Daily Flyer: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Local news

The annual bed races returned to Dickson Street Saturday during Springfest.

Staff photo

Springfest returned to Dickson Street for another day of fun last weekend. Here are some photos we took during the event.

The U.S. Air Force awarded a $3.5 million contract to a Fayetteville tech firm to develop a power module for a fighter jet, UA officials announced yesterday.

Business is booming at Fayetteville-based Acumen Brands, thanks to a meteoric rise in popularity of their southern lifestyle-themed brand, Country Outfitter.

There was an unfortunate accident on Block Avenue yesterday. Here’s a photo.

Sponsor news

It’s Soul Food Thursday at Ozark Natural Foods. They’re serving Baked “Fried’ Chicken BBQ, Seitan Vegan, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans & Kale, and Cornbread.

Flyer Sponsors

Time is running out to try the El Rancho and the Quesadipper at Flying Burrito. Check out their Food Fight promotion.

Everyone’s favorite wedges are back in stock at Savoir-Faire. Check ’em out.

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The Arkansas baseball team completed the series sweep with a 15-3 win over Northwestern State Wednesday afternoon at Baum Stadium.

The Razorback volleyball team continue their spring schedule tonight when they face Missouri State at 7 p.m. inside Barnhill Arena. Admission is free!


Thursday Events

5:30 p.m.  UA Campus: Visiting Artist Lecture: Julia Haft-Candell
6 p.m.  The Garden Room: ACLU of NWA Spring Banquet
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Tim Warden
6:30 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Fayetteville Philosopher’s Collective
6:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Opera Theatre
7:30 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Voxana
7 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Way of Color Talk
7 p.m.  Speakeasy: Comedy open mic night
7 p.m.  Backspace: Chapbook release party for Eszter Takacs
7 p.m.  UA Student Union: Degree Recital: Jacob Lee
7 p.m.  Common Grounds: Effron White
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: Hamlet
8:30 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Mountain Shore
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jon Dooly
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Airloom / Joe Sundell
8 p.m.  UA University Theatre: University Theatre – As You Like It
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Whiskey Myers / Kelly Road
9 p.m.  21st Amendment: Rooftop Revival
10 p.m.  Jose’s: Throwdown Thursday
10 p.m.  Club Push: The Beat

Thursday Meetings

3 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5 p.m.Fayetteville School BoardAdams Center
6 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111
6 p.m.Ward 1 MeetingSenior Center
6:30 p.m.YRCC Community MeetingYvonne Richardson Community Center

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Will Simmons, Mitchell Standridge, April Bailey, Bryan Brandon, Mike Abbiatti, Diane Abeyta, Tabby Holmes, David Greer, Amy Pannell and Denise Johnson.
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Others: Actress Shirley MacLaine is 80, actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 72, country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 71, drummer Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 69, actor Michael O’Keefe is 59, bassist Billy Gould of Faith No More is 51, actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 50, drummer Patty Schemel of Hole is 47, actor Austin Nichols is 34, singer Kelly Clarkson is 32 and singer-bassist Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects is 30.