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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
May Days
Posted Monday, May 2, at 12:47 PM
Well, it's gone. The first one third of 2016 is history. We can't say it has been dull or boring. With the turbulent weather world-wide, the national political scene, and even some new things happening around downtown Rector, these past four months have gone by pretty quickly. And now it's May already. The yards are getting colorful and the end of the school year is right around the corner...

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Welcome Charlie Crow
Posted Monday, April 25, at 12:58 PM

Another beautiful day is ours to enjoy. We have had an extremely lovely weekend and I think I can safely put most of my winter clothes away for the summer and take the comforter off the bed. I'm telling you this so you will know that it is totally my fault if we get a freak cold snap in the next few days. ...

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Moving Toward Summer
Posted Monday, April 18, at 2:08 PM

The weather's finally getting warmer and staying that way. It's going to be 80 here in the next day or two. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming and it's warm without being brutally hot. Hopefully we won't see any dangerous storms pop up. The out of doors is looking like the best place to be...

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Mood Swings of Mother Nature
Posted Monday, April 11, at 10:51 AM

Well, geeze! Yesterday started out with a little rain early in the morning and then some sunshine and then I heard the wind pick up. Thought I saw some smoke in the air and then the weather alert went off. I believe this was the first full-fledged dust storm I have seen since I moved back here 22 years ago. ...

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Rector Roots
Posted Monday, April 4, at 1:50 PM

Oh what a beautiful morning. We have had some gorgeous days haven't we? Our little reward for the ugly storms early last week, I suppose. There was a lot of flooding. Basements do not fare well in heavy rains like we had. Even so we were spared the destruction of tornadoes. My heart goes out to those who lost so much...

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Easter
Posted Monday, March 28, at 2:22 PM

Hello everyone, I hope you had a marvelous Easter weekend. There was certainly enough going on to keep everyone entertained and no one should be hungry. And the weather was pretty much perfect in spite of dire predictions from the weatherman. Well, maybe a little windy, but mostly perfect...

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Finally It Is Spring!
Posted Monday, March 21, at 12:22 PM

We made it! It is finally officially Spring. The Vernal Equinox moved into our time zone on Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., the earliest spring since 1896. There might have been a little frost glistening on budding leaves this morning, and yesterday, but the calendar still tells us it is spring. ...

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Signs of Spring
Posted Monday, March 14, at 1:01 PM

Good day folks. I hope everyone is okay today. We had a bit of Arkansas spring weather last night, didn't we? For those of you not familiar with Arkansas spring weather, that would mean storms. Five tornadoes trekked across the state and there was plenty of hail and flooding all around. The tornadoes stayed south of us so we didn't get the really bad stuff, but we did get a good light show and lots of rain. It is flooding everywhere and roads are treacherous so be careful when you are driving...

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Singing In The Sunshine
Posted Monday, March 7, at 12:40 PM

It's March and the weather actually, right this minute and for this entire beautiful weekend, has seemed like the March weather we all love and cherish. Daffodils are blooming, crocus are coming up, robins are sparring in the back yard and a lot of our trees are budded out. ...

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Leap Day
Posted Monday, February 29, at 1:01 PM

This is the 29th day of February, a special day, an extra day that we only get once every four years. It looks like it is going to be a beautiful day too. It's always good when our extra special day is sunny and warm. Makes it feel like a real prize. Does it bode well for the rest of the year? The next four years? Could be, I suppose, but all we can really count on is today. So open the door, go out for a walk. Enjoy the beautiful day...

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Local History Lesson
Posted Monday, February 22, at 1:21 PM

We've had some sun and rain and wind and temperatures all the way up into the 70s. Narcissus are blooming and green leaves are appearing everywhere. But there is far too much of February left for me to let my guard down. Last Wednesday we had our second Chamber of Commerce History Luncheon with Richard Simmons as the moderator of this presentation. ...

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Big Chill
Posted Monday, February 15, at 12:40 PM

Cold is the word for the past few days. Cold, ice, wintry mix, all were appropriate at some time or another. But hang on. I hear warmer weather is in the future, the near future. This has been the strangest winter I can remember. Cold and warm, wet then dry with intermittent sunshine. And no snow. I really would like to have at least one decent snowfall...

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It Will Soon Be The Night of Chocolate
Posted Monday, February 8, at 12:34 PM

It is easy to believe Punxsutawney Phil when we are enjoying temperatures in the 50s and higher this first week in February and the narcissus are coming up. We could be looking at an early spring. That's a welcome thought too, especially when we can look back a few years and remember that we had some very different weather at this time in 2009. ...

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Keep Your Eye On The Weather
Posted Monday, February 1, at 11:58 AM

February is off to a beautiful beginning. It will soon be in the 60s and the sun is shining and the moon is waning. But I don't think this is going to last for long. Keep the weather radio or the cell phone close at hand because there is bad weather in our future, our very near future. But not today. Today get out and enjoy the mild temperatures and the sunshine. Tomorrow back to winter. Or maybe storms. What can I say? It's Arkansas. The weather could be anything at any minute...

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Looking Forward To in February
Posted Monday, January 25, at 1:22 PM

Well folks, we have just about used up January. Already this year is off to a running start and I don't think I am keeping up. How about you? Of course I have been staying in a lot. That's how I enjoy the winter weather. Comfy cozy clothes, a warm drink and something to do on the computer to keep me busy. ...

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COLD! COLD IT IS!
Posted Monday, January 18, at 12:39 PM

Oh my goodness it is COLD. Did you see snow last night? I didn't. But it was dark when I started looking. At any rate we are in the middle of a little winter weather here. So I hope everyone is bundled up. Stay that way all week. I did see a Facebook post from my friend Buddy who posted the temps in Minneapolis, MN this morning. -9. Yes minus. Minus anything is really really cold. Sort of makes it feel a little warmer here, doesn't it? Okay, maybe not...

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Sunshine Is Back
Posted Monday, January 11, at 1:23 PM

Hello, all! How is 2016 treating you so far? Still hanging in there with the new resolutions for the year? I am still holding on the positive affirmations. I am truly all of those things I tell myself I am and I am only telling myself I am positive. Only 354 more days to go. I do slip up occasionally, but I immediately back up and replace that negative with a positive...

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Looking Forward
Posted Monday, December 28, at 1:05 PM

It's the last Monday in 2015. Three more days and we will watch the ball drop in New York City, or the Moon Pie Drop in Mobile and we will officially put 2015 behind us and jump into 2016. I for one will be glad to put 2015 to rest and move forward. ...

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I Can Almost Hear the Sleigh Bells
Posted Monday, December 21, at 1:03 PM

Let's see now, today is Monday. There's tomorrow and then Wednesday and then IT WILL BE CHRISTMAS EVE!!!! If you haven't cleaned up your act by now your Santa's list is toast. Although, it never really hurts to grovel. Clean your room (and maybe the living room too), then ask real nice if there is anything else your parents would like for you to do. ...

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Christmas Approaches
Posted Monday, December 14, at 12:55 PM

Ten days from today we will be searching the skies for signs of a jolly old man in a sleigh with a magical bag of endless toys for children all over the world. I do that, you know. Every Christmas Eve I start looking out the window hoping to get a glimpse of those eight tiny reindeer with their world famous passenger. I have not yet seen him, but this year, this year we will have an almost full moon so . . . it could happen this year...

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Christa is proud to call herself a true Rector native. Although she was raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, she was born right here on Hickman St. As an adult she traveled and lived in several places before deciding it was time to come home in 1994. She has been active in the community and enjoys watching the world go by from her front porch.
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