Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Jan. 17

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News Briefs

Ella Lambey leads participants in singing “We Shall Overcome” during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday in Fayetteville. » More Photos

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A large crowd gathered at about 11 a.m. Monday morning in the Walton Arts Center parking lot for the 2012 MLK Day March. Here are a few photos.

Fayetteville was named a 2011 Volunteer Community of the year for the third consecutive time during an awards luncheon hosted by the Arkansas Municipal League last week.

Tim Helder says he’ll once again run for Washington County sheriff in the 2012 election. If re-elected, it will be his fifth term.

After a successful 2010 debut and exponential expansion last year, the Fayetteville Roots Festival will be back for a third time in 2012.

Here is this week’s round of deals and news from our sponsors. Please support the businesses that support the Flyer.

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Jessica Maland, Steve Gunderson, Joe Hawkins, Carrie Hilderbrandt, Jasin Hulsey, Gene Freeman, Jana Burton, Jessica Jackson, Kelly Ross, Kimberly Fisher, Mandy Weeks, Tim Sanderlin, Amanda Springer, Rhonda Dillard, William Munnerlyn, and Nicholas Thrower.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actress Betty White is 90, actor James Earl Jones is 81, former professional boxer Muhammad Ali is 70, former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 64, singer Steve Earle is 57, singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 53, actor Jim Carrey is 50, First Lady Michelle Obama is 48, actor Naveen Andrews (Lost) is 43, and actress/musician Zooey Deschanel is 32.

Tuesday Events

Candy Lee and the Sweets

University of Arkansas classes resume today which usually means longer calendar lists are on the way.

Besides live music with Candy Lee and the Sweets at the Lightbulb Club and a Women of the World poetry slam at Rogue, residents will get a chance to meet Steven Thomas, the second of two final candidates vying for the Fayetteville Public Library’s open executive director position at 6 p.m. in the library’s Walker Community Room.

The list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Get Your Geek On: You’ve Got Mail!
JJ’s Grill: TJ Scarlett
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: The Phosphenes
Rogue: Women of the World Qualifier Slam
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Candy Lee & The Sweets / Rough Draftz

Tuesday Public Meetings

11:00 a.m.FPL Board of Trustees special meetingPublic Library
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-17, Tandem Axle Diesel SpreaderCity Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.City Council Meeting * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219
6:00 p.m.FPL Executive Director candidate forumPublic Library

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel