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Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The forecast for winter weather was correct; however, we only received a small amount of snow, but the low temperatures have made us know it is still…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN As I looked out Monday morning, everything outside was covered with a blanket of sparkling white snow. The bush in front of the house always looks so…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING There are at least 50 percent of the population happy today because of snow. All the kids and the teachers, but it was a holiday anyway for…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Last Saturday (February 7th) was perfect, especially for those (like me) who are soooo ready for spring. I have never been a fan of winter…

What will your legacy be?

By PASTOR JACK SLADE Cornerstone Baptist Church I am sharing the story I was told of John Davis, a very well to do farmer and might I say a self…

Bird dogs, Christmas parades, and parental responsibilities

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The city of Sedalia has a tradition that is never to be violated. The first Saturday in December is the day of the annual…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN At a meeting I attended last Thursday, Phil Couch, county treasurer, discussed an issue that is on the April ballot. This is a sales tax issue that…

Heart health for women

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Barton County Memorial Hospital Registered Dietician Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American women. What a woman eats and her lifestyle choices play a…

Understand “sunk” costs in business decision

By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA Once your business incurs costs that can’t be recovered, those costs become irrelevant to subsequent business decisions. Such expenditures, known as sunk costs, can include…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Congratulations to Myrtle Skaggs, who celebrated her 90th birthday on January 18. Dorothy Cato celebrated her 90th birthday. Congratulations, Dorothy. Maxine Francis was honored with a reception…