Renee Stegall

Renee Stegall Cook

Renee Martin Stegall of Bruce is a big fan of Pinterest when recipe searching, and she is one who likes to try new things.

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Get out of their way and let teachers teach

Joel McNeece

Accreditation grades for schools and school districts around the state were released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education with less fanfare than in previous years.

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Variety of wildlife showing up at our house in the middle of town

Lisa McNeece

My mother, Jo Ann Denley, is continuing to improve at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She has been moved to the rehab part of the hospital which she undergoes physical therapy for most of every day. She fell more than a week ago, fracturing her hip, and had partial hip replacement.

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Cruising toward the end of a long, strange trip

Sid Salter

Let’s step back a bit from normal prognostication in what has now supplanted the 1983 Mississippi gubernatorial campaign as the strangest political campaign in the state’s long and bewildering political history.

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CCHS to host Wildcat Madness basketball event

basketball

Calhoun City High School will host Wildcat Madness Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Fans will be able to meet the junior and high school basketball teams, watch a dunk contest and a live scrimmage. Admission is $2.

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Songs of Fall

BEST singers

Bruce Elementary School first graders performed several songs of fall  at the first meeting of B.E.S.T.  for this school year. Mayor Rudy Pope spoke to the children about Halloween and safety. B.E.S.T. officers gave updates on fundraisers and events for the year. Patricia Cook opened the meeting in prayer and Angie Weldon closed it. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Latest accreditation grades not as meaningful; Reading Gate could impact 8% of 3rd graders

Mike Moore

Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D.

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New Derma WalMart looking to hire 30 employees

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The new “Walmart Neighborhood Market” scheduled to open next January in Derma is now looking to hire approximately 30 employees.

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Pittsboro board approves ballots for alcohol election

Alcohol

The Pittsboro mayor and board of aldermen met briefly Tuesday afternoon to approve the official ballot for the Dec. 2 alcohol election and to make certain all other requirements had been met.

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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.                            15,22p-kj
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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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Autos, Trucks, Motorcycles
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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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Misc.
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706 TRACTOR FOR SALE, $3,500. Call John Tucker, 637-7395.                                 22tnc
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FOR RENT                     8
Misc.
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HOUSE FOR RENT– 112 W Countiss. 2 BR 1 B, screened in front porch. Stove, refrigerator and dishwasher furnished. $450 month plus deposit. Call 662-414-7196.                 15tnc-bm
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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
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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WANTED                     10

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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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NOTICE                        11
Misc.
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JO’S COSTUME SHOP– 2526 University, Oxford, MS. 4,500 adult rental costumes. www.freewebs.com/jcostumes Open M-F. Call 662-234-8826.
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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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METAL ROOFING, HOME REPAIR, for all your needs, call Kenny Neal, 662-983-9184.
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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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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.