Gator season is over, so now it’s time for “Hairy Bikers”

I’m trying to think of some of my motorcycle riding buddies – Jim Beckett, Jerry Beckett, Todd Cospelich, Hugh Cannon, Steve Box, Daniel Hathorne and more – riding deep into the swamps of Louisiana, killing a “swamp rat,” grilling it and eating it.

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Calhoun City, Bruce remain 2nd, 8th in latest Associated Press poll

The Associated Press released its latest polls Tuesday with Calhoun City and Bruce unchanged in the top 10 of Class 2A.

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Mildred Glaze

Mildred Crutchfield Glaze, 90, of Calhoun City, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born November 11, 1920 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Ed and Louvinia Hutchings Crutchfield. She was a retired data entry clerk, and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada, and Rebecca’s (Moose Lodge).

Moses Tuggle

Moses H. Tuggle, 81, of Bruce, died October 10, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Jessie Flowers Jr.

Jessie  Oscar Flowers, Jr., 86, of Vardaman, died October 17, 2011 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. He was born March 1, 1925 in Calhoun County, the son of Oscar and Mary Sue Winters Flowers. He  worked for Kroger grocery in Memphis and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

W.C. Zinn

W.C. Zinn, 73, of Bruce, died October 16, 2011 at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Lottie Martin

Lottie Else Martin, 78, of Big Creek, died October 16, 2011 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born June 11, 1933 in Stuttgart, Germany. She was a retired seamstress for Cottage Lane and Kellwood. She was a Catholic.

Millie Batson

Mildred “Millie” Walton Cooper Batson, 97, of Calhoun City, died October 14, 2011 at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born December 11, 1913 in Slate Springs, the daughter of Samuel and Louise Cooper Walton. She was a homemaker and member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church.

Ellen Vire

Ellen Hyde Vire, age 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 in Bruce. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m.  Friday, Oct. 14 in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Ellen was born December 19, 1958 in Water Valley, to the late Dalton Lake Hyde and Ruth Williams Hyde of Water Valley. She enjoyed fishing and taking care of her dogs, and loved her family and grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

Lenora James

Lenora Baker James, 88, of Bruce, died October 11, 2011 at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born March 3, 1923 in?Big Creek, the daughter of J.S. Baker Sr. and Rathel Crensaw Baker. She was a retired L.P.N., was employed by Bruce Hospital, Bruce Community Living Center, Dr. Crocker and Dr. Harrison. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.