Leah Edington among the many vendors enduring rainy conditions at the Sweet Potato Festival in Vardaman today. The festival will continue throughout the afternoon with lots of arts, crafts, and good food. Photo by Joel McNeece
Fifth grade SPACE students at Vardaman Elementary are learning about renewable and nonrenewable resources. During a unit on solar power, students researched and created solar ovens. Some of the solar ovens were designed so well that they reached temperatures up to 133 degrees Fahrenheit. Top left, Jacob Johnson and Kyndal Hendrix.
Lewis Memorial Daycare in Calhoun City held a Fall Festival on Oct. 30. Some of the activities included Whitney White reading her new book, “Kids are like Christmas trees,” to the children. Bro Allen Dearing presenteed a magic show and fireman Mike Beasley visited in a Calhoun City fire truck. Pictured on the fire truck are, from left, front, Paisley Blakely, Kaden Criddle, Emma Rae King, Cooper Hill, Sofie Box, Olan Blakely, Caleb Rogers; back, Javier Acosta, Bentley Risner, Paisley Risner, Parker Williams and Brayton Roidl.
Ninety-eight 6th - 8th grade gifted students from across Calhoun County participated in the 9 week robotics program at the Career and Technical Center. These students were randomly paired with students from all schools in groups of 3-4 to make up 28 teams. They concluded the program with a competition at the FBC CARE Center in Calhoun City. Winners, from left, were Steven Hollis and Zoe Jones first place, Mary Margaret Moore and Gavin Caples second place.