Daily Flyer: Thursday, June 28

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News Briefs

A corral of dairy goats was one of several exhibits in the Barnyard Buddies petting zoo set up during the Animal Extravaganza event held Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Photo: Todd Gill

Cyclists in Fayetteville could soon have a new option for traveling from the city’s trail system to the downtown area. The proposed Spring Street Bikeway would follow Spring Street east from Frisco Trail to Block and East Avenues, creating a connection to the square.

Extreme heat and dry conditions have led to a burn ban in Fayetteville that prohibits outdoor burning of any kind, including the use of fireworks through the Fourth of July.

Martin Bemberg, a 24-year-old language tutor and lifelong resident of the city said he plans to challenge Matthew Petty for the Ward 2, Position 2 City Council seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is coming to Fayetteville in October to speak during a special 10th birthday celebration for the University of Arkansas Honors College.

Local artist Eugene Sargent, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, has inspired several Fayetteville residents to come together to plan a fundraiser to help defray some of his treatment costs.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall Trio
Sound Warehouse: Even Otter / Seven Feathered Aura
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Summer Chamber Music Festival
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Jack Mitchell Big Band
Foghorn’s on College: Michael Shaw
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Jose’s: Lil Hoojin
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Keith Nicholson
Powerhouse Seafood: Ultra Suede
Rowdy Beaver Den: Leah & The Mojo Doctors
George’s Majestic Lounge: Fuggins Wheat Band / Don’t Stop Please
Kingfish: Steve Dimmitt
LIT: Justin Leflar
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Mad Max & The Wild Ones

Thursday Public Meetings

5:00 p.m.Ordinance Review Committee Meeting *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Marcus Lane, Brandy Kavanaugh, Kristin Esser-Guyton, Jeff Lambert, Sally Baker Williams, Tommi Perkins, Suzanne Billings, Nelson Ruscin, Brandi Gordon and Linda Nickle.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 86, actress Kathy Bates is 64, actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 46, actor John Cusack is 46 and country singer Kellie Pickler is 26.