Longest sets up Northwest endowments

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, and the Joe W. Longest, Jr. Endowment honors the memory of his father. Accepting the donation are Northwest President, Dr. Gary Lee Spears (right) and Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects at Northwest.

Dr. William D. Longest of Oxford recently established two scholarship endowments at Northwest Mississippi Community College, according to Sybil Canon, associate vice president of Development and Special Projects.  One scholarship, the Dr. William D. and Catherine Taylor Longest Endowment, honors the memory of his wife of 57 years, Catherine Taylor Longest, who died in September, and the second, the Joe W. Longest, Jr. Endowment, honors the memory of his father.
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Fitzgerald, Smith, Brown lead Conerly finalists

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Touchdown makers Nick Fitzgerald, Ito Smith and A.J. Brown would appear the leading candidates for the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy, and we’ll get to that here shortly.
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Getting honks from big trucks

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keetonIf you pass through the red light in Calhoun City, you might see David Keeton and his grandson Hudson, 18 months, standing in their front yard waving at big trucks passing by. Hudson loves the sound of the trucks’ horn and learned from David how to make them honk when they drive by. He recently even had the pleasure of riding in one. He is the son of Michael and Debra Keeton.

Shelton among first Mississippians to compete at NAILE

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Mikayla Shelton, of Bruce, was among Mississippi 4-H Animal & Dairy Sciences State team competing at the North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE) in Louisville, KY.

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Vietnam Legacy Vets

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Vietnam Legacy VetsVietnam Legacy Vets Bike Club went to the Veterans Home in Kosciusko last weekend to give them an early Christmas party. The group cooked a meal, carried a band to play for them and gave the 180 clients a dress shirt monogrammed with their name and branch of service. Participating from Bruce included Tyler Kilcrease, Sandy Wright, Libby Bennett,  Bom Blackwelder, Tonya Constant, Chuck Russell, Mike Winter, Carol Russell, Adam Constant, Chris Denley, Teresa Winter, Anita Blackwelder, Chad Baker, Traci Baker, Ann Willis and John Willis. Not pictured are Annie Russell and Corrie Bennett.

Ivy’s Journey at Pontotoc Electric Filled with Memorable Moments

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John Ivy’s first day on the job at Pontotoc Electric as a full-time employee was an eventful one.  The Bruce Journeyman Lineman went full-time with the company as a groundman on the day Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana in 2005.  Ivy said he remembered thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?  Am I going to be able to make it through this night?”
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Williamson, Concord proud of their new church building

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Bill Williamson has served Concord Baptist Church, west of Bruce, as pastor for more than 13 years.
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BES Thanksgiving

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BES Kindergarten ThanksgivingBruce Elementary K5 classes  hosted a Thanksgiving stew for their families in the school cafeteria Thursday night. Among those enjoying the night were K5 students Harleigh Jo Farmer, Aubree Earnest and Dani Caroline Vanlandingham.  Photo by Lisa McNeece

Don’t get eaten on this turkey day

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Everybody looks forward to Thanksgiving, unless you’re a turkey. First graders at Calhoun City Elementary wrote how they would approach the upcoming holiday if they were a gobbler.
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Day Care Indians and Pilgrims

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marshmallowsBruce First Baptist Creative Learning Center day care children dressed for their annual Indian and Pilgrim Day celebration last Friday. Among them were Melinda Mosley’s 2-year old Indians and a turkey, l to r, Miles Nix, Lainy Rea, Will Hillhouse, Cash Brown, Paisley Mata and Madelyn Easley, enjoying a marshmallow snack. Photo by Celia Hillhouse