Flood waters are receding and sunshine is in the forecast. There is still a lot of land and some homes that are flooded, but the water is going down. Thank you to everyone who donated items for the flood victims. I am sure there will be a need for more, for some time yet. The weather forecast is for sunshine for the next few days, something we will all be glad to see. Looks like we can put the sweaters away again, too, for a couple of weeks anyway.
School is winding down. A week from Friday (May 19) is the last day for this school year. Time to roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Even though I didn’t grow up here, this was “summer vacation” for me. Every year when school is out, I get that same rush I would get as a child, when we rolled into town on that summer afternoon. It was a twelve-hour drive back then and we would start out before daybreak. Mother would pack snacks and sandwiches for us and we would only stop for gas.
Sometime around Texarkana we would finally get the windows adjusted just right, so we had decent breeze circulating throughout the car without having my hair beating my face to death. Still the sweat beads would encircle my neck and the back seat would become far too small a space for my brother and me to share without skirmishes.
But by suppertime we were in Rector and Grandma would have fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and biscuits ready for us. Summer vacation would begin.
The Clay County Arts Council, Inc. will hold the Celebration of the Arts on June 3. This year’s honorees are Piggott State Bank and Rector Downtown Drug. Both establishments have been great supporters of the CCAC and the community. Dinner will begin at 6:30. Entertainment will follow. Tickets are $35.00 each with tables of 12 sold for $350.00. Mark your calendars and come celebrate the arts. CCAC, Inc. supports the arts in all forms throughout Clay County, providing scholarships to graduating seniors each year and grants for art teachers who participate in the annual contests. Your donations and contributions make these possible.
That’s all for this week. Please take care. Low water crossings can still be a problem if it is raining. Let me know what is going on with you and I will be glad to share it with my readers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone number (870) 595-4997. Check out the www.rectorarkansas.com from time to time. Let me know if anything needs to be added or changed.