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What a Wonderful Concert

Posted Monday, May 7, 2012, at 1:31 PM

I did see a lot of you at the concert last Thursday. Wasn't it wonderful! We owe so much to the Rector High School Helping Hands Foundation. You have to be proud of the former residents of Rector who continue to care for and support this town. And if you are anywhere near this annual production, you can find a whole lot of current residents to be proud of too. For those of you who read this blog from somewhere far away, I want to invite you to just come see one of these concerts sometime and take a look at what Helping Hands is really all about: http://hh2.contendia.net

I have personally developed a huge crush on Jimmy Fortune and plan to stalk him whenever I can. Dailey and Vincent (all of them) had already captured my heart and Jason Crabb too. These performers who came here to our town to give a world class performance for free are true heros. Allen Branton cannot be overlooked either. There are so very many people who volunteered their talent and time to bring people together to support the foundation that provides so much for so many children here in Rector that need the help.

If you want to feel real love in the air, you need to come and be a part of one of our concerts. It is all about giving and people helping people.

Let me tell you about something else that makes my heart warm. I have a friend in Kerrville, TX. Sharon and I graduated together in ... well a long time ago. She has never met any of my Rector buddies, but she reads this blog and has heard enough about Jessie Malin that when she read of Jessie's medical procedures, she sent her own prayers our way to help out. So did Shirley in San Diego and Sherrie in Florida. Never underestimate the power of prayer and the more we pray together the stronger we all are. All prayers, all positive thoughts, all love is powerful. The real key is love. Love crosses all boundaries', all faiths and judges no one.

Candy Hill had a very pleasant surprise the other day. Someone left her a yellow rose either late at night or early in the morning. She is still guessing about who it was. She wanted me to say "Thank you" to whoever left it. It has given her much pleasure. The meaning of a yellow rose is joy, happiness and friendship. A very nice message to send.

My co-author, Lana Swearingen will be spending several days with me this week. So look for us around town. Our book is currently on sale at Rector Downtown Drug Store and Now and Then.

I think that is all I have for today. 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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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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