Jacobo Regalado and Mauro Garcia visited Vardaman last week to learn about the state’s sweet potato production. Regalado, a Mississippi state alumnus in Animal and Dairy Sciences, grows 100 acres of sweet potatoes in Honduras – mostly Beauregard. He is also the former Secretary of Agriculture in Honduras from 2010 to 2014. Regalado, Bobby Whit (C&W Farms), and Stephen Meyers (MSU-Extension) are pictured above at the C&W packing line.
The second year automotive students and both first and second year engineering students at the Calhoun Career and Technical Center gained valuable insight into how the skills they are learning in class everyday applies to every aspect of working somewhere like Nissan. Students from both classes took a field trip to the Nissan plant in Canton last week. The engineering classes try to visit Nissan every other year. They have also visited Pontotoc Spring, CAT in Oxford, Ole Miss Acoustics lab, MSU CAVS and Robotics centers, Paslode, and Haworth. Engineering teacher Jennifer Bennett said they are currently looking for new opportunities for their first year students to visit in the spring. “By attending these field experience trips, I expect my students to gain an appreciation for the skills I am teaching them by seeing how these skills will be applied in the real world by professional engineers,” Bennett said.
First Baptist Daycare hosted their annual Blue and Gold Day today with Bruce Trojan cheerleaders and band members leading a pep rally for the students in the church gym. Pictured is Daycare Director Rose Mary Shelton introducing Will Hillhouse to Brutus.
Water rates dominated discussion at the Pittsboro board meeting, above, Tuesday night. Read accounts from all the municipal meetings in our "Town Board" section.
Bruce Fine Arts Club honored Calhoun County Sheriff, deputies and staff with a lunch last Friday. Pictured is Deputy Dean Poynor with Teresa Nicks. The club served pizza and homemade ice cream at the Sheriff’s Department, as they did the week before in recognizing the Bruce Police Department. Photo by Celia Hillhouse