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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…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Although every month should be dedicated to this problem, October has been set aside…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   I noticed a picture of a plant in an area newspaper. The item stated that the pink/purple coneflowers were blooming in a prairie grass area. I…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Well, my St. Louis Cardinals are one step away from taking it to the World Series once again. By the time this…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   Eileen Leininger and I joined several other retired teachers from Vernon County, where we attended a meeting at the Lamar Christian Church on Wednesday, Oct. 2,…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Ron had his surgery on Wednesday, so again my week is all confused. It was outpatient so we were home by 6 p.m. We saw Howard and…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with clear skies. What wonderful weather in October.   Steve Patterson,…

How to B. Wise in decorating

How to B. Wise in decorating

By BARBARA WISEMAN   Certified Interior Decorator   Q. Barbara, I’ve found some old family photos and now want to incorporate them into my décor; do you have any creative…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Wow! The temperature dropped last week. It was really cool at night. I am sure the outside workers enjoyed the cooler days. As Donna W. and…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   The Lamar Democrat has been extremely busy lately due to special sections including the fall sports preview, the 4-H tab, Lamar’s homecoming…