Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Oct. 10

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News Briefs

Preschool Storytime at the Fayetteville Public Library had a special guest reader today. Mayor Lioneld Jordan read some of his favorite childhood books with the children in attendance.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Planning commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a community recycling drop-off facility on the south side of North Street near Scull Creek Trail.

Back in September, the people of America chose the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market as their favorite. Now it’s time to celebrate.

Organizers of the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival donated $36,000 to local high school running programs yesterday.

Arkansas quarterback was involved in a minor traffic accident on Tuesday, but the senior signal caller was not injured in the incident.

Timothy G. Nutt was appointed head of the special collections department of the University of Arkansas Libraries, UA officials announced this week.

Wednesday Events

Greenhouse Grille: Teddy Sablon
JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
Legacy Blues Lounge: Wes & Miles
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: TJ Scarlett
UA Student Union: Poetry Performer Sonya Renee
UA Old Main / Giffels Auditorium: UA celebrates faculty authors
Herman’s Ribhouse: Brick Fields
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Devil Makes Three
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Drive-In Speakerbox’s Tavern Trivia
UARK Bowl: Standup Open Mic Night
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jules Brown

Wednesday Public Meetings

3:30 p.m.Fayetteville Board of Health *CancelledCity Hall, Room 326
4:00 p.m.Urban Forestry Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Active Transportation Advisory Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Greg Smart, Stephen Shanks, Jonathan Holder, Theresa Reeder, Gary Boyle, Jesse Thomas, Molly Clark, Geoff Baker, Christy Jobe, Jeremy Hudson, Daniel Don Valentine, Debbi Layman, Micah Mae, Jeremy Brown, Jason Steffes and Joseph Israel.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Singer John Prine is 66, author Nora Roberts is 62, singer David Lee Roth is 58, country singer Tanya Tucker is 54, actress Julia Sweeney is 53, actor Bradley Whitford is 53, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is 43, actress Wendi McLendon-Covey is 43, actor and TV personality Mario Lopez is 39, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 38, singer Mya is 33 and actress Lucy Griffiths is 26.