Calhoun students learn the dangers of drunk driving

Drunk Driving

Ciro Salinas, right, of Bruce attempts to drive through a set of cones while wearing “drunk goggles” with John Hubbard of Farm Bureau Tuesday at the Career and Technical Center. The program was sponsored by Farm Bureau and also focused on illegal texting while driving. Photo by Joel McNeece

PREPS awards for Calhoun Schools

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Teachers at Bruce Elementary, Vardaman Elementary and Vardaman High School were honored with 2015 PREPS awards for significant improvement in their students on MCT tests. Award recipients at Bruce Elementary were third grade math teachers, from left, Ashley Clements, Stacie Farmer and Aimee Hamilton. Photo by Joel McNeece

Spring Fling

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Alfa Insurance Agent Connie Caviness serves Sarah Margaret Hallum some punch during the “Spring Fling” event sponsored by the Calhoun City Chamber that highlighted the offerings of numerous businesses and organizations. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Bruce 5th graders make Holocaust board

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Maggie Ross of Dacia Taylor’s class stands by the Holocaust board which was made by Bruce fifth graders as part of a study project on the tragedy. Picture by Lindsey Roberts

4-H shooting sports

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4-H shooting sports teams gathered recently in Pittsboro to prepare for upcoming competitions. Above is Trent Barnett assisting Lillian Baker with an air rifle. Also pictured are Jacob Baker, Nancy Braddock, Zach Dorrough and Jordan Dorrough.

Bruce Chamber Banquet


Andy and Linda Stepp of Bruce were among those enjoying the Bruce Chamber of Commerce Banquet Monday night at the Bruce Museum. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Shooting practice

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Geneise Hitt and Jennifer Bullard are two of several women taking a gun safety and shooting course through the Extension Service in Pittsboro. Monday provided the first day in a couple of weeks they were able to get on the shooting range with instructor Charlie Fitts. Photo by Joel McNeece

Robotics Spring Break Camp

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Nearly two dozen students turned out for the Robotics Spring Break Camp at the Calhoun County Career and Technical Center last week. The event was a fundraiser for the county robotics team which has qualified for Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Above is Cortland Good running the computer, and camp participants John Morgan Patton, Grant Stoddard, Gavin Caples and Dylan Cross competing with many more looking on.

Bruce Chamber Banquet

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Becky Wright, center, outgoing president of the Bruce Chamber of Commerce, visits with Chamber Member of the Year Jo Ann Denley, left, and Citizen of the Year Paula Jeffery at the conclusion of the organization’s annual banquet Monday night in the Bruce Museum. Photo by Joel McNeece

Spring at last

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After a freezing, wet winter spring has begun to bud all around Calhoun County. Photo by Joel McNeece