Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Oct. 11

Shiloh Museum/WCHS Collection
A photo from Charles Alison and Ellen Compton’s pictorial history of Fayetteville shows what the east side of the downtown square looked like in 1940.

Local Notes

If you haven’t already, make sure you get out and vote before the end of the day.

Today’s special election will determine whether Fayetteville’s 1-cent sales tax will be renewed for another 10 years.

So far, 67 percent of Flyer readers are in favor of extending the 18-year-old tax which accounts for about $15.4 million in Fayetteville’s general and capital improvement funds.

To check your voter registration status or to find a polling place, visit voterview.org or call 479-444-1711.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Jamie Wetsell, Holly Andersen, Dan Jefferson, Jacob Rephan, Katherine Murdock, Jessica McClard, Natalie Lindsey, Patrick Benham, Brett Williams and Johnice Dominick.
Others: Actress Joan Cusack is 49, actor Sean Patrick Flanery is 46, actor Luke Perry is 45, actress Jane Krakowski is 43, rapper MC Lyte is 40, and pro golfer Michelle Wie is 22.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Tuesday To-do

Anyone with an interest in Fayetteville should consider attending the walking tour of the downtown square tonight.

The tour is part of the Washington County Historical Society’s 2011 lecture series and will be led by Charles Alison and Ellen Compton, authors of “Fayetteville“, a newly released pictorial history of the city.

The pair will sign copies of their book at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Bank of Fayetteville. The tour will follow the reception.

There’s more tonight, too. Here’s the full list:

The list

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Dickson Street Pub: Steve Stramel / Ken Smith
Fayetteville Square: Walking tour of the Fayetteville square
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Daylily Society Meeting
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Eddie Jones’ Voice Studio
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
West End: Comedy Open Mic
George’s Majestic Lounge: OLIVE-Wonderland Party
Scarpino: Jazz Night
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Teddy Sablon
Rowdy Beaver Den: Open mic

Public Meetings

City Hall, Room 326: City Council Agenda Session (agenda) – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 326: Water and Sewer Committee – 5:15 p.m.

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk