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July 2, 2015, 4:26 pm
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Daily Tidbit for Thursday:  Celebrating birthdays today are Wanda Gaddy and Eric Henshall…happy birthday Eric and Wanda!

The Clarksdale Press-Register offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day, and this blog will be taking the day off as well, so here are your birthdays for the weekend…celebrating another year older and wiser Friday will be Gregory Pace, Cyndi Murdock and Chris Card; born on the 4th of July are Cathy Fullilove, Melissa Howard and John Young; Sunday is cake and candles time for Allie Middleton, Sarah Horn, Kirk Kincade, Jim Bradham and Doug Clark…happy birthday Doug, Jim, Kirk, Sarah, Allie, John, Melissa, Cathy, Chris, Cyndi and Gregory!

Check Sounds Around Town for a complete rundown of who is playing where during the holiday weekend… If you have seen the latest issue of Coahoma Living, you know that former owner of the Delta Blues Room, Ahdel Henderson, is now a partner in Delta Blues Alley Cafe and is bringing his brand of good times and great music to the club, which is located at the end of Delta Ave. across from Ground Zero.  Tonight, Big A and the All-Stars will be playing at 9:00.  Stop in and say hello, and if you need a copy of Coahoma Living, they are available at our office at 128 E. 2nd and many other places around town!

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.

Be sure to tune in to  105.7 WROX/AM 1450 tomorrow morning at 8:40 for Newsweek in Review…each Friday I join station owner Paul Wilson for a look back at the week’s headlines and a look ahead at upcoming events.  If you miss the broadcast, you can listen any time from the WROX website as an on-demand podcast.  We will have the latest developments in the Pittman case, as well as an update on the efforts of some of the citizens of Ward 3 to unseat Commissioner Buster Moton.

Have a great weekend, Clarksdale and Coahoma County, and happy Independence Day!