Another month gone. It is May already and still raining. I know the farmers are wishing it would get a little bit dryer so they can plant the crops. I’m thinking it may be a good year for rice. But they certainly don’t look to me for advice on farming and that’s a good thing, because I would be a lousy source.
Ariana Shavalia won 2nd place at the Rector SD science fair. She powered a light bulb using lemons. Wasn’t that a cool experiment? Congratulations Arianna.
Preschool graduation was last week. All those tiny people in caps and gowns were so cute. Come the fall they will be joining the big kids in the grade school building. Pretty exciting stuff for those youngsters.
Then there was the 6th grade dance. Those kids were pretty cute too. Sixth graders are teenagers after all. That is almost grown. They too will be transitioning over the summer. High School is certainly more exciting than Elementary School. Congratulations to all the soon-to-be-high school kids.
The High School Graduation will be on May 19 at 2:00 p.m. It is an awesome day for the seniors as they spend their last day in high school. Of all the transitions in life, high school graduation is one of the biggest changes. You may go on to college or trade school, join the military or go to work right away. The difference is that you are considered to be an adult. Mom and Dad may still be making the rules at home, but you are officially an adult. You will find yourself more responsible for what you do and do not do. You will be searching for the person you want to become. It is wonderful, exciting, liberating and sometimes, frightening. This is really the first day of the rest of your life. Embrace it. Make it all you can.
There are still a lot of end of the school year activities coming up. Enjoy them all. The Athletic Banquet is on May 14th at 6:oo pm and the Honors Day Celebration on May 17 at 9:30 am. Of course, the main event, the Rector High School Graduation will be May 19th at 2:00 pm.
Centennial Bank posted a security warning last week. They are NOT going to message you a link to use to review your account. If you get a message from the Centennial Bank security team asking you to follow a link to review your account do NOT click on that link. If you think you need to review your account at Centennial Bank or any other, log on the way you usually do. Do not give out your account information to anyone.
There is a new Royal Baby in England today and we have a vested interest in him. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a son. Watching Prince make the announcement and showing his happiness over the birth was a wonderful thing to see. Just like all you other fathers. Congratulations to moms and dads everywhere.
Anyone wanting to help Ronda Haney with on-going expenses can still make deposits. The account at Centennial Bank, 809 East 9th St., Rector is still open. The account is in the name of Ronda Haney and Alex Green. You can also contribute through Paypal: https//www.paypal.me/rondaandalex . And if you would like a snazzy bracelet, go to the Facebook page of Sarah Pruett Boyd. She has hand made bracelets for sale with all the proceeds going to Ronda and Alex.
I suppose this is all I have for this week. 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. Check out your Rector, Arkansas website: www.rectorarkansas.com from time to time. I love to be told I need to update it and I take all suggestions to heart. Take a look.
Goodbye for now. Try to stay dry.