VHS George Thomas & Ram Award Winners

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Vardaman High School honored its top scholar athletes Monday night with the presentation of the George Thomas Scholar Athlete and the Ram Awards. [Read more...]

New Century Club gives to CCFD

NCC Club Gives to CCFD

NCC Club Gives to CCFDNew Century Club presented a check of $1,400 to the Calhoun City Fire Department that was made at the club’s silent auction during the Annual Golf Tournament recently. From left are Jerrod Davis, Larry Goodwin, Carmon Miller, Stephanie Lucius, Stephanie Lee, Pam Shaw, Amye Hill and Mike Beasley.

David Eacholes

David Eacholes, 48, of Calhoun City,  died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. [Read more...]

Classified Ads

3 BR 2 B BRICK HOUSE. 500A Beadle St. in Calhoun City near high school. Well maintained and move-in ready. $78,000. Call 662-296-3916. june28p-pc

GREAT Starter Home. 3BR, 1BA, LR, Den, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Storage Room, and Spacious Back Yard. Located inside the City Limits of Calhoun City at 105 Aycock Avenue. $50,000 OBO. Contact Jamaal or Alisha Jackson 628-3618. Leave  message, and we’ll return your call. Serious inquiries only.   17tnc-aj

CIRCLE (I) FLEA MARKET. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Auction every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Mini-Storages for rent. 82 Front Street, Coffeeville. 662-417-1256.                               16tnc

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.

2 BR MOBILE HOME and 2 BR HOME. 81A CR 311 & 81B CR 311 in Calhoun City. Call 662-473-8176.       24,31,7,14c-am

2 BR 1 B APT. in BRUCE. $350 deposit, $500 month. Call 662-226-3450.         17,24,7,14p-jg

HOUSE FOR RENT OR SALE– 2 BR 1 B on W. Countiss St. Quiet neighborhood close to Bruce downtown. Contact Clint via email: cscflystraight@yahoo.com.                                 -July5p

3 BR 1 B HOUSE. 220 E. Calhoun St. $475 Rent, $500 deposit. Call 662-414-1919.  8tnc

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.

MARK’S DETAIL SHOP relocating between McGreger NAPA and Tower Loans effective June 1. Prices $25 car, SUV & Truck $35. Call 662-829-9355.

WILL MOW LAWNS and cut up gardens in Pittsboro area. Call John Tucker, 983-0772 or 800-6046.

SMALL BUSH-HOGGING JOBS. Grading drive-ways, cutting and rowing up gardens. Call Phillip Ledbetter, 662-927-0362.

HARRIS HEATING & COOLING Heating & Cooling. Ph. 662-983-8446 or 662-413-4140.
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HILL’S HEATING & COOLING. David Hill, Sales & Service. Call 662-983-5882.          -June30p

LYNN INMAN COOLING & HEATING. Service and sales. Free estimates! Call 662-983-2894.

METAL ROOFING & HOME REPAIR. Kenny Neal, 983-9184.

FLOORING, TILE SHOWERS & Construction Needs. Call Justin Ferguson, 662-983-8973.    tnc

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

Bulldozer, EXCAVATORS and Dirt Moving. MARTIN AND MARTIN CONTRACTING, LLC-Banner, MS, 35 years experience. For quotes or more info, call Freddie Martin, 662-473-6658.

BLOUNT PROPERTY– All land owned by Bobbie Blount and A.D. is posted against trespassing of any kind. Violators will be prosecuted.               13tnc-adb

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 will meet Thursday, May 25 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program is Avoiding the Summer Slide to help students retain what they learned in school this year.

•BRUCE VFW POST 5571 will be open this Friday and Saturday night, May 26-27 for music.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 AUXILIARY will have Bingo every Friday night. Start selling books at 6 p.m. Play at 7 p.m. Dances every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight. Doors open 6 p.m. May 27– Bobby Hood. All are invited.

•BRUCE VFW & AUXILIARY 5571 Memorial Day Service will be Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. on the Bruce Square. Guest speaker from Pontotoc. Meal at noon at Bruce VFW. For info, call Robert or Emily Henry, 662-800-9494.

•Calhoun City High School Class of 1952 will hold their annual Class Reunion at First Baptist Care Center in Calhoun City Saturday, June 3. For more information call 662-628-5458 or 662- 628-6466.

•Summer Reading Programs registration will continue throughout May at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library. Classes begin Monday, June 5 with other classes following each Monday and Tuesday of the month of June. Four categories: Toddlers (0 –4 yrs.), Early Literacy (5-8 yrs.), Children (9-12 yrs.) Teens (13 yrs. & Up). Family Nights will be Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. (Magic Mr. Nick), Monday, June 5 at 5:30 pm (Dorian LaChance), Tuesday, June 13 at 6 pm (Annie B. McKee), Tuesday, June 20 at 6 pm (Army Corp of Engineers). Summer Reading will close out with a fun day with Extreme Jumpers Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Water slide and free snow-cones will be available. Come to the library to register or call 662-983-2220.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will be closed on Saturday-Monday, May 27- 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 30.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day weekend Saturday-Monday, May 27-29.

•SUMMER READING PROGRAM– Build a Better World Summer Reading Program at the Calhoun City Public Library Thursdays in June at 10:30 am. June 1: MDOT’s Myrtle the Turtle: Think Green, Keep Mississippi Clean. June 8: Natchez Trace Park ranger and The Lorax. June 15: Pete Vaughn, beekeeping. June 22: Jesse Hunter, Mississippi Blues. For ages 3-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

•Lakyn Burt Benefit Supper will be Friday, June 9, at Bruce Community Building, from 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Carry out only. Steak plates $20 or chicken plates $10. Also selling chances on $100 to be given away that night 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. You do not have to be present to win. Contact Shelia McCain at 662-414-6270 or Karen Swanson at 662-983-0059. Tickets for carry out or chance tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

•Davidson and young reunion will be Sunday, June 11 at Bruce Community Building beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch at noon. Friends welcome. FMI 628-6812.

•Bruce high school class of 1967 50th reunion July 14-15 coinciding with the Sawmill Festival. Tent set up Friday night and Saturday for meet and greet. Meal Saturday night at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro Email photos or information for booklet to mgriffin@ashleyfurniture.com. You may send deposit ($30 per person) to Joe T. Massey, 52 CR 225, Bruce, MS 38915. Make it out to “Class of 1967” or “Joe T Massey”.

•DEMOCRATIC MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES can receive assistance in preparing for this year’s elections by contacting Marshall W. Coleman, Chairman of the Calhoun County Democratic Committee at 662-816-6031 or by email at marshall.coleman@tds.net.

•SOUTH CALHOUN HEAD START CENTER is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school years for children 3 and 4 years old. Children must be age eligible on or before September 1 to apply. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For info, call 628-6585. Location: 125 Carter Street, Calhoun City.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. For info, call 662-786-1545.

•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/Republican Women meetingS... Women meet the first Tuesday in each month at the courthouse in Pittsboro at 5:30 p.m. The county 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.

•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.

•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.

To submit items for the calendar,
call 983-2570, fax 983-7667
or email to: calhouncountyjournal@gmail.com

New Beta members inducted at Academy

Beta Inductees

The 2017 Beta Induction was held on May 5 at 11 a.m.
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Liles, Maddox play in NEMFCA All Star Game

Taylor & Walt

Taylor Liles of Calhoun City and Walt Maddox of Bruce both played in the Northeast Mississippi Football Coaches Association All Star football game at Northeast Community College last week.

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Janell Keeton

Janell Keeton, 73, of Calhoun City, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her home. She was born January 19, 1944 in Mississippi. She was a 1962 graduate of Calhoun City High School. She was a member of New Gauley Baptist Church. She was the wife of Robert Clemmons. [Read more...]

Forestry Commission reducing jobs due to state budget cuts


The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) announced last week it will be eliminating approximately 75 positions as part of a “statewide reorganization” to address budget cuts from the state for the next fiscal year.
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Academy Science Fair Winners

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ca science11Calhoun Academy students Ellen Harrell, 3rd, and Layla Bramlitt, 2nd, placed at the State Science Fair held at Hinds Community College. See more Science winners in this week's CCJ.