Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Birding Season

Written on August 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm, by

Birding season is quieting down, although I am still enjoying my baby blues and the busy hummingbirds. Most of my sugar consumption goes to hummingbirds. They are hungry. If you are planning to set up a nice bird feeding station, now would be a good time to measure it off and kill the grass, plant […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm, by

Bette Wiley’s son, Tary and wife Yukiko from Virginia, came and visited for three days. Reva Hustead picked up great-grandsons, Will and Waid, and went to Hannibal. Charlene Montgomery and Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Reva went to Kirksville. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to the LaBelle Fall Festival on Saturday. Anyone wishing to […]

Sea of Green Leaves

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm, by

The first hints of autumn are in the air this week, with low temps in the 50s and highs in the 70s and steady winds bringing more power… absolutely lovely! But in the context of how our June-stunted peppers and eggplants are only just starting to bear fruit… I feel anxiety about having enough time […]

Success is its Own Trophy

Written on August 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm, by

It seems now days that many of us are in to hunting a trophy, especially those of you who have been hunting for a long time. To take a doe or a small buck no longer interests you. I’m not there yet and I suppose there are more hunters out there just like me. I […]

What Might Help The Church Gain Influence 

Written on August 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm, by

I’m crazy nuts to get to be a part of the church; the one where Jesus is the leader.  I’m not referring to the one(s) propped upon street corners pushing and probing to keep their brand in public eye for social response.  Rather I mean to reference a group of united believers who have hang-ups, […]

Last Bluebird Hatch

Written on August 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm, by

Do I need even mention that August is now half over. I am enjoying the hummingbirds and the last bluebird hatch of summer. I am keeping my fingers crossed for them.  I have lots of baby wren’s and eggs.  Late summer doesn’t bother them. I have a nest  in the back hummingbird garden, and they […]

Why So Happy?

Written on August 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm, by

Good day, Rabbit friends! The sun is now hiding behind the clouds giving a much needed respite from the August “heat dome” in Missouri, and the village is still dripping from this early morning’s thunderstorms. Rain always puts me in a good mood—I feel especially appreciative when it means that I don’t have to water […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on August 16, 2016 at 12:39 pm, by

Naomi Kidd-Schwandt’s great-grandchildren from Chicago visited for a week.  Her son, Dan Cavenaugh, took her grandchildren to Palmyra for the Palmyra Fair.  They had a wonderful time. Reva Hustead and Dorothy Hunolt went to Kirksville. Jim and Nancy Jo Waack went to Pella, Iowa to visit their daughter, Jenny and Howard Anderson and Grant. Reva […]

Longest Season

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:48 am, by

Ever since I can remember deer hunting, I have dreaded July and August. Not because deer season is not here yet but because it will soon be. And if I am going to be ready for the cooler mornings of September and the colder days of October and November, I have to force myself into […]

Building Tension to Create Smiles

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:30 am, by

I have come up with a great line to encourage any person who is manning the cash register at any business. I just build an oh-so-slight bit of tension only to next ease into bringing them a smile.  When it’s my turn in line to pay, I ask a very simple question; “Do you accept […]