After a really wet spring, we are in our normal drought phase now. Everything needs watering. The cotton farmers are happy about the lack of rain. They certainly could use a little help with the late planting this year. Hot and dry also means fewer mosquitos. I don’t miss the little pests at all.
School is in full swing now. Football keeps everyone focused and school spirit high. Everyone is invited to tailgate party on Sept 20th to get the juices flowing. The Rector golf team is also busy. Watch for their competitions.
Rector Elementary school has an emphasis on reading. The different people who volunteer to come in and read to the lower classes will have an impact on their love of words and expression for the rest of their lives. Seniors Parker Bucy and Max Ford read to the younger students last week all dressed in their football uniforms. I can only imagine the thrill this gave the youngsters. Seniors are heroes, you know.
The Rector Foods Class made their mark at the Clay County Fair, taking away blue ribbons in cake and no bake cookies, red ribbons in cornbread, oatmeal cookies and brownies. They got Best in Show in Overall Food Preparation with their Vegan Chocolate Cake. Way to go.
The Clay County Arts Council held their Celebration of the Arts Saturday evening at the Rector Community Center to honor our great community sponsors, Glen Sain Motors, Graves Gin, and First National Bank. We would not have much in this community without their support and the support of others who help with donations and volunteer hours. Entertainment was the Southwest Missouri Regional Jazz Orchestra. They had a great line-up with a variety of tunes. The Traveling Wisk provided an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and deserts. It was a fun night and I hope to see more jazz in the future.
The next CCAC event will be the Giant Puppets in October.
The Rector Community Museum will be showing off its newest exhibits on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. when they present their Third Thursday mini concert. Come see Elvis. September 19, 7 - 8 at the Rector Community Museum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them. You can also let me know if anything else needs attention.
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