Category Archives: EDITORIALS


Written on August 15, 2019 at 10:32 am, by

What if your house was turned into an asylum? No, I’m not talking about my humble abode that can sometimes be confused for a mental institution. Instead, I’m pondering the question of immigration, which seems to have captured the minds of so many of our readers despite the fact that we live so far away […]

No Better Place to Live

Written on August 15, 2019 at 10:31 am, by

I’m sure other places have some impressive offerings, but what if I was to tell you there is no better place to live than Memphis, MO? Granted, it isn’t perfect, but let’s face it folks, the sooner we all learn that nobody is perfect, the better off we will all be. If it were left […]

Valuing Things That Have No Value

Written on August 13, 2019 at 10:56 am, by

Howdy y’all. Ben here, with another update from the dusty, dry, wasp-ridden savannahs of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in northeast Missouri. Wasps are in the forefront of my mind, as I’ve allowed the buildup of several large nests around our homestead (peaceful creature that I am) and I am feeling a few stings related to that […]

Try Not to be Afraid of Other People

Written on August 13, 2019 at 3:25 am, by

I know this topic may sound elemental… because it is. There is a matter embedded within all of us that requires focus; deliberate exercisilational concentration. Everyone deals with some significant stress of being afraid of other people. There are not exceptions. I was this person. Fear increased because I devoted my mental energy to calculating […]

Trophy Hunting

Written on August 13, 2019 at 2:57 am, by

This last year has been one of the busiest and most stressful I have had in a long time. It was one of those years where my hunting was minimal. I’m actually embarrassed to tell you how many times I turkey hunted. Pitiful. This year, I’m looking forward to a more active deer season. I […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on August 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm, by

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Jon Childers. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville and Quincy, IL. Nata Phillips went to Kirksville. Brian Shultz is having triple by-pass surgery in Columbia. Luke and Lena Mae Horning attended a Horning Family Reunion on Saturday, August 3rd at the Rutledge Community Building. Lena […]

God… The Experiencer

Written on August 6, 2019 at 10:55 am, by

Tough, even treacherous, stuff happens. Yet, God assures us that we need not waste our time being discouraged. Really? Really? With all you face in disappointment and hardship? Does God even have a clue? Yes. He. Does. He experienced us via the Jesus Project. The Jesus assignment was to find out what it’s like being […]


Written on August 6, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

Hunting season is upon us again. In my home state of Tennessee, squirrel season opens at the end of August and dove season on the first day of September. This is a great time to introduce young and new hunters to the shooting sports. Many times, deer season comes and goes without a single shot […]

His Way… Or The My Way?

Written on August 2, 2019 at 11:55 am, by

His Way… Or The My Way? The System of God is not casual. Neither is it of selectionary ease. It isn’t handy; just hanging around for its principles to be snared when in need of one here or another there. The Kingdom of God is diametrically opposed to human wisdom’s insistence. Enter… a new way […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on July 30, 2019 at 11:05 am, by

Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Jenny Walker, Neta Phillips, LaCrisha Wagy, Ivy and Travis, Penny Hustead, Will Hustead, Waid Kaylor, and Miranda Williams went to Lewistown to the home of Ethan and Carley Sharpe to celebrate Will and Waid’s birthdays. Aaron Gibb (grandson of Jewell See) said he is a truck driver.  He had a few […]