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Grace – the gift of God

By GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church St. Paul declares, “By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with sunshine and no winds. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I am attempting to type this column with a handicap. You see, I went home for lunch today and decided to make me a bacon,…

Sleep, dietary choices and health

By LYDIA KAUME, PH.D University Extension Nutrition and Health Education Specialist Currently mechanisms of sleep are only partially clear and subject of intense research. According to the National Sleep Foundation,…

Podworms are above threshold level in many soybean fields

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields near 126 and Hwy. O on August 27, for the MU Extension crop scouting program. Scheidt…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with wind and more rain. Gary and Judy Nelson, Michael Nelson…

Consider it all joy

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church After the tornado in Joplin, one woman, who stated she lost everything in the storm and the rains that followed, had this to…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN The Sheldon Quaky Quilters placed well at the Little Balkan Day Quilt Show in Pittsburg, Kan. The group’s Scholarship Quilt won the Judges Choice Award. This quilt…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Got my orders last week that they are going in with the knife on the 4th and I can get a useable arm. I have almost forgotten…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN School has started! Drivers, watch out for our next generation, the students going to school. It gets kinda’ hectic with parents taking kids to school, so watch…