Calendar of Events

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet at the Casey Jones Museum, 105 Railroad Avenue, Water Valley, Thursday, Apr. 16, at 2 p.m. for its regular meeting.  Jack Gurner Sr. and Jack Gurner Jr. will be the tour guides. Visitors welcome.

•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.

•Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Association will have a work and clean up day at the cemetery Saturday, Apr. 18t starting at 9 a.m. All are invited  to help maintain and improve the grounds and the monuments.

•CROWLEY BENEFIT… for Jim, Glenda and family will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at Thorn Community Center. Serving and entertainment at 4 p.m. Fish & BBQ plates $8. Auction at 6 p.m. For info, call 567-2687, 542-0442.

•BRUCe HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION for classes 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 will by Saturday, Apr. 18 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more info, call Carolyn Bryant, 414-7096.

•Mccormick reunion will be Sunday, Apr. 19 at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro beginning at 11 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring a dish.

•PIECES AND PATCHES QUILT CLUB will meet Monday, Apr. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. Everyone is welcome at attend.

•Create will meet Tuesday, Apr. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. The group will be decorating clay pots. You will need to bring your own pots, all other supplies will be provided. Call the Extension Service at 412-3177 to register. Supply fees will be announced.

•David Murphree Chapter Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Apr. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Veracruz Restaurant. Guests welcome.

•QUICK BITES meets via video conference Thursday, Apr. 23 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program is stomach troubles and a low-FODMAP diet. All are invited.

•SAREPTA SCHOOL REUNION will be Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Sarepta Baptist Church. Potluck lunch will be served. Bring a dish and enjoy the day.

•ANNUAL O.L. ALEXANDER reunion will be at noon on  Saturday, April 25 at the Vardaman Community Center on Hwy 341 north of Vardaman.

•CALHOUN COUNTY DEMOCRATS are invited to a 1st Congressional District meeting Saturday, April 25 at noon at the Calhoun County Courthouse in Pittsboro. Democrat Walter Zinn, a candidate for Congress, will be among the guest speakers. The public is invited to attend.

•Stewart Cemetery will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Apr. 26,  at 3 p.m.  Anyone with interest in the cemetery is urged to attend.  For questions, contact Thomas or Donna Camp at 662-414-7230.

•CELEBRATE 20 YEARS WITH EXCEL on Sunday, April 26 at the Methodist Corner, 2-5 p.m. This event begins with a program followed by an open reception.  Individual invitations are not being sent. Come visit with folks involved with Excel over the years. Sr. Myra Weitl and Sr. Madonna Lang plan to attend. Parents, former students, teachers bring someone with you.  This is not a fundraiser, only a celebration.

•MASTER GARDENERS AND GARDENER’S DELIGHT will meet Monday, Apr. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Guest speaker will be Dr. Lelia Kelly, MSU Extension Professor and Consumer Horticulture Specialists. She will talk about horticulture.

•MHV WORKDAY will be Tuesday, Apr. 28 beginning at 9 a.m. for all MHV members.

•QUICK BITES meets via video conference Thursday, Apr. 30 at noon at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Program Terrariums. All are invited.

•CALHOUN CARES 5K WALK/RUN Saturday, May 2 at 8 a.m. in Bruce. $25 to pre-register (by April 21 to guarantee t-shirt.) Race day registration 7-7:45 a.m. $30. FMI contact Tracey Bailey 983-8736, email:spedbailey@hotmail.com or Tammy Tallant 983-0864. All proceeds benefit Calhoun Cares. Begins at City Hall, north of Bruce Square.

•SOFTBALL CAMP Skills and Drills, sponsored by Bruce Softball Team, will be Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp is for ages 6-14. Lunch break at noon. Cost is $30. Bring money for snacks and sack lunch. Water provided. Bring gloves and equipment. All groups will play in scrimmage from 4-5 p.m. For info, call Coach Melton 662-719-6773 or Maria Baker 662-816-0500.

•17th New Century Club Charity Golf Tournament  will be held Saturday, May 9 at Pine Hill Country Club in Calhoun City. It is a one day tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Two person scramble, $80 per team entry fee.  Lunch provided. Cash and prizes will be awarded to respective flights. Sign up at Pine Hills Country Cub at 628-5213.

•Lewis Memorial Methodist Daycare is exploring the possibility of having a summer program for school-aged children (6-12).  Included would be Bible stories and related activities, meals, crafts, field trips, activities, games, educational opportunities, and more.  For more information, contact Tinika Green at Lewis Memorial Methodist Daycare at 662-628-8923.  Pre-enrollment underway to determine interest.

•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.

•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.

•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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