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August 4, 2015, 4:39 am
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Daily Tidbit for Monday: Larry Carr, Lori Jones, Carrie Ledbetter and Molly Tolar Franks are celebrating on this date! Happy Birthday to Carrie, Molly and Larry! Happy Birthday Molly Carrie, Lori and Larry!

As promised last week, here are the instructions for making a “Write In” vote in tomorrow’s election: “If a voter wants to write in a name for County Attorney, the voter will (1) select Write-In on the screen in the County Attorney race.  A keyboard will appear and (2) the voter will be able to type in the name of their choice.  Then they will (3) select Record Write-in.” Thank you Jessica at the Circuit Clerk’s Office! We will try to remember to post this again tomorrow.

Of course, the big news for this week is the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival taking place Thursday Friday, Saturday here in downtown Clarksdale. Don’t be a stay-at-home crabbie cakes! Come on out and have some real fun. For the line-up of SRBGF acts and events, Click Here.

Tonight the Delta State Nation comes to Clarksdale. The DSU Alumni Association will be at the CCHEC (Cutrer Mansion) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and admission is $15.00 for individuals and $25.00 for couples. They also request all alumni to wear green and white for the occasion. (Hmmm, maybe we should plug in an ad for Delta Keepsakes at this point?) For more info, call Jen Waller at (662)645-3555 or e-mail her at jwaller@deltastate.edu.

Tonight, Marshall Drew and Gramm Phillips take to the stage during Happy Hour out at the Hopson Commissary for the last “Beatlemania” show before Gramm heads back out to sea.  Music begins at 6:00 p.m. and there will be a free BBQ buffet. Also tonight, The Watermelon Slim Band (W/ John Allouise and Joe Eagle) retakes the stage at The Bluesberry Café. The band cranks up around 7:30 p.m. or so, and Art will begin serving dinner around 6:30 p.m. tonight because the Red Hats will be there for dinner! Hey, if no other reason interests you, you have to go see the Red Hats!

Tuesday evening, the Healthy Campus Community Initiative (HCCI) continues their classes at the CCHEC (Cutrer Mansion) for those of us who might be interested in actually being healthy for a change. For more info on HCCI activities, call Lesley Johnson at (662)645-7721.

Also every Tuesday night the Hambone Art Gallery brings you the Blues. The stage lights go up at 8:00 p.m. We don’t know who is performing this week, but they usually have some good acts there.

 Of course, Wednesday night brings us Trivia at the Stone Pony! Or, if you prefer music, Heavy Suga and the Sweetones will be on stage at Ground Zero at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday at 2:00 p.m., the Delta Blues Museum will host a Meet the Artist program. According to their press release, “The artist behind “Blues Portraits in Steel” will discuss his featured exhibit, a series of original portrait sculptures depicting legendary Mississippi Delta Blues artists.”  This event is open to the public.

Thursday afternoon the Farmers’ Market will take place again in front of the Coahoma County Tourism Office on Third Street, next to the Dutch Oven. And yes, we forgot again last week! (Wouldn’t you think that by this point someone would just bring us a basket of tomatoes for sale?) Grab you some fresh produce from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more info contact Clarksdale Revitalization at (662)621-8004.

Justin Zamm will be playing at Yazoo Pass Thursday evening for Happy Hour. Someone mentioned Strawberry Daiquiris and strolling down the street to hear the music! That’s one way to beat the heat!

We have been told that there will be a community meeting Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the National Guard Armory at 924 Ritchie Avennue. Commissioner Edward Seals will be there to discuss various subjects such as garbage pick-up, the neighborhood watch program, and flooding in the Ward 4 area. From more info contact Commissioner Ed Seals at (662)627-5144.

Friday evening, the award-winning Delta Blues Museum student band will officially open the Friday portion of the 2015 Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival. They will perform on the Delta Blues Museum Stage beginning at 5:00 p.m. As part of the SRBGF, this event is FREE. Also, the Delta Blues Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday during the festival.

Saturday morning there will be another Farmers’ Market out in Lyon. The fun starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until the farmers run out for the day, which is usually before 10:00 a.m.

Coahoma County Youth Outreach will be hosting a back-to-school event at the Expo Center Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. CCYO says come dressed to get wet as they will have a water slide, water balloons and more activities FREE for CCYO members and only $5.00 for non- members. They will also have a School Supply Give-away from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. For more info call Coahoma County Youth Outreach at (662)627-1105.

What? You didn’t get your copy of the latest USDA Farm Service Agency newsletter? Well, just Click Here and read all about the Cotton Referendum. We have no idea what it refers to, but you producers probably know!

A friend sent us a link to a news story about the latest incursion into citizen’s rights by the Department of Homeland Security. While reading the news story, we came across this video that you might find interesting: Click Here. While we are not conspiracy theorists, we do know that it is each citizen’s responsibility to safeguard our rights. And so, we present this info to you so that you might have some idea of what is happening in that big world outside.

And, if you are having an event and you do not see it listed above, just remember, it is because you forgot to send it to us! Drop us an e-mail and we will talk about your event. Just send it to the following contact info keifer039@yahoo.com.

Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County.

Keifer