July 18, 2012, 9:09 pm
Daily Tidbit for Thursday: Don’t forget the Ranchero is closed this week for vacation. They will reopen on Monday. If you don’t know where to go for lunch, you might try the Lunch Specials @ the Delta Amusement Café. Just click on their ad to the right of this blog to read their daily special list.
The video of yesterday’s County Board of Supervisors meeting is now on the Meeting Video Page. It is about one and one-half hours long and most of it is really worth watching. Click Here to watch the video.
For example, what do most people do when they get reimbursed too much money for travel? Watch the video to see what Chancery Clerk Ed Peacock did with the $140.00 he was overly reimbursed. (Here’s a hint: If you know Ed, this is what you would expect him to do.)
Also, Benchmark made a presentation to the Board of the work they have done in the past building jails in the state of Mississippi. The presentation was given because Sheriff Charles Jones has stated to the Board that the current jail, which is 16 years old, is having some rather serious problems from the foundation up!
Benchmark has a history of building jails that meet the local needs and today’s standards as well as standing the test of time. The presentation is on the video.
Today is the Summer Library Program @ the Carnegie Public Library. Today’s program features Tommy Terrific’s magic show. The show starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp, so be sure to get there early to get your child a good seat. Want to see the rest of the Events Calendar? Just Click Here.
And don’t forget that we have a little festival coming up in less than a month. See below.
Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County.
July 18, 2012, 10:39 am
Special Tidbit: This just came in from Jeremy Dishman in Memphis, "I wanted you to pass on to your viewers that tonight at the COGIC Headquarters on Sunflower Ave, Bishop Charles E. Blake will be in town. He is the Presiding Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ worldwide just like the Pope is of the Catholic Church. This is Northern Mississippi Jurisdiction of COGIC 102nd year and also this is the 40th year that Bishop T.T. Scott been Jurisdictional Prelate. The convocation started this Monday night and will run through Friday. Tonight will be the biggest night and security around this church will be very tight because of the bishop. I would like to tell anyone that will be downtown to avoid Sunflower& MLK. You can visit the website at www.nmcogic.org. Thanks."
July 17, 2012, 8:23 pm
Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: The Coahoma County Supervisors meet today at 2:00 p.m. @ the Courthouse. We will be there to video it if the creek don’t rise.
If you want to know how big the Peanut Purchasing Point facility (i.e., the pictures on Monday’s blog) is, we were passing by Hopson’s Plantation on Hiway 49 yesterday and you could see it from there.
Tomorrow is the Summer Library Program. Click Here for more info.
John Ruskey is the owner of Quapaw Canoe on the Sunflower River. He has been canoeing and taking folks on guided canoe trips up and down the Mississippi River since he got here.
Here’s a little about John Ruskey’s philosophy from a story in the July 2012 “Canoe & Kayak Magazine”: “Mississippi River Outfitter John Ruskey has been battling nature-deficit disorder with trips in six- to fourteen-person hand crafted wood-strip and dugout canoes for impoverished Deep South kids since 1998. Ruskey’s Mighty Quapaws after-school apprenticeship program gets youngsters “away from the crowded house and helps break the never-ending cycle of poverty,” says Ruskey. the owner of Clarksdale, Mississippi’s Quapaw Canoe Company.
For Ruskey, paddling a big canoe is a “true democratic experience.” It enforces the need for consensus, compromise, self- and group awareness, and sets the stage for what he calls “spiritual experiences with mother nature.” Ruskey remembers one apprentice laying down on a sandbar and marveling at the size of the sky. Regardless of demographics he insists that there is a “connection that every paddler makes when they step into the canoe and enter that special place that exists on the water…”
The picture is of Quapaw Canoes HQ on Sunflower Ave.
Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County!
July 16, 2012, 8:17 pm
Daily Tidbit for Tuesday: When the County Fire Department sent in their fire report yesterday, they asked that we remind everyone that the county is still under a burn ban. The ban is in effect until July 31st or until the State Fire Marshall cancels it. Not adhering to the ban can result in fines or arrest so please observe the ban.
Whitman Bell e-mailed us that the C.H.S. class of 1962 is having their reunion in October also. If this keeps up, we can just have another All-Schools Reunion in October!
On the Events Calendar for today is Story Time for the kiddies @ the Carnegie Public Library. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and this event is being sponsored by those great gals in the Clarksdale Junior Auxiliary. They are always doing something good for the kids of Clarksdale.
Tomorrow, the County Supervisors get together.
The Chamber of Commerce is having a meeting this Thursday to discuss cleaning up Clarksdale and Coahoma County. According to the e-mail we got, “All civic groups, churches, City and County officials, code enforcement personnel, waste pickup companies, educational institutions, youth groups, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to attend. Please bring your friends, family, and neighbors. Refreshments will be served.” The meeting will be in the Private Dining Room @ the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center at 5:30 p.m.
The photos today are a sort of continuation of yesterday’s homage to the Supervisors bringing jobs to Clarksdale. However, these photos are of the new Coahoma County Department of Human Services building housing the Food Stamp office, Social Work Department, the Child Support Enforcement Department, etc. Although these agencies are State agencies, the County is mandated to provide them with adequate office space.
Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County!