Vardaman wins shortened game against Houlka after fight forces game to be called

By JOEL McNEECE
The Vardaman Rams came home from Okolona Thursday night with a 28-0 win over Houlka, despite what Coach Justin Hollis described as an “awful” performance by their offense and a fight in the fourth quarter that will prevent at least two Rams from playing next week.

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Professional dog, horse shows to be featured at County Crusade Oct. 23-26 in Pittsboro

By JOEL McNEECE
A professional dog trainer, a “horse whisperer” and some local music groups will all be part of the County Wide Crusade at the horse arena in Pittsboro Oct. 23-26 sponsored by the Calhoun Baptist Association.

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New biography on Gen. Fox Conner, native of Slate Springs, released

By JOEL McNEECE
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to Major Gen. Fox Conner as a man to whom he owed “an incalculable debt.” Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing said Conner was the most indispensable man in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF).

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Richard Freelon off to good start with top ranked Delta State

Former Bruce Trojan Richard Freelon (10) is currently leading the number one ranked Delta State Statesmen in rushing and has scored four touchdowns on the season.

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Kathy McRight has experienced a lifetime of problems from a very rare lung disease

By JOEL McNEECE
Kathy McRight has battled constant lung infections, severe sinus distress, and earaches all her life to the point that she’s had dozens of surgeries. But it wasn’t until just a couple of years ago she learned the cause – a rare disease called primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).

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Bruce Police to host “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” event

By JOEL McNEECE
The Bruce Police Department will participate in the “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” in which citizens can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

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Several fall festivals, Halloween-themed events scheduled around Calhoun County

By JOEL McNEECE
There are a number of fall festivals and Halloween-themed events over the next two weeks in Calhoun County beginning with Octoberfest on the Calhoun City Square Thursday night.

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Area Manager Jerry Nix tells Chamber Weyerhaeuser in Bruce one of top mills in company

By JOEL McNEECE
Safety, low cost of raw materials, and an “outstanding” workforce were reasons Jerry Nix told the Bruce Chamber Monday that Weyerhaeuser in Bruce is “well positioned” for the future.

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Sherry Webb

Sherry Webb of Bruce says her secret ingredient for chicken and dressing is one she learned from her mother-in-law, Maxine Webb. It is Old Plantation sausage seasoning. She also cooks her celery, onion and eggs in her cornbread. When she has her dressing made, she sprinkles “what looks like too much of the sausage seasoning over the top.” Dressing is a dish she likes to make for church dinners at Drivers Flat. She first learned to make biscuits years ago from her brother-in-law Thurman Massey, when her sister Maxine had surgery and she was helping out at their house. She learned a lot about cooking from both Maxines, and now if she “gets stumped” she calls  Clarice “Biggie” Spradling.

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