Welcome to Town!
Welcome to the Rector, Arkansas official community website. We invite you to take a look around and see what our community has to offer.
We are very proud of our little town. Surrounded by some of the best farmland in Arkansas, it’s a safe, comfortable community where people know and look out for one another, and family and friends are important. In true small town form we celebrate our victories together and offer support during more challenging times. Volunteerism is our life blood.
We take great pride in our modern and progressive school system and of our businesses, our local medical and dental facilities and our well-equipped fire and police departments. We are home to a certified nursing and care facility. We have numerous churches, affordable homes and a beautiful parks system. Our most treasured assets however are our people and the friendly atmosphere they create.
The rich history of Rector and the surrounding communities has shaped our traditions and values and at the same time keeps us focused on the future. Like many small towns in rural areas, we face a number of challenges and we strive to maintain the balance between progress and tradition without losing the essence of our community spirit. We constantly look for opportunities to create a more dynamic environment; a new business downtown or a creative enterprise or a new skateboard park, Our city government works with citizens and with the Community Development Office to find ways to improve life in Rector.
Rector is home to the best Labor Day Picnic in the country. Organized entirely by volunteers it draws back former residents and their families for an entire weekend of festivities and reunions and all proceeds support the Woodland Heights Cemetery.
So browse through our website. You will see our beautiful parks, our Veterans Memorial Park, our governing body, a list of clubs and civic organizations that keep our town moving. If you are a Rector resident we invite you to join them in working for a better Rector. We’re pretty proud of our little town. It’s a great place to live and a wonderful place to come home to.
Teresa Roofe, Mayor
Donate to Downtown Rector
GoFundMe.com Search for "Rector Downtown Revitalization".
All your donations go to the revitalization of downtown Rector.
Shop on-line with Amazon
Just start with www.smile.amazon.com , choose RDC once and shop as usual.
the Rector Community Museum
reverse 911 call
You can receive an automated call from the city of Rector to keep you informed of emergency situations. Contact the Rector Water Department for more information.
Cotton Picking Time
Will Simmons & Jase Speer
Photo by Jamie Simmons
What's with the Water Tanks?
Our Water Department at work for us. While the water tower is being painted they have procured temporary, portable water tanks to insure that our water supply is not interrupted. The Health department has certified the water in these tanks to be safe just like it does in the big tower and we should notice little if any difference in the water or the pressure. They will be around as long as we need them, until the big tower is certified ready for use. It may be as long as 60 days. Thanks Water Department!
American Pickers to film in Arkansas
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz and their team plan to film episodes for their hit series American Pickers in Arkansas in October and November. If you have a large or unusual collection of antiques and think you might want to be on one of their episodes give them a call at 855 OLD-RUST (653-7878)
Mayor Teresa Roofe Arrives to watch the cougars play football