10th Annual Cutest Pet Contest

10th Annual Cutest Pet Contest

The 10th Annual Cutest Pet Contest is in the books, and the sweet pictures shared by our readers demonstrate that the Four States is full of the cutest pets around.  These pets fill our lives with their love and their antics.  The entry fees from the contest benefit...
Lamar Free Fair

Lamar Free Fair

Lamar Free Fair The Pride of Barton County for 75 Years By Kathleen Swift • Photo by Savanah Mandeville Terry and Edwin Moore have been a part of the Lamar Free Fair most of their lives. It was their dad, Bud Moore, whose initiative gave life to the fair 75 years ago....
The House that Love Built

The House that Love Built

By Kathleen Swift Photos by Artistic Expressions Photography Peaceful. Welcoming. Home. That is what we all need at times of extreme stress. But when a child is seriously ill in the hospital, being at home is often not an option. That is where the Ronald McDonald...
Remembering Bill Dunn

Remembering Bill Dunn

By Kathleen Swift Photos by Artistic Expressions Photography There are some people who bless a community beyond what most of us can imagine. Bill Dunn was one of those people. Bill, who passed away in September 2017, was a long-time member of the Carl Junction...