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


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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Brasher earns Calhoun County Teacher of the Year

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Dana Brasher was recently named Teacher of the Year by the Calhoun County School District, but she says her greatest reward is every day when she walks into her classroom.

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Horsing Around: James Hervey breaks, trains and cares for horses

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There’s nothing when it comes to dealing with a horse that James Hervey can’t do. The 18-year-old senior at Calhoun City High School routinely breaks, shoes and trains horses for people around the county.

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Computer Wizard: Caden Austin doesn’t just play video games, he designs them


A love for video games is nothing unusual for today’s youth, but 11-year-old Caden Austin of Bruce sees something different when he turns on his computer.

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TV-7 transferring old VHS tapes to DVD with database of everyone in the videos

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VHS tapes filled with Calhoun County history line the walls of the long hall at W07BN in Bruce that separates the front lobby from the television studio in the back of the large building.

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Tony Hardin gets creative as Varsity Pro, Inc. changes directions

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Tony Hardin lifted up the corner of a giant piece of material more than 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide that had a brightly colored floral scene including a white gazebo, not unlike the one on the Calhoun City square, set in one corner.

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Christmas Lighting contest winner Michael Herrod prefers more ‘traditional’ approach

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Michael Herrod’s nativity scene has been a winner in the 20th Century Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest in Bruce on multiple occasions, but this year was the first time to be the overall winner.

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Martins’ Christmas display in Derma continues to grow

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What began with a single plastic snowman and a few old-fashioned C9 colored lights has grown into the largest Christmas light display in Calhoun County and possibly the region.

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New homes around Bruce featured on 2013 Christmas Tour

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Four relatively new homes in the Bruce area were featured on the Christmas Tour of Homes last weekend sponsored by the Fine Arts Club of Bruce.

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