Calendar of Events

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 24.  Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov.  26 and will resume normal operating hours Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m.

•A.D. GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET will be Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Luke Masonic Lodge #37B in Bruce.  Honorees are Ada Armstrong and Leroy Daniel. Lemarcus Eacholes is scholarship recipient. Banquet donation is $20. The Lodge is at 127 Young St.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Created Designs by Tammy. Tammy will demonstrate making Christmas arrangements. Groups will be able to tour her shop. Master Gardeners should turn in hours by Nov. 30. Those who need assistance, please contact the Extension Office (412-3177).

•Quick Bites will meet Thursday, Nov. 30,  from noon-1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro via interactive video from MSU Extension Service. Program will be Making an Ornament Wreath.

•BENEFIT FOR CHERRI AND JASON CRUTCHFIELD December 2 at Vardaman Community Center. Music and food serving at 4 p.m. Auction at 6 p.m. For info, Patricia Vance 983-8538.

•Bruce Lions Club Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 4:30 p.m. Theme of the parade is “Mr. Frosty’s Christmas, and the Grand Marshal is Jo Ann Denley. No cost to participate in the parade.  Each float will receive expense money and several judged prizes will be awarded. To participate you must call Jerry Janci at 662-412-2029 no later than the deadline of Saturday, Nov. 25. Everyone, floats, cars, trucks, tractors, or walkers, are urged to participate in this year’s  55th Lions Club sponsored Christmas Parade.

•Santa will be on the Bruce Square on parade day Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 2 p.m. Santa must leave the Square at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for the parade.

•calhoun city Christmas Parade will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. The theme will be “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

•BHS 98 BASKETBALl CHAMPS & CCHS 16 FOOTBALL CHAMPS members are being sought. For basketball call Coach Ralph Stallings 662-202-2629 or Ella Stovall. For football, call Shountae Moore or Ella Stovall 983-2207.

•4-H Sweet Potato Log Roll Fundraiser...
4-H Livestock Club youth will be selling sweet potato log rolls through Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. You may purchase from a livestock club member or at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen and Handy Helpers club meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Mississippi Mud: A Pottery Marketplace will be at North Light Gallery in Oxford for an artist reception Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6- 7 p.m. Satterfield and Singletary pottery. See  North Light is at 295 Hwy. 7 North in Oxford inside the Oxford Orchard. For more information, email

•4-H Sewing club meeting will be Monday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.  Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Beef Producers meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 412-3177 no later than Tuesday, Dec. 12 to allow for food prep. Please bring a dessert.

•Calhoun Community Choir will present their Christmas Concert– Silent Night– on three consecutive days in December. Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Bruce First Baptist Church; Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Calhoun City First Baptist Church; Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at Vardaman First Baptist Church. Admission free, donations accepted.

•BHS CLASS of 1989 REUNION PLANNING MEETING will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Jeffery’s on the square in Bruce. All classmates who want to help with reunion activities and have ideas are urged to attend. For info, call Ellen Jeffery Shaw, 983-2880 or Gwen Jennings Welch 901-505-1112.

•BIG CREEK “REDNECK” Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

•OUR DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY accepts monetary non-perishable foods donations all throughout the year. Call 983-4600 or mail donations to PO Box 206, Bruce, MS 38915.

•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.

•Republican Party meets the third Tuesday in each month courthouse at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

•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 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.

•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.

•ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Bruce Methodist Church. All are welcome.

•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?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

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Bobbye Turner

Bobbye Jean Turner, 88, passed this earthly life Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 25, 1929 in Bruce to George Raymond and Thelma Jane Hughes Chrestman. She was a beautician, seamstress, gardener and fabric store owner. [Read more...]

Flight nurse who often served Calhoun dies in crash

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DEWITT, Ark. (AP) - A pilot and two medical personnel were killed when a medical helicopter that was flying to a hospital in eastern Arkansas crashed in a rural area Sunday night. No patients were on board at the time.
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Stan Evans Funeral

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stan funeral53Pallbearers carry the casket of Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans in Mt. Zion Cemetery west of Bruce after his funeral service in Bruce Saturday morning. Law enforcement from throughout the region attended the service at Jackson Chapel. Bruce Police then led the procession with numerous patrol cars headed west to Mt. Zion.

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Calhoun City vs Philadelphia

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cc philly05Calhoun City defeated Philadelphia 34-32 Friday night in one of the best games of the year to advance to the Class 2A North Half Final at Winona. Read the game story in the sports section.

Calhoun City wins physical game with Philadelphia 34-32

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In a heavyweight tilt that lived up to the billing, it was Calhoun City RB Keshun Parker that delivered the biggest blows to lead the Wildcats past Philadelphia 34-32 Friday night to advance to the Class 2A North Half Championship game at Winona.
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Lady Rams top East Webster; Bruce swept by South Pontotoc


The Vardaman Lady Rams were the only local winner in Friday night basketball action.

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Etoyle Caudill

Etoyle Walls Caudill, 98, passed away peacefully at Highlands of Mountain View Therapy and Living Center in Mountain View, AR, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Born October 17, 1919, she was the daughter of  Hoza Lee Walls and  Annie Lee Vanlandingham. She was a faithful member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church, and loved her church family and serving the Lord. She graduated from Derma High School, but also attended New Liberty School and Duncan Hill School. [Read more...]

Robert Collums

Robert W. Collums, 54, died November 4, 2017 in Morgantown, WV. He was born June 22, 1963 in Jackson. He is preceded in death by his parents t Farris Lynn and Jessie Allene Marter Collums, and a brother, J.W. Collums. [Read more...]

Fifth Egg Bowl Run coming through Calhoun County Nov. 20

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Ole Miss and Mississippi State will face off for the 114th Battle for the Golden Egg on Thursday, Nov. 23. Prior to opening kickoff, the game ball will have traveled 100 miles by foot. Army ROTC Battalions from both universities will participate in the 5th Annual Egg Bowl Run on Monday, Nov. 20.
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