Calhoun City falls at Baldwyn

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cc baldwyn35Calhoun City rallied from an early deficit to take a 16-14 lead at Baldwyn Friday night, only to see the Bearcats score the last 16 points to end the Wildcats' season. Read the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Kids are like Christmas Trees

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Whitney White readsWhitney White, center, read from her new book “Kids Are Like Christmas Trees” to a gathering at Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce Monday night. White, who lives in Big Creek, has written three children’s books. Among children listening to the reading were Sam and Cole Stephens, Slate Springs; Haidyn Earnest, Bruce; Andrew Stephens, Slate Springs; Aubree Earnest, Bruce; Ellie Kathryn and Addi Claire Bailey, Bruce; and Rileigh Kate Tutor, Bruce. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Outstanding 4-H Winners

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4-H outstandingMikayla Shelton, left, won the  Outstanding 4-H Girl award, and Austin Bullard, right, won Outstanding 4-H Boy during the annual 4-H Awards Banquet. Chancery Clerk Romona Tillman, center, was the presenter.

Sweet Potato Cooking Contest

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SP Cooking ContestFirst place cooking awards presented at the Annual Sweet Potato Banquet Saturday night went to Marianne Caradine (Low Calorie– Sweet Potato Muffins with Sweet Potato Topping); Lyndsey Wade (Miscellaneous– Glazed Sweet Potato Sweet Potato Pull-Apart Rolls); Deanna Winter (Cakes– Sweet Potato Earthquake Cake); Elijah Winter (Children’s– Sweet Potato Waffles & Cream Cheese); Mary Keyser (Pies– Sweet Potato Crunch Pie); and Peggy Whiteside (Sweet Potato Bread Pudding).  Photo by Lisa McNeece

Calhoun City rolls on

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cc strayhorn runAfter a sluggish start, Calhoun City steamrolled Strayhorn 35-7 Friday night to advance to the Class 2A North Half Semifinals next Friday at Baldwyn. Photo by Joel McNeece

Veterans Day


pledgeThe Pledge of Allegiance is recited at the Veterans Day Program on the Calhoun City Square Wednesday morning. Photo by Joel McNeece

Visitor shares Rotary’s impact in Honduras

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rotary hondurasCarolina Tercero, a native of San Francisco, Honduras visited with the Bruce and Calhoun City Rotary Clubs last week to share the impact Rotarians have made in her community through missions. She is pictured with Bruce Rotary President Bill Ross, left, and Dr. Jimmy Gage Dobbs of the Calhoun City club who has participated in dental mission trips to Tercero’s community. Photo by Joel McNeece

Robotics Champs

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robotics winCalhoun County Career and Technical Center’s Robotics Team 8957 of, from left, Jadwin Manuel, Kaleb Redwine and Christian Buenrostro earned 1st place at the Titan Robotics Fall Classic in Ridgeland last weekend. Once again, both Calhoun County teams went head to head in the finals. Team 8957B, pictured below, came in second.

Hellums tells of his World War II experience at DAR meeting

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hellums sgWorld War II veteran Dwight Hellums of Sarepta shows some pictures to Teresa Dunn and Lynn Fales during the DAr meeting at Shady Grove UMC Monday afternoon. Hellums was the guest speaker at the event. See the related story in Wednesday's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

Basketball season tips off


spicerBasketball season tipped off Saturday for Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman at the Leonard Holland Classic. See the recap of the games in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece