Trojan cheering

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mini cheer bruceMini cheerleaders entertained before the Bruce Trojans' game Friday night.

BUES Fall Festival


jasieJasie Sims was among those collecting candy at the Fall Festival at Bruce Upper Elementary Thursday night.

Vardaman’s Williams

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michael williams2Vardaman’s Michael Williams shows up in virtually every category on the Rams’ weekly stat sheet. The junior is among the team’s top rushers, receivers, scorers and tacklers. Read about him in our sports section as part of our player feature series sponsored by Cannon Motor Company.

Big Creek unveils new helipad

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big creek heliThe Wings helicopter out of Oxford paid a visit to Big Creek this week as the first to land on the new helipad installed by the Big Creek Fire Department. The new pad is intended to help give emergency medical access to all of southwest Calhoun County.

Girl Power


girls41Rosie Guerrero learning how to change a tire on a car in the auto mechanics class during the Girl Power event at the Career Center. Read the related story in the news section.

‘City Band earns “All Superior”

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city bandThe Calhoun City High School Band earned All Superior ratings and 1st place overall for Region 2 at the MHSAA marching band evaluations in Grenada last weekend. That qualified the band to advance to the state competition for the first time since 2011.

Hellums remembered in France

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gerard louis02Gerard Louis, standing at left, held his annual remembrance ceremony on Oct. 9 marking the day 73 years ago three American servicemen were killed during World War II. Louis found the dog tags of the men, including Clayton Judge Hellums of Sarepta, several years ago on his property in the Forest of Parroy in France. Historians determined it was the exact spot their tank was destroyed during a battle. Louis, along with one of his neighbors, Philip Sugg, holds a service each year to express their thanks for these men (C. Hellums, D. Owens, L. Harris) who gave their lives fighting for freedom. “To the memory of this crew and all these soldiers who fought in this forest for our freedom, we will not forget you,” Louis said.

Mini Cheer

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cc cheerCalhoun City mini cheerleaders performed prior to Friday's game.

Health Fair


healthThe Bruce Museum hosted a health fair this week.

Edwards earns Rotary honor

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alexis edwardsThe Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for October is Alexis Edwards, daughter of Trina Griffin of Bruce and Barry Edwards of Big Creek. Her activities are: Beta Club, 4 yrs.; Honor Roll, 3 yrs.; Senior Class representative Student Council; Juniorettes. 3 yrs.; Girls’ State delegate; Rotary Youth Leadership Conference; Slow Pitch team, 6 yrs.; Fast Pitch team, 4 yrs.; Most Improved slow pitch player, 9th grade; Annual staff, 1 yr.; Girl Scouts, 6 yrs.; Jody’s Dance, 15 yrs.; Scholar Athlete, 2 yrs.; Highest average in agriculture; Accelerated reader award, 2 yrs.; Who’s Who--most talented, jolliest junior, most school spirit ( 2 yrs.}, funniest freshman; Attends Rocky Branch Baptist Church, where she leads a weekly devotional and teaches a children’s Sunday School class; Plans to attend Mississippi State and get a master’s degree in international business.