Calhoun City hosted its 1st Annual Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 25, sponsored by Black Girls Rock of Mississippi and its director Santee Ezell. The program honored those who were lost to the disease and survivors. The walk, held on the track at Calhoun City High School, began with prayer, survivor testimonies, and lighting a candle for all those impacted by the disease. Among the many participants were, from left, Patrice Powell, Precious Thompson and Ronda Owens. Powell and Owens lost their sister Olivia “Jeno” Westmoreland to breast cancer last year.
Calhoun Academy seventh and eighth graders recently had a supply drive to raise needed items for the Dog Lovers’ League No Kill Animal Shelter in Bruce led by Rose Wells. The students are challenging other schools in the county to match their donation of supplies that included dog food, blankets, cleaning supplies and more. Photo by Joel McNeece
School board member Precious Thompson, of Calhoun City, looks over one of the art displays in the meeting room at the district office. Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday night that they would like to offer art and music to all students K-12, but limited education funding from the state prevents it. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece
Bill Williamson, right, pastor of Concord Baptist Church, was among the many that came by to visit with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander during a reception Sunday honoring his 50 years as pastor at Lantrip Baptist Church north of Bruce. The many visitors enjoyed refreshments, visiting under the tall, shade-providing oaks surrounding the church and looking over some memorabilia from Alexander’s career as pastor. Photo by Joel McNeece
Destiny’s Divas, a local women’s social club, observed its first anniversary by presenting Excel in Calhoun City with a donation of $300. The group as a non-profit is required to undertake three fundraising events each year for notable causes. The club designated Excel as the beneficiaries of this event, which consisted of solicitation on the Square earlier in October. The donation was presented to Sr. Judy Sinnwell. Pictured, from left, front, are Renea Armstrong, Monica Thomas, Annie Doss, Sister Judy Sinnwell; back, Katie Conley, Shukota Herrod and Treva Wofford.