Harbour wins Big Dog Award


Hayden Harbour, of Bruce, earned the Big Dog Award last Saturday at the American Powerlifting Association Meet held in Philadelphia.

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Jennings gets state title ring


Calhoun City’s Tyius Jennings was presented his state championship ring last Friday night for winning the Class 2A high jump with a leap of 6’4” at last year’s State Track Meet.

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Spring Fling is March 10; Edwards honored by Chamber

Laura Edwards

The Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce began finalizing plans for the annual Spring Fling event planned for March 10 at the First Baptist CARE Center.
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Norris Hayles

Ovel Norris Hayles, Sr., 87, passed away February 9, 2016 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home at Oxford, under hospice care.  Norris served many years as deacon at Highland Heights Baptist Church and later as inactive deacon at Second Baptist Church.  He was a Mason, Army Veteran of the Korean War.  He retired after 33 years as control leader in the receiving department with Kimberly Clark Corp. in Memphis. After he retired he enjoyed taking cruises, deep sea fishing with the boys, traveling and trot line fishing.  His health has been failing for a long time so he only enjoyed his family at the end.

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Marshall Ramsey to headline Bruce Chamber Banquet Thursday night

Marshall Ramsey

The Bruce Chamber of Commerce will honor local civic and business leaders while sharing some laughs with Clarion-Ledger cartoonist Marshall Ramsey at the organization’s annual banquet Thursday night at the Bruce Museum.
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George “Kiddo” Russell

George Eddie “Kiddo” Russell died February 5, 2016. He was born May 18, 1936 in Calhoun City, to John Russell and Roberta Worthan Pearson. He worked for Memphis Hardwood and Flooring for 40 years, starting as a log truck driver and then moving on to other positions. [Read more...]

Ruth Chrestman

Ruth Margianna Chrestman, 89, of Randolph, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. Born May 30, 1926 in Roseland, La., she was the daughter of the late John P. and Lila Havis Gill McMichael. She was the wife of the late Charles “Charlie” W. Chrestman. She was a member of Sarepta Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Classified Ads

LAND FOR SALE, Big Creek, 62.1 acres. Ph. 662-816-9136.
BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN on Dentontown Road for sale. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Asking $62,000. Call or text 662-414-1180 for pictures and more info.   27tnc-jj
LAND FOR SALE– 38.5 acres pastureland in Mt. Moriah, CR 130. $1,800 per acre OBO. Call 983-4415.                    13tnc-kj
3 BR 2 B, barn, shop, 6.5 acres in Sarepta. Call 927-1719.

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

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.

FORD RANGER PICKUP, extended cab, in very good condition with brand new tires. $3,500. Call 983-7731.               10c-vk

175 MASSEY FERGUSON, good condition, $4,000; 30 ft. gooseneck trailer, $1,750; cotton trailer on JD running gear, $500. Call 662-378-6652.  20,27,3,10c-jd
FIREWOOD & MOLASSES. Andy Davis, ph. 983-3628 or 414-0831.                           -Mar9-p
SQUARE BALES OF HAY. Call 628-0501.         27,3,10,17p-jw
FIREWOOD. $50 for pickup load.Call 983-0772 or 800-6046.


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 in Banner. Utilities included. Stove, fridge, 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 231-9100.                     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.

WANT TO BUY STANDING Hickory Poles 1-1/2”-3”. Call 835-9130 or 835-9358.  - feb24p-lw

METAL ROOFING & HOME REPAIR. Kenny Neal, 983-9184.

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

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

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

CODY WEEKS, MIKE WOOTEN, WALTER MOORE land is posted against hunting, fishing and trespassing of any kind.    -Dec31,16p

ALL LAND OWNED AND LEASED by Steve Parker Farms in Big Creek, Calhoun City and Skuna is posted against any hunting, fishing and trespassing.

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

•TREE-GIVE-AWAY... Calhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting a Tree Give-Away day Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 8:30 am. Several varieties of trees are available on a first come-first serve basis including Redbuds, Dogwoods, River Birch, Walnut, Cypress and Sawtooth Oak.

•BRUCE Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. Marshall Ramsey, political cartoonist and author, will be guest speaker. Call 983-2222 or visit the Chamber office in the Bruce Museum to reserve your ticket today.

•VARDAMAN Elementary Beauty Revue will be Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Vardaman High School Beauty Revue will be Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Feb. 11 at noon via video conference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be gearing up to prevent landscape and garden problems

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13-Monday, Feb. 15 for President’s Day.

•PIECES AND PATCHES QUILT CLUB will meet on Mondays, February 15 and 29 at 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building.  Everyone is invited to attend.,

•VARDAMAN baseball and softball lead-off banquet will be Monday, Feb. 15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Ron Polk, former MSU baseball coach, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $20. For info call 662-816-3142.

•Create Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Multipurpose Building at 6 p.m. Group will be making a Spring/Easter mailbox swag. Please let me know if you will participate by Friday, Feb. 12. Fees will be determined later. Everyone who enjoys crafting is welcome.

•Woodlawn-Dare to Believe! film will be shown at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, Calhoun City, Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. The movie is about the Woodlawn High School football team and their dedication to love and unite in a school filled with racism and hate. The Everyone is invited. Free admission. Popcorn and drinks available.

•David Murphree Chapter Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Veracruz Restaurant. Guests welcome.

•GRIEF SUPPORT... Jesse Yancy Memorial Library is accepting registration for Grieving God’s Way: A six-week study about grief. The study group will meet Tuesday evenings, beginning Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Sessions will be led by Brenda Weeks. Prior registration is not mandatory, but insures the attendant a booklet at the first session. All are welcome.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial LibraRY will be celebrating Black History Month with a presentation by Bradley Golden from Pontotoc, Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10  a.m.   Golden had a dream at the age of 14 to write comics.  Now, at 34, he creates, writes and edits his own books. The public is welcome to attend this program.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  YHS member Kay McCulley is the speaker, and her topic is the Mississippi and Skuna Valley Railroad. Visitors are welcome.

•Calhoun Avengers Camp #1969 Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 Order of the Confederate Rose will meet Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Creekside Restaurant. Guests are welcome.

•CAMPHOUSE STEW AND SINGING at Bentley Community Center, 788 CR 418, Calhoun City, Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Stew $25 per gallon or $7 per meal (bowl of stew, crackers, dessert, drink). Call ahead to pre-order or buy at event. Singers will be Lost Tyme (Bill Bailey, J.D. Long, Rusty Pinion, Jerry Haynes.) For info, call Maxine McFall 662-341-2381, Wendy Jones 662-628-9373, Helen Spencer, 662-628-6830.

•TURKEY BANQUET... Calhoun County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has announced plans for its 21st Hunting Heritage Banquet & Auction. The family event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.

•K-Pam Certification Training... The EPA requires a fumigant training session similar to the training for applicator license to use K-Pam. Training will be Monday, Feb. 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Four General Modules and the Metam Module will be covered. Participants must bring a photo I.D. and their state certified applicator license to the program. RSVP to 662-412-3177 Friday, Feb.19 if you plan to attend to allow us to prepare for a meal.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Feb. 22,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. Shelaine Pennington, extension agent from Booneville, will present “Adding POP to your garden area”. Everyone is welcome.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Feb. 25 at noon via video conference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be How to Create a Burlap Wreath.

•Display of artwork by Rochella Rounds, The Journey of African-American History Makers will be on display at Calhoun City Public Library until February 26.

•miss & mr. tri-lake pageant for st. jude March 5, Coffeeville High School for ages 0-100 (girls, women, boys, men and a MS Elite group for 1X-up). Entry fee $25,deadline Feb. 20. Call 662-607-0085. Entry forms available at Veracruz Mexican Restaurant in Bruce, Clip, Snip & Curl, Hair Trends, Hometown Pizza in Water Valley. All proceeds to St. Jude.

•magnolia girls state applications due on or before March 7. Must be junior in high school. Please check with high school counselor or Ada Armstrong 662-414-6063 or any member of American Legion Auxiliary-Unit 50. Girls State is June 5-10 at the University of Southern MS in Hattiesburg.

•chili cookoff Saturday, Mar. 12 at 8 a.m. at Cossar State Park. Must be cooked in the park at your camp site or in area we have for your pop up tent. Registration fee $25. Register at park office or by mail March 6. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes. Pick up registration forms and rules at park office or email friendsofcossar@yahoo.com. Check Facebook for updates “Cossar state park friends”. Mail registration to George P. Cossar State Park Chili Cook Off, 165 CR 170, Oakland, Ms 38948.

•ABE/GED orientation/registration days for new students only for the second spring term (March 16-May 19) are March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Adult Education Center, 140 N. Newberger Ave. in Bruce. For info, call 662-983-2038, 662-414-6063, 662-414-5018. Adult Basic Education is a tuition-free program with classes offered by NWCC.

•Tai Chi classes will be held at the Calhoun City Public Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise to increase balance and flexibility. There is no charge. For info, contact Patsy Zeidman at 662-628-1378 or the Calhoun City Public Library at 662-628-6331.

•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 certified 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.

•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.

•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 Robert Henry 835-9726.

•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 p.m. 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: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com

Eupora woman faces child abuse charge in Calhoun

Wendy fountain

A Eupora woman jailed on felony child abuse charges in Webster now faces an additional charge in Calhoun County.

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