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Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN We are beginning the second week of 2015. Are you keeping your resolutions? I did not make any, not that I do not need to, but I…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Happy New Year everyone! We had a very unusual New Year’s Eve at our home. To tell you about it I have to digress. Ten…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN I am back trying to write a column. I want to thank my daughter Donna Wescott for filling in for me. After being in the hospital for…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, enjoying time with family and friends. I know I am having an extremely enjoyable one and it’s still…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the window this early Monday morning I think that seeing sunshine instead of these gloomy days would be wonderful. Maybe our dear Lord can give…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN I attended the retirement reception for Vickie Erwin Friday afternoon at the courthouse in Nevada. Vickie is retiring from the office of circuit clerk she held for…

Questions and answers about social security benefits

By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA There‚Äôs a lot of talk about social security these days. For many of us social security payments are a big part of retirement planning. Here…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Hi everyone, it’s Donna again. Last Sunday, Dec. 14, was the VFW Post 3691 and Auxiliaries Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Christmas dinner. It was held…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat It’s a Christmas miracle… after going a month without, I finally have a working phone at my desk. Truth be told, it was kind of…

Pastor’s Note

By MARK TURNBOUGH Lamar United Methodist Church Some parents had a great idea for their children’s special Christmas gift one year. They ordered a kit for a tree house on-line.…