Daily Flyer: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Weather forecast

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Local news

Fayetteville officials launched a new emergency alert system this month designed to notify residents about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and other emergencies.

University of Arkansas Police are asking the campus community to remain on alert following a report of a possible shooting threat.

Sales tax deliveries were back up this month in all four of the major cities across northwest Arkansas.

Fayetteville acts Barrett Baber and Backroad Anthem will perform a tornado relief benefit concert tonight at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

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JJ’s Grill has free music this week with Lukas Wigington, Jeff Fox, Mo Brothers, JAB, and Ocie & The Heartstrings.

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Following a top performance at the 2014 Drake Relays this past weekend, Arkansas’ Anthony May was named SEC Male Field Athlete of the Week.

The Arkansas baseball team dropped eight places in this week’s NCAA RPI thanks to a weekend series loss to Auburn.


Wednesday Events

3 p.m.  Bogle Park: Razorback softball vs. Oklahoma
6 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Sustainable Living in Retirement Discussion
6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Wednesday night Blues Therapy Sessions
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
6:30 p.m.  Arsaga’s at The Depot: Live jazz w/ Adams Collins, Johnny Arredondo and friends
7 p.m.  Nibbles: Jed Clampit
7 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Opera Theatre
7 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Artosphere Panel Discussion: Translating Earth
9 p.m.  JR’s Lightbulb Club: Mind Over Mirrors / Ozarka Orkestra
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Tornado relief benefit show

Wednesday Meetings

9 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda)City Hall, Room 326

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Kat Barlow, Joe Newman, Sarah Fennel, Keyla Reed, Steve Autry, John Lester, Sandy Ward, Paul Harris, Nao Ueda, Melissa Boyte, Amy Morrow, Lauren Galle, Meghan Collins and Brenna Blackwell.
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Others: Singer Willie Nelson is 81, singer Merril Osmond of The Osmonds is 61, singer J.R. Richards of Dishwalla is 47, guitarist Clark Vogeler of The Toadies is 45, guitarist Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down is 43, country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 43, singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is 41, actor Johnny Galecki is 39, rapper Lloyd Banks is 32, actress Kirsten Dunst is 32 and actress Dianna Agron is 28.