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Some days you just need hope

By ROB WILSON Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   Hope is a funny thing. Without it, everything emotionally shuts down. Our lives become filled with discouragement, fatigue, muddled thinking,…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   Last week I just simply forgot the day of the week. I was so busy running Ron to the doctors that I was having trouble remembering…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   There have been several occasions recently. “Congratulations” to the following birthdays. Maxine Rakestraw celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends with a party at her…

Nutrition Bites

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL   BCMH Registered Dietitian   Last month we talked about healthy school lunches and encouraging healthy eating habits by example. This month let’s take a look at…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   A large number of family and friends attended the reception for the 65th wedding anniversary of Gene and Shirley Banes. The reception was hosted by their…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY MEZGER   Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   An open house was held last Thursday for a dwelling on Gulf Street in Lamar. Now, this wasn’t just any “old”…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with sunshine and very heavy dew. I think they said it…

“Really Lord, a tire?”

By ROB WILSON   Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   Ozark Christian College student Cassa Maxwell was having a rough week. On top of that she didn’t just have…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   Sometimes columns come easily to me, while other times I have a mental block. Guess what, it’s one of those times! I…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN A large crowd was on hand Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, at the City Park for the 1st Godfest. Shane and Angie Patrick brought the event together. It…