Contributor Columns

Living Life Over

10 Years Ago The Christmas season just got a little more golden for Rose Do It Best Hardware and Jana Muntz of Memphis.  Muntz was chosen as the winner of the Rose Do It Best Hardware $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Jana was selected at random from more than 1,500 entries submitted at the store from August…

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Saying Goodbye to 2020: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Hello friends of Dancing Rabbit! Liz here, to give you the latest from the village. This is the last Dancing Rabbit update for 2020. And so we bid adieu to a year that was extraordinary in many ways, and definitely not what any of us were expecting. I can’t think of a better place to…

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Bread of Life

Pastor Steve Ellison  From Genesis to Micah, Bethlehem appears often on the pages of the Old Testament.  We first learn of Bethlehem in Genesis 47 where we are told of the burial of Rachel, Jacob’s beloved wife.  The book of Ruth tells us that Bethlehem is the setting for perhaps the most beautiful love story…

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Make Smart Choices

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. This past year has been challenging enough. No one wants to start 2021 with a traffic crash or DWI arrest.  During last year’s 30-hour New Year’s holiday counting period, one person died and…

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Police La Dee Dah

By Carolyn L. Primm The scene was Norman Rockwell’s America.  The lights glowed on the tree. Christmas music played in the background. A young family gathered around the tree adding homemade decorations.  When, somewhere out of the North Pole came the confident refrain from small lungs at peak volume, “Police La Dee Dah! Police La…

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The Trashy Blonde

By Lois Quenneville You know the iconic picture of a goat eating a tin can.  Well, I can tell you, I have goats, and they don’t eat tin cans.  Before I knew we had a recycling center that took tin cans, I tried it.  My goats also don’t eat plastic jewelry, glass soy sauce bottles or…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago Deer season concluded on Tuesday but Memphis Bucks are still a hot topic. While the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce’s special commerce may not have antlers, they still are a welcome present under the Christmas tree, offering a way for gift givers to offer a present that is redeemable at any MACC…

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Why Should You Be Beaten Anymore?

Pastor Steve Ellison The Bible is not a history book or science book, but it is accurate in all those areas.  But its purpose is not history or science.  The Bible tells the story of Redemption. The Bible is designed to direct praise, honor, and glory to God.  However, the Bible is also a great…

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Celebrating Our Land: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Dancing Rabbit’s six founders purchased 280 acres in Scotland County, Missouri, on October 1, 1997. They chose this location because it was close to Sandhill Farm, an intentional community that had been in the area for over 40 years, the land was cheap, and there were few land restrictions. Every October, Dancing Rabbit celebrates our…

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Rutledge Renegades and Ruby Red Hats of Rutledge

Sunday October 18, at Rutledge Eastern Star building. 3 men received their Masonic 50 year pins: Oren Erickson, George Koontz, and Dick Harper. Joan Rood and Lee Ellen Shultz received their 50 year pins. There were two cakes made: An Eastern Star cake and a Masonic cake celebrating 50 years. There was also punch. There…

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