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Japanese beetles populations expected to peak later in July

HOUSTON, Mo.-Japanese beetles have been reported in large numbers across Missouri according to Sarah Kenyon, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “These destructive insects feed on roses, shrub, vegetables,…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat There weren’t enough hours this workweek, with Friday being the 4th, so instead of staying late at the office on Thursday to write this, I…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING My cousin Evelyn Gasper told me to come home and write everything that I have God to thank for after these few years and weeks, so here…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The community is saddened to hear of the death of Randy Hardy, son of the late Joe and Jackie Hardy. Our sympathy is extended to the family.…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord has blessed us with very strong winds and sunshine. It’s much better than those…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN The rain and warm weather has made gardens grow. A couple of my neighbors have nice looking plots of vegetables. I used to raise a big garden,…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat When Chicken Annie’s Original called to see about putting something in the paper regarding their 80th anniversary, I was more than happy to do so.…

Missouri weather makes lawn management difficult

COLUMBIA, Mo.-Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well because of the state’s cold winters and hot summers. University of Missouri Extension turfgrass specialist Lee Miller says…

God is faithful, always

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church This I recall to mind therefore, I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindness indeed never ceases, for His compassions never fail. They are…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The Bellamy Community Center held a play day on June 14, with a good number present. During the day the Rohrmann children gathered wild flowers and decorated…