As temperatures climb, we begin to wish for rain to cool us down. Then, of course, it gets steamy and you can just about see the grass grow. Summer in Arkansas is all about heat, mosquitos and thunder storms. We are doing a pretty good job here of keeping the mosquitos down. Thank you, Mayor Roofe and the city staff that does such a diligent job of spraying in the evenings.
And that will be tested tonight when we resume Movies in the Park. Everyone’s invited to the Downtown Park about 7:30. The movie, “Sherlock Gnomes” will start at dark. And it is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Refreshments will be for sale and those proceeds will fund downtown revitalization. It is always fun and the kids really enjoy it.
Sophie Simmons competed for the crown of Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen last week. She was so beautiful and talented and had great composure. Alas the crown went to Camille Cathey. Sophie was a superb contestant and made Rector proud. Maybe next year, Sophie.
Last week we were plagued by door-to-door salesmen from a company in Utah who made some Rectorites happy with new satellite disk service and annoyed a lot of people with their pushy attitude. I believe they have left the area now and we can relax. They kept our Police Officers busy as well as the City Superintendent, for a few days. We appreciate the help and attention from our city. It’s good to know they are so responsive when we call.
As the heat rises I want to remind you about the needs of outdoor pets. They need shade and water all day long. Please be conscientious and don’t make your pets suffer. They depend on you. Also, don’t leave them in a hot car or pickup. That goes for children too.
A reminder that you can easily check to see if your voter registration is current on this website: www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote . Enter your name, address and birthdate and click on the “Check your registration” button, and it will tell you immediately if your registration is valid or if it is not. I suggest we all do this. This link is good nationwide, so share it if you want.
I guess it is time for me to go. I hope you are enjoying these easy summer days. 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.