Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Celebrating birthdays today are Lynn Kittle, Helga Werbeck, Clifton Dotson, Sid Schuh, and Bob Howard…happy birthday, Bob, Sid, Clifton, Helga, and Lynn! Thursday, having cake with their Thanksgiving turkey are Rebekah Yearout, Heath Fullilove, and Pete Borgononi…happy birthday, Pete, Heath, and Rebekah!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and it couldn’t come at a better time. We have so much to be thankful for in Clarksdale, and I hope everyone has a good time catching up with family and old friends tomorrow and through the weekend. Count your blessings, and remember those less fortunate during this time of year. The Care Station is still taking volunteers to help with their Community Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow…call Charlie Estess at 662-902-7335 if you can get down there and give them a hand.
Jimbo Mathus returns to Clarksdale for WROX’s Christmas Party next week…click for details!
Tonight is Trivia Night at Stone Pony Pizza…music trivia master and Clarksdale’s favorite DJ Jimmy Harris, owner of the Sound Center, will be your host for what is always a fun evening of music and memories, plus great food, drinks, and prizes! If you have family in from out of town, bring the smartest of your clan (plus the rest) to Delta Ave. tonight for what has become one of the most entertaining nights out of the week. And be sure to talk to Jimmy about your upcoming Christmas electronics purchases…he knows more about the latest gadgets than anyone in town, and can get you hooked up with exactly what you need.
The registration dates for Coahoma Community College’s next ABE/GED class will take place Dec. 1-5 at CCC’s Workforce Development Center located at 510 Sunbelt Drive in Clarksdale. For more information, please call(662) 621-4314.
We received this note yesterday from our good friend Shelley Ricker:
If you farm 250 acres or more, you can help an area non-profit just by going to this link,
their farming and job training program, Meraki, which would be a great program to choose as the group to receive a $2,500 award! Registration ends November 30, so take just a few minutes to register and thank you! Also, The Levitt Grant voting ends November 30, so go to amp.levittpavilions.org/ (yes, it is a funky url, but it works!) and register your vote for Clarksdale! This is to bring top notch performers to the MLK park stage! You have to register with Levitt. THEN, you get an e-mail confirming your registration. THEN, you have to go to the page and vote and then you get a confirmation stating your vote has been received. It takes a bit of time, but the City of Clarksdale thanks you for taking a few minutes to make this happen. Forward this information to your family, friends, co-workers and on your social media page! Just think of the fun and entertainment for Clarksdale with a $25,000 grant!
The Egg Bowl is finally upon us as well…easily one of the biggest season finales between State and Ole Miss of all time. It certainly appears that if State beats Ole Miss, that the Bulldogs will have a chance to play for the national championship in the first-ever Division I college football playoff. The Rebels can end this dream with a win in Oxford Saturday. Kickoff is at 2:30, and the game will be on at Hopson Commissary, Stone Pony, Delta Amusement, and Ground Zero…if you aren’t going to the game, get out and watch it with your fellow football fanatics. We will have a special keepsake sports section in Friday’s Clarksdale Press-Registerthat you won’t want to miss. If you are not yet a subscriber, we have a great Black Friday deal for you…come down to our office at 128 East 2nd St. between 11:00-3:00 to get 50% off easy home delivery of the CPR, and get a free copy of Friday’s paper to get you started.
On Cyber Monday, you can also help local charities by shopping online through www.smile.amazon.com so a percentage of your purchase will support local non-profit organizations. You can select Griot Youth Arts, Jonestown Family Center and many more. If you can’t buy what you are looking for in Clarksdale, this is a great way to still impact our local economy.
Have a great day, Clarksdale and Coahoma County, and Happy Thanksgiving!