Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on August 22, 2017 at 11:36 am, by

Charlene Montgomery and Naomi Kidd-Schwandt went to Kirksville. Katrina and Neta went to Kirksville. Katrina and Neta went to LaBelle Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 19th.  Neta rode on the Eastern Star #316/Masonic Lodge #222 float in the parade. There was an exercise class at the Memphis Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We called ourselves […]

Mark the Path

Written on August 22, 2017 at 11:29 am, by

I’ve learned over the years, to keep a watchful eye when I travel to a tree stand in an unfamiliar place. I especially do this when I’m hunting in another state. I’ve been lost a few times. When I’m walking in, I always try to turn around and look back to see what the view […]

Summer Winding Down

Written on August 21, 2017 at 10:05 am, by

School starting, no way. Both of our youngest grandsons, Kameron and Russ are in their last year of preschool. Several of our older grandkids have taken off to college.  Times passes quickly. I hope you all have had a good summer and enjoyed being with kids and grandkids. I have managed a couple of road […]

We Must Not Let Religion Get In The Way Of Christ-ianity 

Written on August 21, 2017 at 9:59 am, by

The four gospels are consistent with repetitive pattern; religion and Jesus do not mix. This. Is. Their. Message. Of. Which. We. Are. Still. Learning. The church, which is to be the body of Christ on earth today, has a fierce ongoing battle which must be faced.  Yet, basic indifference has transpired.  The light has gone out […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on August 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Omar Zimmerman. Eugene and Grace Brubaker and their children and grandchildren were here for a week visiting with his Aunt Lydia and Paul Zimmerman in Rutledge.  All visitors were from Bernville, PA; Steven and Lorraine Brubaker along with Destiny, Dalton, Ashley, April, Jerry, Kim, Jesse, and Kasey. Charlene […]

Self-Imposed Convictions

Written on August 15, 2017 at 11:24 am, by

I have to admit I can’t stand going too long without checking my trial cameras. This is true especially this time of year. Even though the experts tell me to leave them alone until hunting season, I know I’m probably not even going to hunt some of these spots until the November rut anyway. So, […]

Abundance of Summer

Written on August 15, 2017 at 10:29 am, by

New resident Liz here, writing to you after living at Dancing Rabbit for four months. I’ve had a great first summer in Missouri after moving here from Berkeley, California. When I told people that I was moving to Missouri, the first thing both people from Berkeley and midwesterners alike said was, “you know it gets […]


Written on August 15, 2017 at 10:17 am, by

I wonder if life is generally experienced in stages.  These are usually to be noted in ordinary age patterns; but even that cannot be taken as a rule for there are exceptions…always because some younger think older and some aged have minds of youth. Generally speaking though, in the Teens and Twenties, one might note […]

When Your Socks Don’t Match 

Written on August 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm, by

How is it that an average person goes through a day with the dynamic of confidence and insecurity?  Just the wording of the sentence is a challenge to me for I am one example of this apparent poles-far-apart conflict… that isn’t.  It isn’t conflict because the two seem to bond which, on the surface, would […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on August 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm, by

Wanda Peterson celebrated her birthday at Zimmerman’s Food Court. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to the REC (Rural Electric Coop) meeting.  Martin said 350 members signed up, (not counting spouses and kids).  Martin won a prize for being the oldest there (98). Martin and Reva went to Quincy. Charlene Montgomery and Naomi Kidd-Schwandt went […]