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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…

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.…