Ray Brown Classic

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lady-trojans-coffBasketball action taking place all day today (Tuesday) at the Bruce gym in the Ray Brown Classic.

Bowles celebrate 80 years

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bowlesBowles Honda on South Newberger in Bruce celebrated its 80th anniversary over the holiday weekend. Pictured are Jason and Mitzi McCostlin with Lexi and Jaxon and Jerry Bowles.  Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce Christmas Parade

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santa-bruce-paradeSanta waves from atop a Bruce fire truck during the Bruce Christmas Parade Thursday night.

jody-floatJody's Dancers float was among several on the parade.

Jody’s Dancers at Bruce Community Living Center

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jodysJody's Dancers performed a Christmas Show for residents of Bruce Community Living Center Wednesday afternoon. A few of the K5 dancers performing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" were Hadley Beckett, Elizabeth Ledbetter, Avery Logan and Joley Clark.

CCES food drive for Christmas

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cces-canned-foodCalhoun City Elementary hosted a Christmas can food drive for the local food pantry.  They raised over 1,500 items for local families.  Mrs. McFarland’s 3rd grade class, pictured, brought in the most items.  Standing in the back: Mariah Whaley and Serenity Pass; back: Cheyenne Lamar, Jayden Brand, Olivia Gardner, Ah’miracle Johnson, Korde Moore, Breanne Emard, Preston Gardner, Deshun Jones, Cheyenne Sansing, Myles Mays, Joseph Powell, and Kah’damien Jones; sitting: Catherine Crawford, Naima Flowers, Lathan Willams, Hannah Green, Nadiya McNamee, Zack Harris, and Sameria Cook; front: Kemauri Salley and Faith Edwards.

Christmas Lighting Winner

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becketts632Jim and Susan Beckett won first overall in the annual Christmas Lighting Contest in Bruce sponsored by the Twentieth Century Club.

O Holy Night

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choir-frontThe Calhoun Community Choir performed a trio of Christmas concerts last weekend in Bruce and Calhoun City. Saturday night’s performance at Bruce United Methodist Church, pictured above, was before a full house. The choir, which features members from all over the county, is under the direction of Kim Gregory of Bruce. Photo by Joel McNeece

Academy students sing at nursing home

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ca-nursing-homeCalhoun Academy students entertained residents of the local nursing homes recently with Christmas carols. The lower elementary (K5-3rd grades) went to the Bruce Nursing Home and sang.  They also took the residents cards and fruit. The 4th-7th and 9th grades went to the Calhoun City Nursing Home and sang.  John Grayson Leachman played the piano.  They also took the residents personal care items.

Saturday Storm

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dugard09Don Dugard's shop and Dan Parker's home were among the most damaged properties from Saturday's storm. Read the related story in the news section.

Visiting Santa

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ava-mcgregerAva McGreger visits with Santa during the Pancakes with Santa Breakfast. See more pictures in this week's Christmas edition.