It’s late Saturday night in Oxford, and up on stage in the dimly lit bar is Bruce Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch” wailing away on his hot pink guitar to the roar of the crowd.
Calhoun City native and former military man Vencie Varnado enjoying work as Leo “Bud” Welch’s right-hand-man
Dr. Joe Young is truly a native of all of Calhoun County. He was born in Bruce, attended school in Calhoun City, but the bulk of his county roots are in Vardaman, more specifically, Ellzey.
Three members of the Calhoun City Rotary Club traveled to Choluteca, Honduras in February to participate in a Dental Vocational Training Team, sponsored jointly by the Calhoun City club and the Madison, Alabama Rotary Club. Both clubs were aided by district grants furnished by districts 6800 and 6860.
Sacred Harp Music is a unique form of American Folk music that was once very popular in Calhoun County.
Mindy Byrd always dreamed of becoming a nurse while growing up in Bruce and today she works her dream job as a nurse practitioner in Jackson.
Despite retiring in May, Kim Gregory, of Bruce, has never stopped working to better herself as a teacher. This commitment, coupled with her dedication to her students, earned her the title of Lafayette County School District’s Teacher of the Year.
Russell Jolly didn’t grow up thinking about a career in politics.
“I never wanted to do anything but farm,” Jolly said. “My heart’s always been in farming.”
Getting to know your neighbors can pay off in many ways, sometimes in the form of an organ.
BRUCE, Miss.—After some major repairs to his heart during 2014, Jimmy “Smokey” Barefield of Bruce is feeling almost as good as new.
The competition is intense while exhilarating at the same time.
“It’s kind of a battle of wits,” said Ethan Straider. “We get to use our minds and imagination to build robots and compete against other people.”