Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

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News Briefs

The Fayetteville Animal Shelter will offer free spay and neuter surgeries to Fayetteville residents for dogs and cats on three upcoming dates in February and March.

City officials will officially break ground on the long-awaited College Avenue flyover bridge at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.

Since publishing a story last week about the cleanup of a former electroplating site on Pump Station Road in southeast Fayetteville, we’ve received several inquiries about the condition of the nearby pump station house and caretaker’s cottage. Here are some photos.

A painting honoring former Arkansas head basketball coach Nolan Richardson will be unveiled at halftime during the Razorbacks’ game against Tennessee on Saturday.

Speaking of basketball, both UA teams play tonight. The women face Ole Miss at 7 p.m. in Oxford, while the men take on Alabama at 8 p.m. in Tuscaloosa on ESPN2.

Thursday Events

6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Miller & Buford
6:30 p.m.  Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Clarke Buehling
6:30 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Winter’s Bone – film screening & book discussion
7 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: FPD fundraiser: Trampled Under Foot
7 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Richard Burnett
8 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Comedy Open Mic
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Big Bang
9 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Klint, Danny and Gang
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 1 Oz. Jig / Stiff Necked Fools
10:30 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: American Aquarium / Damn Arkansan

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Thursday Meetings

3:00 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Cristina Richards, Heather King, Christopher Allen, EJ Johnson, Chuck Carlson, Sarah Malloy, Susan DeVorak, Sandy Tedder, Michelle Hanby and Lisa Rinn Rotenberry.

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Others: Actor Jonathan Banks is 66, singer John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols, is 57, actress Minnie Driver is 43, actress Portia de Rossi is 40, actress Kerry Washington is 36, singer/actor Justin Timberlake is 32 and singer Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons is 26.