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Gifts from Mother Nature

Posted Monday, August 13, 2012, at 1:05 PM

This is almost unbelievable. Here it is the middle of August in the middle of the hottest driest summer in decades and the temperatures are in the 70's. I am so loving it! We even had a tiny bit of rain early this morning complete with a little thunder and lightning. I consider this to be a very special gift from Mother Nature. I could actually stand to have it rain for a few days, but I am delighted with what we got today and with the moderate temps.

Can you believe it is only 2 weeks until Labor Day? There is so much going on. One new event this year that just might get to be an annual thing is that "The Ultimate Oldies" group will be performing at the Community Center on Saturday, September 1, at 7:00. If you have seen them, you know they are fantastic. It will be a great show to bring your out of town guests to see too. Tickets are $15.00 and are on sale at the Community Center, Glen Sain's, Now and Then and at the Rector Water Department.

If you were at the Ultimate Oldies Show in Paragould last week, don't worry. They will be giving a new and different performance. The tickets are selling pretty fast and we do have limited seating, so get yours soon. The money raised at this event will go toward a new air-conditioning unit for the Community Center. That is something we can all enjoy.

The Rector Community Center has a Facebook page. Feel free to visit it and comment. You can leave questions on the page as well. We will try to find an answer for you.

While I am on the subject I want to give an extra special thank you to Marvin Gatewood. He has helped so much with the air conditioning and other maintenance and improvements at the community center. Everyone who walks through the front doors there owes him a word of thanks. We have a great group of people working on the Community Center Committee. If you are interested in helping just leave your name at the office. We will give you a call.

Let's all keep Janice Pruett in our prayers. She had surgery last week and we want to see her up and about real soon.

The Olympics are over and our team made us all proud, did it not? Those athletes are absolutely amazing. A new and improved human form is being developed from the Olympic competition. I guess that was the plan all along.

Carol Stone is rattling around her house these days without the wall to wall children that have been visiting. She had a wonderful visit with Doug and his children and so did I. Doug loved sharing his family with his oldest and bestest friends here. I am hoping it made him a little homesick. It would be nice to have him and them around more often.

If anyone is interested in going to see Billy Elliot at the Orpheum on September 18, contact Gail Burns. She may be able to get you in with a group rate.

The Labor Day festivities here in Rector are one of the greatest examples of what can be accomplished when we are all working together. I am so fortunate to have found my way back here where I too can be too exhausted to move on the Tuesday after. But there is no such thing as "too much fun". Can you believe what we accomplish every year at this time? Let's all get busy now. There is much to get done!

Good-by for now. 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. Stay cool, have fun and be safe.

Bless our military.

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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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