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Fall allergies can cause asthma problems

Allergens present in the fall can cause asthma problems for children and adults alike. Ragweed is more likely to be present in high numbers if spring was very wet and…

Scouting report

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields on September 4 to prepare this week’s field scouting report. “A lot of corn is…

SHELDON

By DARLENE SHERIDAN A large crowd including family and friends were on hand at the Donaldson building on August 31 to congratulate Bob and Linda (Davis) Burns on their 40th…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Have you ever been at a crossroad in your life where you have to make a huge decision and then years…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with quiet winds. There are no tree limbs moving and it…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   We have several private airstrips around here and the other day at the Hanger, Darlene Kingsley gave me this… “You might be a redneck pilot if…..”…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Hey!! Today is my birthday. Hope Eddie remembered. I have not said anything ‘cause hints go right over his head. Oh well, I am used to…

What can we do?

By ROB WILSON   Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.-A wrong turn onto the Kilpatrick Turnpike cost a young woman her life and investigators with the…

The power of verbs

By ROB WILSON   Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   verb n.- a class of words that typically express action, state, or a relation between things.   You can…

Barton County of Yesteryear

Torrid July, 1934 devastated crops and countryside   In July, 1934, the Democrat looked back through weather records and determined that Lamar and much of the central part of the…