Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on October 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Blanche Klocke. Erma High was in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.  She got home Sunday night. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville.  They ate with Randy and Jenny Walker. Martin and Reva went to Highland elementary school to Ivy Wagy’s concert.  Rich and LaCrisha Wagy, Travis, LaKaylee […]

New Folks and Movie Stars

Written on October 17, 2017 at 11:44 am, by

This week held many highlights, for me anyway, so it was hard to decide what to leave out! Even the weather was exciting, with a cold snap, a few gloomy dark days, other days of unseasonable warmth and bright sun, not to mention some intense storms and a tornado watch (no actual tornado, thank goodness). […]

When Why Matters the Most

Written on October 17, 2017 at 11:31 am, by

It’s amazing how deer are transformed from summer to fall and winter. In the hot months my trail camera’s pictures are of deer that look like they’re about ready to die. Their hide is patchy with hair, ticks cover parts of their body, and you seemingly can count every rib on their frail frame. And […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on October 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm, by

Jennifer Martin, former Dancing Rabbit member of 12 years, is back visiting from New England.  She is on sabbatical to be near her children, Cynder, going to College of Atlanta and, Toren, Buxter School.  Also Dave and Nani Orsillo, Abigail, Scarlett, and Elle of Sheville, NC are back visiting at D.R. Reva Hustead and Neta […]

Unique Living

Written on October 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm, by

At the beginning of deer season my senses are heightened. There’s no doubt the main reason is because I have been absent from the tree stand for several months. This is one reason I appreciate how hunting seasons have beginnings and endings. One gives time to recoup and review and the other spawns possibility and […]

Hell’s Future is Toast 

Written on October 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm, by

Jesus broke the dominating rule of death being the final straw.  He challenged it.  He fought it. He experienced it on its own turf.  And then… he embarrassed death to death when he broke its intended terrifying bonds and did away with its vow to be permanent. This has to be the most fascinating truth […]

Pesky Varmints

Written on October 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm, by

A few tips to keep the deer and other varmints away from your feeders.  I was surprised to read that moistened dry dog food in a flat serving tray will entice blackbirds, crows, jays, starlings, and other pesky feeder birds away from the feeder friends.  Possums and raccoons also love the food, and will keep […]

The Approach of Fall

Written on October 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm, by

Sara and I went out for a lovely walk on the land this morning, with early autumn growing all around us. We have not yet seen any frost, putting this year on the late end of typical (third in a row, by my reckoning). The odd sprig of New England aster or goldenrod and a […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on October 3, 2017 at 11:46 am, by

Sympathy to family and friends of Randy Bunch (Charlene Montgomery’s brother). Also, sympathy to family and friends of Carrie Sue (Walker) Gale, (she grew up around Rutledge). As you have probably heard, Neta Phillips had a wreck.  She has a sprained ankle, bruised knee and ribs, and a goose egg on the left side of […]

Two Opposing, Yet Simultaneous, Realms Of Reality 

Written on October 3, 2017 at 11:41 am, by

You do know that we experience two worlds in any given moment.  Right?  One walks by faith.  Or, one walks by sight.  Yet, quite oddly, both realms exist for immediate experience based upon one’s chosen perspective. Faith is the call of God. Faith has taken a pretty significant hit in the Christian realm because we […]