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April 17, 2014, 8:26 pm

Daily Tidbit for Friday: The only Birthday in our files for today is John Jones! Happy birthday John!

Tomorrow brings Birthday celebrations for Jim Johns! (Two J.J.s in a row!) You all might know Jim better as Jimmy Johns who grew up on Anderson Boulevard.  Happy Birthday Jimmy!

And we only have one Birthday listed for Sunday as well! On that special day Reine Hinman Overton will turn 30 for the second time (Do the math folks!). Happy Birthday Reine! (BTW, her brother told us to tell you her age! Don’t ya just luv brothers?  lol)

On the Events Calendar for today: Good Friday services are taking place @ First United Methodist Church today. You can see the schedule on the Musings Page, Click Here.

Also happening today is Fridays After 5, Sidewalk Sounds with Sean “Bad” Apple. For times and location, Click Here.

In case you have not been reading the Police Reports, it seems the local trailer thieves are back at work. From friends who have had their trailers stolen, we can tell you that these thieves make several passes by the intended target before they grab it. If you see someone in a pickup truck circling your block several times, you might want to call the Clarksdale Police Department and report what you have seen. You just might save a neighbor (or yourself) a lot of money and anguish!

Want to know just how bad the local rains have been this year? Coahoma County High School Baseball Coach Davey Lee Farris, Jr. was heard lamenting that he had 17 games scheduled for his Red Panther baseball team this year. Due to the rains, he has managed to play only 7 so far and next week is the last week they can play in pre-tournament action. He also stated that his team hasn’t had much time to practice this year either due to the rain and mud.

Hey, Coach, chin up. Just remember the Chicago Cub cheer: Just wait till next year!

Coahoma Community College has a new Coaching staff for the Tigers football team. Head Coach Karl Morgan has assembled his staff and is ready to get started on next year’s campaign.  Click Here to read the article and get a look at the new CCC Tiger Football Staff on the Sports Page.

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Have a great weekend Clarksdale and Coahoma County.



 

April 16, 2014, 8:30 pm

Daily Tidbit for Thursday: Look who is getting older today! Randy Arnett turns 71 or so, Brian Mayo can’t remember his age, and Ricky Smith is too busy fixing things out at the County Schools to tell us his age. Happy Birthday Ricky, Brian and Randy!

There we were walking through Wong’s, minding our own business, when an irate (Not Really) reader accosted us (Not really on this one either!) and said, “You forgot my Birthday!” (Yep, that one happened.)

So, we explained that nobody had told us when his Birthday was. If you folks don’t tell us about your loved one’s birthday, we won’t know. For example, if somebody had not told us that Sydney Cohen turns 13 today, how could we possibly tell you about it? But she is, we did, and that’s that! Happy Birthday Sydney!

The video of yesterday’s Coahoma County Supervisors meeting is on the Meeting Videos Page or Click Here.

Amazingly, this meeting was shorter than the Mayor & Commissioners’ meeting last Monday! This was also their last meeting for this month. Their next meeting will be the First Monday meeting for May which will take place on May 5th.

James Burgess was at this meeting to talk about the new Voter ID law. Before the meeting started, he told us that if we contacted his office, they could send us a copy of the booklet that we could post on this web site. We will attempt to do that tomorrow.

Tonight there will be a Maundy Thursday service at First United Methodist at 6:30 p.m.

Tomorrow will be Good Friday services @ First United Methodist Church. The services are scheduled from Noon to 3:00 p.m. and are set up in such a way as to allow you to come and go as you your schedule permits. We have posted the line-up on the Musings Page, Click Here.

Yet another CCC Tiger has signed with a Division I school. Read the article by Matthew Killebrew on the Sports Page, Click Here.

What? Didn’t get your copy of the latest e-newsletter from the FSA? Click Here.

There will be a Catfish Lunch next week that will be open to the public. It will take place at the Clarksdale Country Club and the Guest Speaker will be Desha Townsend, Assistant Coach of the M.S.U. Bulldogs. Tickets are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Richard Noe (662)645-4040 or Bradley Lunceford (902-9843 to get your tickets now!

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Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County.



 

April 15, 2014, 7:46 pm

Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: It is Birthday time for Taylor Cauthen, Stella Erich, Carlisle Jones, and Pennie Radicioni! Happy Birthday Pennie, Carlisle, Stella and Taylor!

There is a flyer on the Musings Page about a Retirement Celebration for Lorna Dodd-Fuller. She is retiring from the Delma Furniss Hospitality Station and the celebration is today. Click Here for the flyer.

If you have a ticket for the Lee Academy Fish Fry today, don’t forget to pick up your plates between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m..

In his latest e-newsletter, John Ruskey talks about the new expansion of Quapaw Canoe Company. Click Here to read about it or maybe even make a reservation.

As you may have noticed, we normally put press releases on the Musings Page. However, this one is just too good to not put in the blog. After reading this, see if you can’t match what these kids did!

From Coahoma Community College: Most people walk by Clarksdale’s Carnegie Public Library with no clue about the historical reference behind the building’s name. Soon, that will no longer be the case with the help of a generous donation from Coahoma Community College’s Social Science Club.

During the library’s 100th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 12, CCC sophomores Eddie and Jennine Wyatt of Clarksdale presented a $325 check on behalf of the college’s Social Science Club. The donation kicked-off a drive to raise the funds needed to place a historical marker at the location.

“We really appreciate Coahoma Community College’s support, and we’re thankful for the Social Science Club’s efforts. This is a great start for our campaign,” said Library Director Sarah Ruskey. “We’re so happy to see these students reaching out and giving back to the community.”

The library is named in honor of Andrew Carnegie, an immigrant who went from rags to riches to become a self-made man and the king of the steel industry. Carnegie preached the obligation of the wealthy to return their money to the societies where they made it.

 “Last year while studying Andrew Carnegie, the students learned about his philanthropy,” said Advisor Barbara Boschert, CCC history instructor. “The students decided that our library needed a historical marker to honor Carnegie and his initial contribution to the library.”

Sponsored by CCC’s Social Science Department, the Social Science Club provides students the opportunity to make use of current reading material in discussing vital social problems. The organization raised the donation through various fundraisers.

The total cost of the historical marker project is $2000.

Way to go Social Science Club!

There are two more articles from Brittany Davis that are on the Musings Page for today. The first one deals with an event on April 23rd @ CCC. They will be having their annual Presidential and Vice-Presidential Scholars Program and their guest speaker will be Dr. I. D. Thompson. Click Here to read the articles.

The second article is about a FREE workshop on starting your own business. As many people are now unemployed and thinking about going into business for themselves, CCC has offered this workshop to help people understand how to do some of the things that have to be done when doing a startup. There is a deadline for registration for this FREE class. For more info, call Angela Collins at (662)621-4685 or e-mail her at acollins@coahomacc.edu

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Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma.



 

April 14, 2014, 7:25 pm

Daily Tidbit for Tuesday: Chris Chicorelli and Jimmy Walker, Sr. may be trying to avoid the cake and ice cream today, but they have both earned it by turning another year younger! Happy Birthday Jimmy and Chris!

The video of yesterday’s meeting of the Mayor and /Commissioners can be found on the City Council Video Page, or Click Here. But here is a word of warning, the meeting was 2 hours and 26 minutes long!

And, before you ask, yes, the racist commissioner was at it again. After he went on a rant about the race of the new Animal Shelter Director, he went on another rant about a C.P.D. Officer telling him that he did not care if he was a Commissioner or not. (Bravo to the Officer!)

City Attorney Curtis Boschert appeared to have had enough as he took to the podium to warn the Commissioners that asking about race and citing race as a prerequisite for any reason was illegal and that any Commissioner engaging in such behavior was putting their financial well-being at risk. That part of the meeting takes place within the first 30 minutes of the video.

Towards the end of the video, City Clerk Cathy Clark requested permission to hire two employees and Commissioner Bigot asked what nationality the prospective employees were. As another uproar was getting started, Commissioner Seals smiled, leaned towards the microphone and stated, “Uh, Commissioner? I believe they are both Americans!” Thus easing the tension and actually eliciting laughter from the viewer gallery.

In other action, the Mayor welcomed the new Animal Shelter Director, Rob Harris and then he told a story about a couple who came to Clarksdale this past weekend and got “married” while they were here. Watch the video for a good chuckle about that one.

Paul Wilson from WROX was there to request the closing of the MLK Bridge on June 27th. There will be fireworks and music on the MLK Park stage to celebrate the 70th anniversary of WROX Radio! Happy Birthday WROX!

Cindy Mitchell gave a report about the CARES plans and how they are progressing.

Pastor L.B. Howard reported to the board that he could no longer take care of the Crossroads and expressed his hope that this Board would take better care of it than was done in the past.

James Burgess was on hand to talk about the new Voter I.D. law and how easy it is to get an I.D.

Milton Gardner was there but we have no idea what his message was because ot appeared to be more word salad than understandable.

There were a ton of Property Hearings. The good news is that the few people who did show up for the hearing were apparently making good strides towards the renovation of their properties.

There was a short period of normal business before the subject of appointees to the City Election Commission came up. The shrinkage of our population has resulted in the City Election Commission shrinking from 4 positions to only three.

When Commissioner Moton stated an objection to the reappointment of Deacon John Brown, the Board found themselves at odds as to who would take the third position. The stalemate was finally ended when Mayor Luckett asked to open up the nomination to any citizen who might be interested in serving on the Election Commission. If you are interested, call City Clerk Cathy Clark at (662)621-8136.

Before the meeting went into Executive Session for reasons of possible litigation and disciplinary action among other reasons, the Mayor opened a dialogue concerning the City’s rules regarding City employee residence requirements. Currently the rules state that ANY city employee must reside inside the city limits of Clarksdale.

As the Mayor pointed out, past administrations have treated this ordinance with total disregard and, as a result, there are a good many employees working for the City who live as far away as Southhaven. He ended the dialogue for now by saying that he would like to have input from the public as well as current employees as to the possibility of a grandfather clause for current employees and many other considerations. If you would like to have your say on this matter, call City Hall.

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Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County.



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