Daily Tidbit for Friday: No birthdays on the calendar for today…Saturday sees Wendy Grauer and Mary Kate Walhood blowing out candles, and Sunday Casey Williamson celebrates…happy birthday, Casey, Mary Kate, and Wendy!
Be sure to tune in to 105.7 WROX/AM 1450 this morning at 8:40 for Newsweek in Review…I join WROX owner Paul Wilson for our weekly conversation about the news and events of the week. If you miss the broadcast, you can listen to it as an on-demand podcast on WROX’s website. We will have the latest on Clarksdale’s bid to become the home of the Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, plus I’m sure that the fact that the Mississippi State Bulldogs are the #1 college football team in the country will come up as we preview the weekend’s gridiron match-ups.
The Care Station Annual Fish Fry is tonight beginning at 5:00 p. m. The fundraiser is usually held during the Juke Joint Festival, but had to be postponed this year. The Care Station is located at the end of John Lee Hooker Lane, beside the Delta Blues Museum. The Delta Blues Museum Band will perform, and there will be picnic tables set up on the grounds. For more information or to volunteer, call Charlie Estess at 662-902-7335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out Sounds Around Town as you schedule your leisure for the weekend…Ground Zero Blues Club has Terry Wall and the Wallbangers tonight, and Taylor Bailey will be playing this evening at Stone Pony. There are shows at all of the usual venues on Saturday, and the weather should be beautiful all weekend…if you have not spent a Saturday afternoon downtown, tomorrow would be a great day to get some Christmas shopping done, grab lunch at any of our great downtown restaurants, then find somewhere to watch a football game or two with fellow Rebel and Bulldog enthusiasts. The latest edition of Between the Goalposts – The Swami Sez is online this morning…Bubba Burnham breaks down the weekend’s games and gives some historical context to the Ole Miss – LSU rivalry.
High school football teams take to the field tonight, with postseason hopes on the line…the Tigers of Coahoma Agricultural High School bring their 7-1 record and perfect 3-0 division record into Webb tonight, looking to secure a division championship against a very good West Tallahatchie team that is 3-0 in the division as well. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats are at home tonight to face Oxford, the Lee Colts travel to Grenada to take on Kirk Academy with the postseason still a mathematical possibility, and the Coahoma County Red Panthers hit the road to Potts Camp to close out the season. Kickoff for all games is 7:00. You can hear the Wildcats on WROX, and the Colts on Mix 96. You can also watch the Colts live here on ClarksdaleInfo.com.
Have a great weekend, Clarksdale and Coahoma County!