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Posted Monday, August 20, 2012, at 12:21 PM

Hello, hello, everyone. August is drawing to a close and you all know what that means around here. Labor Day is just around the corner so EVERYONE is busy. Are you feeling left out because you haven't been invited to work in one of the booths? Don't be! Just let someone know you want to contribute and you will have a job for a couple of hours.

This seems like a good time talk about some of the things that happen around the Labor Day Picnic time. The Rector High School Helping Hands Foundation will have a board meeting on August 30. That means we will be seeing some special out-of-towners around town and of course the special in-towners will be here too. Thank you all for what you do. There is the rodeo. Lot's of folks get a kick out of that. Have fun and be safe. We have the first annual Classic Car Show happening. My late husband may come back for that!

And then of course the "Ultimate Oldies" are going to be here!!!! I am so excited to get to see them again. That will happen on Saturday, Sept 1. Hurry and get your tickets. They are $15.00 and are on sale at Now and Then on Front Street, the Rector Water Department, The Rector Community Center and Glen Sain's in Rector.

More in the good news department, I just heard that the drought that is hitting the food crops so hard all over the country is good for the wine industry. See when one door closes another opens.

Thank you to the Rector Street Department for fixing the bad spot at the corner of 3rd and Plain Street. Much better now.

Nancy Kemp is now officially retired from the Clay County Times Democrat. I know that because we had a retirement part for her last week. Of course she is still with the Delta Crossroads magazine so we will still see her touch on a lot of things. Nancy, one of the hardest things about retiring is learning how to relax. We will be having classes on that soon. Thank you to Ginny's Kitchen for the delicious lunch served at the party.

Candy Hill has once again surrounded herself with strapping young men, ostensibly rebuilding her patio. It is very nice. She sends a giant "Thank you," to Perry Morrisett of Rector and his crew and Doug Norton and his crew of Piggott. "Excellent concrete and landscaping work."

I was very saddened to learn that Steve Spicer passed away Sunday morning. Steve has many good friends here in Rector and a great many people who will miss him. He has left his mark on many a Rector house with his paint and paint brush. He will be remembered fondly. Go with God, Steve.

I want to send out a thank you to Nolen Householder and his crew who have been doing some work for me on a rent house. I will be selling it and they have done a good job of getting it prettied up.

Guess it is time to go. 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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Jealous, Jealous, is the word of the day for me, I wish I could be home for my favorite weekend of the year, and what exciting things will be going on for the good folks who are lucky enough to be there.I remember when I was a teen we couldn't wait to get out of church and hurry to the grounds to see if the Ferris wheel was up yet..Have fun and hug all the girls and kiss all the boys and say it is from me....Will you have a book signing over the week end? Steve will be missed by so many friends and family.I am glad you said everyone needs to help a while in the stands,my dad always said if you kids don't start helping with the picnic, when the old people are gone then so will the picnic, and when I visit I work in the kitchen you see everyone that comes through the line...Well hope for cool dry weather for the big week end and enjoy everything and take notes for your blog so I can visit through your writings...............

-- Posted by sherrymoorewallace on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 12:59 PM

I wish you could be here Sherry. I am planning to have a book signing if I get my stuff together and get it organized. Deana asked me to have one at the library. The kids really seem to step up these days and help with everything. They are amazing and amusing and so fun to be around. I don't remember me and my friends being so agreeable.

I will do my best for you. Come when you can.

-- Posted by Christa Hedrick on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 8:56 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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