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July 1, 2015, 11:53 am
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Daily Tidbit for Wednesday:  Celebrating birthdays today are Katherine Smith, Michael Morris and Nancy Fleming…happy birthday Nancy, Michael and Katherine!


Graduates of CCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program Class of 2015 are pictured, front row, from left, Shirley Rios of Rena Lara, MS; Shontorius Hill of Glendora, MS; Arlene Ferrell of Batesville, MS; Erma Fields of Clarksdale, MS; Kateria Evans of Clarksdale, MS; Kierra DeBerry of Horn Lake, MS; Kimberly Yarbrough of Clarksdale, MS; Von’Shaella McClinton of Doddsville, MS; (back row) Kabreisha Johnson of Leland, MS; Stephanie Place of Cleveland, MS; Tasha Rucker of Clarksdale, MS; Brittany Smith of Batesville, MS; Yolanda Bovan of Cleveland, MS; Juanita Ivy of Oxford, MS; David Burchfield of Alligator, MS; and Matthew Sutton of Urbana, IL.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is looking for 10 focus group participants today from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 10 more participants from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library.  They will be conducting interviews about the health needs of Coahoma County.  Email or call/text Stacye Trout at (662)832-6771 or Stacye@cfnm.org for more information.

Tonight is Trivia Night at Stone Pony…join Jimmy Harris for a night of fun and prizes starting at 7:15.  Reservations are recommended…call (662) 624-7669 to save your seat!  

Check out the latest Sounds Around Town for the rundown on who is playing where this week…and don’t forget, we are just a little over a month away from the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival!

The Downtown Farmer’s Market is a place to find locally grown food every Thursday (rain or shine) from 4:00 to 7:00 on the lawn outside the tourism office at the train depot. Over 20 vendors and activities for people of all ages at 326 Blues Alley.  This week, there will also be live music by Sarah Levingston.  For more information contact Clarksdale Revitalization at 662-621-8004, or email info@revitalizeclarksdale.com.  You can also stock up on the wares of local growers Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Lyon Farmers Market on the grassy area behind the community playground in downtown Lyon.  For more information, contact Larry Cook at Lyon Town Hall.


Have a great day, Clarksdale and Coahoma County!