Brassfields performing in Nashville

Brassfields

Bradley and Chadley Brassfield, formerly of Vardaman and Houston, have been singing in Nashville the last five years. They, along with songwriter Aly Cutter, of Florida, make up the band Brassfield Aly. They performed Friday and Saturday nights at the Opry Backstage Grill restaurant located at The Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Johnny Ramsey

Johnny Ramsey, 63 of Bruce, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born February 24, 1951 in Calhoun City to William C. Ramsey, Sr. and Bessie Pendergrast
Ramsey.  He was a 1971 graduate of Calhoun City High School, was a construction worker, and member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson
Remington Blake Wesley. [Read more...]

2nd Annual Egg Bowl Run comes together in Calhoun City

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The 2nd Annual Egg Bowl Run was held Monday with the hand-off of the game ball once again taking place on the Calhoun City Square.

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Classified Ads

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FOR SALE                       2
Houses, Land, Mobile Homes
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38 ACRES PASTURE LAND for sale in Mt. Moriah, CR 130. For details, call 983-4415 after 5 p.m.                         26,3,10p-kj
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METHODIST CHURCH in Robbs community, build in 1950, recently closed. Building, pews, piano for sale. Brick exterior, hardwood floors, paneling. Located on Hwy 341 about one mile from Calhoun County line. Will sell separately or all together. App. 2,250 sq. ft. Water and heat. Make offer. Call Martha 662-568-2095 or Faye 601-638-1579.         5,12,19,26c-fw
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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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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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Animals, Pets
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POLISH & BANTY CHICKENS, also ducks. Call 983-3266.
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FIREWOOD FOR SALE, split, sold by pickup load; also 706 Tractor, $3,500. Call John Tucker, 637-7395.                                 22tnc
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3 BR 2 B, $475 month, $475 deposit. Completely remodeled, very nice. Albert Morgan, 662-701-9448.                  19,26,3c
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DERMA MINI-STORAGE has available space. 8-1/2×10 $35; 10×10 $40; 10×12-1/2 $45; 10×15 $55. Get a free padlock with new rentals during November and December.         -Dec24fn
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FOR LEASE– 1 BR 1 B APT in Bruce, water furnished. Deposit $300. 662-832-1290.   15tnc-lh
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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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WE ARE SEEKING TO HIRE a pianist/organist to play during our Sunday morning services in Water Valley. Contact us at watervalleyfumc@gmail.com or call the church office, 662-473-2682.                              22tnc
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The Journal assumes no responsibility for the wording or content of classifieds advertisements.
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METAL ROOFING, home repair, etc. For all your needs, call Kenny Neal, 662-983-9184.   -jan7p
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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.                             6tnc-jh
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HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE– Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Tommy L. Roane, 662-983-8326 or 662- 983-7557.

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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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Landowner Owners
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ALL LAND IN SKUNA BOTTOM, Big Creek and Calhoun City owned and leased by Steve Parker Farms is posted. No hunting, fishing or trespassing. Steve Parker.                -Jan28p
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WEEKS-WOOTEN LAND on CR 210 and adjoining roads is posted against hunting, fishing and trespassing of any kind. Cody Weeks.                          -may15
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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

•31st A.D. Goodman Scholarship Banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the St. Luke Masonic Lodge in Bruce. Scholarship recipient is Khadijah Thompson. Guest speaker is Elder Richard Freelon. Rev. Tommie Lee Daniel and First Sergeant Joey Jones are the banquet honorees. For info or tickets, contact Rita Talford at (662)983-2094, Archie Talford at (662) 983-4779 or (662)983-2767, Richard Freelon at (662)829-9172.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed on the following days for the holidays:  Thanksgiving: Nov. 27–Nov. 30.  Christmas: Dec. 25 – Dec. 28. New Years: Jan 1 –Jan. 4.  For more information, call 662-628-6331.

•EXCEL PARENT Meeting Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.   Mandatory attendance by family member. December tuition. Topic: MS Third Gate Law: Requirements and Implications. Presenter: Raven Hawkins, CCSD Staff.

•Bruce LIONS CLUB Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. from the Bruce High School. Floats will be provided some expense money. Prizes for floats will awarded. The theme for the parade is “Christmas at Grandmas.” Participants please call Jerry Janci at 662-412-2029 to register. Deadline to register is Saturday, Nov. 29.

•Santa will be on the Bruce Square from 2-3:30 p.m. prior to the Bruce Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 6. Santa  will be available for pictures and must leave at 3:30 p.m. sharp to prepare for the parade.

•BRUCE ARTS COUNCIL will host a FREE showing of the movie Home Alone 2 Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at the theater on the square. Concessions will be sold to support the arts council. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

•ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY at Calhoun City National Guard for retirees and current members is December 6 at noon.

•VARDAMAN Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. More details will be released later.

•FOOD FOR FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE… Calhoun County Extension Office is again participating in the WTVA Food for Families Food Drive. Bring any canned good or non perishable food item for our food container. All donated items will stay in Calhoun County.

•15th REDNECK CHRISTMAS PARADE in Big Creek will be Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Lineup at 5 p.m. Rain or shine. $100 to #1 redneck. Call 628-6882 after 5 for
info.

•GENTIVA HOSPICE WE HONOR VETERANS program provides information on benefits, end-of-life issues, getting into VA system, and more. Gentiva has been recognized the highest ranked hospice in Tupelo, with each level indicating the hospice is better equipped to meet the needs of veterans. For more info on the program 662-844-2174 or Tracey Hollimon at tracey.hollimon@gentiva.com

•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.

•COUNTRY COUPLES/LINE DANCING classes are being held on the second and fourth Tuesday nights at each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Calhoun City. For more information call 628-0617.

•CALHOUN ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival building. The club is setting up a senior scholarship fund and has begun fundraising. Danny Tutor is club president. For more info, call 682-7594. Everyone is invited.

•ARE?YOU?A?CANCER?PATIENT? Calhoun Cares is an ongoing non-profit organization to benefit cancer patients. If you are taking cancer treatments and you live in Calhoun County, you are eligible for assistance. Contact Calhoun Cares, Tammy Tallant, 662-983-0864.

•FOSTER/ADOPT?PROGRAM… safe and stable families are sought in Calhoun County for foster families. Contact Natalie Bryant at 628-412-3138 for info about the Mississippi Department of Human Services Resource program.

•WEIGHT?WATCHERS?IN BRUCE meets every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Jody’s Dance Studio.

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

•NARCOTICS?ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, 38 CR?257, Bruce.

• 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

Egg Bowl Run 2014

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Ole Miss’ Chase Pinson, of Crystal Springs, and Mississippi State’s Zack Holder, of Long Beach, exchange the game ball on the Calhoun City Square in the middle of the 2014 Egg Bowl Run. ROTC cadets from MSU ran the ball from Starkville to Calhoun City and the Ole Miss cadets will run it up Hwy. 9W to Oxford for this week’s game. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Egg Bowl Run 2014

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Ole Miss’ “Rebel” was making friends on the Calhoun City Square. Photo by Joel McNeece

Egg Bowl Run

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Mississippi State University ROTC Cadets enter the Calhoun City Square carrying the game ball for this week’s Egg Bowl. They handed the ball off to members of the Ole Miss ROTC to roars from a large crowd gathered on the square. The Rebel cadets are now making their way through northern Calhoun County toward Oxford. Photo by Joel McNeece

Annie Hood

Annie Opal Abbott Hood, 94, homemaker, died November 18, 2014 at her residence in Ackerman. She was a member of Chester Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Yancy Library to host movie day Nov. 25

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Join us at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Tuesday, Nov. 25 for some Thanksgiving Break fun.

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