Brigit Carr of Bruce likes to cook in general and pretty much always has, saying she is a "stress cooker" and that cooking relaxes her. She didn’t learn to cook from her mother, Sheena Blount, because she doesn't like to cook, and would rather be working outside. So, she picked it up on her own, adding that her mother likes for her to cook for her.
Donna Liles of Bruce says there were a lot of good cooks in her family, which was Irish. And she grew up in California, so they enjoyed not only Mexican and Italian food, but really good fruits and vegetables from the valley. Italian is one of her favorites--manicotti and lasagna.
Earline Chapman Burke, 89, of Big Creek, died February 15, 2011 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was born August 22, 1921 in Yalobusha County, the daughter of W.E. and Ophelia Brewer Chapman. She was a homemaker and member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
Tillmon Lee Flanagan, 77, of Pittsboro, died February 16, 2011 at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born December 9, 1933 in?Pittsboro, the son of Bryant and Ruth Adams Flanagan. He was a former employee of Kellwood, a farmer and operator of a lawn service. He was a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church.
Thomas Harry Glasz, 81, of West Memphis, AR, passed away February 17, 2011 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born May 1, 1929 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Samuel W. and Frances E. (Flora) Glasz. He attended St. Mary’s in Niagara Falls and was an altar boy. He graduated in 1947. Tom joined the Army. While in service he became a high speed radio operator, he was trained to be an Army Security Agent. He copied enemy codes and decoded the messages, and trained armed heavy artillery. He served in Germany and Korea. In Fort Hood, Tx, he met Doris Jill Hollis of West Memphis, Ar. and they were married Dec. 1960. Their son Douglas was born in 1970. Tom worked in Memphis and attended college.
Helen Corrine Gregory, 78, of Tellico Village, Loudon, TN and formerly of Pittsboro, passed away Monday Feb. 14, 2011 at their home. She was born July 8, 1932, the daughter of the late Theo and Annie Bell Harmon Cozart. She attended a business school in Jackson, and was a self-employed interior designer and member of First Baptist Church of Tellico Village, Loudon, Tn.
Mary Ellen Carpenter, 62, of Calhoun City, died February 18, 2011 at her home. She was born December 16, 1948, the daughter of Joe and Frances Tingle. She was a member of Pittsboro Pentecostal Church.
Edward (Buck) Raley, 70, of Banner died February 18, 2011 at BMH-NM in Oxford. He was born May 29, 1940 in Water Valley, the son of Loyd Elbert and Thelma Ashmore Raley. He was a member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church. He was a retired manager of Dowdle Gas and Vend A Snack. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and loving father.
By BRANDON WALKER
Last Thursday night, Bruce freshman Donta Armstrong hit the biggest shot of his life, lifting Bruce to a North State Tournament win over Williams-Sullivan. Two days later, the lanky freshman did it again, this time firing the shot heard ’round Calhoun County. With Bruce trailing arch-rival Calhoun City by a point in the Class 2A North Half Championship game, 59-58, Armstrong found himself trapped near his team’s bench with less than five seconds left. Instead of panicking, the 6-foot-1 Armstrong gathered himself, banked in a three-pointer and sent the Trojans to Jackson as the Class 2A North Half champions.
By BRANDON WALKER
Eight teams started out with high hopes at the Class 2A North State Tournament on Thursday in Baldwyn, and by Saturday night, only two teams remained.
Both were from Calhoun County.