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Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER   Lamar Democrat   As many of my readers are probably aware, I had the pleasure of taking a much needed vacation last week, heading to, of…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN The Lamar City Park was a busy place Sunday, June 8. There was a swim meet at the pool, family reunions and picnics at most of the…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING   What a fun week this week living in the Leaming household. I don’t know about any of my readers, but here in the swamp we had…

Nutrient deficiencies found in corn, armyworms no longer a threat

LAMAR-Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields near Verdella on June 4 and sent out a phone report that day to subscribers to the MU Extension…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT This early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with a nice shower. We can sure use a little rain.   Gary and Judy…

Facing tough moments

By JACK SLADE   Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church   When dealing with difficult circumstances, we’re not always sure how to react. We want to say and do all the right…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Terry Logan and her grandson Bronson Daulton left Friday for Columbia, Missouri, where they attended the opening ceremony for the State Special Olympics. Bronson had qualified at…

A pioneering woman in broadcast journalism remembered, and she’s not Barbara Walters

A pioneering woman in broadcast journalism remembered, and she’s not Barbara Walters

By RICHARD COOPER   After several steps into semi-retirement, starting in 2004, Barbara Walters seemingly took the final step in May, 2014, when she stepped aside as co-host of the…

God told me to tell you…

By JASON SPENCE This week, rather than me telling you what God told me to tell you, I’d like to pose a question, why is it better to deal with…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN   Seems as if my “Senior Moments” are producing little ones, which turn out to be big ones. When there is a holiday, the correspondent’s reports are…