Category Archives: EDITORIALS

New Beginnings

Written on February 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm, by

There is a major part to the Christian belief system that tends to get past some; well…. maybe all of us.  That would be the truth, the fact, that in Christ we are new day by day.  Oh how we struggle to live this out. At County Fairs some have a competition called a Tractor […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on February 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm, by

Neta Phillips picked up Aunt Jewell Brown and went to Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge at Memphis Pizza Hut.  Jewell said she had a wonderful time.  She received a box of candy and a word search puzzle book. Katrina and Great-Aunt Neta went to Kirksville. Charlene Montgomery went to Kirksville and visited with Charlene Wheeler.  […]

Pieces to Our Puzzle

Written on February 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm, by

My childhood days of fishing amounted to going to different places along the canal that wound in and out of my little town. The only fish I ever caught was a carp. I can also remember as a youth the day I was bit by the bass bug. Even though I had never been to […]

Never mind the Groundhog

Written on February 21, 2017 at 11:59 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, where I’m currently doing my best to stay ahead of the changes in the weather. Folks who’ve read this column for years certainly know by now that we Rabbits, like most rural folk, have a preoccupation with the weather. After all, it dictates a lot of our […]

Pick a Season, Any Season

Written on February 14, 2017 at 11:37 am, by

It’s certainly been an interesting week here in Rabbitland in terms of the weather. Seems like we had every season this week. There was snow, though sadly (for some) not enough for sledding, and it melted fairly quickly leaving my least favorite kind of weather: muddy. Those soggier days felt like fall to me. Then […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on February 14, 2017 at 11:35 am, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Hazel Bradley and family and friends of Don Pence. Charlene Montgomery and Naomi Kidd-Schwandt went to Kirksville. Nancy Jo Waack went to Kirksville. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Bob and Dorothy went to the last home basketball game in Memphis. Verna Haldeman took her parents, Paul and Lydia […]

Harder Than it Needs to Be

Written on February 14, 2017 at 9:17 am, by

Deer season has been over for a few weeks now, and turkey season is right around the corner. I like how each of these are so different than the other. If hunting turkeys involved as much as hunting deer, I would have to give up one. In days past, they were. Let me explain. Years […]

Obsessed With Certainty Of Wonder

Written on February 10, 2017 at 10:51 am, by

A man I never met turned my world around to the point I’ve never gotten over it.  God places people and/or their works in our paths along the way and such is the case for me.  E. Stanley Jones wrote a very small book which continues to provide quite large blessings.  I’ve never forgotten my […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on February 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm, by

January 22-28: Nancy Jo and Jim Waack went to Ottumwa, IA. Charlene Montgomery and Naomi Kidd-Schwandt went to Kirksville. Charlene and Neta went to Kirksville. Katrina took Great-Aunt Neta to Columbia. On Saturday, January 28, several went to Baring to the firehouse for a soup and supper fundraiser. Some of those in this week were […]

Free Ticket

Written on February 7, 2017 at 9:23 am, by

I used to hate the thoughts of driving more than an hour or so to some destination. That seems so long ago. Now, if I have an event or hunting trip of five hours or less, I feel like I’m still in my neighborhood. While I regularly take off on 10 hour trips, about seven […]