Bruce and Calhoun City each have 16 players earning All Region honors

Shaq Bush

Bruce and Calhoun City placed 16 players each on the all region teams for 1-2A, led by Trojan Shaq Bush who earned Region Most Valuable Player.

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Derma post office window will be open for two hours a day

USPS Area Manager Dana Amos

The Derma Post Office will reduce its window hours to 7:30-9:30 each morning effective late January.

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srr Veteran photo

Angie Newlin’s AP Class at Bruce High School stands with WWII Veteran I.D. Dickey. Pictured, from left, back, Deshawn Tillman, Nolan Baker, Eli Morgan, Davis Brown, Russ Owen, and Benji Haire; front, Kathyrn Hathorne, Rachel Byars, Dee Dee Franklin, Elizabeth Hathorne, Kayla Murphree and Rebecca McCord. Dickey’s great granddaughter, Marissa Salinas, sits beside him.

Joyce Lynn Spratlin

Joyce Lynn Spratlin, 64, of Bruce, died November 25, 2012 at University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born April 6, 1948  in Aurora, N.C. She was on the support staff at Haven House-Oxford, and she was a member of Mt. Comfort Church.

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All four county schools hit the hardwood this week

basketball

With the end of football season, basketball takes over this week as all four county schools will be in action.

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Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman to learn new regions Friday morning

mhsaa

Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman will learn what regions they are playing in this Friday when MHSAA releases the new classifications for 2013-15.

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At home in the Grove

Tom Lindley33

The legendary Grove at Ole Miss has been called “the most convivial landscape in college athletics,” “the South all wrapped up with a bowtie” and “a kind of refined, khaki-wearing Mardi Gras.” Tom Lindley, of Bruce, has a simpler, more heart-felt description – “home.”

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Donna Hardin

Donna Hardin

Donna Hardin of Bruce says her mother, the late Linda Culpepper of Dothan, AL, was her mentor and biggest inspiration in cooking. She loves to try and replicate dishes she has in a restaurant, try new things and experiment in the kitchen, as her mother did. She and her two sisters “grew up in the kitchen” with their mom.

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More Christmas tree nightmares

The finished product.

I’m glad to be done with putting up Christmas trees– one at the office and three at home– and none of the three were easy.

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Regardless of state action, Medicaid costs to increase

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – A report released this week by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured suggests that regardless the decision of Mississippi’s state government on whether or not to expand Medicaid as part of “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state Medicaid costs will increase with or without the expansion because those made newly eligible for Medicaid – expanded or not.

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