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Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017

The First Day of Spring

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2:43 PM

Spring is here! Really! Today is the spring equinox, the official first day of spring, at least in the northern hemisphere. Today the periods of daylight and dark are equal. Tomorrow will present us with a tiny bit more daylight and the day after will be a bit longer. As it should be on the first day of spring, we will very likely have an 80-degree temperature today. It is warm and sunny and flowers are blooming and the grass is green. What is not to love about spring?

It heralds the approach of Easter, sings a farewell to cold weather and hints that it's time to put seeds in the ground. Spring break beckons with more promises of waves and beaches and fun and sun. It's spring. Finally, it is spring and winter is behind us. Summer will be here soon and school will be out. It is spring. Sigh!

In the spirit of spring the students of Rector School District spent a day picking up trash along Highway 49 east of town. We all can appreciate that. It is one of many things our young people do to make Rector a wonderful place to live. Ours is a community that runs on volunteers and this is just a sample of how they work. Thanks, kids. It is something you chose to do to make it better. We appreciate you.

Following that, next month will bring the semi-annual Rummage Sale at the First United Methodist Church, on April 6-7 and the semi-annual city wide yard sale on Saturday April 8. Both are good places to bring items you no longer need and get great bargains on things you don't have. Put it on your calendar.

That's it for this week. Let me know what is going on with you and I will be glad to share it with my readers. Email: porchswing@newwavecomm.net . Phone number (870) 595-4997. We love to know how you spent spring break.

Take a look at the www.rectorarkansas.com website from time to time. You might want to take a look and let me know if your organization has anything going on that you want to put on the city calendar or if there is anything incorrect. The more we have on the city-wide calendar the less chance we have of encountering a conflict.

Bye for now. Go play in the sunshine!

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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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