm 138:3). When Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Several from this area spent time at the Bushwhacker Days in Nevada and reported a good time. Fathers’ Day at the Sheldon Christian Church started with a…

Nutrition bites

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Registered Dietitian Barton County Memorial Hospital Is a gluten-free diet a healthier way to eat? It is a becoming a generally common misconception that a gluten-free diet…

Hearing God’s voice

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church Did you know that amid the noise of the day, God speaks to you? He speaks to you throughout the day and into…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with sunshine and strong winds. My tree limbs are moving pretty…