Supervisors open bids

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Calhoun County Supervisors opened bids Monday morning for a bridge repair and to pave up to a mile of the Big Creek Road. The low bid on the paving of CR 306 was over a quarter of a million dollars. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Down to golf, track and spring football


The high school sports year is down to only golf, track and spring football. Golf and track will conclude with state championships this week. Spring football concludes next week with spring games. Coach Perry Liles is pictured giving instructions to his Calhoun City defense during practice. Photo by Joel McNeece

Graduation approaching

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High school graduation is only a few weeks away for Calhoun County students. Bruce’s Zack Cruthirds and Diquan Stephens were trying on their caps and gowns this week in preparation.

Creative Learning Center graduation

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Bruce First Baptist Creative Learning Center graduation is Sunday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Front, l to r, Lisa Hill, teacher; Enoch Warren Griffin, Jake Garrett Dunn, Rileigh Kate Tutor; back , Jack McCoy Alderman, Brock Alexander Gregory, Joseph Cole Sullivan, Jaxson Lane Stacy,  Lawson Carter Suber and McCayla Lynn Prince. Photo by Othel Anding

Vardaman FFA winners


The North District FFA Contest was held recently at Mississippi State University.  Award winners in welding included Vardaman students, from left, Hunter Spencer, Allen Hendrix, Buck Fortner, Will O’Barr and Remington Crutchfiel.

Keeton earns Yard of the Month Award


Shirley Keeton of Bruce was honored by the 20th Century Club with the latest Yard of the Month award. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Academy students to perform Harmony High

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Calhoun Academy students will perform the play Harmony High April 30 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2. The play is about a school where singing is the way to learn. Playing the roles of teachers and staff are, from left, front, Lily Clark, Madison Eubanks, Lexie Bollinger, Bo Garrett Howell; middle, Brittney Macon, Adrienne Myers, Hayden Todd, John Grayson Leachman, George Tedder; back, Zeke Easton and Cole Baker.

Keenton earns Yard of the Month

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Bruce Twentieth Century Club has named Shirley Keeton’s as April Yard of the Month.  Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Woodmen of the World

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Bro. Dwight Brown, Macedonia Baptist pastor and president of Woodmen of the World, was one of the participants in the American Legion Northern Area Spring Conference held at Post 50 in Calhoun City recently. Bro. Brown presented flags to all Veterans at the event. He also made a presentation from Woodmen of the World for $275 to send a girl to Girls’ State and $275 to send a boy to Boys’ State.

Ellard High School 60th

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Ellard High School held their 60th class reunion April 25. Those attending were, l to r, Leottis Prestage, Max Dorris, Jimmie Bennett Boutot, Charles Stribling, Janice Stribling Jarrett, Ray McClarty, Estha Coleman Parker, Cecil Stark, Nancy Jenkins Ferguson, Dewey Bollinger and James Coleman.