Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on May 23, 2017 at 10:36 am, by

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, at LaGrange Park, LaKaylee celebrated her 14th birthday (May 15).  Others attending were LaCrisha and Rich Wagy with Ivy and Travis, Penny Hustead, Katrina Hustead with Will and Waid, Reva Hustead, Martin Guinn, Carley Williams and Ethan Sharp, Jenny Walker, Neta Phillips, Carl and Carolyn Williams, Goldie Smith and other […]

Why We Never Give Up 

Written on May 23, 2017 at 10:11 am, by

The sturdiness of a believer is not to be gauged by whether we attend a church. Authentic strength is found in whether our lives are marked by a determined endurance; a power-wash love for all people around us. I speak not of an “overmydeadbody” bullishness, either. Rather, the question revolves around the strategy of Jesus in […]

In the Valley

Written on May 23, 2017 at 9:17 am, by

Turkey hunting, where I live, is not for the faint of heart. Even though there are some easy places, much of the hunting I do is in the mountains. Our mountains are not like the Rockies but they are also not like the Deep South. The highest peak is about three thousand feet. Needless to […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on May 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm, by

On Tuesday, May 9th, we had a small gathering of the Class of 1964 at Keith’s Café.  Those attending were Neta Phillips (Rutledge), Libby Durking Kawalsi (Lake St. Louis), Karen Gaffney Grubb (Hannibal), Mary Lynda Ludwick Harris (Manchester), Stanley Barker (Baring), Mary Ann Gundy Eager (Raytown), Chipper Harris (Memphis), Mary Ellen Clark Beeler (Leonard, KS), […]

Freedom is a gift

Written on May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am, by

Thomas Paine wrote, concerning our freedom; “That which we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” That statement could be applied to many things in our lives, whether it’s our freedom to own a gun and hunt or our freedom to worship and have free speech. […]


Written on May 16, 2017 at 11:41 am, by

How has your week been so far? The last week of school for 2016-17. Hard to believe that this year is already over. Lots of graduations and parties to attend. This past week has been a busy one here on the trails – mowing, planting, checking the bird houses, doing garden work and some landscaping. […]

So Much Growing!

Written on May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am, by

One of the main reasons I wanted to move to Dancing Rabbit was to be more in touch with the rhythms of the seasons and of day-to-day life. To watch things grow and change and develop and to be there for each step of the way. Well, I have been very in touch with that […]

…. and Then There’s That Element Called Death 

Written on May 16, 2017 at 9:15 am, by

Why do we live upon this earth with habitual pretentiousness that we will never die; that we are each the exception to this most dominant rule?  Yes, we know it’s coming; but it’s always out there sort of in a delay mode so to speak. This is unfortunate. I don’t mean it’s unfortunate that we […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on May 9, 2017 at 2:40 pm, by

“Buck” said he is starting a new business.  He said he is starting a Blacksmith Shop. He brought in a miniature anvil (made by Paul Chancellor) and said he needs a Blacksmith hammer and horseshoe and a large belt buckle.  Then he will be ready to open a shop! Katrina and Neta went to Palmyra, […]

Sure Signs of Spring

Written on May 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm, by

Howdy y’all, Ben here, again. It is a pleasant morning in early May here at Dancing Rabbit. I have been awake for quite some time, prompted mostly by the pre-dawn scolding song of house wrens about my warren, the occasional crow of roosters, and the ever present hum of trains a mile and a half […]