Creeping into the middle of January. In spite of some gloomy days and a lot of rain, we have, so far, been spared the worst of the winter weather that has zigzagged across the nation. We did have a pretty good thunderstorm the other night. I’m still waiting for that first good snowfall of the season.
Congratulations to Adam Romine, and Ellie Ford, for being named the Cougar Players of the month. Way to go. Thank you, Michael Lindsey and Farm Bureau Insurance for sponsoring the Players of the Month. Your support is much appreciated.
Thursday is the third Thursday of January. You know what that means: Third Thursday Mini-Concert at the Rector Community Museum. This week we are honored to be entertained by the award-winning band, Trippp. Check out the event post at https://www.facebook.com/events/777651469315701/ . Trippp is a band from Paragould with some serious country music to share. Yes they are Trey Stafford’s triplets, so my guess is they will have some good patter too. Come down to the Museum on Thursday, January 16. The concert is from 7:00 pm til 8:0 0, but you are encouraged to come early and look around a bit.
As I mentioned last week the Census Bureau is looking for census takers for the Rector area. If you are looking for some extra money and working your own hours and getting paid while you are in training, you might do well to look into this temporary part time job. It pays $17.00 per hour plus .58 cents per mile. You can set your own hours and paid training is provided. There are several different positions open. You can view the job descriptions at www.2020census.gov/jobs and can submit an application online.
The census is important. You do want to be counted. It’s one way you have to influence the support you get. It is the tool for establishing the true population of cities and towns, counties, states and US territories and the population of the entire nation. The census count determines government funding for things like roads and bridges and other infrastructure projects. Schools, medical facilities and personnel, emergency services, like the Police and Fire Department and EMTs are also funded and staffed based on the number of people they will be serving. It is the count that matters. The census matters. Its reliability matters. So, look for your form in the mail and be sure you and your household are accounted for. I will post information frequently between now and April 1.
There will be more posted on the www.Rectorarkansas.com website and on the Rector, Arkansas Facebook page. Check it out. And be sure to complete you census when it arrives.
That’s it for this week. I am always updating 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.
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.
God bless our troops.