Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on November 13, 2018 at 4:03 pm, by

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. There were three birthdays on Saturday, November 10th.  Keith Dunn, Oren Erickson, and Ronnie Young all celebrated.  Those attending were Marilyn Dunn, Celina Erickson, Bonnie Young, Dale Tague, Larry Tague, Don Tague, Neta Phillips, “Lone Ranger”, Reva Hustead, Martin Guinn, Bob and […]

Winds of Change

Written on November 13, 2018 at 11:34 am, by

While November usually can’t compare to the colder days of January and February, it can still get cold. But if one is to have the best opportunity at a big buck, he has to get out in it. He just better be prepared. What I have noticed over the years, however, is that I seem […]

Shifting From Being Critical to Being a Critical Thinker

Written on November 13, 2018 at 11:33 am, by

To be a critical thinker is to weigh circumstances and elements with the ponderization of what can become as a result of such factors. To be critical, on the other hand is to find fault usually as a narrow-minded habitualistic process. We want to be the former; not the latter. The critic wants others to […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on November 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm, by

Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Quincy, IL. Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge will be going to Maxwell’s at Kirksville on Thursday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m.  We will meet at Zimmerman’s at 9:30 a.m. Nancy Jo Waack went to the Quad Cities. Bonnie Young celebrated her birthday at Zimmerman’s Café on Wednesday, October […]

The Garden and the Cross

Written on November 6, 2018 at 12:53 pm, by

The picture in the Garden of Eden’s beginning glory was one thing. The view at the treacherous Cross was quite the opposite. In the Garden, the sin of man took the beauty of God and made it look ugly. The Cross took the ugliness of man and transformed it back into the beauty of God. […]

Putting Down Roots

Written on November 6, 2018 at 12:18 pm, by

Across my neighbor’s yard, there is a tree that seems to be watching me. It is so still, so solid, and always growing. Its trunk and branches may be still, but beneath the soil, its roots reach out to exchange nutrients with the soil. The concept of roots could be applied in an interesting way […]

Memorable Hunters

Written on November 6, 2018 at 12:14 pm, by

As a grandparent (I prefer poppy) I am excited about the times I can take my own grandchildren on some of their first hunting experiences. However, I also enjoy the occasional opportunities to take other children, youth, and young adults into this wonderful world. I can honestly say I get as excited and nervous as […]


Written on October 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm, by

This time of year is a beautiful time. Trees are forever changing and lighting up the days with colors of fall. Kids are excited to attend pumpkin patches, pick out their Halloween costumes, and attend parties during their fall break. You may think all of your pretty summer birds have disappeared. Soon and very soon, […]

It Depends

Written on October 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm, by

Grandma Matthews did not like going to the chicken coop when she was a girl. She lived on a small farm just south of Corder, Missouri. “I would go into the chicken coop and those chickens would just fly everywhere, and . . . ughh!I hate chickens.” She loved her Guernsey milk cow though. “That […]


Written on October 30, 2018 at 11:20 am, by

aiting deer has its proponents and opponents. In fact, not even all state wildlife agencies agree. In my area, Kentucky allows it, and Virginia and Tennessee do not. And much of the time, we’re talking about the same deer. Individuals are divided on the activity as well. Those who are against it believe it offers […]