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Why do I have to go?

By JASON SPENCE   Greenfield First Christian Church   I was speaking with a member of my own congregation one day, a very regular attendee and devout   Christian, this…

Plants will recover from low temperatures

LAMAR-Wheat fields in southwest Missouri should recover from the cold temperatures they experienced the week of April 14 according to Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Scheidt…

High seed yields depend on two management practice

GREENFIELD-High seed yields depend on two management practices: clipping soon after the seed stalks are mature or a seed crop removed and applying nitrogen during the very late fall or…

Manage stress, don’t let it manage you

SPRINGFIELD-Stress comes in all shapes and sizes but no matter how it is packaged, stress can test our limits psychologically, emotionally and physically.   “It is hard to believe but…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Last week was a busy one at the Democrat, beginning Tuesday with Rotary recognizing Dr. Thomas Carroll for 60 years of perfect attendance.…

Asking those hard questions

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   When life got him down, Asaph, one of King David’s main men, cried out to God and asked Him some hard questions.…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see it is still raining. It woke me up at 2:40 a.m., coming down on my air conditioner…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   I accompanied Jim and Delores Honey to Lee’s Summit Friday evening. When we stopped to visit Delila and Bill Brown and see how Delila was doing…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   I hope you had a happy Easter. I hear the Eagles Easter egg hunt was well attended and they finished about the time it started to…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Guess what? I read last week’s article to Ron and he went out and sawed the limbs in the yard. We still have to saw trees by…