417-682-6002 jerod@aokyouth.org
Editor, Lamar Democrat

A Missouri Southern State University graduate, Melody Metzger is the editor of the Lamar Democrat, where she has been employed for the past 33 years.

She was named Rotary Employee of the Year in 2010.

Married to her husband Gary Swor, who is now retired, she has one son, Judson Metzger, who is a successful umpire/referee that has blessed her with three grandsons and another grandchild on the way.