“Dog Lovers League” in Bruce aims to save dogs, find them homes

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The newly formed “Dog Lovers League” in Bruce is growing by leaps and bounds and is already having a life-saving impact on dogs captured by the City of Bruce.

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CCHS Students Shadow

Four Calhoun City High School seniors shadowed at Calhoun County Sheriff’s Dept. Tuesday. Seated from left, Jashon Coleman, Levarious Varnado, Andrikus Ezell and Re’erika Jones toured the jail and rode with Dept. Dean Poynor, back, from left, and Sheriff Greg Pollan for part of the day. Photo by Lisa McNeece

MDOC escapee searched for in Calhoun, now believed to be in Jackson area

Kristopher Box

A man who escaped from an MDOC work detail last November remains on the loose after leading authorities on a chase through the New Liberty area last week.

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Pollan tells chamber about “active shooter” drill

Sheriff Pollan

Sheriff Greg Pollan told the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce Tuesday that the recent “active shooter training” conducted by his department  at Vardaman Elementary was a great learning experience, and similar training events are being planned for the near future.

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Rubert Ovid Kimbrough

Rubert Ovid Kimbrough, 89, of Calhoun City, died April 7, 2014 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 22, 1925 in Van Vleet, the son of Robert Kimbrough and Willie Turman Kimbrough. He was a retired maintenance foreman for C.H. Services, and was a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army, and Korea Air Force Veteran. He was a member of American Legion, VFW, and he was a Mason. [Read more...]

Relay For Life set for tonight in Bruce

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Calhoun County’s 10th Annual Relay For Life will kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Bruce football field and chairwoman Sandra Pope is anticipating a memorable evening.

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CA read overall

Overall winners in Calhoun Academy’s annual reading fair were, from left, Lexie Bollinger, elementary; Drew Enochs, junior high; and Macey Chrestman, high school. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Sheriff’s Department to host “Take Back Drugs Day” April 26

Kenneth White

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Classified Ads

LOST & FOUND               1

LOST BLACK AND TAN FEMALE dachshund wearing red collar. Answers to “Gracie.” Call Robert Baker, 414-5002.                   9c
FOR SALE                     2
Houses, Land, Mobile Homes

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

3 B 1-1/2 B HOUSE, Hwy 32 E, 5 miles from Bruce on 3 acres land. Call Archie Talford, 983-0569 or 983-4779.      9,16,23c

3 BR 1-1/2 BATH, appliances stay, new CH/A and roof, on 2-1/2 acres, 97 CR 427, Vardaman, 662-682-9287.

3 BR 1-1/2 B on 1.4 acres in PITTSBORO Reduced for quick sale. Call Les Morgan, 413-4185 or 414-0001.           26,2,9,16p


3 BR 2 B BRICK Home in Bruce, 1,700 sq. ft. with 2 acres, 433 N. Pontotoc Rd. Reduced to $65,000.  Call 983-2620 or 628-4171.                          23tnc-ec
FOR SALE                     3
Autos, Trucks, Motorcycles
FOR SALE                     4
Appliances, Furniture

SAVE $100s! MATTRESS OUTLET in Vardaman. Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. until. Cell 983-0085.


FOR SALE-Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges, Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.

FOR SALE                          6
Pets & Pet Supplies
FOR SALE                     7


MEAT HOG for sale. Also 11-week-old chihuahua female $250. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-4535.            25tnc
FOR RENT                    8


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.


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

NOTICES                    11

MELISA MASEK McKEE will not be responsible for any bills except for those made by herself.


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


MOWING & WEEDEATING. Best rates available. Call Bill, 983-0132.                        2,9,16,23p

WILL SHARPEN WOOD MIZER blades for band sawmill. $5 per blade. Call Ray at 628-6086 or 417-1461.                      12tnc-tj

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 662-414-1831

HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE– Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Tommy L. Roane, 662-983-8326 or 662- 983-7557.            17tnc

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 Notices

POSTED– The Mike Wooten place on the old Davis Farm, CR 210, Pittsboro, is posted against hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind. Cody Weeks.   26,2,9p

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

•4-H Handy Helpers club will meet Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 3:30 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•QUICK BITES will be Thursday, Apr. 10 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. “Improve your Health with a Mediterranean Way of Eating” will be the program by Mandy Conrad.

•ALISON’S CLUBHOUSE is taking applications for girls and boys ages 7-13 for membership. Fee $10 per child. Deadline to register is April 11. Call 800-2050 or 829-9865 for info. Proposed agenda–June 6 or 7 Elvis Festival; June 13 fundraiser; July 7-9 Memphis overnight trip; July 10 Jackson overnight trip; July 11 surprise out of town event; August 2 back to school function. Swimming classes in June are also being arranged. Facebook: Alison’s Clubhouse, email: mrsarmstrong83@gmail.com, web: www.alisonsclubhouse.webstarts.com

•CALHOUN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE will be Friday, Apr. 11 from 6 p.m.-midnight at Bruce football field.

•PIECES AND PATCHES CLUB will meet April 14 and  April 28 at 1 p.m. at the multipurpose building. All are welcome.

•Loosa Schoona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to meet Monday, Apr. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s on the Bruce square. Guest speaker will be Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope. All Daughters encouraged to attend.

•Create Club will meet Monday, Apr. 14 at 6  p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. Craft will be tinted and etched glass. Bring a glass casserole dish and smooth sided glass jar, vase, dish or mug. Call the Extension Office (412-3177) to allow to purchase supplies.

•David Murphree Chapter Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Veracruz Restaurant. Guests welcome.

•MHV State Council registration will end April 15. Come to the Extension Office to register to attend. To order a t-shirt with the design made by Tink Massey, contact the Extension Office by the 15th. Shirts are $8.50 (s-xl), $10 (2x-4x). Long sleeves are $12. The design will be on the back of the gray shirt, and the MHV emblem will be on the left pocket area on the front.

•Calhoun Co. Schools K4/K5 Kindergarten registration will be Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 4-6 p.m. All children who will begin either K4 or K5 for the first time in August should enroll for classes during the registration  which will be at each elementary school in the county. New students must have: Certified birth certificate, social security card, immunization Certificate of Compliance from the Health Dept., two proofs of residence with 911 address listed. For info call the CCSD office at 412-3152 or elementary school the child will attend.

•QUICK BITES will be Thursday, Apr. 17 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Dr. Wayne Porter will show how to construct and use a rain barrel.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Apr. 17, at 2  p.m. in its headquarters the former Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville.  Speaker will be John Nelson who will talk about the 27th Infantry, Tallahatchie County. Visitors are welcome.

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen club will meet Thursday, Apr. 17 at 3:30 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•JUNIORETTES APPLICATIONS for 10th,11th and 12th grade girls are available in the offices of Bruce High School and Calhoun Academy. Home-schooled students may also apply. Deadline to turn in applications is April 18 to school or to Carol Shoemaker at the Bruce Chamber of Commerce office 662-983-2220. Bruce Fine Arts Club is sponsor for the Juniorettes.

•Annual McCormick Reunion Sunday, Apr. 20 around 11 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Bring a dish. All are invited.

•FAIR BOARD SCHOLARSHIP… Applications are being taken for the Calhoun County Fair Board Scholarship. Applications are at the Calhoun County Extension Office. The $300 scholarship will be awarded to a 4-H/FFA member who has been active in 4-H/FFA for the past three  years and is a graduating high school senior or college freshman. Scholarship awarded on the basis of Calhoun County Fair participation and leadership, academic record, need and career aspirations. Application must be completed and postmarked by April 21. For information call Connie Rogers at 983-7200.

•Leader Training will be at the Multi-Purpose Building Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 10 a.m. with Legacy Hospice. They will present the benefits of hospice and becoming a hospice volunteer. Everyone is welcome.

•MHV BLUE RIBBON CAMPAIGN WORKDAY Tuesday, Apr. 22, at 11 a.m. at multi-purpose building. Volunteers  needed to pack bags for 4th graders in county schools for child abuse prevention campaign. Please have individually wrapped candy items here prior to workday.

•QUICK BITES Thursday, Apr. 24 at noon at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. Dr. Blake Layton will present “Protecting Your House from Termites.”

•SAWMILL QUEEN TEA… GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce will hold the Sawmill Festival Queen tea Thursday, Apr. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Bruce Forestry Museum. Applicants must be a resident of Bruce or Pittsboro and a student at Bruce High School or Calhoun Academy in grades 11 or 12. Sawmill Festival Queen will be awarded the Charlotte B. Henry Scholarship. Applications can be picked up at Bruce High School or by contacting Cassie Bryant @414-9558.

•ANNUAL SAREPTA SCHOOL REUNION April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Sarepta Baptist Church. Potluck lunch. Anyone who attended Sarepta School is invited to attend.

•ELLARD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1955 will have a reunion Saturday, Apr. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at Chickenbone Fire Dept. All are invited. Chickenbone will provide meal. For info, call Janice Jarrett, 983-2408.

•EXCEL in Calhoun City is offering CPR Classes Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon or from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $30. Must pay at registration. Two year certification, American Heart, includes AED. If need for CPR (BLS) that can be arranged. Registration Deadline: April  23. Limit eight participants per session. For information: 628-5165.

•NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY is April 26 for all unused/unwanted/expired pharmaceutical drugs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FMI Kenneth White 662-927-0324.

•GARDENER’S DELIGHT/MASTER GARDENERS will meet Monday, Apr. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Donna Hegwood will host the meeting at Pomegranate Nursery. Everyone is asked to bring a plant/plants for the plant swap.

•CALHOUN CARES 5K RUN/WALK will be Saturday, May 3. Cost $20 now, $25 on race day, includes t-shirt. For info call Chad Whitworth at 983-7777 or Tracey Bailey 983-8736. Proceeds go to Calhoun Cares.

•BHS CLASSES Of 1975-1985 will have a reunion for all ten classes. Event will be Saturday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. Theme is Second Time Around. For Sharon Daniel 983-3699, Ella Stovall 983-2207 or Terry Vanlandingham by April 12 if you plan to attend.

•FREE ADULT BASIC EDUCATION/GED preparation classes are held at Bruce Adult Education Center on Newburger Street. For info, call Ada Armstrong 414-6063 or the center, 983-2038. Classes meet Tuesday & Thursday. Day, 9-noon, night 5-8 p.m. Counseling 2 Career (C2) for ages 17-21 (out of school) is available. Teachers Ada Armstrong and Margaret Mays.

•BEAVER BOUNTY PROGRAM… Calhoun County Soil Conservation District is administering a beaver control program for landowners in Calhoun County. A $12.50 bounty will be paid for each beaver tail brought in. They must be brought in by landowner, who is required to sign verifying that these were removed from his property in Calhoun and show the site where caught on the map. Maximum number of beaver tails per landowner each year is 40. Trappers may be hired for assistance in beaver removal, but bounty is paid to the landowner. Call 628-8732 ext. 3 for more information.

•Biennial Hellums family reunion will be Saturday, June 14 at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church on CR 885 (Robbs Road) in Pontotoc County. Church opens at 9 a.m., potluck lunch at noon and fellowship following.

•DERMA SCHOOL REUNION… Calhoun County Agricultural High School and Derma School will have a reunion Saturday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Bldg. in Pittsboro. More information will be released later.

•BRUCE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 will have a 50-year-reunion Saturday, July 12 at Bruce Museum. Contact Rita at 662-983-7185, Sandra 662-414-7138 or Geneva at 662-983-2567.

•DOG LOVERS! LEAGUE FOR NO-KILL SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Bruce Park Pavillion. For info, call 983-7471.

•GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Saturday of each month at Vardaman Family Life Center 10-11 a.m. Call 662-682-9992 or 662-414-7089 to register.

•NAMI SUPPORT GROUP for families of those with mental disorders meets second Saturday of each month at Vardaman Family Life Center from 10-11 a.m. Support group for those who have a mental disorder meets at the same time. Call 662-682-9992 or 662-414-7089 to register.

•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 currently taking cancer treatments and you live in Calhoun County, you are eligible for assistance. Contact Calhoun Cares, Tammy Tallant, 662-983-0864.

•SASSY SPARROWS breast cancer support group meets every third Saturday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Baptist Cancer Center in Oxford. For more info, call 513-9609.

•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: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com