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

Thanks to Naomi Finch, a 27-year resident of Greenbrier and now living in Conway, for her very appreciative call about our newspaper — especially the Greenbrier page. It’s thoughtful and kind for someone to take the time to call me with a question, concern or even directions. She needed directions to the Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market and we continued chatting as she told me how much she appreciates the news of Greenbrier.

The Market had a weak, but better start last Saturday. With all the rain, farmers have had a hard time getting their plants started, so produce is just a wee bit behind schedule this year.

This week’s sunshine helped ... and then more rain hit. The plants are grabbing every bit of grow time they can, but the farmers have had to run between the rain drops! Pray for another nice Saturday this week because some zucchini and small squash, peas and even some early tomatoes are apt to show up. Wooster City Park is a great place for family fun. It’s just south of Highway 25 about one-half mile on the north side of Shaw Bridge Road.

Code Red worked just fine at my house this week. We lost two big limbs from my favorite silver birch tree in back, but no major damage. My son was able to cram his car into the garage beside mine when we were warned of hail damage; so we really appreciated Code Red. Sign up before another storm. Go online to or call 866-939-0911. It covers all of Faulkner County and you can even be specific to Greenbrier.

Amie Regester is holding a short informational meeting Friday evening about a bootcamp in July called "Rock Your Life." This is a Bible-based course designed especially for Christian girls ages 14-20 that she developed to help girls discover who they are, where they are going and how to get there. Parents, girls and even grandmas are invited to attend this Friday at the City Event Center for more information.

Fly your flag on Sunday, or better yet, call the Greenbrier Lions Club and have them place one in your front yard for the seasons for a small fee. They have offered this service for many years as a fundraiser to benefit people who need glasses and eye exams in our area. President Donnie McMillen can tell you all about it if you call 501-679-1576.

’Til next time...

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