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The word of God

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church The holy scriptures are the word of God. Because they are the word of God, they have an authority, which no other book…

Pastor’s Note

By MARK TURNBOUGH Lamar United Methodist Church The events of Ferguson, Missouri, have disturbed each of us. We had hoped this kind of warfare is far behind us. The Academy…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Golly gee! It is fair time again. I traveled through the Lamar square last Friday and noticed the tent was already up for the horses. This week,…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Busy week this week with the Lamar Fair and getting ready for Jasper’s and the Freedom Fest. On top of that, the day after I get the…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat The past week has been a roller coaster ride and I’m ready to get off! It started off good on Thursday when son Jud, grandson…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord is blessing us with no wind and plenty of sunshine. There has also been…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN I hear that the 10th Street Community Farmers’ Market has some nice fruits and veggies, along with some luscious baked goodies. Usually some organization serves biscuits and…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING I would like to dedicate this article to a few of our teachers. Zelma Hooper, Jean Kersen and Mrs. Nash. I have to tell the story of…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Summertime is in full swing and along with it comes all the fun activities that keep us so busy. That is true with the paper,…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with scattered clouds. Mr. Sunshine is trying to peek through. The…