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Chilly Days Ahead

Posted Monday, January 14, 2013, at 12:02 PM

Well, I hope you enjoyed our period of balmy temperatures, because, in case you haven't noticed, it's over. In all fairness, it is January. It is supposed to be cold now, so I guess we need to bundle up, light the fires and get used to it for a while.

Did you make it to the chili cook-off at the Rector Community Center on Saturday? It was amazing! If you missed it this year, I think you will get a chance for do-overs next year. Ryan Rogers, Hayden McCluskey and Mason McCluskey took first place, so we should get some good publicity there. David Cagle took home the second place award and Jeff Douglas of the Rector PD took third. There were some gorgeous table decorations as well. Thank you, Linda Robinson, Marvin and Jane Gatewood and all the people on the community center committee.

The next event is already underway. Chad Garrett and friends will be entertaining us on February 16 at 7:00. Mark your calendars for this show. Ken Wadley will be on keyboard and our own lovely Lindsey Ford will be singing. Tickets for this show are $7.00 and can be purchased at the community center or at the Rector water department. Garrett's shows at the Collins Theater always sell out, so you might want to get your tickets early.

Proceeds from both of these events go to the support and maintenance of the Rector Community Center. So come on out and show your support and have a good time.

The Clay County Arts Council, Inc will have a Celebration of the Arts performance at the First United Methodist Church in Rector on Sunday, January 20th at 2:00. There will be some talented vocalists and musicians there. Admission is free so come on by.

One of Rector's hometown girls from a long time ago is needing our prayers right now. Sherry Moseley Wallace is very ill. Sherry and I got acquainted via blog postings and then one labor day she walked in Paul Fretts' art exhibit and I instantly knew who she was. She quickly became one of my favorite people and I know she holds that honor for many others. Sherry, we love you.

It is time to go. Let me know what is going on with you. You can reach me at: (870) 595-4997. Or email me at porchswing@newwavecomm.net

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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