Calendar of Events

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. Speaker is Larry Hellums, and his topic is Calhoun County History. Visitors are welcome and refreshments are served afterwards.

•CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE... Fine Arts Club of Bruce will hold their annual Christmas Toy Drive benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Friday, Oct. 21 from 1-5 p.m. in front of Fred’s in Bruce. New toys and monetary donations appreciated.

•Candy huffman benefit is Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. at Vardaman Community Center. Serving of BBQ plates and the trimmings begins at 4 p.m. Auction begins at 6 p.m. T-shirts available. Check out Facebook page.

•NORTHWEST C2C PROGRAM... Participants must be 24 years or under. Need a job? This program can help even if you have your high school diploma. Must complete training course and earn an ACT Work Keys (CRC) Certificate. For info, call Margaret Mays, 662-983-2038.

•McGREGER REUNION will be Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Vardaman Community Building. All are invited.

•21st octoberfest & CCHS PEP rally will be Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-8 p.m. on the Calhoun City Square. Pep rally starts at 7:30 p.m. Lewis Memorial sponsored Trunk or Treat at 5 p.m. for ages 12 and below. Juniorettes costume contest, jumpers, redneck train and food items available. Event is sponsored by the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce.

•KARAKOE AND DANCE NIGHT at Bruce VFW Post 5571 will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission $3. Featuring D.J. Mixers, Jim Brown and Patrick Nichols, Trunk or Treat Saturday (kids wear costumes). Concessions sold.

•J.D. Brown Memorial Trail Ride for St. Jude will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at Mud Creek Bottom Road, just north of Pontotoc Stockyard. Lunch served following ride. Auction following lunch. Each $100 donation gets chance to win saddle. Minimum donation $10. For info call 489-1995 or 308-7084.

•blood drive at lewis memorial methodist church November 7 from 3:30-7 p.m. Donors receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. To make an appointment, go to (sponsor code: lewismm), call the church office 628-5772 or call Barbara 628-6274.

•43rd Annual Sweet Potato Queen/King contest will be Nov. 6-10. Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. for ages 0-23 months. Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.  for ages 2-Kindergarten. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. for ages 1st-6th grade. Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. for ages 7th-12th grades. Watch for entry form in upcoming newspaper. For info call 682-7680, 983-0037 or 871-9548.

•Calhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District is selling Pecan Halves and Gift Tins.  Orders must be prepaid.  Orders available by November 12.  Stop by the office at 411 S Main Calhoun City or call 662-628-8732.

•MAXIMUM CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING  at Bruce VFW Post 5571 Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 6, bell time 7. Tickets $8. Concessions available.

•SWEET POTATO COOKING CONTEST will be Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, during the 43rd 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 the Banquet Saturday night to the over-all winner. Contest open to the public. Recipe must be original and unpublished. Prepared dish and the recipe (without personal information) should be brought to the Vardaman School cafeteria between noon-1 p.m., November 12. Refrigeration not available. Have product assembled and ready to be put on judging table. Use your imagination to create a brand-new recipe, or adapt an old recipe by adding a personal touch. For more information, contact Mitzi Hardin 682-9611 (day).

•Calhoun County MHV is currently accepting applications for interested vendors for the 2016 Holiday Bazaar at the Multi Purpose Building in Pittsboro Friday, Nov. 18. Contact Stephanie Hitt at 662-412-3177 to get an application or stop by Calhoun County Extension Office.

•bruce Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The theme for this year’s parade is Candy Cane Christmas. For info, call Jerry Janci 662-412-2029.

•VFW #4100 BINGO every Friday night. Cards available at 6, play begins 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. 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.

•VFW #4100 Saturday night dance doors open at 6 p.m. Band plays 8 p.m.-midnight. Bobby Hood and Sandra Martin on the first, second, fourth Saturdays and Prime Country the third and fifth Saturdays.

•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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