Hunting for Christ

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Chickenbone had its second annual “Hunting for Christ” event last week. Three deer were harvested among the youth who participated. From left, front, Jacey Bennett, Grace Brown, Stone Lindley, Matthew Blackwelder, Colton Tyer, Abby Galloway; second row, Nathan Hollings, Brandon Brown, River Lindley, Christopher Roberts, Tatum Turner, Madison Henry, Donavan Blackwelder; third row, Dustin Carr, Talmadge Jaco, Jake Galloway, David Tyer, Don Galloway, Greg Crowe, Micheal Hollings, Warren Hillhouse, Jarret Bennett, Jeff Blackwelder, BJ Higginbotham, Bro. Will Turner, Rob Henry; fourth row, Kevin Logan  Eric Parker, Dean Bennett, Jr. Hillhouse. Not pictured is the cook Hank Thompson.

Fall Decorating Winners

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Dan and Bridgett Fulton of Bruce were the overall winners of the Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by The Twentieth Century Club. Other winners were: 1st Clay and Kim Gregory, 2nd Rudy and Sandra Pope, 3rd Marshall and Whitney Bailey. Fall Crawl Scarecrow winners were 1st Dr. Bruce Longest, 2nd HomeTown Cafe, 3rd Cut’N Up Salon, and honorable mention, Artifacts. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Veterans’ Day

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Dwight Brown, right, visits with World War II veterans Robert Kent Bingham and James Wade prior to the Calhoun City Veterans’ Day program. Photo by Joel McNeece

Veterans’ Day

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A large crowd turned out for the Veterans’ Day services in Bruce and Calhoun City this morning. Among the many veterans in attendance at Bruce were, from left, Charlie Clark, Dwight Hellums, Mallon Henry and Melvis McCormick. Photo by Joel McNeece

Mayor’s Cup

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Peggy Whiteside of Water Valley earned the Mayor’s Cup Saturday in the Original Sweet Potato Recipe Contest at the 41st annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival Banquet. The award was presented to her by Vardaman Mayor James Casey. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce overpowers Coahoma AHS

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The Bruce Trojans used a power running game and a dominant defensive effort to defeat Coahoma AHS 20-14 in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. Read the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City trounces H.W. Byers

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Calhoun City trounced H.W. Byers Friday night to remain unbeaten on the season and advance to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. See the game story in the sports section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Calhoun Academy Reading Fair

High School reading Fair winners.

High school winners in the Calhoun Academy Reading Fair are, from left, front, Michael Jones,-HM, Aubrey Schmitz-3rd, John Riley Wilbanks-1st; back, Lindsey Hubbard-1st, Casey Moss-2nd, Darby Caviness-3rd, Macey Chrestman-1st and overall high school winner, Liz Reeder-2nd, Taylor Steffens-2nd, Hunter Robertson-HM, Keely Wagner-3rd and Carley Baker-HM. Photo by Joel McNeece

Look Who’s Cookin’

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Willie Isbell of Bruce is the oldest of nine children and started cooking about age 9. His mother, Mary, showed him how to make peas and cornbread so he could get meals ready while she and his father worked in the field.

She also taught him to make biscuits, chicken and dumplings,  fried chicken, and salmon patties, and he takes pride in what he learned from her. Read the full story on Willie’s cooking experience and see some of his recipes in the Recipe section.

‘City Rotary donates dictionaries

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Calhoun City Rotary Club handed out dictionaries to Calhoun City Elementary third graders last week. Front, l to r, are Cohen Brown, NyQuasia Williams, Keymaja Whaley, Javion Stovall, Dr. Lisa Langford; back, Rotarian Sheila Inmon, Malayzia Kelly, Tamela West, John Hamilton, and Harry McCarley representing Regions Bank.