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Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   The Vernon County Democrats held a Rib Fest on Friday evening at the home of Paul and Phyllis Sprenkle. It was attended by 60 plus people…

Southwest Missouri field scouting report

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields on June 26 to prepare this week’s field scouting report. Based on her scouting stops…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT This early Monday morning, I see our dear Lord is blessing us with strong winds and sunshine. It is supposed to be in the 90’s all week.…

Nutrition bites

By JESSICA HOUDYSHELL   Registered Dietitian   Barton County Memorial Hospital   Summer has arrived and many of us love the smell of the grill throughout the neighborhood. Grilling can…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   We began the big move last Thursday, moving from the building that the Democrat has been in for over 20 years to our new…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING “Let me get this straight… We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly…

Can a leopard change his spots?

By ROB WILSON Pastor Lamar First Christian Church Would you rather be an optimist who is occasionally pessimistic or a pessimist who is occasionally optimistic? Is there a difference? I…

Thoughts on Independence Day

By RICHARD COOPER   Democrat staff writer   As we approach the 237th anniversary of our nation’s birth, it would seem appropriate to ask what thoughts are in citizens’ minds…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Here it is, another week and I am running late as usual. I have not been out much to hear a lot of news.   Congratulations…

Lost and Foun

By ROB WILSON   Pastor   Lamar First Christian Church   Living in Southern California as a kid in the 60 and 70’s sure provided some great opportunities. If one…