Classified Ads

LOST & FOUND                      1
LOST 2 BEAGLES! One black and tan female has tattoo in ear; one black, tan and white male. No collars on. They scratched out of my pen under the wire. Charles Bennett, 983-2184.  13p
FOR SALE                       2
Houses, Land, Mobile Homes
3 BR HOUSE in Pittsboro on 1.4 acre lot. Shop/storage wired. Fenced back yard. Reduced to $45,000. Cal 413-4185 or 414-0001.                         13tnc-lm
60 ACRES LAND, 9 miles north of Vardaman on Hwy 341, Reid community. Land is two miles east from highway on a Weyerhaeuser service road in a gated area. Great for hunting, weekend get-away. Asking $1,200 acre. Dudley Davis, 662-983-0234 or 662-568-2008.                30tnc
REDUCED! MUST SELL… HOUSE WITH SHOP & Land, Reduced. House needs work. 125 S McSweyn, Bruce. Tony Bryant, 662-800-4033.       30p
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
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
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
FOR SALE                       3
Autos, Trucks, Motorcycles
FOR SALE                       4
Appliances,  Furniture
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
Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.
FOR SALE                    6
Animals, Pets
POLISH & BANTY CHICKENS, also ducks. Call 983-3266.
FOR SALE                     7
OKRA $1 Lb. Call to place order. L.H. Johnson, 413-4040.    13c
RABBITS, READY TO GO to train beagle puppies with, $10. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-4535.                               25tnc
FOR RENT                     8
2 BR DUPLEX IN PARIS. $550 month, $550 deposit. Availalble now. 662-871-6133 or 662-489-4296.                 6,13c-gm
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.
OPPORTUNITY                   9
BUSINESS FOR SALE. Owner wants to retire from well established local floral and gift shop. Great customer base! Serious inquiries only. Call 414-1108.
WANTED                     10
FEMALE LOOKING FOR FEMALE room-mate to share expenses, Pittsboro. Prefer ages 50-65. Call 800-5215.                    13p
NOTICE                        11

BLUEBERRY HILL LANDFILL is closing August 31. House and land for rent. Free horse. Joe V. Anglin, 662-542-3020.  13,20c
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
The Journal assumes no responsibility for the wording or content of classifieds advertisements.
SERVICES                   12
WANT TO BABYSIT in my home on Hwy 331, one mile off Hwy 9. Janice Poynor, 927-0381.
LOOKING FOR HOUSES or businesses to clean. 7 years experience. References available. Rhonda Burke, 662-414-5403.
BUSH-HOGGING! Any type. Free estimate. Call 662-983-2815 or 662-567-8041.     30,6,13c-rm
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
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
DO YOU NEED YOUR YARD mowed or other yard work? Call 662-628-5271 or 662-4141831
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
MARTIN CONSTRUCTION & Home Maintenance. Contact us for all your home repair needs. TONY MARTIN, ph. 413-4644.
POSTED                     13
Landowner Owners
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

•QUICK BITES meets Thursday, Aug. 14 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Topic is Telemedicine – How Would It Work In Your Home Town?

•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 AfterSchool tutoring program. Contact 628-5165 for info.

•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 662-983-2222.

•1956 CLASS MEETING Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at the home of Ed Easley, 941 Hwy. 9N, Bruce.

•STEVIE BRASSFIELD BENEFIT August 16 at Thorn Community Center to help with medical expenses. A volunteer firefighter/EMR with Houston VFD, he also worked for the City of Houston until he was unable due to health problems. Hamburger/hot dog plates w/drink and dessert served at 4 p.m. Auction 6 p.m. Donations greatly appreciated. FMI 456-4677, 567-6595, 568-2431, 542-2733, 308-7323.

•Join Girl Scouts meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 4-6 p.m. at Yancy Library in Bruce. If unable to attend, please contact: Michelle Blansett, membership manager, 662-350-6038 or

•Pleasant Agers will meet at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Calhoun County Wednesday, Aug. 20.  Meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. Potluck meal at noon.  Guest speaker will be Rev. Jason Collins of Calhoun City.  Pastor Justin Gates and church invite everyone.  The church is four miles west Bruce on County Road 231.

•QUICK BITES meets Thursday, Aug. 21 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Dr. Wayne Porter, Regional Extension Specialist, will present “Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them.”

•John Moorman is the Yalobusha Historical Society speaker for the Thursday, Aug. 21, meeting at 2 p.m. in the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  John’s topic is “My Denley Kinfolks.” Visitors are welcome.

•VARDAMAN HIGH SCHOOL SLOW PITCH will host an alumni softball game Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. at the sports complex. Anyone interested, please call Kelsey Nelson Floyd at 542-8234.

•Calhoun City Public Library will host “End of Summer Party” Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon.Extreme Jumpers will provide a water-slide and free snow-cones for visitors to the library.   Dress appropriately, and come through the library before sliding.  The library is at 113 East Burkitt Avenue.

•Gentiva Home Health’s Calhoun City Office has launched a Food Drive to Benefit Calhoun Baptist Association. Staff members from the Gentiva Home Health office will be blanketing the community through August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for Calhoun Baptist Association as part of the company’s 10th Annual Food Drive. Contact Gentiva for more information.

•COLOR FOR A CAUSE RUN will be Saturday, Aug. 23 in Houston. 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. For info, call  run director Will Montgomery 662-507-1515, or

•Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet Monday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s on the square in Bruce. Let club officers know if you are planning to attend by Aug. 18 so food can be prepared for the group. Everyone is welcome.

•Pieces and Patches will meet Monday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. The group is starting a new quilt, so now would be a great time to join. Everyone is welcome to attend.

•Leader Training will be Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.  at the Multi-Purpose Building. Guest speaker will be Dr. Mariah Morgan, who will talk about cell phone technology.  Everyone is urged to participate.

•QUICK BITES meets Thursday, Aug. 28 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.Susan Cosgrove will present “What’s in Your Personal Care Products?”
Learn ingredients to avoid and why. Participants are invited to bring their own personal products for discussion.

•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.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed August 30-September 1 for the Labor Day Holiday.  Regular hours will resume Sept.2.

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

•Managing the Family Forest in Mississippi will be presented at the Calhoun County Extension Office (at the AgriCenter) in Pittsboro Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost of the short course is $29/person or $47/couple (non-refundable) which will cover lunch, refreshments.

•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. 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.

•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. Contact Natalie Bryant at 628-412-3138 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.

•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 Mike Winter 412-2114 or Charlie Carter 414-0642.

•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 6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Southern Baptist Church in Calhoun City. 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:

Ray Hamblin

Ray Hamblin, 76, of Houston, died August 11, 2014 at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born November 9, 1937 in Houlka, the son of Benny Lee and Velma  Sprayberry Hamblin. He was retired from Gold Medal Manufacturing in Pyland, and was pastor of 33 years at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Vardaman. [Read more...]

Aquiles receives ballistic vest from Groupon

Deputies Kenneth White and Aquiles

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office K9 will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon Event that has raised over $335,000.

[Read more...]

cc band

The Calhoun City Wildcat Marching Band was busy working on its marching Monday afternoon. The band will be introduced as part of Meet the Wildcat festivities Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce’s boil water notice will continue at least until Wednesday


The City of Bruce remains under a boil water notice which is expected to continue through at least Wednesday morning.

[Read more...]

Henry Earnest Conner

Henry Ernest Conner, 97 of Pittsboro died  Sunday, August 10, 2014, at her son’s residence in New Albany. Born January 1, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Walter Wright and the late Dora Wright. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church Bruce.  [Read more...]

Carolyn Parker Rhodes

Carolyn Parker Rhodes, 90, of Mishawaka, In. died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Hospice House of South Bend. The Starkville native was born October 23, 1923 to George W. and Lillian Carolyn (Aven) Parker. On December 24, she married Jack Douglas Rhodes in Iuka, and he preceded her in death November 5, 2008 after 60 years of marriage. She was a registered nurse in obstetrics and pediatrics for over 40 years, working in area hospitals until her retirement as Supervising Nurse in the pediatrics Dept. at South Bend Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of South Side General Baptist Church, was an avid fan of Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs, and enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos in Las Vegas. [Read more...]

Kenneth Paul Snelling

Kenneth Paul Snelling, 66, of Bruce, died Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born Tuesday, May 4, 1948, he was the son of the late Henry Noel Snelling and the late Jesse Viola Chrestman  Snelling. He was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. Retired from The U.S. Army, Member of the VFW in Jonesboro, Ar.  [Read more...]

Deen Jones

Funeral services for Billy Deen Jones, Jr., 64, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 11 a.m. at North Greenwood Baptist Church in Greenwood. He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.  He was born  September 22, 1949 to Billy and Doty (Neal) Jones, Sr. in Vicksburg and resided in Greenwood since 1984. He was the owner of Jones Transportation services in Greenwood, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and attended North Greenwood Baptist Church. He was also a member of  Greenwood Elks Lodge #854, and Single Buck Hunting Club. He is preceded in death by his father Billy Deen Jones, Sr. [Read more...]