Today dawns sunny and cold. I hope everyone is safe after the Saturday night weather event. Nothing like dropping temperatures and a wintery mix of falling precipitation to cause havoc on the roadways. If you are one of the many who found themselves in the ditch, I hope you are okay. If you are one of the multitudes of law officers and fire fighters who were out there in the elements trying to help those in trouble and prevent more problems, thank you.
The winter weather event was not able to dim the celebration for Ronda Haney and Alex Green on Saturday night. Shindiggs was filled with people there to wish Ronda and Alex smooth sailing and speedy recoveries from the kidney transplant to happen tomorrow. Love for them both was evident as the crowd expressed their best wishes for the two.
Today! Today, while the sun shines brightly, even though it sometimes sparkles off the icicles, Ronda and Alex are on their way to UAMS in Little Rock to prepare for the surgeries that will transfer a beautiful healthy kidney from Alex to Ronda. Tomorrow, the doctors begin the process which still qualifies as a miracle to me. Please feel free to say a prayer for them. They certainly have a beautiful day to travel. I know there will be a barrage of love going into the ether tomorrow. Thank you, Alex for this wonderful gift you are offering. Thank you Ronda for being who you are and accepting this gift of life. We love you.
If you would like to help defray the out-of-pocket expenses they will face during this hospitalization and recovery process, you can contribute to the account at Centennial Bank, 809 East 9th St., Rector. The account is in the name of Ronda Haney and Alex Green. You can also contribute through Paypal: https//www.paypal.me/rondaandalex . And if would also like a snazzy bracelet, go to the Facebook page of Sarah Pruett Boyd https://www.facebook.com/sarahbpruett and she will be glad to sell you a bracelet and give the proceeds to Ronda and Alex.
The weather also did not dim the Night at the Museum. It also drew a crowd who were awed by the decorated Christmas trees that are being auctioned off as a fund raiser for the Museum. In addition to the Rector Black Cats tree, there is a Rector Cougars tree, a Nativity Tree and an “Old Fashioned Christmas” tree. The silent auction opened the bidding Saturday night. The Museum will be open before the parade on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and you can update your bids at that time. Winners will be announced at 5:00 on Saturday, December 15. Santa and Mrs. Clause were on hand for pictures and refreshments were quite tasty.
The Christmas Parade is Thursday evening at 6:00 pm, with refreshments afterward at the Rector Community Center. Santa will be available for a short visit with the kiddoes. Come out and sing some carols and enjoy the spirit Christmas in Rector.
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Goodbye for now.