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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…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN   Large crowds were in attendance at the antique sale held Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, at the Vineyard building in Nevada, with Col. Bill…

War news as taken from Thorpe’s Tantalizing Tidbits

(Editor’s note: The following are excerpts towards the end of World War II, in 1945, that were taken from Helen Thorpe’s newsletter, Thorpe’s Tantalizing Tidbits).   February – In case…

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…