We really had some pretty weather for the Labor Day weekend. I think that ends today though. The heat is on and I am sure the cotton farmers are glad to hear that. I, of course, will be whining about it. Looking forward to fall leaves and Halloween now.
I think there was more going on over Labor Day than usual. It is always good to see so many people I don’t see often, and I still get to meet people I don’t know. I had a great conversation on Sunday with Raymond Lawrence. I also visited with Jesselyn Glaub and Carol Kalagian for a few minutes. Saw many people at the Ultimate Oldies Show on Friday that I hadn’t seen in a while and I got to spend some quality time with Judith Gordon and Bonny Beal and a bunch of Rector regulars on Thursday.
Labor Day weekend seemed to come off without a hitch. Thanks to an army of volunteers. I couldn’t begin to list all those who worked to make the week end special. Just about everyone who lives here helped at something or other and we have been known to pressure visitors into a shift now and then. Great fun. Great friends and just the most wonderful people in the world right here on Labor Day.
Bill Carter and his daughter Joanna were well received on Sunday. I did not get to that, but from what I heard, it was a great presentation. The museum welcomed a steady stream of visitors all throughout the weekend. They had several new displays to show off. They will be showing off again on the third Thursday in September when they present their Third Thursday mini concert. I hear Elvis will be there. Hey! It’s a museum. Where else would you expect to find Elvis, besides Graceland? September 19, 7 - 8 at the Rector Community Museum.
Just in time for Labor Day Blake and Kelsey Bishop brought Beau home for the first time. We welcome him to Rector and are so glad that he graduated from NICU finally. He’s going to be in isolation until his immune system is more robust so don’t run over there just yet. Call first and be patient.
Garrett Buck missed Labor Day altogether. He was in a bad wreck and spent several days in the hospital in Memphis. He is home now and in the process of healing. Glad you are doing well Garrett.
We aren’t through celebrating just yet. The Clay County Arts Council, Inc will celebrate the arts with a jazz concert on Saturday, September 14 at the Rector Community Center. Hors d’oeuvres will be served by the Traveling Wisk. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased at the Rector Water department. 870 595-3035.
I have been getting pictures of Labor Day on the Rector website: www.rectorarkansas.com . I still have some to go. If you have pictures you would like to share please email them to email@example.com and I will post them. You can also let me know if anything else needs attention.
The monster hurricane that chewed its way up the east coast is now on its way to the UK. It did some damage to our coast but nothing like the devastation it left in The Bahama Islands. Those once beautiful, welcoming islands are in ruin and we still have no idea how many people perished in the storm. The survivors need a lot of help and a lot of prayers as well.
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. Good by for now.