Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

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News Briefs

Photo: Todd Gill

A vacant, dilapidated factory in southeast Fayetteville may soon be torn down to make room for a Kum & Go gasoline station. The company has offered $900,000 for a portion of the city-owned property once home to a Tyson Mexican Original plant.

Our seven-part series of Northwest Arkansas trail reviews was completed yesterday with a look at Mt. Kessler, one of Fayetteville’s greatest hidden treasures, tucked away in the southwest corner of the city.

If you’re a fan of the History Channel, we’ve got some good news. The folks from the hit reality show American Pickers could soon be filming in Arkansas.

The Arkansas men’s basketball team begins conference play tonight with a matchup against SEC newcomers Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. ESPNU will televise the game. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.

Wednesday Events

6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Brick Fields Band
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Chooch
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Catch Me If You Can
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Horton Blues Band

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Wednesday Meetings

3:30 p.m.City Board of HealthCancelledCity 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
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Arts Council *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingFayetteville Public Library, Walker Board Room

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Lee Scarlett, John Bata, Amy Cleveland, Shannon Spence, Karen Crawford, Andy Coates, Martha Agee, Laura Chioldi, Tammy Melton-Martin, Chyrl Ferrell and Lisa Majors.

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Others: Singer Joan Baez is 72, guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 69, singer Crystal Gayle is 62, NASCAR driver Mark Martin is 54, singer-guitarist Dave Matthews is 46, singer A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys is 35 and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton) is 31.