Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on June 18, 2019 at 3:21 am, by

The Hustead Reunion was held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in La Belle. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Ivy Wagy’s ballgames in Canton and days later in Kahoka. Charlene Montgomery and Harold Snyder came down and took Neta Phillips to Kirksville. They attended Kirksville Chapter #184 for the .D.G.M., Roberta McAfee’s official visit. […]

Enthrallment Is All It’s Promised To Be

Written on June 18, 2019 at 2:03 am, by

I encourage you to awaken to the wonder all about you (just in case you’ve been tugged by distraction). It’s so easy to lose track of successes for you are surely pelted by difficulty and distress. No one is exempt. While we do not pretend that our walk has no problems, we can factually and […]

Our world is powerful

Written on June 18, 2019 at 1:56 am, by

If I had the attention of hundreds of people, what would I say? What am I passionate about? What do I think is worth speaking? My friend Danielle recently prompted me with these questions, after hearing about my straggling uncertainties and insecurities about writing for Dancing Rabbit. Prairie here, concluding the end of the week […]

Hummingbirds Arriving

Written on June 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm, by

I have been enjoying this weather. I never thought I would say that we need a shower but honestly my garden is dry and hard.  I have so many things I want to do outside.  The hummingbirds are keeping me busy filling the feeders. I have two wrens here at the house and Bluebirds in […]

Backup Plans

Written on June 17, 2019 at 6:39 pm, by

In my area, June has been a very pleasant month for outdoor activities. There have been many days where the mornings have had a nip to them and where the midday seemed almost deplete of any humidity. These will soon be overcome by the sweltering days of August. But until then I will savor each […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on June 11, 2019 at 10:33 am, by

The Martin-Zimmerman Reunion was held at the Rutledge Community Building on Sunday, June 2nd with approximately 400 people in attendance. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kahoka to Ivy Wagy’s ballgame. Neta Phillips went to Quincy, IL. The Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge will be going to Maxwell’s in Kirksville on Thursday, June 20th […]


Written on June 11, 2019 at 9:33 am, by

I have several people ask about Cowbirds. I personally call them home wreckers.  They are an unlikely looking villain with a brown head.  The female is more gray.  The Cowbird is a vagabond that once followed bison and cattle through the plains, but as forest barriers fell to the settler’s ax, they extended their ranges.  […]

Great Choice

Written on June 10, 2019 at 11:58 pm, by

I grew up on a farm 110 miles east of Memphis, Missouri outside the town of Rushville, Illinois, but I spent most of my adult life in central Texas hoping to get back to the Midwest. Parmejean here, a.k.a. Farmer John Demaree, to tell you how happy I am to be back in the Midwest […]


Written on June 10, 2019 at 10:58 pm, by

Perhaps the greatest reason for most of our failures is simple neglect. In the outdoor world it may be that we neglected to check to see if our scope was accurate before we went on our hunt. Or it may be if we had not neglected to retie our spinner bait, that bass would not […]

The Greatest Daily Challenge

Written on June 10, 2019 at 10:40 pm, by

I John 4:8 issues a profound statement, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” While such a comment is world-changing in truth, it has become possibly a yawner in church. We likely tend to like those we like and don’t like those we don’t. Follow me? Let us sense the […]