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July 25, 2014, 10:05 pm
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  • Hometown Happenings

       Daily Tidbit for Friday: After a week full of multiple Birthday wishes, there is only one scheduled for today!  And June Weems Monaghan is the one person making time for cake and ice cream today!  Happy Birthday to June! (And June, you better send us some cake over here!)  Happy Birthday to my sweet sister-in-law, Tracy Duff! – ND
       Saturday is Birthday time for another solo act as Jimmy Long celebrates his Happy Day.  Happy Birthday Jimmy!
       And Sunday is Birthday time for  nobody?  Well, we know that someone out there is having one today so we are going to say Happy Birthday anyway!  Happy Birthday Darian Billington, tuning in from the ATL! – ND
       Remember folks, we only have your name in the Happy Birthday list if someone loves you enough to send your name in.  So, kick them in the rear and tell them to send those names in to us at keifer@clarksdaleinfo.com.
       It seems that the trailer thieves are still out there and being active.  See the Police Report from yesterday for the latest trailer theft.
       Want to know more about the Conservation Compliance changes in the 2014 Farm Bill?  The U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency e-newsletter can give you all you need to know. Click Here.
       The Lyon’s Farmers Market will be open tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.  We have always tried to get there before 8:00, but sometimes, ya just gotta stay in bed for that extra few minutes!  Fresh fruit, vegetables cakes cookies, etc. all at your fingertips right there next to the railroad track.
       Also, at 10:00 a.m. is the Burgers and Dogs fund raiser @ the Animal Shelter on Anderson Blvd.  For more info call Rob Harris at 627-7870.
       Did you miss the interview with City Commissioner Ken Murphey?  Nope, you have not missed it because it is still available by clicking on his picture above or by going to the Video Page!
       And here is a little recap from last week:  Delta Keepsakes is a place to find souvenirs, novelties, books, t-shirts, things made in Mississippi (Including some sauces, cake mixes, cookies and cheese straws) and Gourmet Pecans!  The prices are not sky high (Well, most of them!) but the quality is way up there.
       And with that we conclude our happy little trip into what’s Happening in our Hometown for today, kiddies!
       Have a great weekend Clarksdale and Coahoma County.
    -Keifer

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  • The heat is on!

    sign mug 150x150 The heat is on!Well, the cool snap is past, and the Delta is once more in the grip of our usual July weather pattern.  Things are heating up all over.  As we get closer to the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, there is a noted increase in tourist traffic downtown, and festival organizers and local businesses are looking forward to another huge turnout for Clarksdale’s original free blues festival.

    Getting closer to the Sunflower Fest also means that school is right around the corner…just don’t mention that in front of any teachers!  In the days to come, we will keep you up-to-date about football schedules and all the activities and events that go along with the start of another school year.  ClarksdaleInfo.com will be broadcasting the Lee Academy Colts football games live online, and we hope to add Clarksdale High and Coahoma County High games in the near future as well.  We will also post results of CCC, Delta State, MSU, and Ole Miss games here, and I am looking for columnists to write about the college football programs.  If you think you can provide the necessary analysis and insight, drop me a line.  Of course, the more controversial and partisan, the better!

    As the heat and humidity rise from merely intolerable to downright miserable, just remember that there are plenty of places to cool down with an ice cream cone or a cool beverage around town, and that there are plenty of events that are worth braving the heat for.  I heard a lot of griping about the snow and the freezing winter back in January, so don’t wish away the summer so fast!  Of course, complaining about the weather is a time-honored Delta tradition, as much as blues festivals, tamales, and barbecue.  Fall will be here soon enough, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now!

    -Nathan

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