Two consecutive days of sunshine. Looks like we are on a roll. We should have sunshine tomorrow too and at least some on Wednesday. After that, it’s iffy. And we go back into the deep freeze. Oh well, we can celebrate while it’s here.
The big news in Rector last week was the 2A North Regional Basketball tournament. Even though the Rector Cougars were not the big-time winners, the school District was. The tournament was well attended and kept traffic control busy, not something we say often here in greater downtown Rector. We appreciate all the participation and especially the athletes that played so hard. The games were all good.
The Clay County Democratic party held its monthly meeting at the Rector City Hall on Thursday. We discussed the current legislation being passed in Arkansas and how it affects Clay County. Also on the docket were future plans for the party, including recruitment ideas. The meeting will be held in Corning next month.
The Ryan Rogers Chili/Soup/Jambalaya cook-off was a huge success. The storms that threatened to interfere, stayed away so we did not have a repeat of last year with a tornado touching down at the edge of town just as the judging began. We had15 entrants with 18 recipes. Farren Young won 1st place in the chili category with Russ Latimer in 2nd place and Chris and Sarah Champion taking 3rd. Kim Isom won 1st place for her soup, with Russ Latimer taking 2nd and Teresa Roofe winning 3rd. Tom Colbert took home the 1st place trophy for his Jambalaya. David Cagle won 2nd and Brad Green and Jerry Mansfield took 3rd. Farren Young also won the People’s Choice award. More than 70 people joined us for dinner. It was a good time.
Hayden Crancer and Louie won RESERVE BEST IN SHOW this weekend for MBISS CKCSC CH & AKC GCHB Woodsong Delta Blues. The. winning just keeps on going. Congratulations, Hayden.
Keep Ronda Haney in your thoughts and prayers, you can help defray the out-of-pocket expenses they are facing. There is an 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 you would like a snazzy bracelet, go to the Facebook page of Sarah Pruett Boyd. She has hand made bracelets for sale with all the proceeds going to Ronda and Alex.
Also mark your calendars for March 30th we will be celebrating Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day again. This year the featured honorees will be Purple Heart recipients. If you or a relative or a friend has received a Purple Heart in the service of this country, regardless of which war, please send us the specifics of that honor. You can send them to me or to Joey Pruett or you can post them on the Facebook page: Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home.
I want to issue another word of caution. There are always scams going on. Don’t give out any personal or financial information to anyone who calls or emails you. Pass up that prize you might have won from somewhere in in Ethiopia if they want your bank information. Be careful all the time.
A lot going on in Rector this spring. I suppose this is all I have for this week. What else is going on that you would like to see in this column. Give me a heads up 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.