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Little White House in Lamar

By TED W. STILLWELL   My friend, artist Carolyn Kirksey shared her recent masterpiece of the little house in Lamar where President Harry S. Truman was born. Actually, it was…

B. Wise in Decorating

By BARBARA WISEMAN Certified Interior Decorator   Q. Barbara, I’d really love to update my tired, old decorations for the upcoming holiday season and can’t afford to buy new ones.…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   This area was pretty lucky, as we did not get much snow. The south and east was hit pretty hard, as they got quite a bit…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Many families gathered for Thanksgiving. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hinkle hosted a family gathering. Erin Leininger entertained family on Thanksgiving Day. I spent Thanksgiving Day on the…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   I hope all of our readers had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and friends. Meghan, my daughter-in-law, unfortunately was…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with fog. I can’t see out toward the creek or the…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Gee! It gets dark early of an evening. Did you witness white snowflakes drifting down to earth one morning last week? It looked as if some…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a new birthday suit. The one I have now is old, used, wrinkled and saggy. Thank You. Gail.…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with big snowflakes and the ground is still covered.   Remember,…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Winter for this area soon followed on the heals of Ole Jack Frost. Our pretty yellow maple leaves turned brownish when Ole Jack sprinkled a heavy frost…