Leo “Bud” Welch, of Bruce, will perform on the Bruce square this Thursday, July 31 at 5 p.m. as part of the weekly Throwback Thursday festivities hosted by the Bruce Chamber. Accompanying Welch will be Dixie Street, pictured here performing with him in a promotional video for the Mississippi Department of Tourism.

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Calhoun countians Jina Hawkins Gunter, Laken Doss Hawkins and Hannah Odom were among the vendors at the Neshoba County Fair arts and crafts festival. Photo by Celia Hillhouse


The Calhoun County Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp and Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 participated in the Okolona Confederate Cemetery Memorial Dedication on July 26. Pictured, from left, are Casey Tutor, Jerry Melton, Sandy Smith, Charles Smith, Stephanie Bardo, James Taylor and Jerry Chandler. Not pictured are Gordon Logan, Betty Jean Logan, Mason Good, Billie Hitt, Geneise Hitt, and Phillip Taylor.

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Josh Lindsey, of Vardaman, measures antlers while J.J. Hitt, of Calhoun City, watches during the Big Buck Contest over the weekend at the Calhoun County Fair. Ted Stewart earned first in the non typical class. Lindsey earned top prize in the typical class and Bryant King won the youth division. Photo by Cindy Howle


Metrocast was selected Bruce Chamber of Commerce’s business of the month for July. Tonya Thompson, Southern Regional Business Manager, and Chris Pasquale, of the Bruce office, are with Jo Ann Denley, of the chamber committee. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Yard of the Month

Laneita and Thomas Earl Murphree’s was selected Bruce Twentieth Century Club’s Yard of the Month for July. Photo by Celia Hillhouse


Ethan Robertson of Calhoun City enjoys one of the rides at the Calhoun County Fair in Pittsboro. Photo by Joel McNeece

Fair Queen

Julianna Cain, of Bruce, was crowned Fairest of the Fair at the Calhoun County Fair Monday night. Julianna, who will be a junior at BHS this fall, is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Cain. Photo by Lisa McNeece


Among the winners in the Fairest of the Fair pageant at the Calhoun County Fair Monday night were three year olds Rileigh Kate Tutor, left, and Emerie Grayson Baecher. Photo by Lisa McNeece

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Judge Henry Lackey got the best of the panel that roasted him Saturday night at the Methodist Corner in Calhoun City as a fundraiser for Excel. Among those that took their shots at the judge were A.M. Zeidman, Jim Vance, Paul Lowe, Shirley Edmondson, John Gregory and Andy Howorth. Photo by Joel McNeece