Calendar of Events

•PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE now-Friday, Apr. 10 for Relay for Life of Calhoun County. Decorate your home or business with purple. To get involved, call Barbara Winter, 983-7784.

•QUICK BITES meets Thursday, Mar. 26  at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program will be Ready for Something “Wild” in Your Backyard?– creating an environment that attracts wildlife to your yard.

•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 P.O. Box 368, Bruce, MS 38915.

•ACCOUNT FOR EXPENSES OF LAKYN BURT has been set up at BancorpSouth, P.O. Box 368, Bruce, MS 38915. Burt, 16, is hospitalized at UAB in Birmingham where she is expected to stay until she receives a lung transplant.

•Fine Arts Club of Bruce will hold its 18th annual Spring Salad Luncheon Friday, Mar. 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Bruce First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  Tickets are $6, dine in or carry out, and are available at Jeffery’s or from any club member.  All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

•Bruce jr/sr prom fundraiser day Saturday, Mar. 28, Bruce National Guard building. Soup lunch, 11 a.m. until $5;  Easter Pageant girls 0-12, boys 0-6 (forms available at Bruce Telephone Co. and Something To Talk About; Silent Auction 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Easter Bunny Pictures $5. All proceeds to prom. For info, call Alison Tyler 801-5576 or Kayde Coleman.

•JUNIORETTES APPLICATIONS for 10th, 11th, 12th grade girls are available in the offices of Bruce High School and Calhoun Academy. Home-schooled girls may also apply. Deadline to turn in application is April 17, back to school office or to Carol Shoemaker at the Bruce Chamber of Commerce office. 662-983-2220. Bruce Fine Arts Club is sponsor for the Juniorettes.

•WATER VALLEY VFW POST 4100 will have a band every Saturday night from 8 p.m.-midnight for the next few weeks. Admission is $10 each. Saturday, Mar. 28 Bobby Hood; Saturday, Apr. 4 Side Track.

•4-H Shooting Sports club (archery, rifle and shotgun) next meeting will be Monday, Mar. 30. All meetings are at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Will not shoot if it is raining. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•pesticide applicator training will be Tuesday, Mar. 31 from 9-11 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. For more information, please call Trent Barnett at 662-412-3177.

•Snacks with the Easter Bunny will be Friday, Apr. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon at The Methodist Corner in Calhoun City. Bring your own camera because pictures are free! Come make picture frames, play games, decorate cookies and more. Admission $10. All ages welcome. All proceeds benefit LMUMC Mission Team. For more information, please call (662) 628-5772.

•KIDS’ FUN DAY will be Friday, Apr. 3 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Event is the kickoff of April Child Abuse Prevention Month. Events include games, face painting, balloon release, robotics demo, and more. Sponsored by DHS Calhoun County Family and Children’s Services. Call 412-3183 for info.

•LAKYN BURT BENEFIT FISH FRY & AUCTION will be Saturday, Apr. 4 at Vardaman Community Center, 415 Hwy 341S. Fish plates $10, served from 4-6 p.m. Auction starts as 6 p.m. For info, call Kayla Clanton 662-983-5837, Marisa Long 662-983-8340 or Heather McGreger 662-983-0656.

•CUB SCOUT PACK 40 SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER will be Monday, Apr. 6. Cost $5 with sides. Baked goods and can drinks also available. Pickup starting at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Fellowship in Calhoun City (next to Factory Connection). Love offering taken.

•COMMUNITY EGG HUNT & SPRING FEST will be Saturday, Apr. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. on the Bruce Square. Event is sponsored by local clubs, churches and individuals. For info, call 662-927-0036.

•EXCEL Spanish Class, Mondays, April 6-May 4, two sites and two times: Level 1, Beginners…listening/learning basic phrases and vocabulary, 10:30-11:45 a.m. at Vardaman Family Life Center, 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Calhoun City Excel; Level 2, Building Fluency…growing in fluency/listening and building vocabulary, 9-10:15 a.m. at  Vardaman Family Life Center and 6-7:15 p.m. at Calhoun City Excel. Cost $40 each series of five classes, Must register by calling 628-5165.

•CALHOUN ACADEMY MUSIC & DRAMA CLASS to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Friday, Apr. 10 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $8.

•JACK & JILL SOFTBALl TOURNAMENT  & Chicken Dinner fundraiser will be Saturday, Apr. 11 at Calhoun Academy. Event is to raise money for injured students Hannah Tedder and Claire Carter. Tournament team entry fee is $100, team is 5 girls/5 boys minimum. Deadline to enter is Apr. 1. Game times will be announced April 4 at noon. Chicken Dinner will be April 11 at CA baseball field. Plates are $10 and can be picked up starting at noon. To purchase or for info, `call Calhoun Academy at 412-2084 or Derreck Taylor, 662-414-0466.

•EXCEL CPR Class scheduled for Saturday, April 11. Two sessions:  9 a.m-noon or 12:30 -3:30 p.m. Two year certification in CPR and AED. Cost is $35 and must pay at registration. Limited class size. Register by April 9. Call 628-5165.

•EXCEL Art on the Square – Basic Drawing Techniques for Depth and Perspective, a 3-week series from April 13-May 1; classes scheduled Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m. and Friday mornings 10 a.m.-noon. This allows practice time between classes and offers opportunity for outdoor subjects. Limited class. Materials provided. Cost: $70. Instructor is Liza Mays. Must register at 628-5165.

•ServSafe Food Certification Class will be taught Tuesday, Apr. 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Certification exam will begin around 4 p.m. Class will be held at the Yalobusha County Extension Service. Cost $135.  Call Pamela Redwine at the Yalobusha County Extension Office @ 662-675-2730 for additional details and to register.

•CCHS CLASSES of 1965 and 1966 will have a joint reunion Saturday, May 30 at the Methodist Corner from 2 p.m. until. For info contact Lynn Dobbs 628-8500 or Jimmy Ball 628-5121.

•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. All tutors have been certified by the Mississippi Baptist Literacy Missions Board. The tutoring session will be once per week for one to one and a half hours and are confidential. Sessions will be held at a day and time to be arranged between the learner and the tutor. Each learner will be matched with one tutor. While there is not charge for the help, there is a small cost for the learning books. Please call the office at Bruce First Baptist Church for more information. Phone 983-2218.

•CALHOUN COUNTY TRANSIT BUS (formerly LIFT bus) has routes available to Oxford, Pontotoc, Houston and Grenada for doctors’ appointments and to fill prescriptions. Ages 59 and under rate is $6. Age 60 and over, in county free and out of county $6. Children can ride with parent/guardian present. Call 662-412-2222, 414-5676 or 662-800-9550 for more info.

•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.

•COUNTRY COUPLES/LINE DANCING classes are being held on the second and fourth Tuesday nights at each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Calhoun City. For more information call 628-0617.

•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 628-412-3138 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.

•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 6:45 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.

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call 983-2570, fax 983-7667
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