Hubbard is first qualifier for Bruce alderman special election

Election Vote

Jimmy Hubbard was the first qualifier in the Nov. 15 special election for ward three alderman in Bruce.
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Circuit clerk’s office open Saturday for absentee voting


The circuit clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, for absentee voting.
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Ben Arrington

Ben Anderson Arrington, 100, went to his heavenly home  Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Grenada. He was born December 30, 1915 in Hardin County, TN, the son of George Nathan and Dora Thompson Arrington. He was a retired security guard at Custom Dimensions and member of New Providence Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Classified Ads

3 BR 1 B BRICK HOUSE on large lot with carport. 304 Enochs in Derma, $45,000. Call 448-0266.                           26tnc-ca

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

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.

MINI TRUCK with hydraulic dump bed; Cub tractor, yellow and white, latest model, all cultivators. Call 628-1574 or 983-8581.                            26c-me

SQUARE BALES OF HAY. Call James Weeks 628-0501.  26,2p
FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-6046.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE! White and red oak, $125 cord. You pick up, local. Call 662-800-5913, Paul Russell.   12,29,26p

2 BR 1 B with appliances, screened in front porch, 112 W. Countiss St. in Bruce. $500 month plus deposit. 662-414-7196.                         12tnc-bm
3 BR 1B house, $500 RENT, $500 deposit. Leave message, 662-809-4553.                     31tnc-ll

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.

MT. MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH is searching for a music director. If interested, call 662-983-9069 or send resume to the church PO Box 112, Bruce, MS 38915.

TREE SERVICE. Free estimates, licensed and bonded. Call Paul Russell 662-800-5913 or Jacob Russell 662-800-5802.
WANT TO SIT WITH ELDERLY or dialysis patients. Call 662-628-1062.                   12,29,26p-pk

B&B HANDYMAN SERVICES. We do Home Repairs, Plumbing, even House Cleaning, Yard Work & more. Just give us a call! 662-800-9616, 662-380-0447.
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-ad
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

•21st octoberfest & CCHS PEP rally will be Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-8 p.m. on the Calhoun City Square. Pep rally starts at 7:30 p.m. Lewis Memorial sponsored Trunk or Treat at 5 p.m. for ages 12 and below. Juniorettes costume contest, jumpers, redneck train and food items available. Event is sponsored by the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce.

•HAUNTED FOREST & TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL... Vardaman High School softball team will host event Friday & Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Trick or Treat trail for kids from 5-6 p.m. Haunted Forest from 6-11 p.m. Admission $5. 395 Hwy 341 S, 1/7 miles north of Vardaman on Hwy 341, right past Vardaman Community Center.

•HALLOWEEN COSTUMECONTESt at Water Valley VFW Post 4100, 315 N, will be Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Must be 18, prizes given, no clown costumes.

•KARAKOE AND DANCE NIGHT at Bruce VFW Post 5571 will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission $3. Featuring D.J. Mixers, Jim Brown and Patrick Nichols, Trunk or Treat Saturday (kids wear costumes). Concessions sold.

•Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.Program will be on prescribed burning. Call 412-3177 by Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 to allow for food preparation.

•BUDDY POPPY DRIVE hosted by Water Valley VFW Post 4100, will be Friday, Nov. 4 from 2-5 p.m. in downtown Water Valley.

•J.D. Brown Memorial Trail Ride for St. Jude will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at Mud Creek Bottom Road, just north of Pontotoc Stockyard. Lunch served following ride. Auction following lunch. Each $100 donation gets chance to win saddle. Minimum donation $10. For info call 489-1995 or 308-7084.

•blood drive at lewis memorial methodist church November 7 from 3:30-7 p.m. Donors receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. To make an appointment, go to (sponsor code: lewismm), call the church office 628-5772 or call Barbara 628-6274.

•43rd Annual Sweet Potato Queen/King contest will be Nov. 6-10. Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. for ages 0-23 months. Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.  for ages 2-Kindergarten. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. for ages 1st-6th grade. Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. for ages 7th-12th grades. Watch for entry form in upcoming newspaper. For info call 682-7680, 983-0037 or 871-9548.

•VETERANS DAY PROGRAM hosted by Water Valley VFW Post 4100, will be Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m. at the post. Robert Shields will be the speaker.

•Calhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling Pecan Halves and Gift Tins.  Orders must be prepaid.  Orders available by November 12.  Stop by the office at 411 S Main Calhoun City or call 662-628-8732.

•MAXIMUM CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING  at Bruce VFW Post 5571 Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 6, bell time 7. Tickets $8. Concessions available.

•SWEET POTATO COOKING CONTEST will be Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, during the 43rd annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman. Categories: Cakes, Miscellaneous (Desserts), Men’s, Pies, Miscellaneous (Others), Youth (12-18), Low Calorie, Children (under 12). Mayor’s Cup will be presented at the Banquet Saturday night to the over-all winner. Contest open to public. Recipe must be original and unpublished. Prepared dish and the recipe (without personal info) should be brought to the Vardaman School cafeteria between noon-1 p.m., November 12. Refrigeration not available. Have product assembled and ready to be put on judging table. Use your imagination to create a brand-new recipe, or adapt an old recipe by adding a personal touch. For more info, contact Mitzi Hardin 682-9611 (day).

•Calhoun County MHV is currently accepting applications for interested vendors for the 2016 Holiday Bazaar at the Multi Purpose Building in Pittsboro Friday, Nov. 18. Contact Stephanie Hitt at 662-412-3177 to get an application or stop by Calhoun County Extension Office.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 AUXILIARY will have a bake sale Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Piggly Wiggly in Water Valley.

•bruce Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The theme for this year’s parade is Candy Cane Christmas. For info, call Jerry Janci 662-412-2029.

•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. 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.

•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.

•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.

•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
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Helen McGonagill Wheeler

Helen Virginia McGonagill Wheeler, 76, of Ellisville, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday, Oct. 23 in Ellisville, Mississippi. Born March 7, 1940 in Tula, she was the daughter of William Arnold and Ruthie Cledia May Jones. She was a retired L.P.N. and an avid day lily gardener. [Read more...]

Shawna Coleman

Shawna Kaye Coleman, 40, of Calhoun City,  passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Baptist East Memphis in Memphis. She was born August 28, 1976 in Houston and was a member of Derma Baptist Church. [Read more...]

James Moore

James Bryan Moore, 43, passed away in Calhoun County Thursday, Oct.  20, 2016 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born June 10, 1973 in Bruce to E.D. and Virginia Chrestman Moore. He worked with Allen Murphree Farms. [Read more...]

State Poultry Show

1Pazli Dugard, Madison Cox, and C.J. Weddle were among Calhoun County 4-H/FFA Youth Participants at Mississippi State Fair Poultry Show in Jackson recently.

Ellie Young

Ellie Jane Young, 103, of Bruce, died Friday, October 21, 2016, at Pontotoc Nursing Home in Pontotoc,
Mississippi. Born October 13, 1913, in Calhoun County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Campbell and the late Lona
Coston Campbell. She was the wife of the late Hilliard Enoch Young.  She was a member of Bruce Church Of Christ, a
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