Calendar of Events

•SUMMER READING PROGRAM– Build a Better World Summer Reading Program at the Calhoun City Public Library Thursday, June 22: Jesse Hunter, Mississippi Blues. For ages 3-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, June 22 at noon via video conference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Etsy Shops: What You Need to Know.

•BRUCE VFW will be open Friday and Saturday night, June 23-24.

•BLACK GIRLS ROCK presents “For the Health of It– Shape Up” Health Fair will be Saturday, June 24 from 9:30-12:30 at Union Grove MB Church. Door prizes, refreshments. For info, call Sharon Petty, 637-7051.

•ANNUAL FERGUSON FAMILY REUNION  will be Sunday, June 25 at the Multi-Purpose building in Pittsboro beginning at 10:30 a.m.  All descendants of Thomas Newton and Zara McGreger Ferguson as well as other relatives and friends are invited to attend.  The day will include fellowship, reminiscing and door prizes with a pot luck lunch at noon.

•BLOOD DRIVE at lewis memorial methodist church Monday, June 26 from 3:30-7 p.m. at the Bloodmobile. Contact Barbara Bryant 662-628-6274 to set up appointment.

•Gardener’s Delight and the Master Gardeners will meet at Created Designs by Tammy Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. Tammy will have the painting room set up for the group to create a summer painting. Cost $20 payable to Tammy Hellums. Please RSVP to the Extension Office (412-3177) by Friday, June 23.

•Calhoun County Forestry meeting will be  Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program topic will be Hardwood Timber Markets. Please call 662-412-3177 by Thursday, June 22 for food prep.

•QUICK BITES will meet Thursday, June 29 at noon via video conference at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be on Controlling Fall Armyworms in Hayfields and Pastures.

•JANIE YORK BENEFIT will be Friday, June 30 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Serving chicken and fish plates at 4:30 p.m. Singing by Aaron Sims and friends from 6-7 p.m. Auction at 7 p.m. For more information Sherri Cannon 662-628-3437 or Addie Edwards 662-800-4369. Auction items can be dropped off that day at Multi-Purpose Building. Tickets for food plates may be purchased in advance at NAPA in Calhoun City.

•BECKETT REUNION will be Sunday, July 2 from 10 a.m. until at the Bruce Community Building. Potluck meal. All family and friends are invited.

•ASTON REUNION will be Tuesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. until at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City. All family and friends are invited. Potluck lunch.

•Brassfield family reunion will be Thursday-Sunday, July 6-9, at Carver Point Lodge in Grenada. Rooms available on first come basis. Reunion begins Thursday at 9 a.m. Potluck lunch Saturday at noon. All family and friends are invited.

•Bruce high school class of 1967 50th reunion July 14-15 coinciding with the Sawmill Festival. Tent set up Friday night and Saturday for meet and greet. Meal Saturday night at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro Email photos or information for booklet to mgriffin@ashleyfurniture.com. You may send deposit ($30 per person) to Joe T. Massey, 52 CR 225, Bruce, MS 38915. Make it out to “Class of 1967” or “Joe T Massey”.

•Sawmill Festival Show and Shine Car Show will be held Saturday, July 15 as the Lions Club fund raiser for the Sawmill Festival. Several prizes awarded.  Additional updates will be provided later.

•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 22. Registration 11 a.m.- noon. Categories include breads, cookies, cakes, pies and candy. Call the Extension Office (412-3177) for info and an exhibit book.

•Calhoun County Fair Biscuit Making… Calhoun County Happy Homemakers MHV club will be making homemade biscuits at the Calhoun County Fair July 20-21 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come watch. Enjoy a free sample. For information contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at  412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Adult & Youth Exhibit Books… Calhoun County Fair Association invites countians to enter exhibits in the county fair July 17-22. Exhibits books are available at the Extension Office and public libraries at Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman.

•4-H/FFA Meat Goat and Swine Show will be at the Calhoun County Fair at the Calhoun County Agri-Center in Pittsboro Wednesday, July 19. The show will begin at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. For more info contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•Baking Contest at the Fair… Make an iced cake from any of the recipes published in the Calhoun County Journal and win a subscription for a year to the Calhoun County Journal. Entries must include a copy of the recipe along with the name of the featured cook that was published in the Calhoun County Journal to be eligible for the prize. For more information contact us at 412-3177.

•FAIREST OF THE FAIR PAGEANT… Calhoun County Fairest of the Fair pageant will be Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Open to any participant from any county. Register between now and the start of the pageant. Entry fee: Beauty/Photogenic $25, Photogenic $10, Beauty $15. Western wear only. 2016 Fairest of the Fair winners are eligible to compete only if they move up to the next age group division.

•County Fair Pet Show Children under age 18 are invited to enter their pets in the Calhoun County Fair Pet
Show Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Pittsboro. Prizes awarded for all classes: Cats, Dogs, Miscellaneous (All Other Pets, no snakes). Each class will compete in Most Well-Behaved, Most Unusual, Waggiest Tail, Prettiest Eyes, Saddest Eyes, etc. Best Costume prize to one pet (regardless of class). Participants multiple pets, but pets must belong to the person showing them. Pet must be domestic, no livestock. No entry fee. For info call Extension Office at 412-3177. Entry forms may be picked up at the Extension Office or filled out just before the contest.

•Youth Pig Scramble will be held at the Calhoun County Fair Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. or immediately after the Pet Show. Participants must be 12 and under. Pig scramble will be held at the Livestock Barn at the Fairgrounds in Pittsboro. For more info contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•4-H Pot Luck Supper will be Thursday, July 20 from 5-7 p.m. for $5 plate. This 4-H fundraiser project is being held at the Calhoun County Fair. Come to the Calhoun County Multi-Purpose Building to purchase your supper plate. For info contact Trent Barnett at 412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Rodeo will be July 22 beginning at 7 p.m. with sheep riding starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in bull riding, bareback horses, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Kids’ activities offered. For info, contact Trent Barnett at the Calhoun County Extension Office at 412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Youth Cook-Off will be held at Calhoun County Fair at the Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 22 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Participants need to bring their own spices, rubs, marinades, utensils, chairs, etc. Calhoun County Fair Association will provide grill, meat and plates. Participants do not have to be a resident of Calhoun County to participate. For info call Trent Barnett, 4-H Youth Agent at the Extension Office at 412-3177. Come and join the fun

•SOUTH CALHOUN HEAD START CENTER is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school years for children 3 and 4 years old. Children must be age eligible on or before September 1 to apply. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For info, call 628-6585. Location: 125 Carter Street, Calhoun City.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play at 7. Ends at 10 p.m. For info, call 662-786-1545.

•Tai Chi classes will be held at the Calhoun City Public Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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.

•Republican Party/Republican Women meetingS... Women meet the first Tuesday in each month at the courthouse in Pittsboro at 5:30 p.m. The county party meets the third Tuesday in each month at the courthouse at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

•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 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.

•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.

•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?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

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call 983-2570, fax 983-7667
or email to:
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