Daily Tidbit for Friday: Closing out the week with cake and candles are Becky Nance and Shawn Adams…happy birthday, Shawn and Becky! Celebrating over the weekend will be Ashley Pollan, Eddie Bright, and Glenn McCrory on Saturday, and Steve Hays, Melinda Stricklin, Willie Cotton, Win Graham, and Jason Roberts all get to party on Sunday! Happy birthday, Jason, Win, Willie, Melinda, Steve, Glenn, Eddie, and Ashley!
Tune in this morning to 105.7 WROX/AM 1450at 8:40 for “Newsweek in Review.” I will be absent, but WROX owner Paul Wilson and Clarksdale Press Register publisher Jesse Wright will no doubt have the latest on the data breach at the hospital, the annexation issue, and other matters of import to our town. I’ll be back in the studio with them next week, Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise.
In case you have not been downtown for lunch this week, Oxbow has reopened for full-time lunch service, and Hayden Hall has been busy crafting some amazing specials to go along with Oxbow lunch favorites like the Burger Stand Burger and Tuna Tacos. They are open from 11:00-2:00, Monday through Friday, so stop in and say hello!
High School football tonight…the Colts travel to Marianna, AR to take on the other Lee Academy, and the Wildcats hit the road to Southaven to take on the Chargers. We will stream the Colts game tonight, and hope to be adding Clarksdale and Coahoma County games in the near future. Check back closer to game time for the link to the webcast…it will be in the right sidebar below the link to “Between the Goalposts.” Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00.
There will be a silent auction benefit tonight at 6:00 to benefit families of local cancer patients. The auction will offer canvas prints by local photographer Danny Paris. For more information, click here.
Here is what you missed last Saturday! Harold Williams, left, picked all these watermelons and cantaloupes at Mike Williamson’s (center) farm. Market organizer, Larry Cook, is shown on the right. Market opens at 8 a.m. this Saturday on Main Street in Lyon.
Last week the Lyon Farmer’s Market had homemade breads, peas, beans, corn, okra, tomatoes, peaches, salsas, pickled okra, pickles, jellies, jams (by Miss Cozetta!), and a trailer load of melons. Check it out this Saturday! The market is located on Main Street in Lyon, and is a great way to eat healthy, and to support local growers.
The Coahoma County Higher Education Center continues to schedule great events…veteran journalist and author Juan Williams of Fox News will speak next week when “Community Book Talks” resumes. Williams writes for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other national publications.Click herefor more information.
For those of you who have asked about Keith, he continues to recover from back surgery, and is going to be (or may already have been, by this morning) moved to a rehab facility in Jackson. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he works to get back to a clean bill of health.
As always, there is a wealth of great entertainment available in Clarksdale this weekend…check out Roger Stolle’s“Sounds Around Town”as you make your plans. And if you have not had a chance to yet, check out Roger’s web series,“Moonshine and Mojo Hands”for an entertaining look at the musicians, juke joint owners, and jive artists who are keeping the blues alive in the Delta.
Whatever you decide to do this weekend, dress cool and stay hydrated…summer has returned with a vengeance, and the highs will be near 99 by Sunday with no rain in the forecast.
Have a great weekend, Clarksdale and Coahoma County!