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Front, from left, Paula Monaghan, Kathy McDaniel, Missy Hughes; back, Susan Wilbanks and Pam Odom were among the many enjoying the Bruce Sawmill Festival last weekend.

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Miles Jeffery and his granddaughter Emmie Shaw check out some of the many cars in the Show and Shine Car Show at Saturday’s Bruce Sawmill Festival. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Bruce Rotary members Don Bell and Bob Logan were busy selling chances on the Henry .22 rifle at this weekend’s Sawmill Festival on the Bruce Square. Logan turned out to be the raffle winner when Daryl Logan drew his name from the entry-filled box. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Chainsaw artist Glenn Smith of Derma begins a piece during Saturday’s Bruce Sawmill Festival. Smith sold several pieces had brought to the festival and custom sawed several more at his booth. Photo by Joel McNeece

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The Bouffants entertained what many believe was the largest Friday night crowd in Bruce Sawmill Festival history with a fantastic show. The Sawmill fun continues all day Saturday. See the schedule below. Photo by Joel McNeece

With the arrival of the Bruce Sawmill Festival comes homemade ice cream from the Fine Arts Club. This year’s contributors include June Vaughn, Jane Gregory, Jessica Hardin, Tonya Camp; Ann Massey, Savannah Pratt, Jordan Robertson; Carol Shoemaker, Sandra Pope, Wanda Watkins; Lib Massey, Carolyn Bryant, Debbi Harrelson; Lee Hubbard, Becky Wright, Rose Mary Shelton, Paula Jeffery. See the related story below.

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Calhoun City football coach Perry Liles, right, was one of three local citizens receiving Paul Harris Fellows from the Calhoun City Rotary Club. Rose Diamond and Larry Goodwin were also presented the award, the highest honor given by Rotary. The presentations were made by President Julia Brandon, left.

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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece