CEDA Banquet

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CEDA Director Shelia Freely presents a gift to Three Rivers PDD Director Randy Kelley, who is blind, following his speech at the CEDA banquet at the Bruce Museum. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Welch performs at the CEDA Banquet

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Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch, of Bruce, accompanied by Dixie Street on drums and his son Leo “Pop” Welch on bass, provided the entertainment for Thursday night’s CEDA Banquet at the Bruce Museum. Photo by Joel McNeece

100th day of school

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Retired teacher Lib Massey was one of many guest readers for the 100th Day Celebration at Bruce Elementary. BES read 100 books to mark the 100th day of school. Mrs. Massey taught in this same classroom as a third grade teacher.

Sorghum Hill Studio

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Leah Easley Edington has opened Sorghum Hill Studio featuring her own handmade jewelry and fine art, and her open house was held in December. Edington, a third grade teacher at Vardaman Elementary School, plans to soon be set up to host paint parties in the studio. Sorghum Hill is located beside her home on County Road 462, Calhoun City. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Polk speaks at Bruce Baseball Banquet

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Ron Polk, former Mississippi State baseball coach, visits with Bruce Trojan Baseball Coach Josh Dowdy at the team’s preseason banquet Monday night at First Baptist in Bruce. Polk was the featured speaker for the event. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Walmart opening

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Linda Hervey of Derma and Dorothy Steen of Calhoun City look over the selection at the new Walmart in Derma during their “soft opening” Monday night. The store’s grand opening is Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Photo by Lisa McNeece

The Shining Stars

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The Shining Stars, a gospel group first founded in the 1940s, was among the honorees at Saturday night’s MLK Banquet in Pittsboro. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

MLK Banquet

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Tina McBride, accompanied by Michael Armstrong, entertained the audience at the annual MLK Banquet in Pittsboro Saturday night with two musical selections including “Take Me to the King.” See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun Endowment pays off Excel note

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Members of the Calhoun Endowment Foundation visited EXCEL in Calhoun City this week to present a $3,000 grant to allow the organization to pay off its remaining debt for the building on the Calhoun City Square. Among those in attendance were, from left, Bill Williams, Romona Tillman, Michael Watkins and John Burt. Photo by Joel McNeece

Board of Supervisors meeting

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Calhoun County Supervisors met Thursday morning where the dominant topic of conversation was improvements needed to the multi-purpose building and overall drainage around the fairgrounds. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece