The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 5571 recently hosted a brunch honoring local Vietnam Veterans. Each veteran was presented a certificate of appreciation from the VFW Ladies Aux. of Post 5571. Vietnam veterans present were, from left, front, Charles Smith, Freddie Buchanan, James Hardin, James Weeks and Chick Hensley; back, Jerry Mitchell, Elbie Dickerson, Billie Hitt, Mike Winter, Joe Barnett, Bobby Cook and William Boyd Mann.
“Como se llama?” “Me llama es Melissa.” Those basic phrases are simply asking “what’s your name” and responding “this is mine.” Yet they can make a world of difference.
The Bruce Trojans played the best half of football of the season Friday night. Unfortunately, it followed one of their worst in a 28-21 loss to Eupora.
Number one ranked Calhoun City scored the first 20 points Friday night in a 44-18 win over East Webster to remain perfect on the season.
Vardaman is searching for answers, and searching for its first win of the season. The Rams lost an ugly 64-7 game Friday against Coldwater, and coach Larry Gann said he was “embarrassed” by the performance.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office has arrested eight so far in a drug roundup in the county this morning.
Itawamba Community College defensive back Lavarious Varnado (7), of Calhoun City, returns a punt during practice for the Indians. ICC earned a pivotal division win Thursday night when they defeated rival Northeast 38-19. Photo by Lee Adams/ICCImages.com
Gerard Louis and Philip Sugg kneel beside the spot where Louis found Army dog tags belonging to Clayton “Judge” Hellums of Sarepta and Donald Lawrence who were killed in action in October of 1944 during World War II when their tank was hit by a German attack. Oct. 9 was the 70th anniversary of the soldiers’ death. Louis and Sugg hold a memorial for the men every year on Oct. 9. “It is important to us that we do not forget the sacrifices of your compatriots for our freedom,” Louis wrote in an email to The Journal. The story of Louis’ discovery was first reported in The Journal in April of 2006.