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Where is Your Edge? A Dancing Rabbit Update

  In permaculture, the edge between different habitats is where the most change and diversity happens. And SubHub being on the edge of a new neighborhood in the village certainly fits that description. Liz here, bringing you news about our SubHub building project that has leaped forward this past building season, as well as the…

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Mindful Attention to Rural Life: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Well, the sun is licking DR dry like an over-eager puppy, and the village population is trying to capture as much heat as possible before winter. It seems like these days some of us are embodying squirrels rather than rabbits with borrowing, nesting, and collecting stores on the daily to ensure maximum coziness come November. …

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City of Downing Regular Meeting

The Board of the City of Downing convened of 6:00pm on October 11, 2021 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Bill Anderson, Ray Bange,  Gene Bruner, and Joy VanWye. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator Kevin Martin and contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last Meeting, Deposits…

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It’s For the Birds

By Sandra Ebeling Such a beautiful time of the year, and also busy for all the farmers,busy getting the crops out of the fields. We are dry right now, and that makes for a lot of dust.  Some trees are turning, and many have lost some leaves.  About the only birds that I am seeing…

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Rutledge Red Hatters News

The Rutledge Red Hatters of Rutledge, Mo. held their monthly gathering on the evening of September 22., 2021.   The hostesses, Celina Erickson and Dorothy Hunolt, chose a completely-different style for the delightful-autumn evening!  They hostesses invited family and friends of the Red Hatters Circle, thus 26 were in attendance. The setting was the Cozy…

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Downing Depot Museum News

  Submitted by Judy Sharp It’s apparent to most people that Downing’s Depot Museum has been a work of dedication, importance, and permanence in Downing since it began. Much has been done in the Museum over the years—it’s full of historical items, there’s been successful fundraising, and local history has been well shared. There are…

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It’s For the Birds

By Sandra Ebeling   September is winding down, and October’s bright blue weather will soon be with us.   Those days are full of blowing corn shucks, October bright blue weather, and leaves turning every color.   You may also hear the familiar sound of the American Goldfinch.  They are late nesters and are out…

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It’s For the Birds

By Sandra Ebeling Hello from Pine Ridge. The corn is turning super fast and beans are not far behind them. Hello Fall.   Time to say goodbye to the precious summer flowers and give way to orange colored leaves, beautiful mums, and wine colored berries appearing in the timber.  These bring to mind fall bon…

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It’s for the Birds

By Sandra Ebeling September 16.  Enjoy those hummingbirds while you can.  They soon will be taking flight to warmer winter habitats.  They have been so very entertaining.   I have so enjoyed August with the end of the month bringing milder temperatures.  We have had green grass all summer and lots of it.  The rain…

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