Laura Edwards was recognized as the Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce's Member of the first quarter of 2016 at Tuesday's lunch meeting. Read the story from the meeting in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece
Billy and Cala Tabb, at left, of Eupora won the National Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Orlando recently. The Tabbs run a diversified farm outside of Eupora consisting of soybeans, corn, peanuts, sweet potatoes and many other row crops and produce. Young farmers and ranchers from around the country competed for the award by demonstrating knowledge of and achievement in agriculture, as well as commitment to promoting the agriculture industry. Cala Tabb is the daughter of Teresa and Gary Hendrix of Vardaman. They will receive either a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado or 2016 GMC Sierra, courtesy of Chevrolet. They will also receive paid registration to attend the 2016 YF&R Leadership Conference in Kansas City, in February. Presenting the award was AFBF President Bob Stallman, AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Chairman Jon Hegeman.
Dunn's Handy Mart just west of Bruce on Hwy. 32 was severely damaged by fire last night. The store was "fully engulfed" by flames around midnight when are fire departments received the call. Gene Dunn, owner, who also owns stores at Paris and Silvarena, said it was too early to know what he would do next.