Daily Flyer: Thursday, May 31

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News Briefs

Signs point Wakarusa festival goers towards various stages and facilities.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The 2012 Wakarusa music and camping festival kicks off today on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas. Here are a few photos from yesterday afternoon on the festival grounds.

Fayetteville planning commissioners are set to review plans for a new Arvest Bank branch at the southwest corner of College Avenue and Township street on the site of a long vacant car dealership.

To better gauge public opinion on the administration’s lower grade reconfiguration plan, the Fayetteville School District has scheduled five public meetings to be held at separate schools throughout the city in June.

We’ve got four pairs of tickets to give away for the Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw concert on June 17 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Click here to enter.

Thursday Events

Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Wakarusa 2012
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Keith Nicholson
Gulley Park: The Smart Brothers / Twelfth Night
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
Jose’s: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers
Legacy Blues Lounge: Barrett Baber
Foghorn’s on College: Darren Ray
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
St. Paul’s Episcopal: Summer Chamber Music Festival
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: J.T. Huff / Mike Summler and Friends
Dickson Street Pub: Tommy Nolen
Kingfish: Jeff and Cody
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
Powerhouse Seafood: The Wes Hart Band
Rowdy Beaver Den: Black Water
Boar’s Nest BBQ: Effron White
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Mixx Tenn
UARK Bowl: Stand Up Open Mic

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee* (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Bronson Stilwell, Cecile Chen, Elizabeth Baker, Gregory Smith, Heather Shell, Jim Fairbanks, Kimberly Golden, Leigh Wood, Marian Kunetka, Marilyn Heifner, Mat Costa, Matt Marshall, Wayne Bonner-Bell and West Doss.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 82, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath is 69, comedian Chris Elliott is 52, rapper DMC of Run-DMC is 48, actress Brooke Shields is 47 and actor Colin Farrell is 36.