Rector receives two state grants

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

The City of Rector has received two separate $15,000 grants within the past few weeks.

Mayor Ron Kemp traveled to Little Rock recently to receive an Arkansas Energy Office grant from Gov. Mike Huckabee. The presentation was made at the State Capitol.

The grant, administered through the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, is being used for energy conservation projects as part of the renovation of Rector City Hall.

Rector administrative assistant Betty Benson will travel to Hot Springs later this month to accept a check from Gov. Huckabee through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program.

The presentation will be part of the annual Arkansas Rural Development Conference.

Rector was notified of the awarding of the grant in a letter from Bruce Campbell, director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services.

Rector has received two previous grants through the agency, one being used for construction of a concession stand at the sports complex and the other for construction of the new fire station.

The latest grant is being used for the renovation and development of a community room adjacent to the city hall complex.

Mayor Kemp thanked State Rep. Travis Boyd and State Sen. Tim Wooldridge for their help in obtaining the grants.

He also cited the key assistance of former State Rep. Richard Simmons, who was still in office when the original grant applications were developed.

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