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March is National Nutrition Month®

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Barton County Memorial Hospital   Registered Dietitian   “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014. While social, emotional and health…

Pastor’s note

By MARK TURNBOUGH Lamar United Methodist Church   How do you maintain a high level of energy? A key is being clear about what your mission in life is supposed…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   I was told a very interesting thing this week, but maybe my readers already know. Kate Smith is known for the song “God Bless America”, but…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Hey! The snow melted pretty fast after the sun shone brightly a couple of days. Do you think that will be our last snow before spring…

Did Jesus have fun?

By ROB WILSON Lamar First Christian Church   It’s so easy to be negative. It takes no effort to see the bad side of anything. Faults and problems simply glare…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN In observance of National FFA Week the Sheldon FFA students and their instructor, Brandon Jackson, were guests Sunday morning at the Sheldon Christian Church Worship service. A…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   A great man, Robert Corn, is stepping down after this season from being the head basketball coach at Missouri Southern State University. After…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see a heavy frost that looks a lot like snow. We finally got some sunshine and it is…

Ever present refuge

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church    We all remember the loss of property, life and more during the recent storms across American, people taking refuge in shelters all…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Well… it snowed again and again. That was to get us in the mood for watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The evergreen bushes at…