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Inauguration Day 2013

Posted Monday, January 21, 2013, at 12:52 PM

Inauguration Day, our day, the day that we as Americans are privileged to witness and experience every four years, when we seamlessly and peacefully transfer or retain the power of our leadership. How grand it is to live in this nation where we can agree and disagree adamantly, change our minds, and still stand side by side to work to make things better. We can, if we look, find common ground. We can, if we try, grow that commonality into strength. We can, if we lean toward each other, strengthen ourselves and our nation through our diversity. We can. We have. We will.

We cannot find what we don't seek. We cannot accomplish what we don't try and we can only weaken ourselves and our nation if we do not work together. I love the United States of America! Let's join hearts and souls to make it even better.

Now on to Rector specific news. A few weeks ago I would have watched for comments to this posting, knowing Sherry (Moseley) Wallace would have something to add. Some others might add something, but I would have known that Sherry would shed a little light on the matter. It saddens me greatly to know that she won't be posting anything today. Sherry passed last Monday and I know she is busy establishing herself in her home with her Lord. I do hope she will occasionally peer over my shoulder and help me write a word or two. Here is a link to Sherry's obituary if you would like to visit it. http://www.ltaylorfuneral.com/_mgxroot/p... . Goodby, dear friend.

Tyler and Sarah Small have a new baby girl, Rachel Elizabeth. She is currently in Arkansas Children's Hospital and they could all use your prayers. There will be a chili and soup supper fundraiser to help with expenses for Sarah and Tyler on Saturday, February 2nd, at 3 pm at the Boydsville Community Center. Rachel, we welcome you. Tyler and Sarah, we all send our love.

If you missed the CCAC Celebration of Music Sunday afternoon, you missed a good show. In spite of being plagued with illness and injuries over the past 3 weeks, the performances were terrific. Jerry Chilcutt, the organizer of the event, also played the piano and organ and accompanied Jamie Wilson, who, by-the-way has a spectacular voice. I was so glad to have him sing here. Tapestry, the group consisting of Dana Speer, Cathy Louder, Sherry Jennings and Chrissy Pazanowski rendered several songs as beautiful as always. Candy Hill did a rendition of "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" on the piano and then sang a solo version of "You'll Never Walk Alone." Beautiful. Thanks to the Clay County Arts Council for bringing these artists together for us.

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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