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Mary Jo is topic of several Thorpe’s Tantalizing Tidbits

(Editor’s note: Mary Jo [Frow] Harris was one of my mom’s best friends from school days. She is the mother of Nancy Gilkey and Marianne Reed, and grandmother to many.…

Excerpt from Thorpe’s Tantalizing Tidbits regarding Truman’s visit to Lamar

(Editor’s note: The following account was written by Helen Thorpe in a newsletter, Thorpe’s Tantalizing Tidbits, that she wrote from1943-1945 for those serving in the Armed Forces during World War…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT   Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with a very foggy morning.   Gary and Judy Nelson,…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER              Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com   This time of year is always hard for me. It was four years ago about this time that my mom’s health…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   More rain … We happened to be in Carthage with all that flooding and they had only gotten around four inches by then. Then Lowell Davis…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Correction!!! The “Party Oasis” catered Eddie’s 90th birthday dinner. Sorry for the error. Everything at the dinner was fine.   The children of Juanita Schmitt gathered…

Cowlicks and Consciences

By ROB WILSON   First Christian Church   Cowlick (kou’lik) n. a small tuft of hair that will not lie flat.   When my older brother Mark was about 12…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   From all reports Bushwhacker Days in Nevada was a great success. There was a lot of good music and many other attractions. The parade on Saturday…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT   Peeking out the door this Monday morning I see our dear Lord has blessed us with a beautiful sunshiny day.   Corey and Lori Lassiter, Ryan,…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat   melodymetzger@lamardemocrat.com       I have grown up with music all my life. When I was eight my brother, Martin Metzger at the time,…