Daily Tidbit for Monday:Celebrating birthdays today are Nikki Maley and Will Cooper…happy birthday, Will and Nikki!
The latest edition of “Between the Goalposts” by Bubba Burnham is online this morning… Mississippi State’s victory over LSU Saturday was one for the ages, and Bubba gives his take on what the win means for the Bulldogs going forward. Suffice it to say, I think we can stop putting “dark horse” in front of “Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott!”
The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners meets today at 4:00 at City Hall. As always, if you are unable to make it to the meeting, you can watch it later this evening on our Videos Page.
The St. Elizabeth Parish Fair is tomorrow…this Clarksdale tradition has been taking place every year since 1947, and is always one of the highlights of the fall. Things kick off with the silent auction from 5:00-7:00, and spaghetti plates are available at 5:30 for $8 a plate. The fair will feature the usual array of booths and activities for kids and adults alike, so come out with the family for fun and fellowship!
The next installment of Community Book Talks is this Thursday, featuring Mary Miller, who is the current Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss. The event will take place at the Cutrer Mansion, with an hors d’oeuvres reception at 5:00 catered by the Ranchero, and Ms. Miller will speak at 5:30. Copies of her debut novel, The Last Days of California, will be available for purchase, and she will be happy to sign one for you. For more information,click here.
We received a note from our good friend Lois Erwin at Southern Bancorp concerning a challenge being issued to local businesses:
Southern Bancorp today issued a challenge to all Clarksdale businesses to get on the “green” bandwagon by starting their own recycling programs that take advantage of the city’s newly acquired recycling bins. “Thanks to community engagement in the Delta Bridge Project, Clarksdale now has three large recycling bins to handle paper, plastic and aluminum,” said Joey Erickson, Southern Bancorp Market President. “Our own internal program is meant to capitalize on that resource by doing our part to keep Clarksdale clean and green, and now we want to encourage others in the community to join in the effort.” Southern employees in Clarksdale purchased their own office recycling bin that is emptied into the city’s larger bins regularly. The hope is that all businesses in town will follow suit and begin their own recycling programs.
The 3rd annual Care Fest benefitting the Clarksdale Care Station is this Thursday at Ground Zero…click here for more information. The Care Station has been providing free meals to the shut-ins and disadvantaged of Clarksdale and Coahoma County since 1987, serving around 65,000 meals a year. The Care Station has three part-time employees and a large staff of volunteers, but they can always use more. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Charles Estess at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to make it to the Care Fest, donations may be sent to P. O. Box 1041, Clarksdale, MS 38614.