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Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat A very special person died this past week. Eddie Morin was 91 and had lived a full life, but I still was not ready to…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The Sheldon United Methodist Church is having vacation Bible school each evening this week. At a recent meeting at the Sheldon Post Office, it was announced by…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING There has been a lot of talk about this new amendment 5 for farmers. Constitutional Amendment 5 says, “Shall the constitution of Missouri be amended to ensure…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat In five days, on July 28, it will have been five years since my mom, Merry Joanne Guy, died. There isn’t a day that goes…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The 4th of July was enjoyed, with lots of firework displays that continued throughout the weekend. Ashley Leininger and Joel McKinney were married at the Sheldon Christian…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I attended the opening of the veterans park in Golden City on the 4th of July and what a perfect way to observe our country’s…

Letter to editor

Dear Editor: Take a moment and ask yourself who the last person in your family to farm was. Was it Dad? Grandpa? Great-grandpa? How many generations has it been? While…

Insect pressure low in area fields; check threshold levels of Japanese beetles before spraying

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields 10 miles east of Lamar and north of Golden City on July 2 for the crop…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with sunshine and some wind. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson…

Japanese beetles populations expected to peak later in July

HOUSTON, Mo.-Japanese beetles have been reported in large numbers across Missouri according to Sarah Kenyon, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “These destructive insects feed on roses, shrub, vegetables,…