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What can we do?

By ROB WILSON   Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.-A wrong turn onto the Kilpatrick Turnpike cost a young woman her life and investigators with the…

The power of verbs

By ROB WILSON   Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   verb n.- a class of words that typically express action, state, or a relation between things.   You can…

Barton County of Yesteryear

Torrid July, 1934 devastated crops and countryside   In July, 1934, the Democrat looked back through weather records and determined that Lamar and much of the central part of the…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   Many from Sheldon attended the Lamar Free Fair last week. The car show held Saturday at the Lamar Park had a large number of entries.  …

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   With the event that has occurred in the Barton County community the past few weeks, I think all of us are…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   What a sad week for so many people. First Randy Seela lost the fight to cancer and then the passing of Judy Probert. Last the abduction…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT   Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord has blessed us with no wind just now and it is supposed to…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   By the time this article comes out the 70th Lamar Free Fair will have come and gone and plans will already…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   The annual fair is over for another year. I did not see much this year as I am having trouble walking. Donna was lucky to find…

Nutrition Bites

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL Registered Dietitian Barton County Memorial Hospital Students are back in school and in the past year we’ve seen changes in what is being served for school lunches…