CEDA honors area businesses, public servants at annual banquet

CEDA Banquet guest speaker Brandon Presley was presented a Little Birdie “Hail State” and a “Hotty Toddy” pillow by director Sheila Freely.

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley of Nettleton was guest speaker at the CEDA Banquet held last Thursday night at the Bruce Museum.
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Severe storms forecast for Calhoun; schools letting out at 1 p.m.

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Calhoun County Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. today due to severe storms forecast for this evening.

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Interviews planned for this week for Bruce head football job

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Superintendent Mike Moore said he will begin interviewing candidates for the Bruce head football coaching job this week.
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ICC will host football tryouts Feb. 10, 24


Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon announced Tuesday that his program will hold tryouts on Feb. 10 and 24.
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Supervisors approve floor repair; hire jailer and election worker

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Calhoun County supervisors were provided with a quote of $378 to repair floor damage at the multi-purpose center.
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Academy teams prepare for North State Tournament

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Both Calhoun Academy basketball teams are expected to enter next week’s North State tournament at Marvell, Ark. as a lower seed needing to pull off an upset to extend their season.
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Elsa visits CCES

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cces elsaElsa, from Frozen, recently visited K4 students at Calhoun City Elementary. Pictured, from left, sitting, Patience Walker, Everlean Medrano, Canyon Brown, Daniel Lee-Gann, Jagger Sims-Cissna, Javonte Hoskin, Jacelynne Powell and Rylan Freelon; sitting in chairs are Jakiyah Pittman and Jakenyah Pittman; standing are Kashadyeen Smith, Ian Carlson, Sadie West, Jason Mims, Levi Hill, Elsa, Jayedin Garrison and Chrystal West. Photo by Menisha Gates

Classified Ads

BEAUTIFUL LOG CABIN on Dentontown Road for sale. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Asking $62,000. Call or text 662-414-1180 for pictures and more info.   27tnc-jj
LAND FOR SALE– 38.5 acres pastureland in Mt. Moriah, CR 130. $1,800 per acre OBO. Call 983-4415.                    13tnc-kj
3 BR 2 B, barn, shop, 6.5 acres in Sarepta. Call 927-1719.

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

ELECTRIC DRYER. Whirlpool, 3 cycle, 5 temp, $75. Call 983-8835, Bruce.                     3p-tp
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.

175 MASSEY FERGUSON, good condition, $4,000; 30 ft. gooseneck trailer, $1,750; cotton trailer on JD running gear, $500. Call 662-378-6652.  20,27,3,10c-jd
FIREWOOD & MOLASSES. Andy Davis, ph. 983-3628 or 414-0831.                           -Mar9-p
SQUARE BALES OF HAY. Call 628-0501.         27,3,10,17p-jw
FIREWOOD. $50 for pickup load; HOGS, 175-200 lbs. Call 983-0772 or 800-6046.         2tnc-jt

901-489-4318 or
HOUSE ON BLUEBERRY HILL, Vardaman. No cats or dogs. $400 month. Call 662-542-3020. Shown by appt.       3c-ja

RV & CAMPER SPOTS available at The Shade Tree Farm, Hwy 9W Banner, 6 miles from Bruce. Monthly rates. Call 662-473-6660.                               12tnc

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-STORAGE at Derma available. 8-1/2x10; 10x10; 10x12-1/2; 10x15. Call 628-6635 or 231-9100.                     31tnc-fn

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.

BUSINESS FOR SALE– Owner wants to retire from well established local floral and gift shop. Great customer base! Serious inquiries only. Call 414-1108.

WANT TO BUY STANDING Hickory Poles 1-1/2”-3”. Call 835-9130 or 835-9358.  - feb24p-lw

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

COLLINS DOZER WORK. Drive-ways, house lots. Cleanup and clearing. Joey or Joe Collins, 927-0856 or 800-4109.   20tnc

ROOFING! Metal or shingle. Call Joey Collins for building, remodeling, repairs, plumbing and electrical needs. Free estimates. Call 662-927-0856.             tnc

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

MARTIN CONSTRUCTION & Home Maintenance. Contact us for all your home repair needs. TONY MARTIN, ph. 413-4644.

CODY WEEKS, MIKE WOOTEN, WALTER MOORE land is posted against hunting, fishing and trespassing of any kind.    -Dec31,16p

ALL LAND OWNED AND LEASED by Steve Parker Farms in Big Creek, Calhoun City and Skuna is posted against any hunting, fishing and trespassing.

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

•NEW START RESOURCE CENTER...  February events: Tutoring Mondays, Thursdays 3:30-5:30 all grades; Arts/Crafts Saturdays 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. all ages; Journalism class: Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. all kinds of writers/storytellers; Movie Night: every second Saturday, kids’ movie 5-7 p.m., other 7-9 p.m.; Office closed Feb. 8; Resume Workshop: Friday, Feb. 12 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for free assistance in writing your resume; Tell A Fairy Tale Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  New story told at top of every hour, arts and crafts follow. Call the center at 662-800-1630 for info.

•BENEFIT for Judy Blount Gann will be Friday & Saturday, Feb. 5-6 at Grace Southern Baptist Church across from the city cemetery, Calhoun City. Benefit will help defray some of the expenses for her travel to Cleveland, Oh. for Chiari medical treatment. For info, contact Flora Guest 662-835-9515.

•Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Monday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s on the Bruce Square. Bruce Arts Council President Ben Pratt will present program. All Daughters are encouraged to attend.

•Wildlife Tasting Buffet will be Monday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. All wildlife dishes need to be at the Multi-Purpose Building before 6 p.m. and accompanied by the recipe to have them judged. Categories will be Fin-Feather-Fur-Deer-and Wild Hog. This years program will be “Turkey Talk” by Scott Edwards, MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Admission $1 with a wildlife dish, dessert or side item or $3 with no dish. For more info, call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•TREE-GIVE-AWAY... Calhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting a Tree Give-Away day Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 8:30 am. Several varieties of trees are available on a first come-first serve basis including Redbuds, Dogwoods, River Birch, Walnut, Cypress and Sawtooth Oak.

•BRUCE Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. Marshall Ramsey, political cartoonist and author, will be guest speaker. Call 983-2222 or visit the Chamber office in the Bruce Museum to reserve your ticket today.

•VARDAMAN Elementary Beauty Revue will be Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Vardaman High School Beauty Revue will be Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

•VARDAMAN baseball and softball lead-off banquet will be Monday, Feb. 15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Ron Polk, former MSU baseball coach, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $20. For info call 662-816-3142.

•Woodlawn-Dare to Believe! film will be shown at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, Calhoun City, Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. The movie is about the Woodlawn High School football team and their dedication to love and unite in a school filled with racism and hate. Everyone invited. Free admission. Popcorn, drinks available.

•David Murphree Chapter Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Veracruz Restaurant. Guests welcome.

•GRIEF SUPPORT... Jesse Yancy Memorial Library is accepting registration for Grieving God’s Way: A six-week study about Grief. The study group will meet Tuesday evenings, beginning Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Sessions will be led by Brenda Weeks. Prior registration is not mandatory, but insures the attendant a booklet at the first session. All are welcome.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial LibrarY will be celebrating Black History Month with a presentation by Bradley Golden from Pontotoc, Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10  a.m.   Golden had a dream at the age of 14 to write comics.  Now, at 34, he creates, writes and edits his own books. The public is welcome to attend this program.

•Calhoun Avengers Camp #1969 Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 Order of the Confederate Rose will meet Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Creekside Restaurant. Guests are welcome.

•CAMPHOUSE STEW AND SINGING at Bentley Community Center, 788 CR 418, Calhoun City, Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Stew $25 per gallon or $7 per meal (bowl of stew, crackers, dessert, drink). Call ahead to pre-order or buy at event. Singers will be Lost Tyme (Bill Bailey, J.D. Long, Rusty Pinion, Jerry Haynes.) For info, call Maxine McFall 662-341-2381, Wendy Jones 662-628-9373, Helen Spencer, 662-628-6830.

•TURKEY BANQUET... Calhoun County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has announced plans for its 21st Hunting Heritage Banquet & Auction.  The family event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.

•Display of artwork by Rochella Rounds, The Journey of African-American History Makers, will be displayed at Calhoun City Public Library until February 26.

•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. There is no charge. For info, 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 info, call the church office. 662-983-2218.

•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.

•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.

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Windell Jefferson

Windell ‘Crow’ Jefferson, 58, of Bruce, died January 17, 2016. He was born July 25, 1957, the son of Beatrice Quinn Jefferson Johnson and George Jefferson in Bruce. He was a member of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church. [Read more...]