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Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   Last week when Gina Little called me from Super 8 to tell me that they had won yet another award, I was so…

Give your heart to Jesus!

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   One of the most difficult things we can face in life is loss and in the aftermath of a tragedy, pain or…

Heart disease and family history

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. Nearly 600,000 Americans die of heart disease annually. This represents almost 25…

Eating out

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL   Registered Dietitian   Barton County Memorial Hospital   Many of us are still working on our New Year’s resolutions, but also want to dine out with…

Get ready to walk

The following are some hints from Barton County Memorial Hospital on starting a walking regime. Week 1: Start small – walk 10 minutes a day for seven days. Walk comfortably…

Cold injury to wheat

By JILL SCHEIDT MU Agronomy Specialist   Low temperatures can kill winter wheat plants by injuring the crown. When adequately hardened, crowns can tolerate -9 to -11 degree Fahrenheit. Plants…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT The wind blew so hard Sunday night, it was scary. I peeked out the door this early Monday morning to see if there was any damage caused…

You are never alone

By JACK SLADE   Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   It was May 22, 2011 and hundreds of people suddenly faced their worst nightmare. The Joplin tornado hit in the early…

God has not forgotten you!

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   The eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. (Psalms 34:15).   God knows…

Barton County of Yesteryear

A man who lived in three centuries has a birthday   In this edition of Barton County of Yesteryear, we harken back to a Barton County newspaper that disappeared from…