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This is Valentine’s week — not just THE day (which is Friday for all of you who forget) but many are celebrating all week — even all month!

February is American Heart Month, so it’s a good time to eat healthy and check your vitals. Hugging is now a proven, scientific way to lower blood pressure and stress and give that extra momentum to success that everyone needs. Don’t hold back on hugs for your kids and loved ones as they start their day. Don’t forget — school is in session Friday, Feb. 14 to make up a snow day.

After Reba Holland closed my favorite chocolate store in town, Sweet Temptations, I can now pass on the fact she makes her chocolates for the Fudge Factory located in Pickles Gap. Great Valentine’s gift!

If you are looking for that perfect gift for your Valentine, the Faulkner Academy of Arts is putting on a live cabaret-type show with an evening of music from sentimental to sublime, true to life to absolutely silly. You can bring your sweetie by after dinner at your favorite restaurant and have dessert with them. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Order a special plate of pie, fruit and candies or dessert ahead of time by calling 501-339-7401 or email The theater is at 2201 Washington Ave., Conway. Donation is $10. Enjoy V-Day!

Last week’s ice storm forced the delay of the Conway Women’s Chorus’ last open rehearsal to tonight at 7. Go to 2201 Washington Ave., Conway, for fun and singing.

Cecil Oursbourn of Farm Credit of western Arkansas announced an open house at 89C N. Broadview on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and learn how Farm Credit is here to help "Enrich Rural Life." Sharing in the profits of rural life in western Arkansas is what they want to emphasize during your visit. All are welcome.

Please send Greenbrier news, questions, comments, or suggestions to BJ Fox at or call 501-679-3690.