BES Reading Fair

Reading Fair 1st Class

Reading Fair 1st ClassBruce Elementary Classroom Winners in their Reading Fair include, 1st Grade Shelton’s Class – Easton Bollinger 1st, Cheyenne Turner 2nd, and Ava Coley 3rd, all family entries; Bryce Blackwelder 1st, individual entry. See more winners in this week's CCJ.

Derma house fire

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derma fire8A Derma man was killed in this house fire Tuesday morning just after midnight. Derma and Calhoun City fire departments were quick to the scene but the old home was fully engulfed by the time it was reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Details on the victim are not being released at this time.

Calhoun City falls at Winona

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cc winona1Calhoun City's quest for a second consecutive state championship ended Friday night with a loss at Winona. Read about it in the sports section.

Getting honks from big trucks

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keetonIf you pass through the red light in Calhoun City, you might see David Keeton and his grandson Hudson, 18 months, standing in their front yard waving at big trucks passing by. Hudson loves the sound of the trucks’ horn and learned from David how to make them honk when they drive by. He recently even had the pleasure of riding in one. He is the son of Michael and Debra Keeton.

Vietnam Legacy Vets

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Vietnam Legacy VetsVietnam Legacy Vets Bike Club went to the Veterans Home in Kosciusko last weekend to give them an early Christmas party. The group cooked a meal, carried a band to play for them and gave the 180 clients a dress shirt monogrammed with their name and branch of service. Participating from Bruce included Tyler Kilcrease, Sandy Wright, Libby Bennett,  Bom Blackwelder, Tonya Constant, Chuck Russell, Mike Winter, Carol Russell, Adam Constant, Chris Denley, Teresa Winter, Anita Blackwelder, Chad Baker, Traci Baker, Ann Willis and John Willis. Not pictured are Annie Russell and Corrie Bennett.

BES Thanksgiving

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BES Kindergarten ThanksgivingBruce Elementary K5 classes  hosted a Thanksgiving stew for their families in the school cafeteria Thursday night. Among those enjoying the night were K5 students Harleigh Jo Farmer, Aubree Earnest and Dani Caroline Vanlandingham.  Photo by Lisa McNeece

Day Care Indians and Pilgrims


marshmallowsBruce First Baptist Creative Learning Center day care children dressed for their annual Indian and Pilgrim Day celebration last Friday. Among them were Melinda Mosley’s 2-year old Indians and a turkey, l to r, Miles Nix, Lainy Rea, Will Hillhouse, Cash Brown, Paisley Mata and Madelyn Easley, enjoying a marshmallow snack. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Thanksgiving Indians

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ca indiansPatton Nelson and Emilee Davis were among the Indians enjoying Thanksgiving festivities at Calhoun Academy.  Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce Elementary Canned Food Drive

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BES can driveBruce Elementary students collected 1,232 food items during their recent food drive. The goods will be donated to area food banks to be distributed to those in need. Pictured with the food collected are, from left, Khloe Cruthirds, Billy Harrison, William Eacholes, Bryleigh Melton, Mary Alex Kakales, Preston White, Addie Herrin, Jaten Tunnell, and Trakeveon Buchanan.

Fire truck visits day care

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Kids RainbowBruce volunteer Ed Spearman took a firetruck to Kids’ Rainbow Day Care in Bruce in conjunction with their study on  Community Helpers. With him are, front, Jalayah Mitchell, Zoe Lott, Ayden Tuggles, Olivia Jewell, Debra Petty with Cooper Melton, Khylan Shaw, George Duff; center, Amri Woodard, Aavon Jordan, Vejai Bedford, B.J. Williams, Zykeria Duff, Aavion Lott, London Mister, and back Nivek Carter and Lyma Buggs. Photo by Celia Hillhouse