Off The Alley

Off The Alley was one of the Calhoun City businesses participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling last night. Owner Pam Burt with her models for the night– Lindsey Hubbard, Chelsea Vance, Marlee Vance, Kathryn Parker and Katherine Pollan. Photo by Lisa McNeece

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First place winners in the district science fair from Calhoun Academy were Hunter Owens, Brenna Pullen, Macey Chrestman and Robert Langston. They will all advance to state competition in April. Photo by Joel McNeece

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It seemed like spring would never get here, but the Bruce square is showing signs of its arrival.

Photo by Joel McNeece

Leo Welch

Leo “Bud” Welch, of Bruce, is prominently featured in a video promoting Mississippi to tourists. Welch is pictured in the video, that celebrates Mississippi’s music heritage, performing outside Poor Monkey’s Lounge and also provides the background music for the entire production. The video can be seen on YouTube under the title “Mississippi Homecoming – Music.” Welch continues to tour the country following the release of his self-titled CD “Leo Welch – Sabougla Voices” on Fat Possum Records.

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The Bruce Lady Trojans enjoyed a successful weekend sweeping Vardaman (8-7) and Calhoun City (10-3) to win the county tournament at CCHS. The Lady Trojans return to division play this week when they host Eupora Thursday. Photo by Joel McNeece


The 1st Annual North MS Hope Outdoors Turkey Hunt was deemed a success with six hunters from all over Mississippi participating. The event provides outdoor opportunities to disabled children. Among those taking part in the event held in the Parker Community was Emily Hickman of Saucier. Photo by Steve Gulledge


Cub Scouts Pack 40 of Calhoun City held their first annual Blue & Gold Banquet since re-forming in September 2013. Cub Scouts received several awards and put on skits. Guest speaker was Kevin Stone of Calhoun City. Pictured, from left, are Webelos Jordan Lucius, Koby McGee, Conner Brown, leader Tim Hardaway; Keegan Alexander, James Hardaway and LeBron James.


The newly formed MHV Create Club met Monday night and decoupaged plastic Easter Eggs. This was their third meeting. Pictured, from left, are Gerry Hood, Sheila Freely and Laura Baker applying tissue paper to theirs. At back are Rose Diamond, Tink Massey, Martha Cannon and Jackie Corder. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

alison club

Alison’s Club, a newly formed club for young girls, visited Bruce Community Living Center last Wednesday as part of their spring break activities. Club member Amierah Tillman assists resident Mildred Gamble in a game of Bingo. The club, which has 21 members ages 7-13, was started by Alison Armstrong of Bruce to give her daughter and friends some activities for spring break. The group went to Sardis Lake, the mall, had a cooking class, visited the nursing home and ended the week with a day at the zoo in Memphis. Armstrong said they plan to extend their activities to the summer months, too. Photo by Lisa McNeece


Dancers with Studio on the Square in Calhoun City recently earned high honors in West Memphis at Star Systems National Dance Competition and Nashville last weekend at Show Stoppers National Dance Competition. Pictured, from left, back, Alana James, Addison Hollis, Sarah Kate Watkins, and Kayleigh Hill; front, Greer Blaylock, Claire Henderson, and Darby Claire Caviness.