Rector News from the Porch Swing

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

We did have a beautiful preview of spring last week, didn't we? What a glorious weekend that was! Of course then we were reminded that we do live in Arkansas where the weather can change on a dime. We had a veritable smorgasbord of environmental conditions the last few days.

I hate that the Lady Cougars were stopped just short of a trip to the state finals. They really deserved to go again this year. According to Virginia Reid, "It took more than a ball team to defeat them." Several team members were sick and still they stuck it out and played for all they were worth. There is much to be proud of! You are all great ball players and Rector is proud of you! Be proud of yourselves as well!

Sarah Burdin was the guest speaker at the Woman's Club of Rector last week. She was there to share information about our troops who are on the way to Iraq and to show her appreciation for the support of the community. She is a splendid speaker and a strong military wife. She says it doesn't matter what unit your loved one is with, if you need help, the support group here in Rector is here for you.

We all owe much to Sarah and the others like her and her husband who are giving so much for all of us. God bless you all!

Richard and Jessica Earls were in Paragould Saturday to see "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at the Collins Community Theater. Jessica says it was wonderful and they are looking forward to the upcoming performance of "Fiddler on the Roof." Let's look for that upcoming event.

Speaking of performances, I hope you have your tickets for "And Then They Came for Me," to be presented by the Rector High School drama department on Saturday. It will be a tear jerker, I know, but I am looking forward to watching it. There are some statements we dare not forget. The simple writings of Anne Frank fall into that category. There is definitely some reason for the diary of a young girl to survive against all odds for more than 60 years. I am confident that the drama department will honor Anne Frank with their performance.

Jane Fennell is home, and Steve says visitors are welcome. This is one more step in her journey back, and we know she has a long road ahead of her. She and her family need us all. Stop by and help when and how you can. Welcome home, Jane! We love you.

Time to close for this week. I suppose I will sit on the porch and see what the weather will be like in the next 15 minutes. Check out the new look of the website.

Don't forget to stay in touch. You can give me a call or email me. My phone number is 595-3173 or you can drop me a note at 514 West Third Street. My email address is We all want to know what has made you happy or sad. Please share. Bye now!

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