Hal Reese’s “Taps” an important part of our Memorial Day services

Joel McNeece

It’s always the most solemn moment of each Memorial Day service here in Calhoun County, but also the most poignant, thanks in part to Hal Reese, Jr.
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Wonderful history shared on Countiss house

Lisa McNeece

Bettye Bennett Speed, of Stevensville, MD, sent us an email Thursday after seeing The Journal’s online photos of the historic Countiss house fire last Tuesday.
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Pew study: The church and politics

Marty Wiseman

Time was when it was rare that folks would dare engage in partisan political discussions within the confines of a Christian church.

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DAR award winners

DAR Award Winners

Daughters of the American REvolution Good Citizenship Awards were recently presented to, from left, Clint Wolfe from Calhoun City, DAR Regent Bebe Maxwell, Alyssa Alford from Vardaman, and Mckenzie Morris from Bruce.

Pryor Funeral Home will host annual Memorial Service honoring veterans Saturday morning

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Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City will host its annual Memorial Service honoring veterans Saturday at 10 a.m. during SquareFest.

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Natalie Bryant

Natalie Bryant cook

“I don’t remember a time when I was not in the kitchen with my mom (Missy Bryant), sister (Amy Walsh), aunts (Sue Gore and Garnett Beaudoin) and my grandparents,” said Natalie Bryant, formerly of Calhoun County.

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Red Roots to highlight 45th annual SquareFest in Calhoun City


The 45th Annual SquareFest in Calhoun City gets underway this Friday, May 29 with a concert by Red Roots and continues all day Saturday, May 30 on the town square.

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Superintendent candidates clash over Bruce softball; Robertson expected to be next head coach

Mike Moore

Two candidates for Calhoun County Superintendent were at odds at last week’s school board meeting over an ongoing issue with finding a coach for the Bruce High School softball program.

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Absentee voting ends at noon Saturday for June 2 runoff

Walter Zinn, Trent Kelly

Calhoun Countians will return to the polls next Tuesday, June 2 to help decide its next U.S. congressman.

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Lina James

Lina M. James, 86, of Gore Springs, died May 24, 2015 at her home. She was born December 29, 1928. She was a faithful member of Bradford Chapel Baptist Church. [Read more...]