Looks like we are NEVER going to see rain again. I swear yesterday, the thunder rumbled, and clouds drew closer and closer and then they moved over there and then, over there and then quietly stole away without leaving a drop on our parched ground. I am ready for a rainy day. You know, gloomy and cooler, rain pattering against the windows, a good book.
Now that we have said goodbye to July everyone’s attention is on Labor Day. Keep abreast of all the happenings and plans by looking at the Facebook page: Rector Labor Day Picnic. Tee shirts are on sale at Centennial Bank, Rector Downtown Drug, Glen Sain Motors, Honeysuckle and Home. Best to get yours now. All that are left will be sold at the picnic grounds. See the Facebook page Rector Labor Day Picnic for a look at this year’s logo.
The Facebook page also has information on Pageants, The Ultimate Oldies Show, other entertainment at the picnic grounds, various reunions and activities.
The 7th Annual Ultimate Oldies Show will start at 7:00 p.m. on August 31. Tickets are $15.00 and $20.00 for reserved seating. Contact Linda or Kim at the Rector Water Office, 870 595-3035 for tickets and information. Be sure to tell them if you are wanting tickets for a group of people to sit together. This is the best music from the Good Old Days you will hear. They always do something special for us. Come and enjoy the show.
Another awesome band, The Winchesters will entertain at the picnic this year. This Chicago based band, started playing and singing in a small apartment on Winchester Avenue in 2014 and it got to be a habit I guess. They will be releasing their first full-length album this year. Featuring our own Will Mobley, the band is sure to entertain. Make plans to be there on Monday afternoon.
You may have noticed that Marla Morrisett has not been out and about for a while. She had a cyst on her spinal cord removed and a spinal fusion. So, she is doing a bit of recovery and taking care of herself for a while. She is currently in a brace, an attractive fashion statement, I’m sure, but better than the pain she was having before. You may want to send her a little love.
Remember, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, the annual cleanup/spruce-up for the town will be held August 18. Anyone wanting to help, meet at the Memorial Park at 8:00 a.m.
Also, the Red Cross will have a blood drive at the Rector Community Center, next Monday, August 13, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. As always, blood is needed. Please consider giving if you can.
This might be a good time to show a little love for the press. One of the pillars of our democracy is the free press. I include all media in this. They are tasked with bringing us information, pleasant or unpleasant, about what goes on around us and especially in high places. Of course, it is still our job to check out what we read or see and hear on the television. Me, I get sort of heavy into the research, but it doesn’t help to look for another source or two. We have had interference in our democratic voting process, some of it very subtle, some not, so just be vigilant. We all want to see elections that are accurate. If your news source is reporting accurately (not necessarily just what you want to hear) give them a shout out.
And be sure you are registered to vote!!
Time to go for this week. 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.