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Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Last week I wrote about the wonderful time I had re-connecting while in New York City. This week I will fill you in a little…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Last Thursday June 6, we were in the bad storm as I had an early doctor’s appointment in Joplin. The rain was dangerous, terribly high winds and…

Celebrate summer: Taste the difference in local foods

SPRINGFIELD-Area farmers markets are finally kicking off after a long hard winter. Warm weather means plenty of fresh produce, making summer a great time to take advantage of the remarkable…

God’s physical creation and new creation

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS   Grace Lutheran Church   We are sensual beings. Everything that we do is intimately tied to our senses. How much time do we spend making…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   As many of my readers are probably aware, I had the pleasure of taking a much needed vacation last week, heading to, of…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN The Lamar City Park was a busy place Sunday, June 8. There was a swim meet at the pool, family reunions and picnics at most of the…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   What a fun week this week living in the Leaming household. I don’t know about any of my readers, but here in the swamp we had…

Nutrient deficiencies found in corn, armyworms no longer a threat

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields near Verdella on June 4 and sent out a phone report that day to subscribers to the MU Extension…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT This early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with a nice shower. We can sure use a little rain.   Gary and Judy…

Facing tough moments

By JACK SLADE   Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   When dealing with difficult circumstances, we’re not always sure how to react. We want to say and do all the right…