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Goodby April

Posted Monday, April 30, 2012, at 1:14 PM

Today, the final day of April I wait expectantly for the last of the April showers to move in, tasting the rich warm breeze that precedes it. A third of 2012 has been used up already and the forthcoming months shimmer with promise. Behind us lies cold weather and Income Tax time. Summer, crops and harvests are in our future.

Immediately ahead of us is May, filled with graduation, senior parties, end of school parties and summer vacation. And for us here in Rector the Helping Hands Concert with Dailey & Vincent, Jason Crabb and Jimmy Fortune. How special are we? The answer to that is, "very, very special indeed."

Friday night the Mimosa Mafia had an evening out at Sissy's in Kennett. We had to introduce Jessie Malin and Reno Smith to our new-found favorite place to eat. (We have several of these scattered around) We were a presence, I assure you. Carol Stone, Nancy Kemp, Lane Wozniak, Georgia Sallee, Paula Benton and I were all there raising our usual ruckus.

The Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas has reopened after the floods last year caused so much damage to their property. And I have to say that they reopened with a flourish. Georgia Sallee, Jessie Malin, Paula Benton, Candy Hill and I attended the matinee performance of "It Runs In the Family" and had a thoroughly good time. The play was terrific, the cast sensational, the food delicious and the staff was very attentive. It was a hilarious play and I am still sore from laughing so much.

Your Community Center Committee will be negotiating with the Imperial traveling performers for another appearance here in Rector soon.

I met Debbie McCord Sunday afternoon. She and Robert were here for a few days visiting with Thelma Cox and Lee Husher. Robert and Debbie are both from the Rector area and have family here. They currently live in Peach Tree City, GA. Robert served in the Army for 22 years and Debbie, being a former Army wife was interested in my book. We had a great visit. I am glad to have had the opportunity to meet her. Have a safe trip home, Robert and Debbie and come back when you can.

The Clay County Arts Council will have much for you to look forward to in May so be alert. An art contest will be held May 19th at the Rector Community Center for students of the Clay County schools. Grades K-12 are included. Contact Gail Burns for further details. After that is a Scottish Dance workshop scheduled for the week of May 27-June 2. Yes it is for children and for adults, if you are interested. Also that same week they will have an Arts Camp.

And of course June 2 is the tribute to Joey Pruett. So make your plans, get your tickets and get ready for a lively month with the Clay County Arts Council.

There is a lot going on up and down Hwy 49 in Rector. Construction on a new barbeque restaurant and a sporting goods store is continuing. The new pawn shop opened this weekend across from the Labor Day Park. Check it out! And there is more. Something's going on in the building where the Revenue Office used to be, next door to Joe Calvin's office. We better keep our eyes on that.

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 72461. Bye for now. Stay safe and enjoy today.

Bless our military everywhere.

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Rector has it going on! I love that small-town, friendly community spirit. In fact, I'm going to be there May 8th through the 15th visiting Christa and enjoying that great atmosphere. See you then!


-- Posted by LanaT on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 7:34 PM

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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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