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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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Downing Depot News

Submitted by  Judy Sharp   Thanks to all the attendees of our Veterans Room Dedication and the Downing Appreciation Days, including many from Queen City, Kirksville, and long-distant drivers from Indianola, Iowa, Florida, and Mississippi. There was a good turnout for the Veterans Room Dedication Ceremony; thanks to color guard of the Memphis VFW post…

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Dancing Rabbit: Finding a New Rhythm

I went to pick up my U-Haul for the drive from Ohio to Missouri with my heart in my throat. I had lived within an hour radius of nearly all my family and friends for all my life, and, at the sight of the ubiquitous white and orange truck, the reality of my impending move…

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Missouri Flag History

*Material is adapted from a presentation given by June Kice, a local historian in Memphis, to be formatted accordingly for print. Everything comes from a presentation that is meant for small groups of 10-12 people, which details the struggle to get a state flag for Missouri.  Material for the discussion was taken from the World…

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Natural Building at Dancing Rabbit

One of the many reasons I moved to Dancing Rabbit ecovillage was because there were so many things I could choose to do that seemed fun and purposeful, that would fulfill the strong urge I had to contribute to the “thrive-al” of the planet. Liz here, with some musings on natural building. Four years ago…

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