Adams, White are top finishers in Calhoun Cares 5K Glow Run

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Calhoun Cares 5K Glow Run was held Saturday night with 100 registered to participate.

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Boil water notice lifted in Vardaman


The boil water notice that's been in effect since last Friday has been lifted in Vardaman.

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Calhoun Cares Glow Run

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calhoun cares glowChad Whitworth and Lisa Norwood were among those on the Bruce square participating in activities Saturday before the Calhoun Cares Glow Run at 8 p.m.

Calhoun Academy Homecoming Queen


cahcqueenMacey Chrestman, daughter of Kevin and Jeannie Chrestman, was crowned Calhoun Academy homecoming queen at “The Roaring 20’s” program Friday night. She was crowned by last year’s queen Jesse Rogers, with headmaster Donald Pendergrast. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Lady Cougars finish sixth in the state

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Calhoun Academy’s Lady Cougars finished sixth overall in Class A softball for 2015, the best finish ever for the program.
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2008 RIVERWOOD MOBILE HOME. 3 BR 2 B. New floor covering in Master BR, walk-in shower and corner tub in Master Bath. Washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, AC&H. To be moved, $25,000. Ph. 662-628-1137.

3 BR 2 B MOBILE HOME. Vinyl siding, shingle roof. Very good condition. CH&A, stove, ref, DW, washer, dryer remain. On 1-1/2 acre lot, very private. 1 mi. east of Big Creek off CR 308, last home on dead end drive. Access to FEMA approved storm shelter. 20’ above ground pool. Price negotiable. Call 662-628-4664 to inspect.                 16,23,30,7p-jc

5.5 ACRES LAND, 1 acre cleared with electric, water and sewer, $25,000. 88B CR 257 Bruce. Call 662-983-2485 or 662-983-0643. 26tnc-fm                   _______________________

FOR SALE or RENT! Building next to Pullen Dental Clinic in Bruce. New AC and roof. Call 983-4330.                   19tnc-pp

3 lots in Churchhill Subdivision discounted to sell; 30 lots in Briarwood Subdivision Part II?in Vardaman, practically finished, super opportunity. Fred Nabors, 456-6319.             9tnc

COUCH & CHAIR. Beige with blue and orange floral, $125. Good condition. Call 662-258-7897.                                7p-ak
SAVE $100s, POSSIBLY over $1,000 on name brand mattresses at The Mattress Outlet, Hwy 8, Vardaman. Open every Saturday, 9-4. Tommy Scarbrough. For weekday sales, 901-489-4318 or 662-983-0085.                               21tnc
Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

SQUARE BALES OF HAY. Ph. 628-0501.                  7,14p-jw
100 LB. HOG. Call 983-0772 or 800-6046.                      2tnc-jt

RARE FIND! Blaupunkt German-made working console stereo, lighted with bar; Henredon Dining Table with 11 chairs. Timbeau’s, Downtown Winona, Tim James, 662-417-9518; James Nero, 337-945-2377.

1 BR 1 B APARTMENT. Utilities included. Newly refinished. $200 deposit, $500 month. Call 662-983-8800.               7tnc-js

RV & CAMPER SPOTS available at The Shade Tree Farm, Hwy 9W Banner, 6 miles from Bruce. Monthly rates. Call 662-473-6660.                               12tnc

1-3 BR UNITS AVAILABLE. Utilities included. Stove, fridge and other furnishings available. $150-$225 per week. Call 662-832-4096.                     8tnc-nt

MINI-STORAGE at Derma available. 8-1/2x10; 10x10; 10x12-1/2; 10x15. Call 628-6635 or 456-6319.                     31tnc-fn

MINI-SYSTEMS of Bruce. Short or long term rental storage units. Climate Control Available! Various sizes—5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20. Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

BUSINESS FOR SALE– Owner wants to retire from well established local floral and gift shop. Great customer base! Serious inquiries only. Call 414-1108.

FLOORING, TILE SHOWERS & Construction Needs. Call Justin Ferguson, 662-983-8973. 30tnc

B&B HANDYMAN SERVICES & Repair. No job too big or too small. Service call may apply. Brittney Coleman 662-414-8893 or Brandon Williams 662-800-4346.            16,23,30,7-p

BIG ED’S JANITORIAL SERVICE. Carpet cleaning, cleaning offices, waxing floors, pressure washing. Reliable, dependable, affordable. Ed Parker, 662-567-8309.                                29tnc

VETERANS ELECTRIC LLC. Electrical work and handyman services. Experienced, references. Veteran owned and operated. Free local estimates. Call 662-701-7370, Dustin Dunegan, Bruce.                          1tnc

COLLINS DOZER WORK. Drive-ways, house lots. Cleanup and clearing. Joey or Joe Collins, 927-0856 or 800-4109.   20tnc

ROOFING! Metal or shingle. Call Joey Collins for building, remodeling, repairs, plumbing and electrical needs. Free estimates. Call 662-927-0856.             tnc

Bulldozer, Trackhoe and  Tractor and Pan Services available. Also environmental land clearing. MARTIN AND MARTIN CONTRACTING, LLC-Banner, MS, 35 years experience. For quotes or more information, please call Freddie Martin at 662-473-6658.                         6tnc
DO YOU NEED YOUR YARD mowed or other yard work? Call 662-628-5271 or 662-414-1831.                             6tnc-jh
HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE– Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Tommy L. Roane, 662-983-8326 or 662- 983-7557.   ________________________

MARTIN CONSTRUCTION & Home Maintenance. Contact us for all your home repair needs. TONY MARTIN, ph. 413-4644.

3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Experienced millwright, experienced saw filer, experienced loader operator. Wages will be based on experience. Must furnish references. Mail resume to: PO Box 278, Bruce, MS 38915.

POSTED– Land in Calhoun and Pontotoc counties belonging to Mitzi Aron, Joe Aron or Jim Jim Aron is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind without written permission of the landowners.                  -dec31p
POSTED–The Gullick Place land of Rabon Gullick, Nellie Davis, Lillie Newsome and Sara Quillen is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind.

Calendar of Events

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Pecan Trees in the Magnolia State with Dr. Jeff Wilson.

•BLACK GIRLS ROCK of MS 2nd Annual 5K is Oct. 10,  at the CCHS Track. The theme is Go PINK For A PURPOSE. Volunteers needed to help set up at 7 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds go towards a free mammogram and Calhoun Cares. For info,  call 901-417-9005.

•CA 9th GRADE STEW SALE will be Saturday, Oct. 10 at the school. Ready for pick-up around noon. $25 gallon. To order call the school office 412-2084. Bring your own container if possible.

•Stepheny Duke benefit will be Saturday, Oct. 10 from 6 p.m.-midnight at The Front Porch in Vardaman. Tickets to concert and karaoke are $12 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. Price includes all you can eat buffet and entrance into karaoke rotation. To go plates for $8. Stepheny, wife of Bobby Duke, is going to a specialist in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. For more info or to donate, contact Katelyn Ramsey 662-550-5147 or Danny Griffin 662-542-9976.

•HAIRE REUNION will be Saturday, Oct. 10 at Thorn Community Center near Houston. Please bring a covered dish. Serving will start around noon.

•Hunters Education Class will be Saturday, Oct. 10 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-register online at or call 662-563-6221. Class is for youth ages 10 and up. Please bring lunch. The class will be at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 412-3177 for further information.

•3rd Annual Cornbread Festival Saturday, Oct. 10 at Houlka Square. 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. Domino tournament at 9:30 a.m. Cornbread judging contest (specialty, regular, Mexican) 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For $5 you get piece of cornbread with turnip greens, soup or pinto beans and you get to vote. Food vendors– Mexican, fish, burgers, pork skins, dessert, turkey legs, BBQ, ice cream, snow cones. Children’s face painting, jumpers, petting zoo, hay ride, along with arts and crafts and school sponsored booths. Entertainment throughout the day. Candidate speaking from noon-4 p.m. Band starts at 7 p.m. until 10. FMI call 662-456-8605.

•DOSS and williams family reunion October 10 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion in Calhoun City. Everyone is asked to bring a dish.

•descendants of fred b. collins will have the annual Collins reunion Sunday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Bruce Sawmill Museum on the square in Bruce.  Potluck dinner, bring your favorite dish.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet at the Wise Family Farm for a tour Monday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Call the extension office if you are planning to attend to get a head count.

•Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Monday, Oct. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s on the Bruce Square. Guest speaker will be Bruce librarian Janice Vaughn.  All Daughters are encouraged to attend.

•Pieces and Patches Quilt Club will meet Mondays, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building.  Everyone is invited.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet at the Wise Family Farm for a tour Monday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will count as the September meeting. Please call the Calhoun Co. Extension Office for a head count (412-3177) by October 9 so that the farm can be adequately staffed.

•Calhoun City Public Library will have artwork by local artist Eliza Mays on display through Monday, Oct. 12.

•Calhoun County Republican Party and Calhoun County Republican Women will hold their annual Banquet Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Tickets $20 includes dinner. For tickets contact: Linda Haire-662-983-7756, Cathy Blackwelder 662-983-2718, Shelia McCain 662-414-6270, or Miles Jeffery 662-414-0076.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  Don Sides will talk about his book, The Battle of Coffeeville. Visitors are welcome.

•dusty goodson benefit will be Saturday, Oct. 17 at Vardaman Community Center.  Plate serving starts at 4 p.m. along with singing by J.D. Long. Auction at 6 p.m. Community Center will be open from Friday at 2 p.m. until and Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until benefit time to accept auction items or any donations. For info, contact Charles Mahan 983-0931.

•Rufus Green Logan family reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 18 at Bruce Community Building. Doors open at 10. Potluck lunch at noon. For info, call Jerry Brasher 983-4439.

•Oxford’s 2nd Buddy Walk is Sunday, Oct. 18 on the University of MS student union plaza. Event starts at 1, live music at 2 p.m. with short program and walk at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m. more music. Food and beverages, bounce houses, face painting, kids’ games, fire trucks, police cruisers and t-shirt for participants. Sponsored by 21 United of Mississippi, the organization advocates for the inclusion, value and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome. Registration underway, $10 adults, $5 children 13-under.  Online registration is open, and participants are encouraged to pre-register at

•Beef Producers meeting will be Monday, Oct. 19,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Please call 412-3177 no later than Thursday, Oct. 15  to allow us to prepare enough food. Please bring a dessert.

•Create Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. Group will be  making a bow maker with Martha Cannon. Please call (412-3177) the Extension Office by October 16 if you plan to participate.  Cost will be determined after supplies are purchased. You will also need a roll of wide wired ribbon.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Oct. 22 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Japanese Art of Flower Arranging and Gift Wrapping.

•SUNDAY PLATE LUNCH... Calhoun Academy k-5 class is having a Sunday plate lunch October 25 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fried chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes, cream corn, roll, dessert and tea. $10 per plate. Pick up at Calhoun academy cafeteria. Can contact any K-5 mom, school or Alecia Todd 662-983-0295

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Creative Designs by Tammy. Tammy Hellums will be giving instructions on how to make table decorations for the holidays. Everyone is invited to this free event.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Oct. 29 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Fall Pumpkin Planters.

•Holiday Bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. Calhoun County MHV invites all vendors to participate. $10 refundable registration fee. Contact the Extension Office at 412-3177 for information and to request a registration form.

•SWEET POTATO COOKING CONTEST will be Saturday, Nov. 14, during the 42nd annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman. Categories: Cakes, Miscellaneous (Desserts), Men’s, Pies, Miscellaneous (Others), Youth (12-18), Low Calorie, Children (under 12). Mayor’s Cup will be presented at the Banquet Saturday night to the over-all winner. Contest open to the public. Recipe must be original and unpublished. Prepared dish and recipe (without personal information) should be brought to the Vardaman School cafeteria between noon-1 p.m., Nov. 14. Refrigeration is not available. Have product assembled and ready to be put on judging table. For more information, contact Mitzi Hardin 682-9611 (day).

•Bruce Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. Parade theme will be  “A Fairy Tale Christmas.” Each float/participant can choose which story they want to display.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist Church is enrolling adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Each learner will be matched with their own private tutor for confidential tutoring sessions lasting approximately one hour per week. No charge for the tutoring, but small fee for workbook. All tutors ertified by the MS Baptist Literacy Missions Board. For information, call the church office. 662-983-2218.

•DOG?LOVERS! LEAGUE?FOR?NO-KILL?SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the dog shelter on S. Thompson St. For info, call 983-7471.

•DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL station is open in Pittsboro every third Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old tax assessor’s office/church building near the entrance to the Multi-Purpose Building on Hwy 9.

•CALHOUN ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival building. The club is setting up a senior scholarship fund and has begun fundraising. Danny Tutor is club president. For more info, call 682-7594. Everyone is invited.

•ARE?YOU?A?CANCER?PATIENT? Calhoun Cares is an ongoing non-profit organization to benefit cancer patients. If you are taking cancer treatments and you live in Calhoun County, you are eligible for assistance. Contact Calhoun Cares, Tammy Tallant, 662-983-0864.

•LOOSA SCHOONA CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet the second Monday of
each month from September through May at Jeffery’s on Bruce Square at 2:30 p.m. Meal is Dutch treat.

•CALHOUN?VETERANS SERVICE?OFFICER Robert Gosa is at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. until. Call for appointment, 628-1933 or 983-9328.

•FOSTER/ADOPT?PROGRAM... safe and stable families are sought in Calhoun County for foster families. Call 628-412-3183 for info about the Mississippi Department of Human Services Resource program.

•CALHOUN CITY AMERICAN LEGION POST #50 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 50 meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Meal at 6:30 p.m.

•WEIGHT?WATCHERS?IN BRUCE meets every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Jody’s Dance Studio.

•ANTIOCH LODGE 549... first Monday at 7:30 p.m.

•CALHOUN CITY VFW POST 12032 meets every 4th Thursday at 7 p.m. in the old Kellwood Outlet store building on N. Madison in Calhoun City.

•FREE ADULT BASIC EDUCATION/GED preparation classes are held at the Bruce Adult Education Center on Newburger Ave. Call Ada Armstrong 414-6063 or the center 983-2038. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday 9- noon, 5-8 p.m. Counseling 2 Career (C2) for ages 17-21 (out of school) available. Teachers are Ada Armstrong and Margaret Mays.

•BRUCE VFW & AUXILIARY MONTHLY meet first Thursday of each month. Pot luck meal at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. To rent building, call Mike Winter 412-2114 or James Hardin, 983-7536.

•BRUCE?LIONS?CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Pizza Palace at noon.

•NARCOTICS?ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, 38 CR?257, Bruce.

•SONS?OF?CONFEDERATE?VETERANS &?Order of the Confederate Roses meet every third Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Southern Baptist Church in Calhoun City. All are invited.

•CALHOUN?COUNTY?SHRINE CLUB meets every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Masonic Lodge in Calhoun City.

• BRUCE GROUP ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Friday nights at 8 p.m. at Bruce United Methodist Church.

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

To submit items for the calendar, call 983-2570, fax 983-7667 or email to:

Public Hearing on hospital management

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supervisors cityCounty Supervisors joined representatives from the Calhoun City Board of Aldermen for a public hearing Monday morning in the courthouse in Pittsboro on a proposal to advertise for lease Calhoun Health Services. Following the 45 minute hearing, supervisors passed a resolution in favor of advertising for bids. Read more about the hearing in Wednesday's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

Shankle resigns as Calhoun Deputy Coroner

Jerry Fleming

Supervisors received an annual report from Communicare, accepted the resignation of a deputy coroner,  and approved two grants in a lengthy meeting Monday morning in Pittsboro.
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Supervisors asked to pass “Noah’s Law,” preventing minors from purchasing caffeine pills

Noah Smith

Jennifer Westmoreland of Water Valley, citing the loss of her 17-year-old son, asked Calhoun County Supervisors Monday to consider passing “Noah’s Law,” which prohibits minors from being able to purchase caffeine pills.
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