Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on November 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Don Norton. Larry Brown of Tulsa, OK came to be with his mother, Jewel Brown, and go to his Uncle Don’s funeral. On Friday, November 25th, Memphis had the Christmas Lighting of the Square.  They dedicated it in memory of Don. On Sunday, November 20th, Martin Guinn and […]

Shouldn’t I Have Matured A Bit By Now? 

Written on November 29, 2016 at 10:15 am, by

As it turns out, life isn’t going the way I had assumed.  Now, understand, I love it very much and really wouldn’t want to be without it.  But what surprises me is that I had just figured that by age 69 I would have a better grip on life’s unfoldings.  But it simply doesn’t seem […]


Written on November 29, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

I’ve always considered myself a prepared hunter – some would say over prepared. I very rarely go into the woods without my backpack. During the colder months this is especially true. Since I’m never absolutely sure as to what the weather will bring, I take just about everything. My backpack is over three-thousand cubic inches. […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on November 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm, by

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Quincy and Kirksville. Steve and Charlene went to Kirksville and Quincy. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Charlene and Neta were going to Colony when Charlene hit a deer.  Neta’s car is now in the shop being fixed. Don Tague celebrated his 92nd birthday (Oct. 18th) on Saturday, October […]

Dare to Approach The Unlived Parts… of Yourself 

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by

The very subject of being “BORN AGAIN” seems to carry immediate dismissal by oh so very many. That phrase has been trashed; disregarded by the vocal masses…or at least the indifferent ones. The most…the most fascinating experience of all reality has been given a rude shrug as man moves forward by his own self-serving brain […]


Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm, by

t some point during each hunt I find myself going through the scenario of seeing a deer. Before that scenario, I make sure I have taken my rangefinder and marked the yardage in the shooting lanes that I have. The last thing I want to do is guess the distance of my shot. There will […]

Stories That Carry Us

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by

Is it already Thanksgiving? It is. Stephen here, in this fourth week of November, two-thousand and sixteen, anno Domini (in the year of our Lord)—as history is written. The last column was posted a lifetime ago. On November 7th, Ted talked about Halloween, bobbing for turnips, the Day of the Dead, Before the Flood, and […]

When I Get On My Own Nerves 

Written on November 15, 2016 at 10:02 am, by

No one wears me out as quickly as I do.  As a dear friend of mine always says about herself, “I get on my own nerves.”  For me, this is laughably (and sometimes tearfully) true of myself.  If I irritate you, you oughta note how I feel about myself sometimes! Could it be that our struggles […]


Written on November 15, 2016 at 9:49 am, by

I am certain the most thankful people ought to be those who consider themselves outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. We are the folks who get to enjoy riches that go far beyond our ability to pay for. We get to play in the backyard of God. And even though most property is claimed by an individual or […]

Lovable Losers

Written on November 10, 2016 at 9:48 am, by

The goat has been exorcised, but that doesn’t mean it is time to gloat. For those of you that were living in a cave this week to avoid anymore campaign ads, on Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in more than 100 years, bringing to an end “The […]