Here we are, just about smack dab in the middle of May already. The weather is getting closer to what we expect this time of year. The hum of air conditioners is music to my ears. Maybe we didn’t have as much time with the windows open and no need of air-conditioners or heaters as I would have liked, but I am not complaining yet. We even have a chance of rain in the forecast, just a chance. The days have been pretty and warm, but mild for days now. I could get used to this.
Graduation was last week so former high school seniors are officially liberated. Go graduates! Friday, the rest of the students will be loosed as well, unless they have 9-week tests to take. Y’all don’t forget to go back for your report card though. That means summer freedom will begin Saturday. So all the rest of us can keep an eye out for children at play. Let’s have an accident free summer and lots of fun.
Speaking of accidents, former Rector resident Cindy Hargrave, daughter of Judy Hargrave-Fisher and Jack Hargrave lost her life in a traffic accident over the weekend. Please keep the family in your heart. Her loss will be felt throughout the community. Her husband Mike is still in the hospital.
The Clay County Arts Council, Inc will be hosting their annual Celebration of the Arts Event on June 2. It will be an extravaganza for sure. This year’s honorees are Jessie Malin of Rector and Sue Hoggard of Piggott. Please come and celebrate them with us. It will be an evening to remember.
Early voting for the Primary Elections have begun in Arkansas and will continue through May 21. You may vote at the courthouse Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Primary Election will be held May 22 at the Community Center in Rector. I encourage everyone to vote even in the primary. It is the best way to make your voice heard. One reminder. There is a vote on the Rector School District Millage. There is no increase proposed, it is simply a vote to continue the millage as it has been to keep our school district running. Voting is more than a privilege. It is a responsibility. Do your part. As for help if you need it. We are the “People” and this is our voice.
Let me know what is going on in your life and I will share it with everyone else. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone number (870) 595-4997. Check out your Rector, Arkansas website: www.rectorarkansas.com from time to time. I love to be told I need to update it and I take all suggestions to heart. Take a look.
Goodbye for now.