Coffeeville/Calhoun Upward Bound Program recently assisted the City Hall Personnel in Vardaman with clean up and reorganization of the area inside and around the downtown location and their move into their new location. Dr. Tilda Neal is director of the group.Academic advisors are Joy Armstrong and Joni Harrell. The Coffeeville/Calhoun Upward Bound Program will be participating in a Fundraiser at McAlisters in Grenada on March 2 from 5-9 p.m. For more information, call the Upward Bound Office, (662) 675-8941.
Calhoun Academy students recently hosted a dog food drive at grocery stores around the county for the Dog Lovers League in Bruce. They collected 10 bags of food, some canned food and raised $370. Among the students participating were front, from left, Cayley Denton, CJ Bowling; back, Cameron Hughes, Preston Bailey, Katelyn Eubanks, Andrew Haas, Grayce Baker, Drew Enochs, Sara Faye Washington, Hanna Tedder, Anna Marie Langston, Presley Easley, Tate Porter, and Amber Farmer.
Studio 215 in Houston dancers from Vardaman wanted local law enforcement in the ad for their upcoming recital. Back Mina Lucius, Kyndal Hendrix; center, Sheriff Greg Pollan, Mickey Rodgers, Inmate Litter Control Director; Vardaman Police Chief Kenny Scott and Mark Hendix, captain with MDOT; front, Madison Easley, Emma Alderman, Parker Grace Long, Annie Reese Wilson and Cylee Haire. The young girls in the photo are on the Mini J competition team, Kyndal is on the junior team and Mina is on the senior team.
Caden Austin of Bruce recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff. Caden is pictured with Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, right, and Representative Jim Beckett, left, who sponsored his visit. Caden is the son of Cody Austin and Claire Clark and attends Bruce High School. When asked about the week, Caden said, “It was quite incredible. My favorite part was either meeting the representatives, lobbyists or senators. Watching session was also fun to sit through.”
Several Calhoun Countians were part of a recent "Dental Mission Trip" to Honduras sponsored by the Calhoun City Rotary Club. Among those going were, from left, Danna Johnson, Sister Judy Sinnwell, Jim Dobbs, Honduran senior dental students Lourdes and Katie, and Maryann Wilkie. Read about their adventure in our "features" section.
Showing some of the drugs and drug-related equipment confiscated as part of a recent arrest are Bruce policemen, from left, Bryan Roberts, Tony Sockwell, Thomas Sosa, Corey Alexander and Ero. Read more about the traffic stop that led to the arrest in our "crime" section.
Lewis Memorial UMC Pastor Allen Dearing has many hobbies, including magic. He routinely performs tricks for the children at the LMUMC day care. Read more about him in our "Calhoun Pastors" section.
Emmie Shaw & Jenabeth Peden were among those braving the cold Tuesday for Bruce’s baseball game against Houlka. Schools in the county are out for Spring Break and the weather is in the mid-40s. Emmie is the daughter of Joey and Ellen Shaw of Bruce, and Jenabeth is the daughter of Lee and Lori Peden, of Bruce. Photo by Joel McNeece