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Busy Week In Rector

Posted Monday, April 23, 2012, at 12:36 PM

We've had a bit of a spring weather sampler this past week, haven't we? Sunny and warm, cool and rainy, cool and sunny, muggy, something different to look forward to every day and none of it very bad at all. That is always good news.

One of those warm sunny days, my next door neighbor, Candy looked out to see a white and black bunny on her patio. So naturally she called me. We were worried that the rabbit, obviously well cared for would end up as dinner for some dog or fox, so we decided to try and catch it. That turned out to be not so hard. Candy left for an appointment and I called for Lane, across the street. After the cute little bunny had enjoyed his or her freedom for a while, it allowed me to pick it up and cuddled under my chin. A post on Facebook brought a quick reply from Rhonda Haney who told me where it belonged and I returned it to its very own yard. I am pretty sure it is the Easter Bunny on vacation scoping out places to hide next year's eggs.

I was asked to speak at the Bert Sigsby Senior Wellness Center last week regarding my book. Everyone there was so welcoming. We are very fortunate indeed to have the Senior Wellness Center here. I encourage everyone to go by and check it out. They have many activities to keep us all involved and entertained. And they serve lunch. If you are a shut in, you can get meals on wheels. Go take a look around. You will enjoy yourself.

While I was there, someone was bragging a little about Sharon Davis. Sharon was in a bowling tournament recently in Little Rock and bowled three games over 200. Yes, she bowled 202, 206 and then bowled a whopping 224! That slipped her right into first place. Sharon, congratulations! We are all proud of you.

Something else I am proud of is the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. There must have been 130 people there and both Nelda Chadwick and Betty Benson were honored for their years of service to the community center and the water department. Both of these ladies have done great jobs and we will continue to reap the rewards of their service for many years to come.

The decorations were splendid! There is something to be said for holding the banquet the night before the prom when we are using the same facility. Those Juniors really know how to decorate. I felt as if I were in a ballroom. I hope we old folks didn't mess up your work too badly. I hope your prom was a smashing success. I know it was.

I have had the opportunity of late to interact with several different companies customer service departments and I think we may be seeing a return to good customer service practices. (Rhonda, I know that hasn't reached your insurance company.) I cannot tell you how important it is to me to be able to talk to someone who really tries to help me with my problem. In my opinion good customer service is what keeps people coming back.

Cathy and Meagan Louder took a few days to visit with Karen Weeks. Karen is still improving and is pretty much back to normal these days. We are all glad to know that.

Time is running out to get your order in for a Boston Butt or pork steak. Give me a call and I will put your order in. The order deadline is May 1 and the pickup date is May 12.

I want to give a shout out to Haven Cagle who will be competing in the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen contest. It was Haven who got the proclamation through for Arkansas Arts Advocacy Day and organized the balloon release last Tuesday. I think she will make a great MAOT.

Guess it is time for me to end this and get on with the day. Thanks for sharing your news with us. Let me know what is going on with you. You can email me at: porchswing@newwavecomm.net or call me (870) 595-3173. You can even drop me a line at 514 West 3rd St., Rector AR. Bye for now. Stay safe and enjoy today.

Bless our military everywhere.

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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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