Shortcuts: Osage Creek, Underwood Plaza, Shawna Thorup and more

A roundup of interesting local and regional links.

Osage Creek Amphitheater update

According to a message posted on the Osage Creek Amphitheater Facebook page, officials are securing “final financing” to complete construction of the venue. “Keep the faith and feel free to talk to us about investment opportunities. We will get it completed, it just takes a bit longer to reach the finish line…G” (Facebook)

New owner for The Lofts?

Rumors are circulating of a possible new owner of The Lofts at Underwood Plaza on Dickson Street. Ted Belden may soon be the new outright owner and may convert portions of the building into a bar, extended-stay condos, or a hotel. (Arkansas Business)

Shawna Thorup hired by Southern Hospitality Management

No explanation has surfaced for Shawna Thorup’s recent resignation as executive director of the Fayetteville Public Library, but it does appear she has found a new job. A news release issued by Southern Hospitality Management Company indicates Thorup is the company’s new Director of Sales & Marketing. (Southern Hospitality Management)

Boy hit by truck in Fayetteville

After being hit by a truck in Fayetteville Thursday morning, a 7-year-old boy was taken by helicopter to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. (KNWA)

Crossover Road widening coming soon

Widening construction on Crossover Road between Mission and Joyce boulevards could begin in as early as two weeks. The project, which calls for four lanes and a raised median, is expected to be complete in late 2013. (NWAOnline)

Arkansas declared agricultural disaster area

All of Arkansas’ 75 counties were declared as agricultural disaster areas after severe weather ravaged farmers across the state. (Arkansas News)

Single game tickets remain for Razorbacks’ SEC games

A limited number of single game football tickets for all of Arkansas’ remaining home football games, including the entire SEC home schedule, will be made available for sale beginning on Monday, Sept. 12. (UA Athletics)