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Ready for Whatever 2013 Brings

Posted Monday, January 7, 2013, at 12:45 PM

Well it is really 2013. This has got to be a very good year. After all we have survived the end of the world, a meteor collision and the fiscal cliff in the past 30 days. So if what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, we are mighty and ready for the ride.

I found out why we had that Christmas blizzard. Mrs. Rena Snow has had some company. Through the Christmas holiday all her children and some other family members were home to celebrate the holidays with her. Bruce and Janis (Snow) Mundy came from Reno, NV. Glen Snow and his son Stuart were here from Owensboro, KY as were Darrell and Ellen (Snow) Dalton from Piggott. Judy (Snow) Neely of San Antonio, Celia (Snow) Henary and their daughter Joy of Memphis, Richard and Paige (Snow) Mobley of Little Rock were also here. Craig and Diane Snow and their son Benjamin came from Wilmington, NC. Rounding out the group were Jack, Pam, Ashley and Abi Dalton from Jonesboro. Now that is a lot of Snow.

As if that wasn't enough excitement and frivolity, the Joey Pruett family declared Saturday to be "Ms. Rena Day" and hosted a drop-in reception for her at the Community Center. Joey with his video camera and Barbi Anderson and her camera the afternoon was not only enjoyed by all, but it is also preserved for future viewing. Ms. Rena's many friends and relatives had a lot of stories to tell, some funny, all enjoyable, as was the punch and cookies provided by friends. Ms. Rena had a wonderful time and sends her thanks to everyone who made it all possible.

Sherry Wallace is still in the hospital. Tonya is keeping us up to date on her progress via FaceBook. So keep those prayers and positive energy going her way. Sherry, we love you. Get well soon. I mean it now!

We have a new resident, Jennifer Walton and her daughter have moved to town. Welcome Jennifer. I hope you find lots of good times here. We are glad to have you.

I talked with Cheryl Schwager recently. She and Paul wanted to send their greetings to everyone. They celebrated the holidays with family but they were also thinking about all their friends here in Rector. Cheryl was very jealous to hear about our Christmas snow.

Don't forget that Rector Community Center will be having a chili cook-off in January. Yep Saturday the 12th. Do you have a good recipe? Is it the best? Then we need to pass judgment on it. There will be cash prizes and a lot of notoriety. We are also looking for sponsors for tables and volunteers to help set up and clean up and lots of hungry people to come share the chili with us. Contact Marvin Gatewood or Linda Robinson at the water office for tickets and entry material. All proceeds go to fulfilling our grant commitments for updating the community center. For those with more delicate stomachs we will also be serving homemade potato soup. So come on out and enjoy the meal.

And before I go, I want to say congratulations to Hannah Scott for making the Deans List. Go, girl.

I suppose I should wrap this up for now. Let me know what is going on with you and who you celebrated the holidays with. You can reach me at: (870) 595-4997. Or email me at porchswing@newwavecomm.net

Bless our military, especially those so far from home right now. Keep the people of Newtown in your hearts. And may 2013 be the best year ever. Open your hearts to peace and love, lots of love.

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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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