Bruce Chamber of Commerce President Ben Hogan congratulates Jo Ann Denley and Jay Vanlandingham at the organization's annual awards banquet Thursday night. Denley was presented the Citizen of the Year Award and Vanlandingham accepted Business of the Year on behalf of Bruce Telephone Company.
Betty Edwards of Slate Springs made butter roll every Monday morning for 12 years when she worked at Roscoe’s. Read about all her favorite recipes in the recipes section. Photo by Celia Hillhouse
The Youth Arts Council from the Bruce Library spoke at a recent meeting of the DAR. Pictured are, Librarian Janice Vaughn, Chris Thorton, Kalli Brown, Marissa Petitgout, Leah Young; back, YAC Sponsor Jennifer Rogers, Brandon Brown, Jakayla Tedford, Alex Young, Justice Hampton, retired CCHS Librarian Rita Stewart, Grace Brown. Photo courtesy of Rose Regis
East Mississippi Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner, center, congratulates the winners of the 2017 Beauty & Beau Contest. “Most Beautiful” winner Kaitlyn Taylor of West Point enjoys reading, studying, working out and doing makeup. After graduating from EMCC, Taylor plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science at the University of Alabama. Her ultimate goal is to attend graduate school and become a physical therapist. “Most Handsome” winner Kialur Armstrong of Bruce is a Sports Administration major. He is president of the student body and serves as a Student Ambassador, resident assistant, orientation leader and football assistant. After graduating from EMCC, Armstrong plans to pursue a master’s degree in Sports Administration at Mississippi State University. His goal is to become an athletic director and he would like to work for MSU football. The Beauty & Beau Pageant was held Feb. 7 at Stennis Auditorium on EMCC’s Scooba campus.
Vencie Varnado, Leo “Bud” Welch” and Wolfgang Almer stop for a picture prior to the showing of “Late Blossom Blues” – the documentary of Welch’s life directed by Almer – at the Square Theater in Bruce Sunday afternoon. The movie was shown twice in Oxford over the weekend during the Oxford Film Festival.
WW II veteran, Dwight Hellums of Sarepta, center, was recognized as the oldest veteran attending the recent Calhoun County NWTF Banquet. Mr. Hellums, age 95, was presented with framed artwork depicting a hunter pausing to give thanks after harvesting a deer, shadowed by an American soldier in prayer, in the background. Josh Morgan, Calhoun County NWTF member, left, and fellow veteran Dr. Dennis Wright, right, are pictured with the local hero. Photo by Steve Gulledge
There will be three opportunities to watch the documentary Late Blossom Blues, which chronicles the life of Bruce Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch, this weekend. It will be shown Friday, Feb. 17 at 2:15 p.m. at the Malco Theater in Oxford and Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at the Oxford Conference Center at 102 Ed Perry Blvd as part of the Oxford Film Festival. Producer Wolfgang Almer is scheduled to attend both of those showings. The movie will be shown Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Square Theater in Bruce. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. There will be no admission price and concessions will be available. Movie posters will also be available for purchase. Photo by Joel McNeece