Vardaman Vocabulary Parade

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Students and parents at Vardaman Elementary attended a Vocabulary Parade hosted by Jill Caples’ second, third, and fourth grades S.P.A.C.E. students. While it was very  entertaining, it also helped increase vocabulary recognition in the participants and the audience. Second graders participating were, from left, Nestor Flores, John Peyton Rhyne, Micheal Joy Moore, Caden Gore, Ayden Casey, Jesus Juarez and Vanesa Amaya.

Early morning fire in Derma

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A Derma woman was transported to the hospital by ambulance following this fire at her Derma home around 2 a.m. firemen quickly contained the fire that had fully engulfed a neighboring shed and spread to the house trailer. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Flags donated to Calhoun City High School

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Woodmen of the World donated a pair of American Flags to Calhoun City High School for display. The flag above includes the name of everyone killed in the 9-11 attack. Pictured, from left, are Jenna Beth Hamilton, Wes Edgeworth, Jordan England, Mrs. Doug Russell, Jace Leachman, Wesley Long, and Blake Simpson.

Vardaman FFA

Vardaman FFA Floriculture

Among the Vardaman FFA winners at state competition were these students in Floriculture. Pictured are Nikki Free, Madison Hood, Emily Gaskin, Michael Ann Chandler, Alaina Edington, Jacky Torres, Bethany Grace Gordon, Kristen Vanlandingham.

4H Electric contest

Electric contest

Pontotoc Electric Power Association recently sponsored the Calhoun County 4-H Electric workshop and contest. Maggie Rennie won 1st place in the Senior age category with Jayden Warren taking second place. From left are Joe Whitten, Pontotoc Electric Power Association, Jayden Warren, Maggie Rennie and Trent Barnett, Calhoun County Extension Agent.

Muffins with Mom

Lewis Memorial Daycare honored their daycare Mother’s with a “Muffins with Mom” event. Pictured, from left, Lindsey Edmondson holding son Collier, Tamela West with daughter Sadie, Lisa Rogers holding son Caleb, Tracy King holding daughter Emma Rae, Katie Hill holding son Cooper and son Levi standing in front, Raquel Roidl with son Brayton, Tish Eubanks with son Aden, Brittany Hicks holding daughter Elle with daughter Avery in front; children in the front are Parker Williams, Paisley Risner, Sofie Box, Olan Blakely, and Paisley Blakely.

Ole Miss visits Bruce Bait Shop

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Visiting at the Bruce Bait Shop over breakfast Monday morning were, from left, Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork, Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze, store owner Terry Spratlin, Chancellor Dan Jones and Rep. Jim Beckett. Photo by Joel McNeece

Ole Miss Counsel Perry Sansing, Bjork, Freeze and Jones met with Ole Miss supporters and signed autographs during the informal event. Bjork and Coach Freeze both spoke on a “successful year of Ole Miss athletics” and voiced their appreciation to Rep. Jim Beckett, of Bruce, for his support of higher education.

Middle Ages at Vardaman Elementary

Vardaman Middle Ages

Students and parents at Vardaman Elementary School traveled back to the Middle Ages as they toured an interactive Medieval Museum hosted by Mrs. Jill Caples’ 5th grade S.P.A.C.E. (Special Program Amid Creative Education) students. The students concluded a unit from this time in history and shared their learning with others. Visitors were entertained by the different classes of people from the Middle Ages and observed castles, shields, weapons and more. Kneeling, from left, Evan Edmondson, Molly Edmondson; standing, Jaymie Davis, Jayelin Lucius, Brooklyn Owen, Brady Sharpe and Brandi Free.

Bruce Juniorettes


Lexi Harmon, Mikayla Shelton, McKenzie Morris, and Cheyenne Bryant posed in their white gloves and hats before the Juniorettes Luncheon on Saturday, April 25. Not pictured is Chassidy May.

Calhoun City golf wins state title

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The Calhoun City golf team won the Class 2A state championship today at The Trace in Tupelo. The Wildcats shot 692 over the two days to earn first over Union who shot 708. Baldwyn finished third at 721 and Clarkdale fourth with 767.