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Hearing God’s voice

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church Did you know that amid the noise of the day, God speaks to you? He speaks to you throughout the day and into…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with sunshine and strong winds. My tree limbs are moving pretty…

Tips to keeping energy levels high

The Barton County Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group would like to present tips to keeping one’s energy levels high. Get plenty of sleep. Most adults need seven to eight hours…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN I do not get out much, but I miss the colorful spring flowers. Time marches on with green leaves on the trees and summer flower gardens. There…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING This week we all lost a great friend and neighbor, as well as family member. I lost the friend and Milford lost the neighbor. Francis “Fran” Kelley…

Lodged corn may increase risk of disease

Lodged corn may increase risk of disease

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County scouted field south of Jasper for the crop scouting program on June 11. Wheat is in the soft…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Last week I wrote about the wonderful time I had re-connecting while in New York City. This week I will fill you in a little…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Last Thursday June 6, we were in the bad storm as I had an early doctor’s appointment in Joplin. The rain was dangerous, terribly high winds and…

Celebrate summer: Taste the difference in local foods

SPRINGFIELD-Area farmers markets are finally kicking off after a long hard winter. Warm weather means plenty of fresh produce, making summer a great time to take advantage of the remarkable…

God’s physical creation and new creation

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS   Grace Lutheran Church   We are sensual beings. Everything that we do is intimately tied to our senses. How much time do we spend making…