It is a beautiful sunny day outside. The fact that it is almost 1:00 pm and we have not yet reached the 30-degree mark sort of keeps that frosty feeling going. Yes, it is cold again and going to stay cold for the next few days, but there is no freezing precipitation, so the roads are good. I did enjoy the snow we had yesterday although it came and went quickly. I always like to watch the snow fall, but it was good to have the roads dry before we had the freezing temperature.
This was a system that dumped a smorgasbord of weather types as it cruised across the country. Lots of snow and ice found its way to some of the northern areas and storms down south. The people in Alabama and Georgia were hit with damaging and killer tornadoes. We need to keep them in our prayers.
So, March is here. We can look forward to the return of Daylight Savings Time on the 10th, the Vernal Equinox on the 20th and Easter on April 21st. March Madness has begun and basketball is now the boss.
Good news! Ronda Haney is home! It was so good to get one of her witty, I-can’t-believe-I- did-that, posts. Welcome Ronda. You be sure and call on any and all of us if you need anything at all.
Another reminder that we will be celebrating our Veterans on March 30th.. This year the featured honorees will be Purple Heart recipients. If you or a relative or a friend have 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. We will have a parade beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed by a program to honor the recipients of Purple Hearts medals. Entertainment will be provided by Chrissy Jennings Pazanowski, formerly of Rector. Speakers will include Everett Evans, of the Northeast Arkansas Chapter 709 Commander of the Military Order of Purple Heart. All veterans of all wars are invited to come celebrate with us as we once again acknowledge Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day. You may walk in our parade or we will provide you with a ride. Vietnam Veterans are also invited to a free fish dinner provided by the men of the First United Methodist Church.
The Arkansas Run for the Fallen Traveling Memorial has been displayed across the state of Arkansas over the past few years in many communities. The memorial consists of a 3’ x 5’ flag and placard with a short biography for each Arkansas service member who has died while serving since September 11,2001. People are able to walk among the flags and read the biographies of the heroes that are honored. This Traveling Memorial will be on display in Rector, Arkansas from March 24th thru March 31st.
For more information on these events you may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 870-595-4053 or Christa Hedrick 870-595-4997. We hope to see you then.
You can still help Ronda with on-going expenses. The account at Centennial Bank, 809 East 9th St., Rector is still open. 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.
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: email@example.com . 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.