A Quiet Easter Was Planned

April 3, 2008 – We had planned to have a quiet Easter, but as it turned out there were a couple of rare exceptions. On Thursday the week before Easter, I came out of the dialysis center to an almost empty waiting room. There was Jo Ann sitting with a much overdressed couple for visiting the dialysis center. I recognized Lou Hanson first, because maybe she has changed the least, or maybe because she was closer and I had been asleep for several hours. But it was wonderful to see Newt and Lou Hanson, now of Diamondhead, but who once lived across the street from us in Bruce in the house where our daughter Lisa and her husband now live.

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Scott Hellums

“Daddy is the cook at this house,” Tammy Hellums said of husband, Scott. Daughters Katie and Mollie ask him what’s for supper, and Katie sometimes calls from college to ask him cooking questions.

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Billy Glenn’s Eight-Story Memorial

By JOEL McNEECE
It’s the tallest building in Calhoun County and easily the most unique. Its owner and builder, Billy Glenn Crutchfield, would tell you “there’s not another one like it in the world.”
“You can’t get these views anywhere else,” Crutchfield said looking over the top of Weyerhaeuser from the balcony of his eight-story building at the end of South Newberger in Bruce.

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McGee, Kendall Lead Rams Past Aberdeen

By JOEL McNEECE
The Vardaman Rams knocked off Aberdeen 20-9 behind strong pitching performances by Forrest Kendall and Dusty Mc-Gee.

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Lady Trojans Top Water Valley With Big Inning

By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce topped Water Valley 10-6 last Friday night. Ashley Hubbard, Laken Shankle, Cameron McCormick, Mollie Hellums, and Brittany Griffin all had two hits in the game. McCormick and Griffin had doubles.

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Lady ‘Cats Knock Off Mantachie 3-2

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun City Lady Wildcats improved to 6-4 on the season and 1-0 in region play with a 3-2 extra-inning victory over Mantachie Monday night.

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Trojans Hammer East Webster, TCPS

By JOEL?McNEECE
The Bruce Trojans hammered East Webster 17-1 last Thursday to open region play.

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Wildcats Roll Houlka, Fall To Eupora

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun City Wildcats routed Houlka and lost to Eupora in action last week. Colby Havens earned the win in a 10-0 victory over Houlka. Raheem Roberson and Tae Lawrence had multiple hits in the game. Recording singles were Colby Havens, Josh Warren,  Braden Reynolds and Brandon Lovorn.

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Cougars Earn Win, Host Hebron Next

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Academy Cougars’ bats have come alive helping them to two victories recently.

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I Wouldn’t Want to Be A Tree In Bruce, Mississippi

“I wouldn’t want to be a tree in Bruce, Miss.” Those were the words of a young Tom Yancy in a 1974 Letter to the Editor published in The Journal.

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