Recycling Effort Makes Fayetteville Proud

daddyBy Daddy Warbucks

A recent study by the R.W. Beck Co., gave Fayetteville city leaders some good news. The city is tops, the best, in a six state region at recycling. And that folks, saves us all money.

The savings by the city’s aggressive recycling program is estimated to save some $1.13 million. The city also saved money, Beck reports, by selling the recyclable materials for about half million dollars during the survey period studied last year. The city also saved some $135,148 in landfill fees by not having to take the recyclable materials to landfills. Go green. Stay green. Saves money.

New Retail

Welcome to V.S. Mobley’s General Store, which scheduled a “soft” opening on Wednesday. A true eclectic spirit can be found in the store, according to proprietor Jordan Garner Bartholomew. The store’s namesake is Bartholomew’s great, great grandmother, Viva Sharp Mobley. The store will carry high-end and utilitarian home goods and is located at 339 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville next to Lola Boutique. A grand opening is scheduled for September.

Day Closer

All those wealthy South Carolinians who have taken up residence as Arkansas Lottery Czars are telling us to watch for Sept. 28 as the first Arkansas Powerball drawing. Find them dollar bills, Momma. The lottery is coming.

New Maps

The new West Fork Watershed maps are now available. To get a copy, e-mail your name and address to and put Watershed Map in the subject line.

AERT Profit?

The news release from AERT proudly proclaimed a million dollar profit. But the Springdale based alternative building products firm’s stock is still below $1 per share. It dropped as low as 3 cents earlier in the year, but was up to 48 cents, last time Daddy W. looked.

AMP And BBQued

Looks like the Arkansas Music Pavilion will have the community spirit when Bikes, Blues & BBQ comes to town. The AMP will host several concerts on the Northwest Arkansas Mall site. Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet, Sept. 24; The Marshall Tucker Band and Oreo Experience on Sept. 25. Tickets are $10 per person, per night. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Vroom, Vroom. This year Bikes Blues & BBQ will also sponsor a hot rod exhibition called BB&BBQ Hot Rods Too. Prizes will be awarded to those who ride on four wheels.

Cranes Up

The University of Arkansas has two big cranes frantically working on the parking deck off Garland Avenue. Razorback fans love to see work, especially parking going up so close to the stadium. Woo Pig.

Beauties Wanted

The Washington County Fair Queen Pageant is looking for a few pageant hotties. Well they are looking for fair queen contestants for the Aug. 25 pageant. They have a Web site — — where a pageant form can be downloaded. Got questions? E-mail

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