Daily Flyer: Monday, Jan. 16

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News Briefs

Residents march in the annual MLK Day March from the Walton Arts Center parking lot to the UA campus last year. This year’s event is set for 11:15 a.m. today.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the second federal holiday of the year. It’s also a city holiday meaning Fayetteville City Hall is closed. Trash collection routes, however, will run as normal so if Monday is your trash day, make sure to place your garbage and recycling by the curb.

Members of the public last week got a chance to hear from David Johnson, one of the two final candidates in the running to be the Fayetteville Public Library’s new executive director. Next up is Steven Thomas, who will speak tomorrow at the library at 6 p.m.

Amos Eric Watts, 23, of Fayetteville, was arrested in connection with a Saturday afternoon armed robbery of a Metropolitan National Bank branch located at 4033 N. Shiloh Drive.

We posted the second recipe from our soup series yesterday. How does Mushroom & Green Bean Soup with Gremolata sound?

The Arkansas men’s basketball team extended its home winning streak to 13 games after a 69-60 win over LSU Saturday night. The Hogs face No. 2 ranked Kentucky at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN.

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Leslie Tabor, Frank Walls, Amanda Barnes, Clint Johnson, Patrick Wike, Randy Green, April Martin, Denise Thomas, Regan Stotts, Sarai Aleshire and Erin Patton.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Director John Carpenter is 64, singer Sade is 53, singer Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 46, supermodel Kate Moss is 38, MLB star Albert Pujols is 32, and guitarist Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 31.

Monday Events

JJ’s Grill: Mo Brothers
Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby Fundraiser
Billy’s Grill: Chris Jerry
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Fayetteville Town Center: 16th Annual MLK Recommitment Banquet
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: NWAMC Jam Night

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

 City holiday 

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel