Jack And Me

Although the calendar nearly says February, we’re still enjoying Christmas every day at our house thanks to a local artist.

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Green Apron Cooking Team

The Green Apron Cooking Team has been grilling chicken halves for over
30 years. Agriculture Commissioner Jim Buck Ross helped them get
started by giving them their grilling recipe. Earl Mayhan bought some
aprons for them to use which happened to be green. Another of the
original members, Henry Green West, said they needed a name for their
group and suggested Green Apron Cooking Team.

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Trojans Win Ninth Straight Game

The Bruce Trojans made easy work of Ackerman and Coffeeville en route to their eighth and ninth consecutive victories.

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Lady Cougars Finish Second In Division

The Calhoun Academy Lady Cougars will enter the division tournament at Immanuel Feb. 3 as the number two seed.

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McCord Re-Elected Chamber President

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce approved its new slate of officers for the new year at Monday’s monthly meeting. Bro. Billy McCord will serve a second year as president. Allison
McDowell was elected vice-president. Rex Wilburn, Chris Gulledge, and
Randy Baker were each chosen for a term on the board of directors.

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Howard Taylor

Charles Howard Taylor, 85, of Calhoun City, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born December 9, 1923 in Calhoun County, the son of Fate and Minnie Pearl Clark Taylor. He was a retired inspector with General Motors and was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church.

Cozette McKibben

Cozette Morgan McKibben, 84, of Bruce, passed away Tuesday evening at Bruce Community Living Center after a brief illness.  She was born December 18, 1924, in Centralia, Il. to Walter Clifton and Sadie Webb Morgan.  Mrs. McKibben was a member of Parker Baptist Church where she attended as long as health allowed.  She was a devoted family woman working along side her husband, Max, for many years on their farm west of Bruce. The two of them shared a love for gardening and shared their vegetables far and near with friends and family.

A.D. Wright Jr.

A.D. Wright Jr., 81, of Vardaman, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at NMMC in Eupora. He was born February 19, 1927 in the Banner community of Calhoun County, the son of A.D. Wright Sr. and Sara Estelle Shepard Wright. He was a member and deacon of Vardaman First Baptist Church and was a current Town of Vardaman board of alderman member. He was retired from Caviness Woodworking in Calhoun City after over 25 years of service as an electrician, and was retired from Caviness Woodworking. He was a WWII Army Veteran and a member of the Sweet Potato Festival Committee.

Scottie Hill

Jeffery Scott (Scottie) Hill, 38, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at his home near Oxford. He was born in Covington, Tn. and had lived in the Oxford area the last 12 years. He was a furniture manufacturer worker.

Vardaman Swept By West Point Monday

The Vardaman Rams went 1-1 last week with a loss to Okolona and a victory over Tremont. They were defeated by West Point Monday.

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