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Get ready to walk

The following are some hints from Barton County Memorial Hospital on starting a walking regime. Week 1: Start small – walk 10 minutes a day for seven days. Walk comfortably…

Cold injury to wheat

By JILL SCHEIDT MU Agronomy Specialist   Low temperatures can kill winter wheat plants by injuring the crown. When adequately hardened, crowns can tolerate -9 to -11 degree Fahrenheit. Plants…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT The wind blew so hard Sunday night, it was scary. I peeked out the door this early Monday morning to see if there was any damage caused…

You are never alone

By JACK SLADE   Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   It was May 22, 2011 and hundreds of people suddenly faced their worst nightmare. The Joplin tornado hit in the early…

God has not forgotten you!

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   The eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. (Psalms 34:15).   God knows…

Barton County of Yesteryear

A man who lived in three centuries has a birthday   In this edition of Barton County of Yesteryear, we harken back to a Barton County newspaper that disappeared from…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN I can hardly believe that the first month of 2014 is almost history, there being only two days left in January. I was a patient in Barton…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Is anyone else as ready for spring as I am? This winter has been particularly brutal as far as the bitter cold and the fluctuation…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Finally I got all my Christmas decorations down, especially the tree outside. It was just too-o-o cold. Driving the other day to El Dorado, I started…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see sunshine and there is no wind just now.   Nathaniel Hudson spent Saturday with Louise Ott while…