BES students sing at Bruce Living Center

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Students from Bruce Elementary entertained residents at Bruce Community Living Center Wednesday morning singing a variety of songs. Four different classes of kindergarteners rode the buses over and enjoyed some treats from BCLC before returning to school. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Trick or Treaters got a head start on Halloween this week at Jody’s Dance Studio in Bruce. Pictured, from left, are Joey Helen Austin, Josey Clark, and Marie Chandler. Photo by Joel McNeece

Academy students collect supplies for Dog Lovers League

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Calhoun Academy seventh and eighth graders recently had a supply drive to raise needed items for the Dog Lovers’ League No Kill Animal Shelter in Bruce led by Rose Wells. The students are challenging other schools in the county to match their donation of supplies that included dog food, blankets, cleaning supplies and more.       Photo by Joel McNeece

School board looks at students’ art

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School board member Precious Thompson, of Calhoun City, looks over one of the art displays in the meeting room at the district office. Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday night that they would like to offer art and music to all students K-12, but limited education funding from the state prevents it. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bro. Alexander honored for 50 years at Lantrip Baptist Church

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Bill Williamson, right, pastor of Concord Baptist Church, was among the many that came by to visit with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander during a reception Sunday honoring his 50 years as pastor at Lantrip Baptist Church north of Bruce. The many visitors enjoyed refreshments, visiting under the tall, shade-providing oaks surrounding the church and looking over some memorabilia from Alexander’s career as pastor. Photo by Joel McNeece

Sykes is motivated to lead Wildcats to state

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Calhoun City junior running-back Brieton Sykes is second in Class 2A in touchdowns scored and is motivated to lead the number one ranked Wildcats to their first state championship in 25 years. See the related story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Destiny’s Divas raise money for Excel

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Destiny’s Divas, a local women’s social club, observed its first anniversary by presenting Excel in Calhoun City with a donation of $300.  The group as a non-profit is required to undertake three  fundraising events each year for  notable causes.  The club designated Excel as the beneficiaries of this event, which consisted of solicitation on the Square earlier in October.  The donation was presented to Sr. Judy Sinnwell. Pictured, from left, front, are Renea Armstrong, Monica Thomas, Annie Doss, Sister Judy Sinnwell; back, Katie Conley, Shukota Herrod and Treva Wofford.

Calhoun City clinches region title in rout at Eupora

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Calhoun City turned a matchup of unbeatens into a mauling Friday night rolling over Eupora 42-7. Coach Perry Liles talks to his number one ranked Wildcats who clinched the Region 4-2A title with the win. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Trojans clinch playoff berth

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The Bruce Trojans clinched a playoff berth for the 12th straight year with a 36-16 win at Okolona Friday night. The ground game, led by Jamar Brown (pictured above) and Wesley Ross, carried the Trojans to the win. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Banner Fire Department gets new truck

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Banner Fire Department recently acquired a new 2,200 gallon tanker truck. The 2008 Freightliner was purcahsed from the U.S. Forestry Commission. Pictured, from left, are Dusty Blount, Tommy McKee, David Hill, Jacob McKee (in front), Tommy McKee, Dylan Cross (in back) and Christine Cross. Photo by Joel McNeece