George ‘Flat’ Williams

George Edward ‘Flat’ Williams  of Bruce died August 22, 2014 at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born December 30, 1939 to Earl Williams and Cora Lee Kilgore in Lafayette County, Ms. He was a member of Union Hill M.B. Church in Etta. He was a skilled windshield repairman, auto mechanic and avid sportsman. He was a friend to all and an enemy to none. Some of his favorite days were spent on the bench in front of Piggly Wiggly in Bruce socializing. [Read more...]

James Potts

James Potts, 66, Water Valley, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at his residence. Born  March 1, 1948, he was the son of the late Arvie N. Potts and the late Mary Clyde Joblin Potts. He was the husband of Lottie Galloway Potts, Water Valley. He was a member of Drivers Flat Baptist Church. [Read more...]

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Adult education, workforce development stressed at Bruce Chamber meeting

Ada Armstrong

Ada Armstrong told the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Monday that the Adult Education Center, located behind Bruce City Hall, provides a vital service for all ages.

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Classified Ads

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Houses, Land, Mobile Homes
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2 BR 1 B BRICK HOME, 16 CR 252, just outside Bruce city limits. Updated, really nice with outside storage. Call 983-0003.
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3 BR HOUSE in Pittsboro on 1.4 acre lot. Shop/storage wired. Fenced back yard. Reduced to $45,000. Cal 413-4185 or 414-0001.                         13tnc-lm
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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
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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
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Autos, Trucks, Motorcycles
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Appliances,  Furniture
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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
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Used appliances washers, dryers, ranges for sale at Brasher’s Home Furnishings, ph. 983-2368.
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Animals, Pets
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POLISH & BANTY CHICKENS, also ducks. Call 983-3266.
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Misc.
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HONEY FOR SALE. Call Dale Morgan, 983-2362.             17p
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Bruce- 2BR 1B on W Countiss St. Quiet neighborhood and close to downtown. $425.00/mth + dep. Contact Clint at camp.clinton@gmail.com. Employed and serious long-term applicants only, please.    10tnc
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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.
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BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY                   9
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BUSINESS FOR SALE. Owner wants to retire from well established local floral and gift shop. Great customer base! Serious inquiries only. Call 414-1108.
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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
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The Journal assumes no responsibility for the wording or content of classifieds advertisements.
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WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY in your home. Have references. Call 835-9404 or 628-1906.    -oct2
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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
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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
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DO YOU NEED YOUR YARD mowed or other yard work? Call 662-628-5271 or 662-4141831
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HOME REPAIR & MAINTENANCE– Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and more. Tommy L. Roane, 662-983-8326 or 662- 983-7557.

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BWS WELDING, STEEL & ALUMINUM, farm equipment repair, portable welder. Bobby W. Sexton, 614 CR 130. Call 662-414-8295 (cell)                   21tnc-bs
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MARTIN CONSTRUCTION & Home Maintenance. Contact us for all your home repair needs. TONY MARTIN, ph. 413-4644.
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Landowner Owners
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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
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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, Sept. 17. Meet and greet at 11:30 potluck lunch at  noon.  Guest speaker will be Rev. Justin Gates, church pastor. The church is four miles west Bruce on County Road 231.

•2-MAN SCRAMBLE Mid-South Chapter ITPA Golf Tournament will be Thursday, Sept. 18, Yoda Creek Golf Club. 18-hole event with $10,000 hole-in-one prize on Hole #15. $80 team. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch provided. Cash prizes each flight. Mulligans 2/$5. Doorprizes. Golf carts $10 (unless premier cart member.) For info, deanna@brucetelephone.com or 662-983-1211.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Sept. 18 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Dr. Wayne Porter will discuss water gardens.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Sept. 18,  at 2 p.m. Speaker is Tony Lute, curator of Tupelo Veteran’s Museum. Tony has seriously collected items associated with the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War since the 1960’s. Visitors are welcome. Meeting will be in headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen club meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 18 at 3:30 and at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•BHS CLASS OF 1984 will have their 30th reunion the weekend of September 19-20. Please contact: Art Spratlin (art.spratlin@butlersnow.com) (601-985-4568); Kevin Chrestman (brokevinc@gmail.com) (662-983-8349); Tammy Hellums (createddesigns.tammyhellums@yahoo.com)(662-414-1514) (662-983-4046) or Rhonda Parker (rparkerpepa@yahoo.com) (662-983-4129) (662-983-2727).

•CALHOUN CITY CLASSES OF 1952 & 1955 will meet at the home of Bill and Dorothy Mosley at 6965 Hwy. 330, Coffeeville on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. For info, call 601-675-8570.

•Stovall, Corbitt, Mhoon, Wortham, Burson Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Bruce Community Center starting at 11 a.m. Families are to bring a meat, a vegetable, a desert and drinks. Donation requested of $25 for each family of four for building expenses. For info: Mary Cole-832-2697, Debra Phillips – 983-8950 or Larry Corbitt -800-4787.

•ANNUAL BRATTON REUNION will be Sunday, Sept. 21 at Bruce Community Building. All family and friends are invited.

•PIECES AND PATCHES will meet Monday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

•Gardener’s Delight and Master Gardeners will meet Monday, Sept. 22 at Creative Designs at 6:30 p.m. The group will be decorating/painting pumpkins. Fee for the class is $10 payable to Created Designs. You will need to purchase your pumpkin before the meeting. Everyone is welcome. Please call the Extension Office to RSVP.

•4-H Handy Helpers club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23. The meeting will begin at 3:30 and will be held at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Please call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Calhoun County School District Federal Programs meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose building in Pittsboro.

•Leader Training will be held at the Multipurpose Building Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Charlotte Mullinnix from the Mississippi Organ Retrieval Agency, will present the program. Everyone in the community is welcome. There will be a brief MHV Advisory Committee/Program Planning meeting following Leader Training at 11 a.m.

•BILLY EARL BAKER BENEFIT will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at Vardaman Fire Dept. BBQ plates will be served from 4-6 p.m. Auction will be at 6 p.m. For info, call Judy Criddle, 567-2134.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, Sept. 25 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. What Happens to Weeds in Fall & Winter? is the program by Dr. John Byrd.

•ACE CANNON ROOM OPENING RECEPTION will be Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the south end of the Calhoun City City Hall. The Ace Cannon Trio will perform.
Bring a seat. Refreshments served.

•McQuay’s 6th Annual Retiree Reunion is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gore Springs Community Center.  All retired McQuay employees and spouses and spouses of deceased retirees are invited. It’s not required, but  you may bring a finger food or dessert. Drinks provided. Donations to cover rental and miscellaneous expenses accepted.

•56th Annual Sarepta Homecoming will be Sunday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at the pavilion. Guest speaker will be the Honorable Thomas Frederick Wicker of Pontotoc. Lunch is potluck. Bring a dish and enjoy a day of fellowship.

•Calhoun County Republican Party and Calhoun County Republican Women will have their Annual Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. All elected officials and Judicial candidates have been invited to speak. Special entertainment will be Mike West, comedian from Water Valley. Tickets are $20 and include dinner. For information or to purchase a ticket, contact Geneise Hitt 662-637-2211, Linda Haire  662-983-7756 or any member of the Republican Party.

•BRUCe BURST OF COLOR 5K RUN/WALK will be Saturday, Oct. 11. Event will begin and end at BHS. Pre-register for $30 through Sept. 27. Day of run, fee will be $40. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and run/walk at 8 a.m. Proceeds go toward building a press box and new lights on BHS softball field. For info, Angie Owen, 662-414-0990 or aowen@calhoun.k12.ms.us or Maria Baker, 662-816-0500, baker_girl@yahoo.com. T-shirt included in early registration.

•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.

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Supervisors approve budget with 1-mil tax increase and employee pay raise

Earnest Fox

Calhoun County supervisors approved the 2014-15 budget with some changes from the one presented including a 3% pay raise for employees.

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