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The Beauty of a Spring-like December Day

Posted Monday, December 3, 2012, at 2:33 PM

Oh, what a beautiful day this turned out to be, one of those winter time surprise gifts. The sun is shining after a morning fog and drizzle faded away and the breeze is gentle and fragrant and it's 66 degrees. It hardly seems like winter at all. I love the rain and even like those dreary days like yesterday, but I certainly can't help loving this beautiful day as well. I suppose I am just grateful for every day. There is always something to love about it.

Listen, if you missed the Night of Chocolate, you missed a great night. The "Suspect Hollywood" cast was superb and several members of the audience had a chance to shine as well. Thank you Clay County Arts Council for giving us this opportunity. I had a great time and I think everyone I talked to enjoyed themselves.

There was a meeting of the Rector Community Center Committee this past week and there are things in store for the Community Center in the very near and not so near future. They have won a grant and are applying for a second grant to maintain and upgrade the building. They are also working on more and more entertainment and fundraising events for the center. I hear rumors of a chili cook-off in the near future. Want to strut your chili making talent? Want to sample some of that tasty concoction? Well get ready. They are going to warm up January with a little good time, good eating activity.

The Christmas lights are going up all over town. There are some beautiful decorations this year. And I see some new decorations up downtown too. It is beginning to look like Christmas. I hope I see you at the Christmas Parade on Thursday and at the after party at the Community Center.

Hanukah begins on December 8 this year and I want to wish all my Jewish friends Happy Hanukah!

I hate to bring up negative energy, but I want to remind everyone that there are a lot of scammers out this time of year. You might really win that Publisher's Clearing House Prize and I hope you do, but they won't be asking for you to give them money up front. If someone calls and tells you you are a winner and all you have to do is give them a check first, you have my permission to hang up on them. Please be careful. Holidays bring out the scoundrels as well as the angels.

Okay, time to go. I haven't gotten my decorations up yet and I think it is time. Don't forget there are holiday activities all over now. Make time to relax a little and enjoy the festivities. Love to you all.

Please let me know what is happening with you. You can email me at: porchswing@newwavecomm.net or call me (870) 595-4997. You can even drop me a line at 514 West 3rd St., Rector AR 72461.

Bless our military, especially those so far from home right now.

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Christa is proud to call herself a Rector native having been born here. After living elsewhere, she just couldn't stay away! She has now lived in Rector for over 14 years. During this time, Christa has been very active in the community and is the one to go to for current happenings in the area.
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