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Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning it is so foggy I can hardly see my barn. It is supposed to clear in three or four…

Barton County of Yesteryear

A Congressman campaigning for re-election visits Barton County, 1934   The year 1934 was a critical one in Missouri and national politics. The presiding judge of Jackson County was elected…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Love was in the air, as well as a definite chill, last weekend as family and friends gathered to witness the…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with a full moon that is shining so bright.   Let’s…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Hey! I got my sweet potatoes dug before a big frost. It was not easy. The plants were in a half barrel close to the outside rim…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The Longacre and Avola school reunions were held recently. The Avola reunion was held October 12 and all attending enjoyed the fried chicken dinner. Many enjoyable remembrances…

University Extension field scouting report

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields in southwest Missouri on October 13, to prepare this week’s field scouting report. Green stinkbugs…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with no wind and cloudy skies.   Steve Patterson, pastor of…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   A busy weekend of eating. Ron wanted to go to the restaurant in Kendricktown to eat fish and when we got there he didn’t order it,…

A retrieve (and retriever) to be remembered

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   For the past several years, my pheasant hunting has been with my younger son, Eric, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in…