“Blowtorch” Mason delivered most memorable political speech at Fair

Sid Salter

PHILADELPHIA – From heated races to choose county supervisors or local justices of the peace to the White House, the Neshoba County Fair remains Mississippi’s premier political stump. That fact was underscored this week with the appearance of the son of newly-minted Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump at Neshoba on Tuesday.
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Pet Show winners for costume

costume pets

costume petsCostume contest winners at the Calhoun County Fair's Pet Show were, from left, Sara Jane Parker and Lacy, 2nd; Bella Norwood and Lucy, 3rd, and Aubrey Nelson and Dr. Socks, 1st.

Superintendent: Last three years of state tests not fair to anyone

Mike Moore

Superintendent Mike Moore expressed his frustration with state testing policies over the past few years to the school board Monday night, explaining the testing changes haven’t been fair to anyone.
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Bruce 9-10 All-Stars are Mississippi East Champions

Bruce All-Stars

Bruce 9-10 year old All Stars were named MS East Champions in the Dizzy Dean State Tournament.

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Sparks compete in Orlando World Series


The Mississippi Sparks 12u completed their spring/summer season last week with a fourth place finish in the USSSA ESPN Fastpitch World Series in Orlando, FL.

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Calhoun County Fair Youth Cook-Off

Fair Cook Off

Fair Cook OffYouth recently participated in the Youth Pork Chop cook-off at the Calhoun County Fair. From left, Madison Cox received 5th place, Maggie Rennie received 4th place, Mikayla Shelton received 2nd place, Conner Shelton received 6th place, Aysen Adams received 3rd place, Austin Bullard received 7th place and Bryan Nix received 1st place.

‘City’s Tito Lopez teaches girls self defense at Dorroh Lake Teen Camp

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“I’m moving to a new location next month and my mom is worried sick about me getting in and out of my car in the dark by myself after work.”
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Classified Ads

HOUSE FOR SALE– 122 Cooper Dr. Bruce. Lake front, large lot. 3 BR 3 B, sunken den. Formal living room, dining room, hardwood floors, double enclosed garage, large bonus room. 2 patios, one covered. Call 983-8142.                           13tnc-dr

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.

11 WEEK OLD PIGS. Also Nissan mag wheels with tire, cars, etc. Call 983-0772 or 800-6046.                              6tnc-jt
HOSS PEN FARMS– Obsession II Sweet Corn and Tomatoes. James Shaw, owner, 1373 James Rd., Gore Springs. Call 662-226-1709 or 662-809-6607.                     6,13,20,27c________________________
JOHN DEERE MX5 BUSHOG in very good condition with low hours, $1,250. John Deere cotton trailer, $750. Slate Springs, 662-378-6652.  27, 3,10,17c-jd
1 BR 1 B APT. in BRUCE. Furnished. $300 month. Call 850-368-2096.                     8tnc-ch
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-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.

ROOFING! Metal or shingle. Call Joey Collins for building, remodeling, repairs, plumbing, electrical needs. Free estimates,  927-0856.                13,20,27,3p-bc
COLLINS DOZER WORK. Driveways, house lots, land clearing. Joey Collins 927-0856 or Joe Collins 800-6873.        29tnc-jc
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

MCGREGER PROPERTY– The land of Mitch McGreger and Cela McGreger is posted against hunting and fishing without written permission.      20,27,3 10p
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

•LIFT INC will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at the LIFT office at 166 Shannon St in Pittsboro. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input on the needs of the community. Programs operated by LIFT Inc. will be discussed. Programs operated by LIFT are Liheap, CSBS and Weatherization. Other workshops will be provided. For more info, call 662-414-2222.

•VARDAMAN RAM Football players/parents meeting is Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  This is for high school and junior high players and parents.

•Fall Registration at Lewis Memorial Daycare in Calhoun City,  will be Friday July 29, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Opening for all ages.

•SHOEMAKE REUNION will be Saturday, July 30 at Bruce Community Building. All relatives and friends are invited.

•annual school prayer walk will be Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Please meet at the high school of your choice. Participating schools include Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman and Calhoun Academy. Please come and pray for the students, teachers and leaders of these schools.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will present a book talk and signing with Mississippi author, Carl Morrison from Pontotoc, Monday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. His new Christian novel, “Stepping to the Side” shares how a family stands together to pick up God’s fight against the teachings of evolution and the big bang theory. See how far their decision to do the right thing affects others. Morrison will have signed copies of his book for $10 each. Light refreshments.

•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 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. 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: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com

Bonnie Williams

Bonnie Ruth Abbott Williams, 77, of Nesbit, went to her heavenly home Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Methodist LeBonheur Hospice Residence in Memphis. She was born April 27, 1939 in Calhoun City, the daughter of Woodrow Abbott and I.V. Hood. She was a member of Bridgetown Baptist Church in Nesbit. [Read more...]