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AT&T Brings Virtual Texting While Driving Simulator to the Jones Center

AT&T continues its mission to educate and inform youths across Arkansas about the dangers of texting while driving. As part of the “It Can Wait” movement, AT&T is taking the virtual texting while driving chair simulator around the state from March 28th through April 5th. On March 31st, the virtual simulator is making its way to The Jones Center to provide youths a 3-D driving simulation that re-creates the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel experience of texting while driving.

Dr. Maya Angelou to Visit Fayetteville Public Library

Dr. Maya Angelou to Visit Fayetteville Public Library

The Fayetteville Public Library Foundation will host “An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou” as part of the Roberta Fulbright Distinguished Author Series on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Fayetteville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6:30pm and seating is limited.  More event details will be available March 1st on the library website: www.faylib.org

Thanksgiving Care Packages

Thanksgiving Care Packages

This year over 67,000 American troops will spend Thanksgiving in Afghanistan, fighting for our freedom.

Move America Forward is offering Thanksgiving Care Packages for our troops, and they've invited you to become a sponsor. You can sponsor a single soldier or a whole battalion of troops and send a package full of support and treats to match the season.

Send treats like pumpkin spice, winter cookies, hot chocolate, candy corn, and more!

Washington County Health Unit Providing Flu Shots

On November 1, 2013 the Washington County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing seasonal flu shots at the Jones Center (922 E Emma, Springdale) from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. It is important to get flu vaccine every year, because different strains of the flu are in circulation every year. This year’s vaccine protects against the flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the upcoming season.

Ethics in Journalism Discussion at the University of Arkansas

Ethics in Journalism Discussion at the University of Arkansas

Gene Foreman, the university’s inaugural visiting professor for the Center for Ethics in Journalism in the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism, will be joined by fellow journalism professors Gerald Jordan and Patsy Watkins for a discussion about the state of journalistic ethics.

What: Public lecture and panel discussion on the state of journalistic ethics

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9

Where: Hillside Auditorium.

36th Ozark Quilt Fair Winners

36th Ozark Quilt Fair Winners

Over 200 antique and contemporary quilts were entered in the 36th Ozark Quilt Fair at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History recently. Visitors to the quilt fair voted on their choices of the best antique and contemporary quilts exhibited.

 

The winner in the contemporary category was a Cathedral Windows quilt by Reba Clark of Siloam Springs. Diane Pennington of Lowell won second with her Tie Sunburst quilt. Third place was awarded to an Out of the Blue quilt by Joan Miller of Alma.

 

Shave to Save Benefit, Sept. 22

Shave to Save Benefit, Sept. 22

A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be held from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22 at Jose's in Springdale.

At the event there will be live music from local bands, as well as raffles and a silent auction that will include two ZZ Top Concert tickets, two Blake Shelton tickets, an autographed basketball from Mike Anderson, autographed basketball from Ronnie Brewer, autographed photo of Frank Broyles, $50 gift card to Harley Davidson and more.