Calendar of Events

•BUES Fall festival Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5-8 p.m. Admission $2 adults, $1 (students 6th grade-under). Tickets required for games and haunted house. Tacos in a bag, hot dogs, chips, drinks available in cafeteria. Silent auction of cakes and pies.

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen club meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.  Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. Speaker is John Ball Burnett Charleston, and his topic is Charleston’s History.  Refreshments served afterwards, visitors are welcome.

•Bruce high school class of 1956 reunion Saturday, Oct. 21 at the home of Ed Easley. Reunion was originally scheduled October 14. For info, call 414-7183.

•Childcare Training two sessions will be presented at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. First session is  Thursday, Oct. 19, “Bringing Literacy to Life in the Classroom.” Second is Tuesday, Nov. 21, “Books You Can Count on.” Programs will be presented by Beth Youngblood, extension agent. Sessions will be from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and are both worth 2 contact hours each. Hands on with a make and take activities. Call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 662-412-3177 to register.  $5 for each session. Check or money order payable to MSU-ES will be needed for the $5 registration.

•BRUCe VFW will be open Oct. 20-21. Pink out Karaoke this Friday night starting at 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Wear pink for breast cancer awareness month.

•MASTER GARDENERS/GARDENER’S DELIGHT will meet Monday, Oct. 23, at the Multi-Purpose Building at 6:30 p.m. The groups will be making burlap garden flags. Let us know if you would like to make one with the group so that we can have enough supplies, call 412-3177. Cost determined after supplies are purchased. Master Gardeners should turn hours in by October 30.

•Pieces and Patches will meet on Monday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about hand quilting.

•annual McGreger reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Vardaman community center at 11 a.m.

•Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers: Who Are We & What Do We Do? program will be Thursday, Oct. 26, with Sylvia Clark, Extension Associate, MHV Coordinator. With the goal to strengthen families through education and community involvement, MHV clubs are involved in leadership training, education and volunteering in their communities.

•DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM... Calhoun County Sheriff’s office will host national drug take back program Saturday Oct. 28,  from 10 a.m.-2  p.m. at Calhoun County sheriff’s office in Pittsboro. Bring any no longer used or out of date prescription medication to be disposed of. Call Deputy Kenneth White at 412-5000 for more info.

•BENEFIT RIDE for Linda Wortham (close friend of John Lee Tucker), recently diagnosed with cancer, will be Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 10  a.m. 512 CR 400. For more info call, M.D. Jennings 662-628-4067 or Nida Pittman, 628-8167. $10 admission covers ride and lunch.

•annual Christmas Silent Auction at the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will be gearing up this month.  Please contact the library at 662-983-2220 if you have something to contribute to the auction. This is the major yearly fundraiser by the FRIENDS of the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library. The group depends on the generous contributions from business owners in Bruce.

•VIEtNAM VETERANS in Calhoun County… The printing of 20,000 Mississippi-edition books has been dedicated to those Veterans who served in Country in Vietnam. This book is free and will require a review of the Veterans’ discharge document (DD-214). Rep. Jim Beckett will pick the books up from Jackson. Please contact Billie Hitt, Adjutant Disabled American Veterans 662 637 2211 or bnghitt@hughes.net  to get your name on the list.

•J.D. Brown Memorial Trail Ride for St. Jude Children’s Hospital will be Saturday, Nov. 4 starting at 10 a.m. at Mud Creek Bottom Road, just north of Pontotoc Stockyard. For info, call 489-1995 or 308-7084.

•44th Annual Sweet Potato Queen/King Contest dates are set. Sunday, Nov. 9 for ages 0-23 months wearing Sunday wear at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 for ages 2-kindergarten wearing Sunday wear at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 for ages 1st-6th grade in pageant dresses at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 7th-12th grades in pageant dresses at 7 p.m. All at Vardaman High School Gym. For entry fee and other info, call 682-9609, 682-7680. Registration form will be in the newspaper a couple of weeks before pageant.

•Sweet potato cooking contest will be Saturday, Nov. 11, during the 44th annual Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman. Categories: cakes, miscellaneous (desserts), men’s, pies, miscellaneous (others), youth (12-18), low calorie, children (under 12). Mayor’s Cup will be presented at Banquet Saturday night to the over-all winner. Contest open to the public. Recipe must be original and unpublished. Prepared dish and recipe (without personal info) should be brought to the Vardaman School cafeteria between noon-1 p.m. Refrigeration not available. Have product assembled and ready to be put on judging table. Use your imagination to create a new recipe, or adapt an old recipe with a personal touch. For info, contact Mitzi Hardin 682-9611 (day).

•bicentennial Program November 12 at 3 p.m. at the Courthouse in Pittsboro presented by Dr. Jennifer Ford, granddaughter of Gov. Dennis Murphree.

•MHV Holiday Bazaar... Calhoun County MHV council is accepting vendor registration for the 2017 Calhoun County MHV Holiday Bazaar Friday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. For information and a registration form, please contact the Calhoun County Extension Office at (662) 412-3177.

•Bruce Lions Club Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 2, starting at the Bruce High School at 4:30 p.m. Theme will be “Mr. Frosty’s Christmas” and the Grand Marshal will be Jo Ann Denley. All businesses and clubs are welcome.

•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. 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 meets the third Tuesday in each month courthouse at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is invited.

•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.

•ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Bruce Methodist Church. All are welcome.

•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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