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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Sabougla Fire Department has equipment, now working on fire station

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When a fire broke out in the attic of a house in the Bradford Chapel Community in October of 2010, it was members of the Sabougla Fire Department that were first on the scene. But they were faced with a dilemma – they didn’t have a firetruck.

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Joe’s Market shares their technique for frying a turkey

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John Ford and Curt Tunnell from Joe’s Market in Bruce  gave us an inside look at how they fry a whole turkey.

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No place like Calhoun – Cross country rider chooses Big Creek as permanent home

Sea G. Rhydr with her two horses this past April as they made their way through Pittsboro. Photo by Joel McNeece

Sea G. Rhydr, the woman who passed through Calhoun County last April while riding across the country on horseback, finally reached her destination in Maine, but still had Calhoun County in her thoughts.

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Edwin Boland recalls time “Tallest Man in the World” visited Calhoun City

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Edwin Boland of Calhoun City remembers vividly the day the “Gentle Giant” Robert Wadlow, best known as the world’s tallest person, visited the Calhoun City Square on March 13, 1940.

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Leo “Bud” Welch records new gospel CD while still playing the Blues

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Leo “Bud” Welch has been playing music ever since picking up his first guitar at age 12.

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Stephanie Cannon leading her ‘Polka Dot’ to be a Therapy Dog

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Stephanie Cannon has long believed in the therapeutic power of animals. Today she is pursuing a dream to complete a pet therapy course with her 1-year-old bulldog Polka Dot so that she can share that power with others.

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Trent Barnett turned his love for horses and 4-H into career


Trent Barnett has been involved with 4-H all his life with a great passion for horses and working with youth.
“I showed horses, dairy cows and competed in shooting sports as a kid. I loved it all,” Barnett said. “I was president of my 4-H club and my parents were volunteers. It was important to me then just as it is now.”

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