Clardy Retiring from Rector Community Center
After 16 years of employment with the City of Rector at the Rector Community Center, on Friday June 30, Eva Mae Clardy retired. According to Community Center Director, Linda Robinson, Eva Mae broke the news by saying, “I don’t want to retire, but I’m tired. I can’t continue like I want to. I’ll miss everybody.”
“It’ll be next to impossible to find someone with Eva Mae’s spirit and work ethic,” Robinson said of the announcement. There’s no one like Eva Mae.”
A spokesperson for the Clay County Arts Council, an organization which uses the RCC for many events noted, “Eva Mae greets us, opens the center early when necessary, and lets us know what’s going on, who has already arrived, and any other information. She’s on top of everything. And, she makes the most awesome brownies.”
Sadly, the community center won’t be quite the same without Eva Mae’s welcoming smile and offers of help. Recently, Sarah Pruett, with Arkansas Revenue Office located in the center, threw Eva Mae a fabulous 80th birthday party. Taking part were Sarah and Eva Mae, and everyone else working at the center shared work space.
In recognition of her years on the job, the community is being offered the opportunity to thank Eva Mae Clardy for her dedicated service and welcoming hand to everyone who has ever used Rector Community Center.
“We're hosting a drop-by retirement party for Eva Mae starting at 2 p.m. this Sunday, July 16, at the community center, Robinson explained. “Well-wishers are invited to drop by any time before 4 p.m. to enjoy punch, cookies and cake—and celebrate Eva Mae Clardy and her years of service to the City of Rector.”