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Fox's Den: Fracking film features local

Posted: September 9, 2013 - 4:26pm

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

An important film series on fracking premieres tonight at UCA at 7 p.m. followed by a 45-minute question and answer session. Our talented Emily Lane, who was involved in getting the Wooster Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market started, is a local person and the film’s co-creator with a local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org. Tonight’s film will address the Fayetteville Shale site in North Central Arkansas which had a direct impact on Greenbrier ending in a 4.7 magnitude earthquake in February 2011.

Calling all coats and jeans! Greenbrier First United Methodist Church reports a slow start to their give-away this year. Get your gently used, too small or too large or new jeans and coats to the church this week to be sized ahead of time. People will come to their parking lot this Saturday to claim them. Last year 800 pair of jeans was scarfed up quickly.  In addition, they are having a pancake breakfast so come early and enjoy the fun, 8-11 a.m.--corner of Tyler and Highway 65. Be sure to bring along some food for their food pantry too. You might be surprised at the urgent needs in this community and this is an easy way to help.

Welcome to the new Dr. Jimmy Fulmer in town. He is practicing Family Medicine at the Greenbrier Family Medicine Clinic, 110 N. Broadview.   Drop in 8-5 p.m. or call 501-679-3551.

Family Nurse Practitioner Wesley Ward, DNP, APN just took over the Community Medical Clinic at 8 S. Broadview. He is now running the clinic and even makes house calls for Medicare patients who are homebound. Although house calls used to be done years ago, it is rare these days.   Ward says, “I really enjoy this and it has huge health benefits for my patients.”  Call 501-581-0207.

Students interested in engineering a robot may sign up for GHS’s first competitive robotics team to design, build, and program a robot to overcome a specific challenge and compete with other schools. Contact Mr. Driskell at GHS in room 138.   My, my!   When I was in school, I was worried about getting a volcano to erupt properly. How kids and learning has changed!

Did you remember Gov. Mike Beebe proclaimed September as Arkansas Volunteer Month? Get out and do something or pick up the phone. Everybody can help somebody if you really think about it. Although tomorrow is Patriot Day, it is not a school holiday. Friday the 13th brings “Blame Someone Else Day.” I might have known.

‘Til next time, tell your friends about Tuesdays and subscribe to the Log Cabin newspaper to have your own copy in your hands when you step into my den. It is a great gift for a non-internet user. You can also access it on-line at www.thecabin.net . Remember to shop Greenbrier first. Talk with you soon……….bj

Please send Greenbrier news or suggestions to BJ Fox at  greenbrier@thecabin.net or bjfox2005@windstream.net or call 501-679-3690. You may view my multiple photos on-line at www.spotted.thecabin.net.  

 

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