Judy VanCanneyt

Judy Davis VanCanneyt, 62, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Al., just one week before her 63rd birthday. She was born in Bruce, November 21, 1951 to Thelma York Davis and James “Buddy” Davis. She was married Clifford Raymond VanCanneyt in Whitehaven, August 5, 1967. This past August they celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. [Read more...]

Bill Russell

William “Bill” Bryant Russell, 83, of Pittsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City. He was born December 11, 1930 Calhoun County in the Old Town Community to Willie Russell and Maude  Bryant Russell.  He was a retired business owner of Western Auto in Bruce, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, and airplane mechanic.  He was a member and Sunday School teachers of Pittsboro First Baptist Church, a Mason in Antioch Lodge, and a ham radio operator.  [Read more...]

Classified Ads

FOR SALE                       2
Houses, Land, Mobile Homes
METHODIST CHURCH in Robbs community, build in 1950, recently closed. Building, pews, piano for sale. Brick exterior, hardwood floors, paneling. Located on Hwy 341 about one mile from Calhoun County line. Will sell separately or all together. App. 2,250 sq. ft. Water and heat. Make offer. Call Martha 662-568-2095 or Faye 601-638-1579.         5,12,19,26c-fw

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                       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

HULLED PECANS FOR SALE. Call Kent Bingham, 637-2707.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE, split, sold by pickup load; also 706 Tractor, $3,500. Call John Tucker, 637-7395.                                 22tnc
FOR RENT                     8
3 BR 2 B, $475 month, $475 deposit. Completely remodeled, very nice. Albert Morgan, 662-701-9448.                  19,26,3c
DERMA MINI-STORAGE has available space. 8-1/2×10 $35; 10×10 $40; 10×12-1/2 $45; 10×15 $55. Get a free padlock with new rentals during November and December.         -Dec24fn

HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT, 149 Young Ave. Calhoun City. 3 BR 2 B, zoned central H/A, large front porch, back porch, 2-story.  $108,500 or $600/mo. rent. Call 662-258-5566 or 662-617-0050.                 29,5,12,19c-r

FOR LEASE– 1 BR 1 B APT in Bruce, water furnished. Deposit $300. 662-832-1290.   15tnc-lh

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
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL with blonde hair. Call 628-6879.
WE ARE SEEKING TO HIRE a pianist/organist to play during our Sunday morning services in Water Valley. Contact us at watervalleyfumc@gmail.com or call the church office, 662-473-2682.                              22tnc
NOTICE                        11
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
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.                             6tnc-jh
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
WEEKS-WOOTEN LAND on CR 210 and adjoining roads is posted againt hunting, fishing and trespassing of any kind. Cody Weeks.                          -may15
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

•Pleasant Agers will meet at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Wednesday, Nov. 19. Meet and greet at 11:30, potluck meal at noon. Rev. James Taylor will be guest speaker. Everyone invited. The church is four miles west Bruce on CR 231 across the railroad on the left.

•QUICK BITES will be Thursday, Nov. 20  at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro with Dr. Wayne Porter, talking about backyard fruit production.

•BAKE SALE… BUES SEEK 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes will host a bake sale Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon in front of Piggly Wiggly (rain or shine). The students are raising money for the annual trip, which will be to San Antonio this year.

•Yalobusha Historical Society invites veterans and their families Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. in the YHS headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  Veterans are invited to bring a picture if possible and a statement about duties they performed in the military so that a file can be created in the society library.  Refreshments served. Drawings for the winners of the $100 gift card and the hoop of cheese held. Visitors welcome.

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen club will meet Thursday, Nov. 20. The meeting will begin at 3:30 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for info.

•Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. The program will be about NRCS and MFC programs. Call 412-3177 by Tuesday, Nov. 18 to allow us to prepare enough food.

•SUE GORE BENEFIT STEW will be Saturday, Nov. 22. Orders are being taken now. Jerry Mitchell is cooking stew, which will be ready that morning at 66 CR 235, Bruce. $25 gallon. Call Holly at 983-8273 or 983-7144. If you have a jug, please bring it with you.

•BLACK GIRLS ROCK OF MS will host their 2nd Annual Banquet, “A Night of Elegance and Empowerment” Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. They will honor young ladies and women in the community for commitment, dedication, and service. Food, entertainment, and door prizes will be available. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info contact Santee Ezell at (901)-417-9005.

•Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet Monday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro for the yearly planning meeting with a potluck meal.  Everyone is invited to attend.

•31st A.D. Goodman Scholarship Banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the St. Luke Masonic Lodge in Bruce. Scholarship recipient is Khadijah Thompson. Guest speaker is Elder Richard Freelon.
Rev. Tommie Lee Daniel and First Sergeant Joey Jones are the banquet honorees. For info or tickets, contact Rita Talford at (662)983-2094, Archie Talford at (662) 983-4779 or (662)983-2767, Richard Freelon at (662)829-9172.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed on the following days for the holidays:  Thanksgiving: Nov. 27–Nov. 30.  Christmas: Dec. 25 – Dec. 28. New Years: Jan 1 –Jan. 4.  For more information, call 662-628-6331.

•Bruce LIONS CLUB Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. from the Bruce High School. Floats will be provided some expense money. Prizes for floats will awarded. The theme for the parade is “Christmas at Grandmas.” Participants please call Jerry Janci at 662-412-2029 to register. Deadline to register is Saturday, Nov. 29.

•CALHOUN CITY Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The parade will be preceded by a Christmas Bazaar outside the Methodist Corner. Supper will also be served inside the Methodist Corner beginning at 5 p.m.

•VARDAMAN Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. More details will be released later.

•FOOD FOR FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE… Calhoun County Extension Office is again participating in the WTVA Food for Families Food Drive. Bring any canned good or non perishable food item for our food container. All donated items will stay in Calhoun County.

will be Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Lineup at 5 p.m. Rain
or shine. $100 to #1 redneck. Call 628-6882 after 5 for

•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.

•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.

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

•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 James Hardin, 983-7536.

•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

Earl Mayhan

Edward Earl Mayhan, entered into the presence of The Lord Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was born in Calhoun
County, October 16, 1940 to Wiley Edward Mayhan and Allie Mae McCombs Mayhan. He was a retired truck
driver for Kellwood Company, Cooper Freight and Calhoun County.  He was a 1960 graduate of Bruce High School. He was the head chef of the Green Apron Cooking Team. He was
also a member of the Calhoun Avengers Chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy and a member of Westside
Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Small child injured in Calhoun City house fire

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A small child was badly burned and a house destroyed in a late night fire on Young Avenue Sunday. Firemen were on scene from 11 p.m. until almost 2 a.m. The child was transported by ambulance from the scene and later carried to Jackson for more care for third degree burns. A Calhoun City fireman is pictured spraying water through a window of the burning home. See the related story in the headlines section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Small child burned, ‘City house destroyed in late night fire; Big Creek home destroyed by fire

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A small child was badly burned in a late night fire that destroyed a Calhoun City home Sunday.

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Bruce thumps JZ George

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Jamar Brown had his strongest running game of the year as the Bruce Trojans ran over JZ George 39-6 for their third consecutive victory to advance to the Class 2A North Semifinal against rival Calhoun City. See the related story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City wins

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Chakel Gates led Calhoun City to a 49-0 whipping of South Delta in the 2A playoffs Friday night in Rolling Fork. The Wildcats, 12-0, will host rival Bruce Friday in the third round of the playoffs. See the related story in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

‘City dominates South Delta 49-0 to advance to 2A North semifinal


Friday night was just more of the same for top ranked Calhoun City. The Wildcats overwhelmed another 2A competitor to remain unbeaten on the season heading into the Class 2A North semifinals.

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