Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat.  

Rave reviews for the Greenbrier High School’s presentation of Into the Woods! Except for recurring audio problems, the students on-stage and in the orchestra pit did exceptionally well with a most difficult play. I can’t wait to see it done at the Conway Dinner Theater this Friday. Be sure to get your tickets early.

Wooster’s "Keep Wooster Beautiful Day" is May 10. Meet at Wooster City Hall to be assigned a team to clean city streets and roadway shoulders. Be prepared to work outside. Gloves and trash bags will be furnished. Free refreshments for volunteers will be given at the Wooster Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market at the City Park. A reflective vest, sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. "Keep Wooster Beautiful Day" is in anticipation of the 2014 annual Wooster Memorial Day celebration May 17.

If you would like some real bargain clothing, be sure to go early to support Camp Tetelestai’s $1 brand name clothing sale. They are trying to raise enough money to fund a Christian camp retreat facility in Greenbrier for youth ministry. Their $1 sales of nice, gently used name brand clothing changes locations monthly; but you can find real bargains for men, women, junior, babies and children. This month is May 17 at Grace Bible Fellowship Church just off Hwy 65 at 14 Beaverfork Road starting at 7 a.m.

Greenbrier High School students met recently to repair fishing poles and equipment for their upcoming Fishing Derby day May 1 at Woolly Hollow State Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. HOFNOD (Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs) is a national movement among students to set good examples for their peers and youngsters. Coach Cindy Hartman teaches environmental science and health at GHS and said, "Many of these kids started with this program in third grade and are now mentoring as high school students. They have learned to walk the talk and are eager to give back to the community." Linda Atkinson, third grade teacher at Westside Elementary school coordinates the elementary kids for this field trip. HOFNOD places caring kids and adults in mentoring relationships with youth to provide a fun alternative to using drugs while teaching youth fishing and conservation skills. Rain date is Friday, May 2.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will make a presentation on historic preservation to students at Greenbrier Middle School on May 2 during classes from 8 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.   Education Coordinator Shelle Stormoe will present "The Civil War in Arkansas," a program on sites in the state that are associated with the Civil War along with information on the AHPP, historic preservation, and Arkansas sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

‘Til next time……Don’t forget to treat Mom well.

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