Judy Brown

Judy Brown of Bruce was “somehow elected” to make the Thanksgiving dressing for their family dinner when her mother was no longer able to make it due to her health. She uses the recipes of her mother, Josie Murphree, to make dressing, and sweet potato casserole. Judy learned to cook from her mother, “a good, country cook,” and she makes things her mother always did, like meatloaf, but sometimes the kids say it’s “not as good as Mamaw’s”.

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Bruce Trojans come close to jumping to Class 3A

By JOEL McNEECE
Little changes are expected from this year’s reclassification for Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman athletic programs, but the Trojans came within an eyelash of making a very big change.

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Bruce Rotary kicks off 11th year of providing Christmas baskets for needy

By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce Rotary Club is making preparations for its 11th year of providing Christmas baskets for the needy through the help of the community.

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Chief Evans: Shoplifting, scams increasing as holidays approach

By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans urged local retailers to take extra precaution against shoplifters this holiday season.

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Sales tax returns steady around Calhoun County

By JOEL McNEECE
Sales tax returns in October were relatively equal to last year’s figures according to the Mississippi State Tax Commission.

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Not too late for Christmas parade entries

By JOEL McNEECE
There’s still plenty of time to get together entries for this year’s Calhoun County Christmas Parades.

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Jimmy McPhail

Jimmy D. McPhail, 72, of Calhoun City, died November 19, 2010 at his home. He was born August 16, 1938 in Calhoun County, the son of J.D. and Ruby Mays McPhail. He was a truck driver for Hardin Trucking 25 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and loved his family, work, and anything outdoors.

Chris Collums

Christopher “Chris” Dee Collums, 48, of Homer, La. died November 16, 2010 at his home. He was born December 5, 1961 in Memphis. A member of Calvary Baptist Church in Homer, La., his occupation was in tree service.

Peggy Wheeler

Peggy White Wheeler, 74, of Derma, died November 17, 2010 at Golden Living Center in Eupora. She was born December 10, 1935. She was retired from manufacturing and was a member of Reedy’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Noxubee, Calhoun City quarterbacks involved in car accident

By JOEL McNEECE
A pair of quarterbacks still playing in the high school football playoffs were involved in a car accident in Derma last Saturday night, with one suffering a potentially serious injury.

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