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myRAs offer new, simplified retirement plans

By CHRISTOPHER A. RUNION, C.P.A. If you’re not covered by a workplace retirement plan, consider looking into the new simplified Roth IRA, called a myRA (short for “my retirement account”).…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN We keep getting a little rain most every day. I do not like to see warnings of tornadoes. The warnings are useful, when needed; just hope there…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING I do not know what happened to this past week. Here I sit and the deadline is here and my mind is blank. This week went so…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Well, the Lamar Super 8 has once again received various well earned accolades. I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Lon Frieden, who received…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Jeff and Annette Honey hosted a family gathering at their home in Lee’s Summit, to celebrate the birthdays of Jim Honey, Lora Phelps, Deanna Rhoden and Lenore…

David’s hymnal

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church David is the sweet psalmist of the church (2 Sam 23:1-2). Through the Holy Spirit, he teaches the church to sing as he…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN It is hard to believe that my Irish Potato that Betty G. and Donna W. planted for me on St. Patrick’s Day has grown so much. I…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING Sorry readers, but I ran away from home last week. I drove down to pick up Dorothy Miller, who was sending her SOS’s for help and took…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I have the indubitable pleasure of spending time with two year old grandson Landon, from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. Seems Meghan, his momma, is…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN On my recent trip to Joplin I have noticed the beautiful Bradford Pear Trees and many other beautiful flowering trees. There are many signs of spring’s arrival,…