Ben Hogan becomes newest manager of PEPA in Bruce

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Ben Hogan said he has “big shoes to fill,” but is excited about becoming the eighth manager of PEPA?in Bruce.

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‘Ramblin’ Rudy Ferguson loves hunting and racing

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Down in the south, hunting is common and, for most, a way of life. For Bruce High School freshman Rudy Ferguson there is no question hunting plays a major role in his life. Along with hunting, he enjoys racing dirt bikes, fishing, and participating in Trojan football, golf, and baseball.

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Ramage still works tirelessly for Calhoun City High School

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Linda Jane Ramage retired from Calhoun City High School in 2001, after teaching health and driver’s education and coaching Jr. High and High School girls basketball, tennis, girls track, softball, and cheerleading  there for twenty-seven years.

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Determination – Myra Bryant has been a cancer survivor for more than 50 years

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Determined – that sums up Myra Bryant of Pittsboro and how she has won numerous battles with cancer spanning more than 50 years.

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Jerry Bryant takes great pride in his 33 years as a Memphis fireman

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Jerry Bryant will never forget the day he received a call saying, “We have a party hung on the commode.”

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Kalynn McCammon befriends animals through drawing

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Kalynn McCammon’s fiery red hair isn’t her only trait that distinguishes her from a crowd. The Bruce seventh grader is a budding young artist always looking to create with a pencil in her hand.

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Jimmy Hardin keeps family fish business thriving

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It’s approaching the “busy season” at Hardin’s Fish just south of Calhoun City where Jimmy Hardin will begin working longer hours and delivering fish to seemingly all corners of the U.S.

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Whether guitars or skateboards, Devin Wilson likes the action

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Devin Wilson doesn’t care much for sitting around. While many young people may be wrapped up in video games or glued to their iPhone, Devin is more likely to pick up his guitar and spend hours honing his musical skills or jump on his skateboard and try to master some new tricks.

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Competitive spirit drove Ted Plunk to success all his life

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Ted Plunk has always thrived on competition. It drove him to earn National Pharmacist of the Year while working for Kroger. It led him to the winner’s circle with dozens of race horses and motocross races. It even led to him meeting his wife Jane at a Pittsboro skating rink in the 1950s.

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Christa Davis loves uniqueness of charcoal art

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Christa Davis will tell you the hardest thing about drawing a portrait of someone is the eyes.
“Everybody’s eyes are shaped a little different,” she said. “That’s always the most challenging part.”

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