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Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Christmas of 2013 has come and gone for many. However, our family gathering won’t be until tomorrow (Saturday), so Gary and…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Wow! Have we ever had winter weather? When the trees started to form ice on the branches and icicles on the hi-lines, I remembered the terrible…

Barton County of Yesteryear

Remembering the CCC, Barton County’s allotment, 1934   The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was arguably the most successful of all the policies of the New Deal administration of Franklin D.…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   I received word of the death of Myrtle Hatfield Ferrell, age 85, at her home in California. She was a former resident of the Bellamy community…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, with the heavy frost I thought it had snowed. I’m ready for winter to be over and some people…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Did you know that Hitler and Obama are the only leaders that have their own logo picture? Now Obama’s is going to be on the gas…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   As the weather has been snowy and slick, I have not ventured out much. My news is kinda’ slim.   I had my Red Hat on…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   “Count your blessings, name them one by one”…. That is probably one of my favorite hymns and one that we sang…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   The Christmas season is celebrated in various ways around the world, depending on the country and region. Elements common to many…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   There are many cases of flu and lung congestion in the community. So many are staying in since the weather turned bad last Wednesday.   The…