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July 23, 2014, 3:07 pm
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  • Hometown Happenings

       Daily Tidbit for Wednesday:  It is Birthday Time for Mary Luisa Czamanske, Roosevelt Johnson, Sara Lutts, Ann Peacock and Patrick Sartin!  Happy Birthday Patrick, Ann, Sara, Roosevelt and Mary Luisa!
       And, yes, we posted the Birthday list a little late yesterday.  We hope that nobody missed any cake and ice cream, but we did finally get them posted.
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    Ward 2 Commissioner Ken Murphey

       Nathan interviewed City Commissioner Ken Murphy yesterday about the anti-smoking ban that is currently being written for consideration by the City Council.  Of course, the interview was videoed and you can see the video on the Video Page or Click Here.

       And for all of you wanting to know what is happening musically around this here town this week, the latest Sounds Around Town as compiled by Roger Stolle, can be found by clicking on that huge guitar up above this blog!
       The Coahoma County Supervisors will meet today @ the Coahoma County Courthouse.  As always, the session will be called to order at 2:00 p.m.
     old carnegie and new library clarksdale ms1 300x101 Hometown Happenings  Tomorrow is the Summer Program @ Carnegie Public Library.  The guest speaker for tomorrow is Wilhelmina Newsome.  She will be presenting her program called R.A.T. on the Road.  (R.A.T., of course, stands for Reject All Tobacco.)  The program is for ALL ages and will begin at 10:00 a.m.
       Here is a little something we picked up on the down low:  There will be a fundraiser at the Animal Shelter this Saturday at 10:00 p.m.  They will be serving free hamburgers, so, of course, the name of the event is Hamburgers and Dogs!  For more info, call Rob Harris at 627-7870.
       And last on the Events part of today’s blog, save your change boys and girls because there will be a Lemonade Stand for Chase Bailey Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.  This will take place in front of the Christian Activities Building @ Oakhurst Baptist Church.  In addition to Lemonade, Homemade Cookies and Brownies will also be available.  All proceeds go to benefit Chase Bailey.
       Brittany Davis sent in an article about FREE Computer Classes out at Coahoma Community College in the very near future.  With both day and evening classes, you should be able to find a time to fit your busy schedule.  Registration is necessary and the registration dates are set for July 29th and 30th.  Read the article to get all the info by clicking on the appropriate headline above.
       It has been a while since we have received a newsletter from Celeste Zepponi, so we were appreciative when we received one yesterday.  If you have not gotten on her e-mail list yet, you can read the e-newsletter by Clicking Here.
       Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma.
    -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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