Bruce rallies from first half deficit to defeat Houston 25-17

By JOEL McNEECE
The Bruce Trojans overcame a disastrous start to rally from a 10-0 halftime deficit and defeat visiting Houston 25-17 last Friday night.

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Amory hands Calhoun City their first loss of season, 28-13

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun City suffered their first loss of the season last week as Amory rallied from an early deficit for a 28-13 victory.

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Rams roll over another region opponent, shutout H.W. Byers 35-0

By JOEL McNEECE
The Vardaman Rams, 3-2, got off to a slow start but found their rhythm to begin the second half and cruised to a 35-0 victory at H.W. Byers last Friday night.

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North Sunflower tops Cougars 30-20

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun Academy Cougars fell to 3-3 on the season after losing a physical  game with North Sunflower 30-20 last Friday.

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Martha Anne Ellard

Martha Anne Ellard, 82, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Cedargate Care Center in Poplar Bluff. She was born March 28, 1929 in Holcomb, and was a graduate of Coffeeville High School Class of 1946. She received her Bachelors Degree in Home Economics from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Masters Degree in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and was a graduate from the Army Language School in Monterey, Ca. specializing in Spanish. For many years she was an army wife who taught home economics in numerous schools while she was abroad with her husband. She traveled throughout Europe while he was stationed in Germany as well as the Panama Canal Zone. She visited all 50 American states, all Canadian territories and many other foreign countries. Moving to Poplar Bluff in 1984 when her husband became administrator at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. She enjoyed spending time with family, church work, cooking, sewing, crocheting and knitting.

Roy Alexander

Roy Dexter Alexander, 64, of Calhoun City, died September 21, 2011 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. He was born August 1, 1947 in Houston, the son of Floyd Dexter and Doris Bingham Alexander. He was a retired accountant, and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Bruce, Woodmen of the World, and MORA.

Bobby Freely

Bobby Fred Freely, 78, of Bruce, died September 22, 2011 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born February 10, 1933 in Vardaman, the son of Robert McDonald and Janie Lavera Vanlandingham Freely. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He was a former electrician, service station owner and truck driver, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Etoile Doak

Le Cretia Etoile Doak, 86, of Bruce, died September 21, 2011 at Hardin County Medical Center in Savannah, Tn. She was born October 23, 1924, the daughter of Ben and Edith Inez Schiele Stribling. She was a homemaker and member of Ellard Baptist Church.

James Sartin Sr.

James W. Sartin Sr. died September 20, 2011.  He was born June 13, 1925 in Bruce. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He moved to Manatee County, Fl. in 1959 with his wife and their three young sons.

Tommy McCormick

Thomas “Tommy” Douglas McCormick, 63, of Williford, Ar., and formerly of Bruce, died September 19, 2011 at the VA Center in Memphis. He was born January 8, 1948 in Bruce, the son of Buford and Mildred Irene Simpson McCormick. He was a former employee of Weyerhaeuser, logger and trucker. He was retired with over 21 years in the U.S. Navy as an E-8 and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a Mason and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.