Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat.
Happy! Happy! Happy! The teachers are happy to greet their kids once again. The parents are happy to send the kids off once again. The kids were happy (for the most part) to meet their old friends once again. School starting triggers a heavier responsibility for us all to watch out for students, buses, bicyclists, and pedestrians—and not just in school zones. Be aware that the new “Move Over” law went into effect this week on all streets and highways. You must move over now when you see any orange, yellow, or red flashing light — it’s a law. On that note, whatever happened to the respectful way cars used to stop for funeral processions? — just a way to show respect that motorists seem to have forgotten. Move Over is a good thing.
Since our first Tuesday Greenbrier page launched last week, you must now be aware this is every Tuesday and we’re getting thumbs up from many places. As the new Editor/Reporter for this page, I’d like to hear from you about what is important to you. I intend to cover Greenbrier breaking news and current activities. I will feature a “special” person in an article each week. So far I chose two educators; but they are not the only “greats” in Greenbrier. I intend to tap senior citizens, our city service people, religious people, and homemakers—all people who make a difference in someone else’s life and in the life of our city. It can be as simple as two teens who are best buddies, a Pastor from one of our churches or a senior person with a great story to tell. We have many candidates who carry on ordinary lives, but do extraordinary things to affect other people. Any time you would like to chime in to nominate someone, just call or send an email. I want to hear your thoughts.
Congratulations are in order to GHS grad Adam Williams getting married September 21. Becky McGuire, who raised three sons in our schools, is now engaged to marry David Coffield September 21. Who says on-line romance doesn’t work?! Marilyn and Ted Battles are celebrating 50 years together September 21. Vicki Trammell welcomed a new grandbaby boy to her family and even walked away with three prizes at the Teachers’ Breakfast last week. She was fun to watch so excited.
Praise to student Grace Bray who has become quite a flutist, soloing in her church. Welcome to new resident Len Ragsdell moving here from Conway, who sent me a welcome note. Omerine Daley, Barbara Schenk, and Peggy Prout were spotted working on a Care Caps project together — a worthy cause for cancer patients needing head covers. Peggy is a Master Gardener and an avid reader who subscribes to The Log Cabin.
Enthusiastic congratulations to The Log Cabin for walking away with honors last week in Fla. Special kudos to Courtney Spradlin, Eric White, and David McCollum — all Reporters with special recognized skills. In case you’re not reading with regularity, forgive me for tooting our own horn; but the paper has and is changing. The last years have been big: new Publisher, new Editor, new building, new computer system, new phones, new people, new look, and fresh, new stories. And now, we are no longer the “step-child” in Greenbrier. You need to give the paper another look by calling 501-329-2927 right away to subscribe. Wouldn’t you be much happier with a newspaper in your hands when you step into my den to chat? Talk with you soon ... bj