Daily Tidbit for Monday: Happy, Happy Birthday to Reeves Gaddy, Chip Meredith, Lightning Malcolm and Randy Dossett. Watch out for the Birthday Paddlin’ Squad!
Happy Birthday Randy, Malcolm, Chip and Reeves!
Not a lot has been sent in as events for this week, so don’t forget Delta Yoga with Conner Burnham this week at the Cutrer Mansion (aka, the Coahoma County Higher Education Center.). For more info, contact Conner at 662-902-2677.
This Saturday, the Delta Blues Museum will be celebrating Muddy Waters Birthday! They will be giving out FREE cupcakes while supplies last. They did not give a time, so just assume the cupcakes will be there when they open the doors that day! Click here for more information about Muddy Waters Month at the DBM.
Do you know the story about Muddy Waters and his contribution to American music? Do you know why the Rolling Stones took their name from one of his songs? If not, better go by the DBM and find out so that you can impress your friends and relatives!
There was a lot happening Saturday from the Spring Initiative event to Community cleanups to peace marches. Being stuck in the store, all we were able to participate in was the Chili Tasting at the Spring Initiative event. Even then, we would not have been able to enjoy that little cup if Shelley Ricker had not brought it by for us! Thanks Shelley!
The Clarksdale/Coahoma County Relay for Life Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Private Dining Room at Northwest MS Regional Medical Center, 1970 Hospital Drive, Clarksdale. Any one interested in volunteering or having a team is urged to please attend. For more information contact Dianne Mitchell at (662) 624-3522.
Clarksdale/Coahoma County Recycling is asking for everyone to help clean up downtown before Juke Joint Festival! Meet at Yazoo and 2nd April 4th at 10:30AM; call recycling manager Marc Taylor at (662) 621-8136 or (503) 998-3476 to confirm your t-shirt size.
We were somewhat surprised when we received an e-mail saying, “As of March 31, 2015, Southern Bancorp Community Partners is terminating all community development positions.” A follow up phone call told us that Southern Bancorp will no longer be employing Community Development Directors.
Southern Bancorp has certainly helped around Clarksdale and Coahoma County during the past few years, and we don’t know if they will continue helping find grants or not, but the Press Register should have the whole story one day this week. Stay tuned as this one unravels.
Want to see what a good Spin Doctor can do for a city? In the latest Delta Business Journal’s newsletter, Cleveland reported that violent crimes were down over a five year period, yet they only present numbers for four years. But the best spin is when they state that “surrounding cities” have already had one homicide each this year while not giving any info about how Cleveland is doing in that category this year. They do admit to having had homicides last year, but then again they describe 2013 as an “anomaly year” because they had a high number of homicides that year. Click Here for the newsletter to see what we mean.