Cougars begin football practice Thursday

Calhoun Academy Coach Gerry Winters shows one of the new flat black helmets the Cougars will be wearing this season.

The Calhoun Academy Cougars will hit the practice field Thursday, July 30 to begin preparing for the upcoming season.
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New Excel director aims to grow the program

Barbara Marsh

Barbara Marsh, the new administrator of Excel in Calhoun City, said she aims to take the after school tutoring program to new heights.
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County Fair Pet Show


ParkerSara Jane Parker and her dog Lacy were among the winners in the Pet Show at the Calhoun County Fair. See more pictures from the pet show in this week's CCJ. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Stars finish second in Vardaman tournament

Calhoun Stars

Calhoun Stars travel ball team came in 2nd place in a tournament they hosted July 18 in Vardaman.

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Democratic poll workers announced for Aug. 4 primary


Names of the Democratic poll workers for the August 4 election have been released.
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Sue Easley

Mary Sue “Mama Sue” Clark Easley, 90, passed away at her home Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born November 25, 1924 in Calhoun County to Goode Young Clark and Arrie Ethyl Gillespie Clark. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Houlka. She loved her yard work and watching her birds, squirrels, and butterflies. [Read more...]

School Board approves long list of student transfers, personnel moves

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The Calhoun County School Board approved a long list of student transfers and personnel moves Monday night in their final meeting before the start of school.

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Billy McCord honored

Sup. Mike Moore presented a plaque to the family of the late Billy McCord at the beginning of Monday’s School Board meeting. From left, are Moore, McCord’s wife Ann, daughter Cindy and granddaughter Rebecca.

mccordSuperintendent Mike Moore and the Calhoun County School Board honored the late Billy McCord at the beginning of their meeting Monday night. Moore presented a plaque honoring the past school board president to his family saying, "We will never forget hsi wisdom and guidance."

Classified Ads

SEALED BID SALE: 40 acres, Calhoun Co. near Slate Springs, 7 yr. old pines, excellent investment. Date August 25, 2015. Natural Resource Mgt. Co. Scott Smith/Broker. (601)626-8088.

LAND– 5.5 ACRES, 1 acre cleared with electric, water and sewer, $25,000. 88B CR 257, Bruce, MS. Call 662-983-2485 or 662-983-0643.   22,29,5,12p________________________

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

2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON wide glide. 7,300 miles, $10,500. Call 983-8339 or 414-1224.

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.
YARD DUCKS, QUAIL, chickens, wood ducks (have permit) Call 983-3266.                        16tnc

HOSS PEN FARMS– Obsession II Sweet Corn, Tomatoes. James E. Shaw, owner; 1373 James Rd. Gore Springs. Call 662-226-1709 or 662-809-6607.

PEA SHELLING! Will shell your peas or ours. Our peas are ready! Randy Schmitz, intersection of Hwy 32 and 330. Call 662-414-6725.                     22,29,5,12p

PALLET JACK like new $150 OBO; 72 Ford Maverick, 4 door, cranks and runs, needs gas tank, $1,400 OBO; 2001 Harley Davidson Dyna Lowrider, 30,000, miles, $6,000 OBO. Call 414-6332.                -July29p-cp

RARE FIND! Blaupunkt German-made working console stereo, lighted with bar; Henredon Dining Table with 11 chairs. 1/2 Price sale entire store, excluding furniture, 10 hours only, Saturday, Aug. 8. Dealers welcome! Timbeau’s, Downtown Winona, Tim James, 662-417-9518; James Nero, 337-945-2377.

1-2 BR UNITS AVAILABLE. Utilities included. Stove, fridge and other furnishings available. $150-$165 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.

RESTAURANT FOR LEASE. For info, call 407-929-2313 or 662-473-8623.         29,5,12,19c-ap

LEWIS MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH is looking for a part time youth and children’s minister. For info, call 662-628-5467.
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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

WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY in their home. Have references. Call 628-1906 or 835-9404.
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.

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

•OLD TOWN CEMETERY is seeking donations for maintenance. Donations may be taken to BancorpSouth where there is an Old Town Cemetery Association fund set up, or for info contact Diane Sellers 473-7106.

•Calhoun City Public Library is continuing with the McFox Jump Start Reading Program. Classes begin at 10 a.m. Thursdays and last 30 minutes.  Children with problems learning to read and those ready to learn to read will benefit from this program.  Barbara Fox, who invented this program, holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. The program is free.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, July 30 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program is Summertime Weed Control.

•BIG CREEK SCHOOL REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Paisley’s Steakhouse in Big Creek. Lunch at noon, price is $9.

•BENTLEY POLITICAL RALLY will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at Bentley Community Center. All candidates are invited to speak, no charge. Entertainment by Lenon White, Henry Lackey, J.D. Long and Wayne Harmon. Concession stand opens at 5 p.m. Speakers and singing at 6 p.m. For information, call Maxine McFall 628-1922, Wendy Jones 269-9373, Helen Spencer 628-6830 or Scott Echols 628-6741.

•Macedonia Water Association annual meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at well site. All members of the association are encouraged to attend.

•STOVALL, CORBITTS, MHOONS, BURSONS, WORTHAMS, STEELS will have their family reunion Saturday, Sept. 19 at Bruce Community Center. Country style BBQ served. Event starts at 11 a.m. For info, call Ron Mabry 662-209-0131, Helen Spencer 628-630, Larry Corbitt 800-4787. $25 for a family of four, and $5 per person. Send fees to Mary Cole, 134 Parkview Dr., Calhoun City, MS 38916.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist Church is offering free help to any adult who wants to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Tutors certified by the Mississippi Baptist Literacy Missions Board. Confidential tutoring sessions once per week for one to one and a half hours. Each learner will be matched with one tutor. No charge for the help, there is a small cost for the learning books. Call the office at Bruce First Baptist Church 983-2218 for information.

•NORth CALHOUn GRADUATES of 1952-1970 are raising funds to place a memorial stone on the grounds of the school in Bruce. An account has been set up by Leon Harris for donations at BancorpSouth, and the address for mailing is PO Box 368, Bruce, MS 38915.

•SOUth CALHOUn GRADUATES from the school beginning to 1970 are raising funds to place a memorial stone on the grounds of the school in Calhoun City. An account has been set up by Ada Armstrong, Earnest Fox, Carl Roberts and Frank Morgan. Bring donations to Renasant Bank in Calhoun City. For info, call Ada at 662-414-6063. Dedication will be Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

•DOG?LOVERS! LEAGUE?FOR?NO-KILL?SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Bruce Park Pavilion. 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.

•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: