Chickenbone Fireman Manuel Mata finishes putting on his equipment in preparation of entering a smoke-filled house on Cook Street in Bruce Monday afternoon. The smoke was found to becoming from a basket of smoldering laundry next to the dryer. There were no injuries or significant damage. Photo by Joel McNeece
Sixth graders from Calhoun City Middle School planted a very special tree this past week. The tree, a pink magnolia, was planted in memory of their classmate, Kanaria McBride, who recently lost her life in a car accident. Kanaria’s homeroom classmates assisted in planting the tree while other sixth grade students watched.
Josh Lindsey and Chris Haimes both earned multiple honors at the Southern Regional Taxidermy Competition last week in Olive Branch. Lindsey earned 2nd in professional gamehead whitetail, 2nd in professional gamehead bobcat, 3rd in professional gamehead whitetail, 3rd in commercial waterfowl (not pictured) and 1st in professional earth base re-creation. Haimes earned 1st in amateur gamehead whitetail, and scored high enough to win overall Southern Regional Amateur Champion and the Beetleshack Award which is presented by the Beetleshack company for their choice in most outstanding entry per skill set. Lindsey owns Braggin’ Rights Taxidermy on Main Street in Vardaman.
Sherry and Charlie Brown of Calhoun City were recently presented awards for 10 years service with the National Weather Service. The Browns manage a cooperative weather station at their home that reports data to the NWS. The presentation was made by Jim Belles, Meteorologist in Charge at the Memphis Office of the National Weather Service.