City of Clarksdale cleanup week underway

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    By Josh Troy
    Clarksdale Advocate

    Clarksdale is participating in National Cleanup Week, and city employees are getting involved. National Cleanup week began Sunday, March 26, and runs through April 1. Local organizations throughout Clarksdale will be organizing cleanup events throughout the week. Quapaw Canoe Co.’s annual Sunflower River cleanup in February that extended through downtown Clarksdale inspired the city to have a similar weeklong event.

    “When they (Quapaw Canoe Co.) did that one, I participated in it,” said Clarksdale Director of Personnel, Safety, and Marketing Tarra Slack when announcing the city would participate in National Cleanup Week. “I said this is something we need to do all over the city, so I proposed it to the executive committee (mayor and department heads) and they agreed to go forward with it.” City Deposit Clerk Lisa Liles and Accounts Payable Clerk Mercedes Moore picked up trash on the corner of Riverside Avenue and West Second Street on Monday morning.

    CUTLINE: City Deposit Clerk Lisa Liles, left, and Accounts Payable Clerk Mercedes Moore near Oakhurst Intermediate School on Monday morning

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