Calendar of Events

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will be showing an afternoon movie every Tuesday during July beginning at 3 p.m.  Popcorn and bottled water available. For more information call the library at 662-983-2220.

•New Start Resource Center has new hours– Tuesdays-Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 662-800-1630 or email

•MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Grenada, Yalobusha, and Calhoun Counties present a tobacco free program at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library July 18, 19, and 20, at  2 p.m. Program consists of activities and lessons on the hazards of tobacco and will be presented by Sue Mashburne, MTFC director. Open to children ages 10-17.  Refreshments provided. Contact the library for more details and class limit  at 662-983-2220.

•4-H/FFA Meat Goat and Swine Show... youth swine and meat goat show will be at the Calhoun County Fair at the Agri-Center in Pittsboro, Wednesday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. For info, call Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. Speaker is Donald Hudson, CEO of University Hospital in Grenada. Visitors welcome.

•4-H Pot Luck Supper... Calhoun County 4-H will have a Pot Luck Supper Thursday, July 21 from 5-7 p.m. for $5 a plate during the Calhoun County Fair. Come to the Calhoun County Multi-Purpose Building to purchase plate. For information contact Trent Barnett at 412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Pig Scramble... Youth Pig Scramble will be held at the Calhoun County Fair Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. or immediately after the Pet Show. Participants must be 12 and under. The pig scramble will be at the Livestock Barn at the Fairgrounds in Pittsboro. For info call 412-3177.

•County Fair Pet Show... Children under age 18 are invited to enter their pets in the Calhoun County Fair Pet Show Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Pittsboro. Prizes awarded for all classes: Cats, Dogs, Miscellaneous (Other Pets, NO SNAKES). Each class will compete in the following categories with prizes given in each: Most Well-Behaved Pet, Most Unusual Pet, Waggiest Tail, Prettiest Eyes, Saddest Eyes, etc. In addition, there will be a Best Costume prize given to one pet (regardless of the class).  Participants can show as many pets as they like, but pets must belong to the person showing them. Pet must be domestic pet, no livestock animals. No entry fee. For info, call the Extension Office at 412-3177. Entry forms may be picked up at the Extension Office or filled out before the contest.

•Calhoun County Fair Pony Pull... A Pony Pull contest will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Calhoun County Agri-Center in Pittsboro Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. For infor, contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•BHS Class of 1956 will meet at Ed Easley’s on Friday, July 22, from 1 p.m. until. FMI call 414-0011.

•Calhoun County Fair Biscuit Making... Calhoun County Happy Homemakers MHV club will be making homemade biscuits at the Calhoun County Fair on July 21-22 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a free sample. For info contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•CALHOUN COUNTY FAIR BAKING/CANDY CONTEST with adult and youth divisions will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Pittsboro Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 23. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to noon. Categories include breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and candy. Call the Extension Office (412-3177) for more information and an exhibit book.

•Trademark Concert at the Calhoun County Fair... Mississippi formed country rock band “Trademark” will be July 23 beginning at 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. This concert is sponsored by Cannon Motors. For more information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Rodeo will be July 23 beginning at 7 p.m. with sheep riding starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come  and watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in the bull riding, bareback horses, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Kid activities offered as well. The rodeo is sponsored by Hood Equipment. For more information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Youth Cook-Off will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will need to bring their own grill, charcoal, lighter fluid, utensils, tables, chairs, etc. Fair Association will provide meat and paper plates. Participants do not have to be a resident of Calhoun to participate. For info, call Trent Barnett, 4-H Youth Agent at the Extension Office at 412-3177.

•TURNER FAMILY REUNION, hosted by the family of the late Billy Turner of Banner, is Sunday, July 24 at the Calhoun County Multi-Purpose Bldg. in Pittsboro from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Potluck lunch at noon. All family and friends invited. For info, call 662-983-4918, Debbie Turner Dunn.

•LIFT INC will hold a Public Hearing Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at the LIFT office at 166 Shannon St in Pittsboro. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input on the needs of the community. Programs operated by LIFT Inc. will be discussed. Programs operated by LIFT are Liheap, CSBS and Weatherization. Other workshops will be provided. For more info, call 662-414-2222.

•VARDAMAN RAM Football players/parents meeting is Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  This is for high school and junior high players and parents.

•Fall Registration at Lewis Memorial Daycare in Calhoun City,  will be Friday July 29, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Opening for all ages.

•SHOEMAKE REUNION will be Saturday, July 30 at Bruce Community Building. All relatives and friends are invited.

•annual school prayer walk will be Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Please meet at the high school of your choice. Participating schools include Bruce, Calhoun City, Vardaman and Calhoun Academy. Come and pray for the students, teachers and leaders of these schools.

•BURSON, CORBITT, MHOON, STOVALL & STEELE family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 17 at Bruce Community Center. Please send fees by July. Cost is $25 for family of four ($5 for each additional family member) or $15 for single adults. Send funds to Mary Cole, 134 Parkview Dr. Calhoun City, MS 38916. For info call 662-209-0131, 628-6830 or 983-8950.

•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.

•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 the 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.

•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.

•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.

•BRUCE?LIONS?CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Pizza Palace at noon.

•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?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.

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