Two men were killed in a head-on crash on Hwy. 341 north of Vardaman Thursday night. Read more about the accident in the news section.
At a recent ceremony honoring those who have established endowed scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College, a plaque of appreciation was presented to the family of Vicki Hale for the establishment of the Victoria P. Hale Endowment. The scholarship was established by the Northwest Nursing Division with funds from the annual “Shoot for the Heart” fundraiser. From left are Dr. Spears; Vicki Hale, retired division director of Nursing; Danny Hale, husband; Brian Hale, son; Mindy Hale, daughter-in-law; Fran Jones, sister; Woody Jones, brother-in-law; Dr. Denise Bynum, division director of Nursing; Gale Cushman, Foundation board president and Barry Bouchillon, Foundation board member. Vicki is a native of Coffeeville. Photo by Julie Bauer
Bruce Trojans' 1996 State Championship team will be honored on their 20th anniversary Friday night during the East Webster game. The Journal spoke with several former team members, including from left Brad Hensley, Josh Hegwood, Freddy Bullard, Jody Dye and Coach Phil Ferguson, for a story looking back on the magical year. Read that story in our features section.
Vardaman and Calhoun City Juniorettes met recently and all brought stuffed animals to donate to the highway patrol. The group also wore pink for breast cancer awareness month. Front, from left, Anna Beth Lucius, Sarah Wooten, Ansley Casey, Maegan Stroup, Kayla Gaskin; center, Jacey Lucius, Anna Claire Watkins, Sarah Grace Ruth, Mina Lucius, Karsten Denton, Addison Earnest, Nora Blake Parker, Caley Lloyd, Anna Kathryn Edgeworth, Samantha Hamilton, Perry Beth Liles, Kayleigh Hill; back, Abby Vance, Rileigh England, Avery Bullard, Tori Wilson, Lauren White, Abbey Casey, Abbie Nix.
Susan Leachman and daughter, Jennifer Leachman Plunk, right, were honored at halftime of the Calhoun Academy-Delta Street "Pink Out" game. CA recognizes a cancer survivor at each of their Pink Out games. Leachman and Plunk are both breast cancer survivors. With them are Susan’s daughter-in-law, Tracey, and her daughter, Lynsey.