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A mother’s influence

By JASON SPENCE Greenfield First Christian Church   When most think of mothers, we think of our own mothers; we reflect on their kind nurturing with   idyllic reverence, we…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN What does one write about when one has not gone out? Donna Wescott did take me to get a perm at “A Bit of Sas” beauty salon…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Today is my baby’s birthday and I am being nice to not tell the date. She takes after her father and just doesn’t show her age.…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   May 1 has come and gone, and we have now officially been under new ownership for a year, and what a year it…

Bird cheery oat aphids showing up in wheat

LAMAR-A wheat field east of Carthage was scouted on April 30 by Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. According to Scheidt, white grub and wireworm damage was…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The Sheldon Library Board met to complete plans for the “Welcome Summer Carnival” that will be held May 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the…

In everything give thanks

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   When reading Thessalonians 5:16-18 (TLB) “No matters what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to…

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS   Grace Lutheran Church   “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   As I write this column for today’s paper, there are thunderstorms and tornado watches on the TV. I do not know about you, but I get…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Last week I don’t know what I was thinking, but mistakenly wrote National instead of State when reporting about Austin Steele. I do hope he enjoyed…