Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Celebrating birthdays today are Rob Harris, Douglas Dunavant, and Mary Elizabeth Marshall…happy birthday Mary Elizabeth, Douglas, and Rob!
As I am sure you have heard, we are under a Winter Storm Warning from today at 3:00 p.m. until tomorrow at noon. The National Weather Service is forecasting significant accumulations of snow and ice tonight and tomorrow. Rain will begin mid-morning and change over to sleet and freezing rain by this evening. The temperature will be dropping all day, and should be reaching the freezing mark as the sun goes down. They are also warning that there will be high winds, which could lead to power outages, so make sure you have what you need in case the lights go off.
We have been informed of a few postponements so far…the Hoss Bennett Award Ceremony scheduled for Thursday has been moved to next Thursday, and the beer tasting at Hopson Commissary sponsored by Southern Beverage that was originally set for tomorrow night will be pushed back a week as well. If you have information to pass along about closings, cancellations, or postponements as the bad weather rolls in, drop me a line at email@example.com or post updates on our Facebook page. If you have not already, “like” our page on Facebook to get updates in your News Feed about the latest around town.
As of this morning, no call has been made about other events…
The Natural Resource Conservation Service will be giving away free trees today beginning at 7:30 a.m. behind the Expo Center. For more information call (662) 624-8727. It’s our understanding that they will have several varieties, so if you have been wishing your yard was a little shadier in the hot summer, come see what they have to offer!
Youth, Inc. signups continue tonight and tomorrow night…registration will take place at Bears Gym in the Westgate Shopping Center from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration fee is $85 per child. For more information on what sports they are offering, click here, or call Michael Camponova at 902-2353.
Tonight is Trivia Night at Stone Pony…word has it that Arch Corley will be guest hosting the evening along with Master of Trivia Ceremonies Jimmy Harris. Come on out and have some fun…you may be stuck at home for a few days after tonight!
The folks over at Spring Initiative are excited to invite you to their next potluck scheduled for tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Big Spring building (1st United Methodist Church Education building), 405 East Second Street. Bring something to share! Be sure to check out the latest newsletter from Spring Initiative online this morning.
This note from Michael Whitfield:
Kenneth Davis Sr. will come to Clarksdale to talk with the youth on how to appropriately and respectfully communicate with law enforcement on March 7, 2015 at the Clarksdale Recreation Center at 9am to 11am (2hrs). I would like to ask all Greek fraternities and sororities if your group would like to be involved I would be very appreciative. I need all the help I can get. If there is a church that would like to help thank you come on out. I am working with Mrs.Venesia Griffin-Brown, personnel director of Clarksdale Public Schools to get school district support. If you have suggestions I look forward to hearing them. My goal is to help my communities and neighborhoods. Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.
The Silent Grove Baptist Church congregation will honor their pastor and wife in a 12th year Appreciation Service on Sunday, March 8, beginning at 3 pm at 337 Jefferson Avenue. The Reverend Jimmy Glasper and the New Jerusalem Baptist Church will be special guests. All churches and friends are also invited. The program will include speeches, presentations and music by Silent Grove and New Jerusalem.