I can’t believe it is almost the middle of October already, although I am ready for the fall weather and Halloween. Of course, it seems like this year has sped by. I have a feeling I said the same thing last year. A sign of my age, I’m afraid. At any rate, I look forward to the end of year festivities and the arrival of colored leaves and those dreary days that no one else cares for very much. I’m hoping it will spur me into action this year and get some things organized.
Coming back from Kennett last Wednesday about 7:00 in the evening, the sun was gone, and rain was approaching. Field after field was busy with cotton pickers working with lights. I knew they would be there until the wee hours of the morning, until the first rain began. Farming is not an easy life. We owe so much to those who plant and tend and harvest so the rest of can benefit from their labor. Thank you, farmers. Blessings on you all.
The Rector FBLA traveled to the District 2 Fall Conference last week. The conference was held at the First National Bank Arena in Little Rock where they were treated to an encouraging speech by NFL referee Walt Coleman. He spoke of being positive in a negative world. They were also introduced to different philanthropic organizations they can choose to support throughout the school year. Sophie Simmons served as conference secretary and Jacob Holmes placed 9th in Financial Math. Good job all.
Sophie Simmons gets another atta-girl for being selected to Senator John Boozman’s congressional youth cabinet for the school year. Sophie will be a part of a legislative process dealing with food insecurity. The cabinet will discuss, research, and present new legislation. Way to go, Sophie. I wonder where she got this inspiration.
The Rector Sportswear employee reunion at the Rector Community Museum was well attended. They were the first group to use the space that will become the Ford Theater venue in the museum. A good time was had by the group, glad to get together again and share some memories.
Next at the museum will be Grant Adams of Paragould. He will be performing at The Third Thursday Mini-Concert on October 17. He is fantastic. Admission is free although we pass the hat afterward. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17.
Rector Downtown Central will be hosting another Movie Night In the Park event on Saturday October 19 beginning at 6:00 pm. They will show Home For Halloween at dark. Prior to the movie you can paint a pumpkin. Bring your own or you can purchase one at the event. That is at the little Downtown Park. In case the weather fails us, it will be at the First United Methodist Church at the corner of 3rd and Main.
The Rector Community Center will hold the annual Fall Craft Fair on November 23. Registration forms for vendors will be mailed out this week. If you have not been a vendor before and want to jump in this year, call Linda Robinson at 870 595-3035 for a registration form. It is a lot of fun for everyone involved. The snack bar will be open for breakfast and lunch. Mark your calendars. It is a good place to pick up some unique Christmas gifts.
That’s it for this week. I am still not through updating the Rector Community Museum page on the Rector website. Please take a look at the web page and let me know if there are updates or changes that need to be made. I do take suggestions and criticism fairly well. www.rectorarkansas.com . It’s your page for your town, so give me your input.
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