Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat. I was happy to receive kudos on my column from Tommy Jackson. It’s always nice to get praise from a former newspaper Editor. He sent a copy of the new “move over” law pointing out that vehicles for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management are also included. They have green lights! The law, Act 579, requires drivers to move over, not only for police cars, fire trucks and ambulances, but adds utility vehicles, tow trucks or authorized vehicles displaying blue, red, amber, white or green lights that are flashing, revolving, or rotating. When motorists see any of these vehicles, they must move to the farthest possible lane or position from the authorized vehicles. If a driver cannot move over, he or she must reduce speed and exercise caution. If a driver is found guilty of violating the law, they can be fined up to $500, confined to jail or both. The court may also order community service or suspend a person’s driver’s license up to six months. Wow! Move over is not just a good thing, it’s the law.
Note the special Greenbrier City clean-up dates, Sept. 16 through Sept. 20. In cooperation with Waste Management, City of Greenbrier furnishes huge dumpsters for junk pickup for a week. All you have to do is get it there and throw it in. It is self-serve, as long as you can haul it to the dumpsters parked behind the Greenbrier City Event Center on Lois Lane. You may bring any waste except for old tires, hazardous liquids, and old batteries. Many folks bring old chairs, sofas, and yard waste that the normal garbage pick-up does not do.
Barkley’s Auto Service, 686 Highway 65 North in Greenbrier will now accept waste tires from the public and from area tire dealers. Individual residents may dispose of up to 4 automobile tires per month free of charge at a designated Public Waste. Over-size tires prompt a fee. Greenbrier City residents’ trash collection day is Fridays. City commercial trash collection is — Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 501-679-3014 for more info.
Prayers and all good wishes go to John Wray and his family as he continues to battle health problems. Our hearts go with you. We were sorry to see MooMoos disappear from Greenbrier; but a good man, Carl W. Spears, has opened a new Allstate Insurance Company in that space. Jennifer Church tells me he is Head Coach for the PeeWee football 4th grade blue team. He has to be a good man just to take on a whole bunch of little 4th graders! Give him a look-see in his new digs.
The rumor going around once again that Hobby Lobby may be closing due to federal regulations regarding health care mandates is just that. This rumor has been floating for two years and has no truth to it. Rest assured, your craft supplier is not moving anywhere soon.
Wooster Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market had another absolutely beautiful day. Their hours have changed to 8 a.m. to noon, which brought more people out. This is a great way to meet your neighbors, grab some fresh produce (my watermelon is sweet and tasty), and buy some great home-made treasures. Make this a habit. Five miles east of Greenbrier on Highway 25 (Green Valley Road) is easy to get to. Heavens! You can roll out of bed and be there for your morning coffee.
While interviewing in town, I met some interesting people this week that you shall meet in upcoming Tuesday issues. Thanks, also, for your suggestions. ‘Til next time, I hope you have subscribed to the Log Cabin newspaper to have your own copy in your hands when you step into my den to chat. Remember to shop Greenbrier. Talk with you soon ... bj
Please send Greenbrier news, questions, comments, or suggestions to BJ Fox in The Fox’s Den at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-679-3690. Her photos may be viewed online at www.spotted.thecabin.net .