Welcome to Rector!

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


The Rector Community Museum

The Rector Community Museum is now in their new building at 310 Main St. Go to: www.rectormuseum.com to get a look around.  If you would like help support this look at history, you can mail your donations to:  P.O.Box 313, ​Rector, AR 72461.


census workers wanted

Could you use some extra income? Census 2020 is looking for Census Workers. Pay is $17.00 per hour and 58 cents per mile, paid weekly. You can set your own schedule and you will be paid during your training. Work in your own community. Apply on-line here: http://www.2020census.gov/jobs . You can apply and are under no obligation to continue if you are called. The census is important to everyone.


What’s the census all about anyway?

The Census is a count. You want to count, don’t you? This is your chance. The Federal Census is only taken once every ten years. The goal is to count everyone who lives in the United States of America and its territories. It is the primary source for determining the nation’s population and economy. The counts made this year will be used by our leadership when they are making decisions about our needs. A new school, or hospital or even a mall or the local Dollar General Store all depend on the local population count and the economy. It will determine the need for highways and rural services, like electricity and water. Disaster relief relies on the current census information too. The Census that is taken this year will be used for the next ten years to meet our needs. That makes an accurate count very important.

You can get more information on the census at this site: http://www.2020census.gov . Take a few minutes and visit this website to see what you can expect. When you receive your census form in the mail you will have the option to fill it out and send it back via the mail or you can complete the form on-line or by phone. You should complete it as soon as possible. The census bureau will try to contact you by mail again and if you still do not respond a census worker will come to your address to assist you. It’s important so be counted.