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November 28, 2015, 7:00 am
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Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Birthday celebrations today must include Jerry Allhands and Shane Gerard.

Turkey Day celebrations include Bob Howard, Lynn Kittle and Sid Schuh.

Friday, Pete Borgononi, Heath Fullilove, and Rebekah Yearout!

Saturday you need to whoop it up for Laurie Bullock, Damon Hogben and Judy Tarzi!

And on Sunday, Jennifer Farish, Bo Marley and Annette Stringer will be blowing out candles after church!

Happy Birthday Annette, Bo, Jennifer, Judy, Damon, Laurie, Rebekah, Heath, Pete, Sid, Lynn, Bob, Shane and Jerry! Whew! That was a mouthful! Give them all a call and help them celebrate!

Before we forget it again, Paul Pearson over at Delta Muffler has a kitten that came in under somebody’s truck hood. He wants to give her away and she is an absolute heartbreaker because she is so cute. She is 6 – 8 weeks old and has a black coat with a gray undercoat. Go see Paul at Delta Muffler before she gets adopted by someone else!

Yazoo Pass will close at 2:00 p.m. today and stay closed all day tomorrow leaving us without any coffee! Guess we will just have to clean the cobwebs out of our Mr. Coffee and make some Natchez Pecan Coffee in the back room. (Yes, we sell it at Delta Keepsakes!)

But fear not intrepid reader, the Pass will be open again Friday and on Saturday they will even have live music from New Orleans from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. We don’t know if Jack meant “live” as in person or “live” as in piped in live, but we finally figured that he will probably have people standing up there for you to see!

Trey Gammill will be peppering the audience with questions on Music Trivia tonight at the Stone Pony. Trey says you have to be there by 7:15 p.m. sharp if you want to have a chance at winning.

The Sunflower River Blues Festival Fundraiser Party will be happening at Ground Zero Blues Club tonight. There will be FIVE musical acts/performers on stage tonight for your enjoyment. The music starts here at 8:00 p.m. For all the info on this fund raiser, Click Here. Here’s a hint, Heather Crosse will be there!

We would also like you to remember that the Community Thanksgiving Dinner happens tomorrow. This dinner cannot take place without the hard work of all the community volunteers that give of themselves every year. Call Charlie Estess at (662)902-7335 or the Chamber of Commerce at (662) 627-7337 to volunteer, donate or to submit the names of families in need.

Have you heard about The Mississippi Delta Christmas Train? It begins its Christmas runs this Friday and what great fun it would be for those kids and grandkids of yours! For more info, Click Here.

Here’s another one of those pesky repeats, but it contains important info for you to know: “The Clarksdale Christmas Parade will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. (in downtown Clarksdale). Volunteers are needed to walk the route and help with crowd control. Donations are still very much needed to help put on the fireworks display after the parade. Contact the Chamber at (662)627-7337.”

And this one is only partially repeated from last week: Don’t forget about the Leavitt/Amp grant that Clarksdale is trying to win. You only have until November 30th to sign up and vote and Clarksdale’s proposal would spend the $25,000 grant (The grant must be spent on music in the community!) on musical acts for the MLK Stage on the river bank. According to the Levitt site, “Each grantee will receive up to $25K in matching funds to present the Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, a minimum of 10 free outdoor concerts presented over 10 consecutive weeks during 2016.”

The grant award for 15 communities is decided by the organization, but they allow local folks to decide the 25 finalists. The final 25 are decided by the number of people voting for their communities. If you would like to learn more about it or vote for Clarksdale Click Here and scroll down until you find Clarksdale’s proposal. You do have to register to vote, but it ain’t that hard!!!

And now, here is an appeal on behalf of all the store owners and managers in Clarksdale. Please don’t forget that Saturday is Small Business Saturday! Your local small store owners would really love your business during this holiday season! Come on downtown and see us all! Remember, a portion of all sales tax dollars spent in Clarksdale stays in Clarksdale. So, in a way you are helping to keep your property tax dollars down by spending your money at home!

Finally, there will be no blog this Thursday or Friday. Or, if it is, it will be because Nathan woke up with nothing better to do and wrote it himself!

To submit your events for sharing with both of our readers or to just share your knowledge of what is happening with us, email us at keifer039@yahoo.com.

Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma.