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Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN The carnival moved onto the square at Lamar last week, set up and was ready for a fun time by Wednesday night. I did not try to…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Had an interesting thing happen to me that I am still wondering about. While Ron was in the hospital this last week I would stop each morning…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY MEZGER Lamar Democrat Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if everyone could just get along; concentrating their efforts on making the universe a better…

Packing a nutritious and safe lunchbox

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Barton County Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian On hectic mornings, or even better the night before, take the time to pack a nutritious and safe lunch for you…

The word of God

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The holy scriptures are the word of God. Because they are the word of God, they have an authority, which no other book…

Pastor’s Note

By MARK TURNBOUGH Lamar United Methodist Church The events of Ferguson, Missouri, have disturbed each of us. We had hoped this kind of warfare is far behind us. The Academy…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Golly gee! It is fair time again. I traveled through the Lamar square last Friday and noticed the tent was already up for the horses. This week,…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Busy week this week with the Lamar Fair and getting ready for Jasper’s and the Freedom Fest. On top of that, the day after I get the…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The past week has been a roller coaster ride and I’m ready to get off! It started off good on Thursday when son Jud, grandson…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord is blessing us with no wind and plenty of sunshine. There has also been…