Myers records six hits for Vardaman


The Vardaman Lady Rams suffered a pair of losses to Winona and Calhoun City last week.
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Supervisors approve tax hike


supervisors40Calhoun County supervisors voted Monday to increase taxes for next fiscal year by one mil. That will equate to an approximate $10 increase on a $100,000 house. Pictured, clockwise, from bottom, are Tony Morgan, Ernest Fox, Sonny Clanton, Jennifer Rogers, Barney Wade, Romona Tillman, Jenny Hill and Gwin Longest. Photo by Joel McNeece

G’s Place opens in Vardaman

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gs placeA ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Saturday for the grand opening of G’s Place, the newest restaurant in Vardaman located in the former Sweet Potato Specialites building. Partaking in the ceremony were, from left, Mayor James Casey and Lillie, John Macon, Michael and Rodney Gillespie. Photo by Joel McNeece

Mini-Cheer at Calhoun Academy

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ca mini cheer14Calhoun Academy cheerleaders hosted mini-cheerleaders last Friday for the season opening game. Pictured above, from left, are Sara Faye Washington, Skylie Collins, Ellen Harrell, Cailey McGreger and Anna Claire Watkins performing at halftime. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Pittsboro woman fined after running firemen’s roadblock

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A Pittsboro woman was fined more than $750 after pleading guilty in Derma court to three charges related to running through a roadblock and endangering firemen.
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Tony Lee Hardin

Tony Lee Hardin, 59, died August 17, 2016.He was born in Calhoun City, and lived in Hackleburg, AL most of his life.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hackleburg and had worked for the Northwest Alabama Gas company for over 20 years. He was truly loved by many. [Read more...]

Classified Ads

FOR LEASE– Old Bollinger Theater in Bruce. App. 20,000 sq. ft. Can customize. Call Colby Bollinger, 662-419-3963.  24tnc
13.7 ACRES HWY 9N Pittsboro. 16 year old pine timber, $18,500. Call 828-424-1050.

2003 HONDA REBEL 250, low mileage, $1,500. Call 321-9437.

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.

PINECREST MEMORIAL GARDENS 2 plots near center. Price includes granite headstones. $1,500. Call 662-628-4848.
PINECREST CEMETERY PLOTS Section 1 Lot 51, spaces 1, 2 and 3 (near center). $350 each or all three $900. Call 628-4142.
BLACK AND WHITE PAINT Horse, $400. Call John Tucker 983-0772 or 800-6046.      17tnc
HOSS PEN FARMS– Obsession II Sweet Corn. James Shaw, owner, 1373 James Rd., Gore Springs. Call 662-226-1709 or 662-809-6607.      3,10,17,24c

4 BR 1-1/2 BATH HOUSE, kitchen, LR, big yard. 144 Lackey Dr. Close to CCHS, safe neighborhood. Rent $525 month, deposit $375. Ph. 214-606-5856.

2 BR 1 B HOUSE on N Pontotoc Rd, Bruce. Parking for one vehicle only. $450 month with one month security deposit. Must be employed. Serious inquiries only. Call 601-520-5905.  24tnc

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-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.

J.J.’S FLOOR & CARPET CLEANING– Floor cleaning and waxing, carpet shampooing. James Jones, owner. Call 662-786-1232.                 17,24,31p
EASLEY HEATING & COOLING. Call Kyle Easley for all your needs. HVAC technology degree. Call 662-983-8634.    tnc
LYNN INMAN COOLING & HEATING. Service and sales. Free estimates! Call 662-983-2894.

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

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.

JEFF BRYANT LAND & Jeff Bryant Farms is posted againsit hunting and trespassing of any kind.                            -Jan.31p
BLOUNT PROPERTY– All land owned by Bobbie Blount and A.D. is posted against trespassing of any kind. Violators will be prosecuted.                     13tnc-ad
L.W. MORRIS PROPERTY is posted against trespassing of any kind.                      -Aug24p
CODY WEEKS, MIKE WOOTEN, WALTER MOORE land is posted against hunting, fishing and trespassing of any kind.    -Dec31,16p

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

•COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE… Gentiva Home Health, Calhoun City office, is placing food collection bags at various locations for their August Food Drive. Other healthcare providers are invited to join the effort. Residents, physicians and referral sources seeking info about the drive should call 662-628-6657. Food and personal items are being sought. All collected items will be distributed to the Calhoun Baptist Association.

•NEW START RESOURCE CENTER is offering free after school study sessions for all grades every Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30-4:30. Call 662-800-1630 to register. Personal Development/Job Workshop every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

•QUICK BITES will meet via interactive video conference at noon at the Multipurpose Building Thursday, Aug. 25. Program is Gardening from Inside Your Home.

•Macedonia Water Association will hold annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at the well house. All members are encouraged to attend. Two board positions will be voted on.

•FIRST SATURDAY ARTS/CRAFTS & FARMERS MARKET will be Saturday, Sept. 3  at the Side Porch on Main Street in Vardaman starting at 7am until.

•GLASPIE and GUNN FAMILY REUNION will be Saturday, Sept. 3 at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City beginning at 11 a.m. For info, call Glenda Armstrong 662-542-6093 or Dorothy Conner 662-414-5128.

•Bramlett family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 3 in New Albany at the Holiday Inn Express. E-mail or 662-316-4001 for more info.

•BURSON, CORBITT, MHOON, STOVALL & STEELE family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 17 at Bruce Community Center. Please send fees by July. Cost is $25 for family of four ($5 for each additional family member) or $15 for single adults. Send funds to Mary Cole, 134 Parkview Dr., Calhoun City, MS 38916. For info call 662-209-0131, 628-6830 or 983-8950.

•VFW #4100 Saturday night dance doors open at 6 p.m. Band plays 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin on the first, second, fourth Saturdays and Prime Country the third and fifth Saturdays.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. FMI 662-786-1545.

•Tai Chi classes 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. No charge. 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: calhouncounty

Calhoun City mayor, board working on budget for next fiscal year

J.R. Denton

Calhoun City aldermen authorized Mayor J.R. Denton and Clerk Raenell Moore to finalize the budget for next fiscal year after a brief discussion last Tuesday night.
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There was merit in the myth

Ray Mosby

There was merit in the myth
“We are sheep without a shepherd
We don’t know how to be alone
So we wander ‘round this desert
And wind up following the wrong gods home.”—Quoted material by Don Henley

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