Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Fires, Visitors, Fun, and Trains: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:01 am, by

by Ted At last, perhaps, our trials of a lingering winter are coming to an end. Sara and I celebrated 15 years of living at Dancing Rabbit on the 16th, and this seems to be the lengthiest cold spring we can remember. Warm spells almost always start to show up in March, but from later […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on April 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge held their monthly meeting at Zimmerman’s Food Court.  Joann Rood and Marilyn Dunn are in charge of the May meeting. Rutledge Fire Department held their Bar-B-Q Chicken on Saturday.  It was well attended. Steve and Charlene Montgomery went to Kirksville. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Reva Hustead and LaCrisha Wagy […]

Staying Cool

Written on April 24, 2018 at 10:40 am, by

I guess this week I am not going to mention that we had two days in the high 70’s, and enjoyed those two days.  Once again, we had a Sunday with some sort of precipitation.  This time, it was mostly the nasty white stuff with no sticking.  I think there is something else on the […]

Time is not our Enemy

Written on April 24, 2018 at 10:37 am, by

When I first started deer hunting it seemed the season would never come around. It reminded me how, as a youngster, I would anticipate Christmas. The night before both days I never slept much. Today is much different. I’m not sure why, but it feels as if the time between turkey and deer season is […]

Keep the Pushback Going 

Written on April 24, 2018 at 10:12 am, by

Faith is a major entity of the human course.  Temptation to move along by our own wisdom or our insecurities is strong; very, very strong.  Faith sees where eyes can’t.  Faith takes us where hesitation won’t.  To walk by faith is to possess an inner determination which defies all odds, all uncertainties, and all opponents. […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on April 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm, by

Reminder: Rutledge Fire Department is having their Chicken Bar-B-Q on Saturday, April 21st at the Rutledge Community Building.  Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Diner 54 in Kirksville and ate a meal with Jenny and Randy Walker. Doris Day and Dale Tague had supper with Larry and Tamara Tague […]

Becoming our Best Selves: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Written on April 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm, by

by Liz It’s official: I have lived at Dancing Rabbit for a year. I’m so glad that nature reserved this wacky weather for my second spring and not my first. This time last year there was no last-gasp snowing or freeze/thaw/muck/freeze/repeat cycles in the month of April. I think I made a handful of fires […]

The Power of Change

Written on April 17, 2018 at 11:28 am, by

Change is a very strange agent within the body of Christ followers. It’s heroic to some and villainized by others. Biblically, change is apparent and called for while noting that some things don’t…and aren’t supposed to do so. Examples of the latter would be patterns of both church organization as well as the husband/wife/children family […]


Written on April 17, 2018 at 11:23 am, by

What a change a week makes. Although, as I sit here writing this, rain is falling, and the temperature is 48 degrees, several degrees less than the last two days.  I have noticed several comments on Facebook to get your hummingbird feeders out.  I am still holding out for May 1.  I had a friend […]

What’s Working Today

Written on April 17, 2018 at 11:20 am, by

There’s nothing like fishing this time of year. The mornings are cool, the evenings are warm, and the fishing can be good most of the day. While most fishermen still prefer to arrive at daylight, some of the best fishing will actually be in the morning as the sun comes up and warms the water. […]