Daily Tidbit for Monday: Celebrating birthdays today are Donna Surholt, Susan Mitchell, Jamie Gaston, Steven Tedford, and Bryan Weems…happy birthday, Bryan, Steven, Jamie, Susan, and Donna!
I hope everyone had a great weekend…the 31st International Blues Challenge in Memphis brought blues fans from around the world to the area, and many of them made the trip down US 61 to visit us here in Clarksdale. Eddie Cotton of Vicksburg and Bryan Keith Wallen of Dayton, OH took home first place honors in Band and Solo/Duo, respectively…click here for a complete list of winners in all categories.
St Elizabeth Catholic School sixth grade students of Mrs. Jane Rutz show the double Helix DNA molecules they constructed. L-R Michael Basha, Tate Allen and Jordan Cesare.
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners meets today at City Hall at 4:00…if you can’t make it in person, the video will be posted here on ClarksdaleInfo.com Tuesday morning. On the agenda today will be updates about several projects, including the Delta Wire building sound stage and the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, so attend if you can!
The Clarksdale Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a reception featuring music from the Preston Rumbaugh Blues Trio in the lobby of Delta Cinema, followed by a screening of It’s Time: The Story of Brad Gaines and Chucky Mullins. Attending will bespecial guests Brad Gaines (from the movie) and Jody Hill (author of 38: The Chucky Mullins Effect). On October 28, 1989, Ole Miss defensive back Chucky Mullins hit Vanderbilt running back Brad Gaines in the back and separated him from the ball. While Gaines was uninjured, Mullins suffered a broken neck on the play, leaving him a quadriplegic. The SEC Storied (ESPN) documentary chronicles the touching friendship between Gaines and Mullins, two men who were brought together through tragedy. Hill will sign copies of his book after the film. Click here for a complete listing of festival activities.
A couple of school-related events to put on the calendar for this week…Presbyterian Day School will have an Open House Thursday at 6:00 p.m. for prospective parents and students…click here for more information. Saturday, the Coahoma County Higher Education Center will sponsor aKids Camp at Coahoma Agricultural High School from 11:00-4:00. If your school, organization, or club has an event coming up, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you get the word out!
The weather was very pleasant over the weekend, for the most part, and I know the sunshine had many of you gardening types itching to get to work. Click here for the latest horticulture tips from the folks over at the Coahoma County Extension Office as you make your plans for the spring. The weather should continue to be nice all week, with highs in the upper 50’s and plenty of sunshine at least through Thursday.