Goar Hill, journalism friends, big Easter crowd and Dewitt Spencer

Lisa McNeece

We continue to hear from more Goar family members. After making the discovery, to me anyway, that the correct spelling of the hill between Bruce and Pittsboro is “Goar,” we have heard from several who thanked us for getting it right.

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Amazon begins collecting online sales tax from Floridians this month

Sid Salter

Online retail giant Amazon.com this month began collecting sales tax for online purchases made by Floridians. Why now? It’s because Amazon.com now has a physical bricks-and-mortar presence in Florida.

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Doug Russell, president of the Woodmen of the World, Chapter 1366 in Bruce and Calhoun City, presented Pittsboro fireman Bill Malone with a check for $150 from the organization. Malone said the fire department will use the funds to purchase needed equipment. Photo by Joel McNeece

City of Bruce acquires Cinema 22 property on square in public auction

Fifteen people attended the public auction at the courthouse.

The City of Bruce topped four other bidders Monday at a public auction in Pittsboro to acquire the Cinema 22 building on the Bruce Square.

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Childs will play basketball at ICC next season

alison childs95

Alison Childs will play basketball at ICC next year.

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Harrell advances to North State golf tournament

CA Golf

Todd Harrell of Calhoun Academy will play in the North State Golf Tournament next Monday at West Helena, Ark.

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Lovorn homers in Calhoun City win

Charlesy Lovorn hit a grand slam in the win over Eupora.

The Calhoun City Lady Wildcats concluded their division schedule last week with an 11-5 win over Eupora.

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Delinda Hodge

Delinda Hodge

One of the first dishes Delinda Hodge of Calhoun City learned to cook that she really liked and still makes after 26 years, is Hawaiian chicken. She describes herself as “a not very adventurous eater.”

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Classified Ads

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Houses, Land, Mobile Homes
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37 ACRES 12-14 year old pine plantation, two miles from Bruce. Call 662-983-8800.
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HOUSE FOR SALE– BIG CREEK, Ms. 4 BR, 2 BA, 1,300 sq. ft, built in 2006. Financing available (wac) with Low Down Payment and Easy Terms. NO?closing costs!! Contact Brett at 855-847-6808 for more information.
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BRUCE– ANNETTE ST. Brick, 4 BR, 2 B, 1,296 sq ft., nice .30 acre lot; lease or cash. $750 down, $581 per month. Call 855-664-8357.              16,23,30,7p
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LARGE LOTS in Country Estates Subdivision, 2 miles west of Calhoun City Hospital, starting at $2,000 per lot; 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
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3 B 1-1/2 B HOUSE, Hwy 32 E, 5 miles from Bruce on 3 acres land. Call Archie Talford, 983-0569 or 983-4779.      9,16,23c
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3 BR 1-1/2 BATH, appliances stay, new CH/A and roof, on 2-1/2 acres, 97 CR 427, Vardaman, 662-682-9287.
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3 BR 2 B BRICK Home in Bruce, 1,700 sq. ft. with 2 acres, 433 N. Pontotoc Rd. Reduced to $65,000.  Call 983-2620 or 628-4171.                          23tnc-ec
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FOR SALE-Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges, Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.
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MEAT HOG for sale, front end loader w/bucket, fork, brackets, etc. in good shape, $2,000. Also 11-week-old chihuahua female $250. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-4535.            25tnc
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2 BR 1 B apartment, fridge and stove, utilities included, $600 month. Call 662-983-8800.
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1 BR 1 B apartment, fridge and stove included, $450 month. Call 662-983-8800.   23,30,7,14c-js

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MINI-SYSTEMS of Bruce. Short or long term rental storage units. Climate Control Available! Various sizes—5×10, 10×10, 10×15, 10×20. Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.
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BUSINESS FOR SALE. Owner wants to retire from well established local floral and gift shop. Great customer base! Serious inquiries only. Call 414-1108.
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MELISA MASEK McKEE will not be responsible for any bills except for those made by herself.
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The Pickin’ Shed, Hwy 9W, Banner. Home Improvement Mdse.  Open Monday thru Saturday 9-5, closed every 4th weekend. Call 662-473-6660  for more info.                          19tnc

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B&J MOWING SERVICE. Call 414-6006 or 800-5177.
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MOWING & WEEDEATING. Best rates available. Call Bill, 983-0132.                        2,9,16,23p
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WILL?SHARPEN WOOD MIZER blades for band sawmill. $5 per blade. Call Ray at 628-6086 or 417-1461.                      12tnc-tj
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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
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WINTERIZE NOW! Consider a new metal or shingle roof. Call Joey Collins for all your building, remodeling, repairs, metal roofing, plumbing and electrical needs. Free estimates. Call 662-927-0856 today!          14tnc-jc
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DO YOU NEED YOUR YARD mowed or other yard work? Call 662-628-5271 or 662-414-1831
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HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE– Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Tommy L. Roane, 662-983-8326 or 662- 983-7557.            17tnc
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BWS WELDING, STEEL & ALUMINUM, farm equipment repair, portable welder. Bobby W. Sexton, 614 CR 130. Call 662-414-8295 (cell)                   21tnc-bs
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MARTIN CONSTRUCTION & Home Maintenance. Contact us for all your home repair needs. TONY MARTIN, ph. 413-4644.
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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
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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

•QUICK BITES Thursday, Apr. 24 at noon at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. Dr. Blake Layton will present “Protecting Your House from Termites.”

•SAWMILL QUEEN TEA… GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce will hold the Sawmill Festival Queen tea Thursday, Apr. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Bruce Forestry Museum. Applicants must be a resident of Bruce or Pittsboro and a student at Bruce High School or Calhoun Academy in grades 11 or 12. Sawmill Festival Queen will be awarded the Charlotte B. Henry Scholarship. Applications can be picked up at Bruce High School or by contacting Cassie Bryant @414-9558.

•VA MObile rural Health outreach… Jackson VA is setting up a mobile health clinic at Rocky Mt. MB Church Saturday, Apr. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Services available include eligibility determination, registration, enrollment in MyHealthVet, physical exams, patient education, vet center information, benefits info, cemetery info, female vets info and more. Bring your DD214. The church is at 1339 CR 92, Water Valley. For more info, call Belinda Okafor at 601-362-4471 ext 5136 or Rev. George Forrest (662)688-0731.

•annual O. L. Alexander family reunion will be at noon Saturday, Apr. 26 at the Vardaman Community Center on Hwy 341, north of Vardaman.

•ANNUAL SAREPTA SCHOOL REUNION April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Sarepta Baptist Church.?Potluck lunch. Anyone who attended Sarepta School is invited to attend.

•ELLARD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1955 will have a reunion Saturday, Apr. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at Chickenbone Fire Dept. All are invited. Chickenbone will provide meal. For info, call Janice Jarrett, 983-2408.

•EXCEL in Calhoun City is offering CPR Classes Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon or from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $30. Must pay at registration. Two year certification, American Heart, includes AED. If need for CPR (BLS) that can be arranged. Registration Deadline: April  23. Limit eight participants per session. For information: 628-5165.

•NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY is April 26 for all unused/unwanted/expired pharmaceutical drugs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FMI Kenneth White 662-927-0324.

•WASH & EVIE BENNETT JAMES REUNION will be Sunday, April 27 at the Bruce VFW. Potluck lunch.

•Stewart Cemetery will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Apr. 27, at 3 p.m.  Anyone with interest in the cemetery is asked to attend. For info, call Thomas Camp at 662-414-7230.

•PIECES AND PATCHES CLUB will meet Monday, Apr. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose building. All welcome.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Donna Hegwood will host the meeting at Pomegranate Nursery. Everyone is asked to bring a plant/plants for the plant swap.

•EXCEL Mandatory parent meeting is Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. May tuition can be paid. Pre-registration for:  Summer Excel, June 2-26; After School Excel in August 2014;  Art on the Square June 2-13. Presenter: Excel Staff. Topic: Recognition and Pre-Registration.

•Derma Volunteer Fire Dept. will have a benefit fundraiser Crawfish Boil Saturday, May 3, at 5 p.m. $9 per pound. Fire dept. is at 315 E Veteran’s Blvd in Derma.

•Calhoun City Cemetery Association will meet Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Southern Baptist Church in Calhoun City. Work day will be Saturday, May 3. All members are encouraged to attend. If you have family members buried in the Calhoun City Cemetery, funds are needed for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated.

•DARLA BRADFORD WARD benefit will be May 3 at the Big Creek Community Center. Spaghetti plates for $7 available at 5:30 p.m. Auction will start at 6:30 p.m. For info or directions call Dana Brasher 414-6348 or Steve Faddock 414-6349.

•CALHOUN CARES 5K RUN/WALK will be Saturday, May 3. Cost $20 now, $25 on race day, includes t-shirt. For info call Chad Whitworth at 983-7777 or Tracey Bailey 983-8736. Proceeds go to Calhoun Cares.

•Calhoun County Extension Staff invites everyone to their Open House to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which authorized the legislation that created the Cooperative Extension Service. The celebration will be Wednesday, May 7, between 2-6 p.m. for cake and snacks, educational information as well as a look at our facility including a new concession stand. MSU Extension staff and specialists will be on hand to visit and answer any questions you may have.

•Are My Pines Ready to Thin? will be presented in Houston, Saturday May 10 at 8 a.m. in the Chickasaw County Extension Office. Brief program then outdoors. Wear appropriate clothing for the field, including boots and insect repellant. Return to office for lunch. $10 person. Registration covers refreshments and lunch. Register by May 5 with Chickasaw Extension Office.

•Antioch Agers will meet Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 am. at Antioch Church in fellowship hall. Linda Haire from Rocky Mount Church will be the speaker and a pot luck lunch will follow. All are welcome.

•VoTER ID PROGRAM…  will have be Thursday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse in Pittsboro. Speaker will be Rita Wray, founder & CEO of Wray Enterprises, Inc., a national independent health care consulting firm. Wray is a nationally recognized consultant/facilitator in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, leadership development, organizational effectiveness and strategic planning. The event is sponsored by Calhoun County Republican Women.

•BHS CLASSES Of 1975-1985 will have a reunion for all ten classes Saturday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. Theme is Second Time Around. For info, call Sharon Daniel 983-3699, Ella Stovall 983-2207 or Terry Vanlandingham by April 12 if you plan to attend.

•EXCEL Art on the Square, a new two week summer program developing creative visual art skills. This is not an arts and crafts class. Students grades 6-10 apply by registering at Excel. Registration requirements: 1) a self-produced visual art piece (color, sketch, paint, draw); 2) a brief statement of motivation/reason for participating; 3) program fee of $20. Class size limited. Registration deadline is May 27; must include requirements. Class will be June 2-13 on weekdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

•EXCEL Summer School is June 2-26 from 9 a.m.-noon for grades 1-6. Focus: Reading and Math. Mandatory Parent Meeting Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Cost: $45 for the month. Contact: Sister Judy Sinnwell at 628-5165. Pre-registration now till May 29.

•FREE ADULT BASIC EDUCATION/GED preparation classes are held at Bruce Adult Education Center on Newburger Street. For info, call Ada Armstrong 414-6063 or the center, 983-2038. Classes meet Tuesday & Thursday. Day, 9-noon, night 5-8 p.m. Counseling 2 Career (C2) for ages 17-21 (out of school) is available. Teachers Ada Armstrong and Margaret Mays.

•BEAVER BOUNTY PROGRAM… Calhoun County Soil Conservation District is administering a beaver control program for landowners in Calhoun County. A $12.50 bounty will be paid for each beaver tail brought in. They must be brought in by landowner, who is required to sign verifying that these were removed from his property in Calhoun and show the site where caught on the map. Maximum number of beaver tails per landowner each year is 40. Trappers may be hired for assistance in beaver removal, but bounty is paid to the landowner. Call 628-8732 ext. 3 for more information.

•Biennial Hellums family reunion will be Saturday, June 14 at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church on CR 885 (Robbs Road) in Pontotoc County. Church opens at 9 a.m., potluck lunch at noon and fellowship following.

•DERMA SCHOOL REUNION… Calhoun County Agricultural High School and Derma School will have a reunion Saturday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Bldg. in Pittsboro. More information will be released later.

•BRUCE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 will have a 50-year-reunion Saturday, July 12 at Bruce Museum. Contact Rita at 662-983-7185, Sandra 662-414-7138 or Geneva at 662-983-2567.

•DOG LOVERS! LEAGUE FOR NO-KILL SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Bruce Park Pavillion. For info, call 983-7471.

•GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Saturday of each month at Vardaman Family Life Center 10-11 a.m. Call 662-682-9992 or 662-414-7089 to register.

•NAMI SUPPORT GROUP for families of those with mental disorders meets second Saturday of each month at Vardaman Family Life Center from 10-11 a.m. Support group for those who have a mental disorder meets at the same time. Call 662-682-9992 or 662-414-7089 to register.

•CALHOUN ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival building. Danny Tutor is club president. For more info, call 682-7594. Everyone is invited.

•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.

•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 Mike Winter 412-2114 or Charlie Carter 414-0642.

•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: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com