Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant was in Vardaman Tuesday morning where she visited with third graders at VES. Mrs. Bryant told the class about what it’s like to be the First Lady and then read them a book. Photo by Joel McNeece
Janice Vaughn, seated, Calhoun City Public Library branch manager, shares her personal yearbooks with Emily Sutherland, Jesse Yancy Memorial Library branch manager. The three county public libraries are uniting in a drive to get the county’s school yearbooks digitized and would appreciate the help of the public. Still needed are Bruce 1944, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1953, and CC: ’52, ’53, ’73, ’74 ,75, ’79, ’81, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’97, ’98, ’04, ’05, ’08, ’14. See the related story in the “news” section.
Vardaman schools named its new drive in honor of the late George Thomas, a longtime teacher, coach and principal. The new drive, built with school, town and county help, is used as the pickup/dropoff point for Vardaman Elementary students. Participating in the dedication were, from left, Lisa Pettit, VES Principal Dedee Lee, Robert Doolittle, Supervisor Tony Morgan, George Thomas’ widow Becky Thomas, Mayor James Casey, VHS Principal Porter Casey and school board member Whit Casey. Photo by Joel McNeece
Calhoun City High School will celebrate homecoming this Friday night when the Wildcats host Ripley. The five seniors up for Homecoming Queen are, from left, Jenna Beth Hamilton, daughter of Joey and Connie Hamilton; Adaysia Edwards, daughter of Anthony and Felicia Edwards; LaDahja Varnado, daughter of Catreva Varnado and Chauncey Harper; Kayla Denton, daughter of Doug and Brandy Denton; and Britian Graefe, daughter of Stacy Graefe. Homecoming festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Joel McNeece