Rebecca Grier

Rebecca Grier

Rebecca Grier of Calhoun City continues to make the Butterscotch Chewy recipe she got from her mom that came from a 1956 Pillsbury Bake-off book. She learned to cook from her mother and grandmother, but says when she really started cooking by herself was while in home-ec class. There she learned to make a chocolate sheet cake that she still makes.

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Fair Queen

Julianna Cain, of Bruce, was crowned Fairest of the Fair at the Calhoun County Fair Monday night. Julianna, who will be a junior at BHS this fall, is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Cain. Photo by Lisa McNeece

MHSAA announces changes to football, basketball state championship sites

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CLINTON — The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced Monday new locations for upcoming Football and Basketball State Championships for the next four years.

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Calhoun All Stars win North State Title

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The Calhoun County Future All Stars won the North Half State Title in Winona.

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Schools Supply Lists

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Following are school supply lists for Calhoun County Public Schools.

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Deputy follows blood trail to make burglary arrest

Jason Mims

A Vardaman man was arrested last Wednesday for burglary of a store and home.

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Among the winners in the Fairest of the Fair pageant at the Calhoun County Fair Monday night were three year olds Rileigh Kate Tutor, left, and Emerie Grayson Baecher. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Classified Ads

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FOR SALE                       2
Houses, Land, Mobile Homes
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5 BR 3-1/2 B one-story home south of Bruce on 2 acres w/mother-in-law wing; greenhouse, beautiful yard. Price negotiable. 901-491-9071 or 901-491-4267.                    16tnc-rb
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3 BR 2 B in BRUCE, large lot with workshop. For info, call 983-9161.                    16,23c-bd
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2 BR HOUSE in Bruce, $19,000. Call 662-417-5466.     25tnc-lp
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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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REDUCED TO $55,000.  3 BR 2 B brick home in Bruce, 1,700 sq. ft. with 2 acres, 433 N. Pontotoc Rd. Call 983-2620 or 628-4171.                          23tnc-ec
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FOR SALE                       3
Autos, Trucks, Motorcycles
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2006 CHRYSLER 300. Excellent condition. Leather seats, loaded. Call 414-9465.             23p-pd
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FOR SALE                       4
Appliances,  Furniture
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SAVE $100s, POSSIBLY over $1,000 on name brand mattresses at The Mattress Outlet, Hwy 8, Vardaman. Open every Saturday, 9-4. Tommy Scarbrough, owner.              21tnc
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Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.
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FOR SALE                    6
Animals, Pets
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BANTY & POLISH CHICKENS, also Mallard ducks. $4 and up according to size. Joe T. Massey.
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FOR SALE                     7
Misc.
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FORD TRACTOR 38 hp, 890 hours. $3,500. Call 901-233-8652.                       2,9,16,23p
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FULL blooded German Shepherd, good watch dog, $150. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-4535.                        25tnc
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HOUSE FOR RENT in Bruce. 2 BR, 1 B on W. Countiss St. Quiet neighborhood and close to downtown. $425/mth + dep. Contact Clint at camp.clinton@gmail.com. Employed and serious long-term applicants only, please.                    -July 30-cc
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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
OPPORTUNITY                   9
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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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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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The Journal assumes no responsibility for the wording or content of classifieds advertisements.
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SERVICES                   12
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I WILL SIT WITH THE ELDERLY in their home. References available. Call 835-9404 or 628-1906.              9,16,23,30,6c-cn
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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 662-4141831
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HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE– Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Tommy L. Roane, 662-983-8326 or 662- 983-7557.   ________________________

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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Landowner Owners
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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 landowners.                  -dec31p
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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

•YOUTH MEAT GOAT SHOW will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Calhoun County Agri-Center in Pittsboro, Wednesday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come watch the show. For information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•QUICK BITES will be Thursday, July 24 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Topic is Insect Pests in Late-Season Vegetable Gardens with Dr. Blake Layton.

•CCHS BAND CCHS SUMMER ACTIVITIES at the Band Hall– Full Band, Color Guard and Percussion Rehearsal; July 24-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 28 – Color Guard fundraiser for uniforms and other expenses, details TBA; Full Band, Color Guard and Percussion Rehearsal, July 28-August 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

•BISCUIT MAKING DEMO… Calhoun County Happy Homemakers MHV club will be making homemade biscuits at the Calhoun County Fair July 24-25 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this demonstration. Sit down and enjoy a free sample. For information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•PONY PULL CONTEST will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Calhoun County Agri-Center in Pittsboro Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. For information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•CROCK POT SUPPER… Calhoun County 4-H will have a Crock Pot Supper Thursday, July 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building during the Calhoun County Fair. $5 a plate. Supper is a 4-H fundraiser project. For information contact Trent Barnett at 412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Rodeo will be July 25-26  at 7 p.m. with the Dixie Riders performance. Everyone is invited to come watch local cowboys and cowgirls as well as competitors from other states compete in the bull riding, bareback horses, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Kids’ activities offered. For information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•Baking Contest with adult and youth divisions will be held at the Calhoun County Fair Saturday, July 26. Registration From 11 a.m.-noon. Categories include breads, cookies, cakes, pies and candy. Call the Extension Office (412-3177) for information and an exhibit book.

•Calhoun County Fair Big Buck Contest will be held Saturday, July 26 with registration and scoring starting at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Typical and non-typical. Limit 2 mounts per person. $10 per mount entry fee. $50 first place prize in typical and non-typical. Adult and youth division. Whitetail only. Contact the Calhoun County Extension Office at 662-412-3177 for information.

•ROUND ROBIN ROPING… Calhoun County Fair Association will host a Round Robin Roping for adults and youth Saturday, July 26 at 9 a.m. Roping will be held during the county fair at the Horse Arena. Limited to first 10 teams. Entry fees $60 per person, 60/40  payback. For information and to register, contact Angie Embry, chairperson, at 662-983-5859.

•SHOEMAKE FAMILY REUNION Saturday, July 26 at Bruce Community Center. Doors open at 10 a.m. All family and friends invited.

•TURNER FAMILY REUNION Descendants of William T. and Syntha Haywood Turner and extended family are invited to the Turner Reunion hosted by the family of William T. “Billy” Turner on Sunday July 27 at the Multi-Purpose Bldg. in Pittsboro. Building will be open at 10 a.m., pot luck buffet at noon and program in afternoon. Bring a picture, item, or story about your Turner ancestors to share. All close friends are welcome. FMI call Debbie Turner Dunn at 662-983-4918.

•Pieces and Patches will meet Monday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

•QUICK BITES will be Thursday, July 31 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Topic is DIY: Succulent Wall Frames with Kandiace Gray.

•BIG CREEK SCHOOL REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 2 at Paisley’s Steak House in Big Creek from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buffet lunch at noon, $9.

•EXCEL Pre-registration for After School Tutoring begins Aug. 4 for families not already pre-registered for the new academic year. This puts a child’s name on the roster.  Families will be notified by Aug. 8 that the child has a place in the program. Contact Excel: 628-5165.

•VARDAMAN High School will host a meeting for all parents of U.S. history students on Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. during the school’s Back To School Open House.

•Calhoun saddle club upcoming showdates are August 9, August 23, Sept. 13, Sept. 20 and Oct. 11 at the Arena at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Training is at noon and show at 1 p.m. Ranch sorting at each show, entry $25, payback $10 per head.

•NAACP EXOTIC EXPLOSION will be Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Mlti-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. For info, Lee Ezell 628-0748, Ella Ezell 412-2418, Ella Stovall 983-2207.

•EXCEL After School tutoring program for the new academic year. Grades 1-6.  Sessions: 3-4:30 p.m. and 4:45-6:15 p.m. Tuition: $45 first child; $35 second or third child. Starting date: Aug. 11. Must register: 628-5165.

•EXCEL Parent Meeting Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.  This is mandatory for families who pre-registered and were contacted to confirm that their child is in the After School tutoring program. Contact 628-5165 if there are questions.

•DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES… school supplies or monetary donations for school supplies will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 15 at Bruce Barber Shop, Bruce Piggly Wiggly and Bruce Chamber of Commerce. Supplies will be given to local schools For info, call April Sistrunk, 662-809-9652, Becky Wright 662-983-8836 or Carol Shoemaker 662-809-9652.

•COLOR FOR A CAUSE RUN August 23 in Houston, MS. Registration 7:30-8:45 a.m. First group of runners leaves at 9:15. Large portion of each participant’s proceeds will go to a selected charity of choice. 1.5 or 3.2 mile walk/run with color stations. Music, food, kids’ games and awards ceremony 11 a.m.-noon. FMI run director Will Montgomery 662-507-1515, www.colorforacauserun.com or info@colorforacauserun.com

•Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet Monday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s in Bruce.

•SOUTH CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 50 year class reunion Saturday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. Methodist Corner on Calhoun City square. Doors open at 4 p.m. For info, Edna 662-637-2739, Betty 662-523-2278 or 662-800-4148.

•BHS CLASS OF 1994 is planning a class reunion for September. Call Alecia Todd 983-0295 or Tracey Liles 417-1100 for info.

•DOG LOVERS! LEAGUE FOR NO-KILL SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Bruce Park Pavilion. 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.

To submit items for the calendar, call 983-2570, fax 983-7667 or email to: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com

James Stallings

James Earnest Stallings, 95, a resident of Calhoun City for 46 years, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.  He lived in Tupelo for the past 16 years at Traceway Retirement Community.  He was born February 16, 1919 in Webster County and  grew up on the family farm in Cumberland. He was the son of the late Lonnie Lee Stallings and Mary Earnest Stallings. He graduated from Cumberland High School, Wood Junior College and Mississippi State University. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. For 33 years, he was employed by Farmers Home Administration as County Supervisor in Calhoun County from 1952 until 1969 and as a District Director from 1969 until 1979. After retiring, he founded Stallings Real Estate in Calhoun City and managed it for 12 years. [Read more...]