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The time has come!

By JACK SLADE Cornerstone Baptist Church Were it not for Christians, there would be no America. Our people (generations) here and still coming, who braved the elements of the ocean,…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN While watching PBS, I enjoyed the story of the Monarch Butterfly and found it very interesting. With the beautiful spring weather last weekend, it was a timely…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN Easter is just around the corner. Like, what corner? It is funny how some of us use words and phrases that we grew up hearing. I feel…

For-get-me-nots

By GAIL LEAMING I heard the most beautiful song the other night that was written by a sergeant in the Marines, who was in Iraq with his platoon when they…

Metzger’s Mutterings

By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Driving home the other day I noticed that the beautiful yellow daffodils are beginning to show their heads. To me, that is also a huge…

Easter

By REV. GALEN FRIEDRICHS Grace Lutheran Church When we celebrate Easter, what are we celebrating? The answer depends on who you are. For those outside the church it is nothing…

Sheldon

By DARLENE SHERIDAN Thursday, March 12, a few Sheldon alumni from the classes of 1966 to 1969 met at the Donaldson Building in Sheldon for some visiting and to remember…

Are you exempt from the health insurance penalty?

By CHRISTOPHER A RUNION, CPA As you’re probably well aware, the requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for individuals to obtain at least minimal health insurance coverage went into…

Coonfoot & Vicinity

By LOUISE OTT Peeking out the door this early Monday morning I see our dear Lord is blessing us with cloudy skies and wind. I sure will be glad when…

Maxine’s Musings

By MAXINE MORIN It is getting closer to spring. My maple tree is covered with red buds. Hey! There were four robins in my yard last week, hopping around like…