Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Celebrating birthdays today are Reade Middleton, Barbara Graves, Allen Shaffer, Cal Williams, Jessica Aycock, Manda Jenkins, Tammy Bivins, Ronald Nolen and the Noe triplets – Caroline, Joseph and Robert…happy birthday Robert, Joseph, Caroline, Ronald, Tammy, Manda, Jessica, Cal, Allen, Barbara and Reade!
NBA playoff games on the West Coast make for some late nights, but congratulations to the Memphis Grizzlies for a huge win against Golden State last night. The series is tied at 1-1, and the next two games are in Memphis, on Saturday and Monday. The closest professional sports franchise to Clarksdale is having an amazing season, and they have a lot of support around here. If you see folks at work this morning looking a bit more bleary-eyed than usual, they probably stayed up to watch the game. Either that, or they were at Hambone last night!
National Tourism Week continues…today at the Delma Furniss Hospitality Station located at US 61/49 in north Coahoma County, visitors can visit with representatives from Tunica’s “Gateway to the Blues” museum, and there will be live entertainment and an appreciation luncheon from noon-2:00. Tomorrow, representatives from Coahoma County Tourism will be at the center from noon-1:30 to greet guests. For more information call (662) 337-2305.
The Americana Music Triangle will officially launch this week, with the first busloads of tourists arriving in Clarksdale on Thursday afternoon. There will be special performances and events going on Thursday and Friday. Check out the AMT website for more information about this venture that is aimed at promoting music tourism, and come out and meet some of the people involved in putting this project together.
The National Day of Prayer in Clarksdale will be held Thursday May 7 from noon to 1:00 at the Pavilion by the City Auditorium.
Thacker Mountain Radio will broadcast Saturday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. on MPB (Mississippi Public Broadcasting), 90.3 FM. This is the episode that was recorded at the historic Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner last month.
Mother’s Day is Sunday…there are plenty of local options if you are still looking for great gifts. Oak and Ivy is now open on Third Street across from Oxbow…stop in and let Erica Hall help you find the perfect present!
Something to put on your calendar for next week…the Clarksdale City/Coahoma County recycling team is teaming up with Keep Clarksdale Beautiful for a cleanup on May 16th. Volunteers are asked to meet at city hall on Sunflower Avenue and work from 9:30 to 11:30. Bags, gloves, pickup tongs and water will be provided…for more information call recycling manager Marc Taylor at 662-621-8136.
A note from Shelley Ricker:
The Tutwiler Community Education Center is looking for someone to update our current website and then maintain the website.