For weeks now, we have been watching tragedy after tragedy unfold. Hurricane Harvey spent days dumping water on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Then came Hurricanes Irma, and Maria to devastate Florida, Puerto Rico and Dominica as well as other islands. Add to that earthquakes in Mexico with further destruction and wild fires in the Pacific Northwest. Flooding and earthquakes all around the globe are causing concern for many people. Many of us have spent a good deal of time trying to contact loved ones in these areas so hard hit.
The diversity of our society reaches all over the world and it seems there is something to worry just about everyone right now. Mother Nature is not happy and neither is Kim Jong-Un in North Korea. I certainly hope the coming year will be less volatile than this has been. No, I don’t really think there is any chance that it will be.
Meanwhile September is slipping away and summer weather is back. That’s not what I was hoping for. I want a quick cold snap to make the leaves turn. But not too cold, because we have a movie in the Downtown Park coming up. Rector Downtown Central will be showing Hocus Pocus on October 14. The movie is free, so come on down.
Also on October 14, Rector will hold its semi-annual city-wide yard sale. That will be proceeded by the First United Methodist Church Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, the 12 and 13th. Oops, Friday the 13th. There is a day to watch out for.
Mark your calendars for the Fall Fashion Show on November 2, presented by the Clay County Arts Council, Inc. Dinner, fashion show, silent auction, and music by Larry Norred; it will be a fun-filled evening and will benefit the CCAC scholarship program. Tickets can be purchased from any board member and several locations in Rector and Piggott. Lisa Jett has tickets in Corning. Take a look at their Facebook page for more information.
And of course, there is Cougar Football on Thursday and Friday nights. So come on out and support the Cougars.
My book is out on Nook this week. Soft cover on Amazon and Ebook on Kindle and Nook. Check out the website: www.echoesfromtheashes.com or on the Facebook page. Of course, you could also contact me.
What else is going on? Give me a call or send me an email and I will let others know about your upcoming or past events.
The people in the areas hit by the storms, the fires and the earthquakes can use your help. Give what you can. It is going to take a lot to get them back on your feet.
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. Bye now!