The Calhoun County School Board recognized this year's valedictorians and salutatorians from each school at Monday's board meeting. Pictured from left, Vardaman Val C.J. Weddle and Sal Brandon Washington, Calhoun City Sal Marlee Vance and Val Avery Bullard, Bruce Val LeMarcus Echoles and Sal Paul Tutor.
Lexi Harmon, seated left, was named Bruce Sawmill Festival Queen at a tea sponsored by the Twentieth Century Club Sunday afternoon at the Bruce Museum. She was crowned by last year’s queen Mikayla Shelton, right. Standing, l to r, Alexis Edwards was named first alternate, and other participants were Bailey Massey, Chassidy May and Kelsey Hubbard. Lexi is the daughter of Angie and Hank Thompson, and Andy and Fandaci Harmon. Photo by Celia Hillhouse
Jody’s Dancers 14th annual Spring Dance Recital “Dance Your Heart Out”is Sunday, Apr. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Bruce High School Auditorium. K4–Front, Macie Gordon, Reagan Hollinger, Aubree Earnest, Jenna Liles; Back, Ande Dale Ferguson, Ellie Kathryn Bailey, Mary Elise Haire, Harleigh Jo Farmer, Saylor Dye.
Calhoun Academy 4th-6th grade students will present the musical “Off Their Rockers,” featuring old time Rock ‘n Roll, on April 25 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pictured at left are 5th graders, front, Lynsey Leachman, Charli Denton, Bailey Parker; back, Kaylee Tallant, Abby James, Alyssa Thweatt and John Michael Hood. Photo by Joel McNeece
Leah Stevens, right, of Booneville, is the new owner of The Grapevine, in Bruce. Stevens bought the 35-year-old business from Linda Edwards, center. At left is the original owner, Jerry Brasher. Leah will officially take over at the end of May. Linda will help run the shop until then and work part time for a while after.
Calhoun County Robotics elementary team, from left, Lilli Bennett, Lillian Baker, Haley Gaskin, and Jacey Bennett, was awarded an invitation to the VEXIQ World Championship in Louisville, KY April 23-25 for their overall skills performance at the state championship. Skills scores are based on both driving and programming skills. The world championship will be streamed live via https://www.robotevents.com/vextv.