Pearl Harbor’s 75th anniversary illustrates how nation has changed

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Can it be that 75 years have passed since the “Greatest Generation” of Americans had to endure and respond to the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
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Sweet Potato Festival’s award winning cakes

Winning ribbons in the cake division of the Sweet Potato Cooking contest, were Mary Keyser of Calhoun City, Melissa Edmondson of Vardaman and Lyndsey Wade of Oxford.

The follow are the winning recipes from the Annual Sweet Potato Cooking Contest held in conjunction with the Sweet Potato Festival last month. More winning recipes will be printed as space allows.

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No thanks Santa


tate-stegallIt wasn't all smiles and good times at the 20th Century Clubs annual Pancakes with Santa breakfast at the Bruce Museum. Tate Stegall wanted no part of Santa Claus. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Bruce and Vardaman split; ‘City teams win while Cougars fall


Bruce and Vardaman split their first matchup of the basketball season last Friday.
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More shuffling of parade dates; Calhoun City, Big Creek now up first on Saturday

christmas-parade art

Last week’s heavy rains forced lots of changes for Christmas parades around the county.
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Tony Allen

Anthony  Glenn Allen, Sr., 59 of Avinger, Tx. died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, Tx. He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Allen. He was born June 28, 1957 in Minden, La.  [Read more...]

Calhoun City Elementary Magic


bebo02Bebo the Magician visited Calhoun City Elementary this week. Pictured helping him with a trick are fourth graders A’Kirea Moore and Allen Sockwell. Photo by Menisha Gates

Classified Ads

3 BR 2 B BRICK HOUSE. 500 B Beadle St. in Calhoun City near high school. Well maintained and move-in ready. $78,000. Call 662-312-6224.

HOUSE– 109 Adams St. Calhoun City. 3 BR 1-1/2 B. Call James at 601-384-6414.

1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C2 StingRay, 4 speed coupe, 327/300 HP, silver pearl/black interior $18,000.; 662-263-3915.                          23,30,7p

CIRCLE (I) FLEA MARKET. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Auction every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Mini-Storages for rent. 82 Front Street, Coffeeville. 662-417-1256.                               16tnc

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.

2009 16 FT. HEAVY DUTY Dual Axle Trailer with pullout ramps. Treated wood floor. Will haul around 7,000 lbs. Call Mike Prewett, 414-0052.          7,14p

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Meat Hogs, ready to go. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-6046.

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.

LOOKING TO PURCHASE cut-over land for reforestation or tracts with existing timber. Please call 713-382-7975 to discuss your property.    16,23,30,7,14p

HILL’S HEATING & COOLING. David Hill, Sales & Service. Call 662-983-5882.          -June30p

TREE SERVICE. Free estimates. Insured and bonded. ALSO FIREWOOD for sale. $100 cord. Paul Russell 662-800-5913 or Jacob Russell 662-800-5802.
-Dec. 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 avail
able. 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-adb
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

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen and Handy Helpers club meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 8. The meeting will begin at 3:30 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Please call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon via video teleconference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Title: DIY Wreaths on a Budget.

•Bruce VFW and Auxiliary will have Karaoke and dance nights 9-10. Karaoke starts at 6 p.m. Santa will be Dec. 17. Photos available, also milk and cookies starting at 2 p.m. $3 admission.

•BIG CREEK’S 17th REDNECK CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, Dec. 10. Lineup at 5 p.m. Parade at 6 p.m. “If you can ride it, drag it, pull it or push it, put a bow on it and bring it!” Rain or shine. Prizes for top three “Rednecks.” 6 miles west of CC on Hwy. 8, CR 308.  For info 628-6882 after 5 p.m.

•HOLIDAY SILENT AUCTION... Jesse Yancy Memorial Library’s FRIENDS of the Library’s annual Holiday Silent Auction is underway. Items from home decor to toys to homemade goods are included. Auction concludes Friday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Bids must be placed in person. Contact the library at 983-2220 for info.

•Create will hold their next meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Multi-Purpose Building at 6 p.m. The project will be announced later.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  YHS member Wyomman Reeves and John Goldwater pastor of Christ Community Church will present a program of Christmas music. Refreshments served afterwards. Visitors welcome.

•Beef Producers meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call at 412-3177 no later than Tuesday, Dec. 13, for food preparation. Please bring a dessert.

•Calhoun Avengers Camp 1969 Sons of Confederate Veterans and Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter 17 Order of the Confederate Rose will meet at Johnnie Mae’s restaurant in Calhoun City Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome.

•CALHOUN COMMUNITY CHOIR will present their Christmas Concert “All Is Well” on Dec. 16-17-18. Friday Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at Calhoun City First Baptist Church; Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Bruce United Methodist Church and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Calhoun City First Baptist Church. No admission. Kim Parker Gregory is choir director.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 16 for Staff Development and December 24-December 26 for the holidays.

•David Murphree Chapter Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Veracruz Restaurant. Guests welcome.

•five times the fun, the fifth annual Christmas dinner for the elderly, with Bingo and fruit baskets will be December 23 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. Deadline for headcount is Dec. 12.  For info Ella Ezell 412-2418. Event sponsored by NAACP of Calhoun County.

•BRUCE VFW POST 5571 will have Maximum Championship Wrestling Superstars Saturday, Dec. 17. Bell time 7 p.m. Admission $8. Concessions available. Wrestling will feature Ragin’ Cajun Jimbeau Villard vs Ken Dang, also Money Gang, Andy Mack and more. Milk and cookies with Santa at 2 p.m.

•MHV Council will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building.  Gardener’s Delight will be in charge of the devotion and pledge. Installation of the 2017 Council Executive Board Members will be held. All MHV members are urged to attend. Annual MHV Awards Luncheon has been moved to April 8.The Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet at 6:30 p.m. following the Council meeting. Everyone is welcome to stay for a program on home safety.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. The program will be home safety. Everyone is welcome to attend.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. For info, call 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. No charge for the tutoring, but small fee for workbook. For information, call the church office. 662-983-2218.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 AUXILIARY will have Bingo every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. Dances every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin will provide music on 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Prime Country on the 3rd and 5th Saturday.

•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:

Ron Jenkins

Ronald Allen Jenkins, 59, died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Born July 13, 1957 in Memphis, he was the son of the late Rupert Jenkins and Bernice Sutton  Jenkins. He graduated from Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis. He received his Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored New Hope Baptist Church and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. [Read more...]