Now is a good time to take a ride into the hills. The leaves are beginning to turn, and Crowley’s Ridge is bursting with color. Fall is such a spectacular season. It is the “blaze of glory” time of the year. I have lived long enough and traveled enough to have been witness to a plethora of autumn displays in many different locations. They are never the same from year to year or from place to place. The colors vary, the timing is different, the temperature changes. Sometimes it’s rainy and sometimes summer just won’t let go. But winter is always on the way. So, take a drive, gather some leaves, snap some photographs and walk in the fresh air. It is autumn, a most spectacular time of year.
Congratulations to the Rector Band. They brought home a ton of trophies and awards at the Class A Open Marching Competition, placing first in Drum Major, Percussion and Color Guard. Evan Holmes won the Outstanding Soloist award and the band received an Excellent Rating Overall. Good job everyone. This band just keeps getting better.
Congratulations also to seniors Lareesa Newland-Cook and Zane McNeely for being selected as October’s Cougars of the Month. Lareesa is said to be as helpful as she can to the school and faculty. Zane is described as a “young man of great character.” Both are terrific examples to other students. Keith Hill and Shannon Haywood of Rector Downtown Drug are the sponsors of the RHS Cougar of the Month award. Thank you, Keith and Shannon.
We are fortunate to have so much community support for our students and faculty. The Centennial Bank of Rector hosted the kindergarten students last week for story time. Ms. Sherri Dills and Ms. Debi Graves-Boyd delighted the youngsters by reading aloud to them. It was a good morning for everyone. And yes, of course the children had lots of questions. Thank you, Sherri and Debi.
A reminder that The Rector Community Center will hold its annual Fall Craft Fair on November 23. If you have not been a vendor before and want to jump in this year, or if you have not received your registration form, call Linda Robinson at 870 595-3035 for a registration form. It is a lot of fun for everyone involved. The snack bar will be open for breakfast and lunch. Believe me that alone is worth going in for. Mark your calendars. It is a good place to pick up some unique Christmas gifts and it’s inside so rain or shine we will be fine.
There are a lot of scams going around now. Phone calls, Facebook posts, and emails. A lot of the scams target senior citizens specifically. Everyone be on the alert and if something doesn’t seem right, steer away from it. AARP has a website for reporting scams. If you want to report one or check one out, you can find it on www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/tracking-map/
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.
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