Calendar of Events

•OLD TOWN CEMETERY is seeking donations for maintenance. Donations may be taken to BancorpSouth where there is an Old Town Cemetery Association fund set up, or for info contact Diane Sellers 473-7106.

•Calhoun City Public Library is continuing with the McFox Jump Start Reading Program. Classes begin at 10 a.m. Thursdays and last 30 minutes.  Children with problems learning to read and those ready to learn to read will benefit from this program.  Barbara Fox, who invented this program, holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. The program is free.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, July 30 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program is Summertime Weed Control.

•BIG CREEK SCHOOL REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Paisley’s Steakhouse in Big Creek. Lunch at noon, price is $9.

•BENTLEY POLITICAL RALLY will be Saturday, Aug. 1 at Bentley Community Center. All candidates are invited to speak, no charge. Entertainment by Lenon White, Henry Lackey, J.D. Long and Wayne Harmon. Concession stand opens at 5 p.m. Speakers and singing at 6 p.m. For information, call Maxine McFall 628-1922, Wendy Jones 269-9373, Helen Spencer 628-6830 or Scott Echols 628-6741.

•Macedonia Water Association annual meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at well site. All members of the association are encouraged to attend.

•STOVALL, CORBITTS, MHOONS, BURSONS, WORTHAMS, STEELS will have their family reunion Saturday, Sept. 19 at Bruce Community Center. Country style BBQ served. Event starts at 11 a.m. For info, call Ron Mabry 662-209-0131, Helen Spencer 628-630, Larry Corbitt 800-4787. $25 for a family of four, and $5 per person. Send fees to Mary Cole, 134 Parkview Dr., Calhoun City, MS 38916.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist Church is offering free help to any adult who wants to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Tutors certified by the Mississippi Baptist Literacy Missions Board. Confidential tutoring sessions once per week for one to one and a half hours. Each learner will be matched with one tutor. No charge for the help, there is a small cost for the learning books. Call the office at Bruce First Baptist Church 983-2218 for information.

•NORth CALHOUn GRADUATES of 1952-1970 are raising funds to place a memorial stone on the grounds of the school in Bruce. An account has been set up by Leon Harris for donations at BancorpSouth, and the address for mailing is PO Box 368, Bruce, MS 38915.

•SOUth CALHOUn GRADUATES from the school beginning to 1970 are raising funds to place a memorial stone on the grounds of the school in Calhoun City. An account has been set up by Ada Armstrong, Earnest Fox, Carl Roberts and Frank Morgan. Bring donations to Renasant Bank in Calhoun City. For info, call Ada at 662-414-6063. Dedication will be Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

•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.

•CALHOUN ANTIQUE TRACTOR CLUB meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival building. The club is setting up a senior scholarship fund and has begun fundraising. 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. 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.

•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.

•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