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Nutrition Bites

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL   Registered Dietitian   Barton County Memorial Hospital   You may have heard that eating charred meat could increase the risk of getting certain cancers. When meat,…

Make a change

By LYDIA KAUME, PhD   Nutrition and Health Education Specialist   Barton County MU Extension Center   Change Club is encouraging every person to make a change toward a healthier…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   School is set to begin in a couple of weeks and we have been working diligently on the back to school pages that will…

Southwest Missouri field crop report

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields on July 31 to prepare this week’s field scouting report.   “The majority of the…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   The garden tractor and minirod pull held Saturday, July 27, was attended by a large number of participants and viewers. The weather was wonderful for everyone…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Rain!!!! Yesterday we got four inches and by 3 a.m. we had 6 and 3/4 inches more and it kept on raining for another three hours.…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT   Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord has blessed us with quiet and no wind; not even a leaf is…

The early quest for oil in Barton County

The early quest for oil in Barton County

By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer   LIBERAL-It was approximately a century ago, circa 1912, the search for oil in western Barton County became a serious undertaking. Somewhere inside the…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN The Lamar Democrat newspaper staff held an open house at their new location at W. 11th St., Lamar, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 17. Donna…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Week before last was a full one. The open house at the Lamar Democrat went well and I think everyone that attended…