Animal Tales


DaughdrilllAnimal Tales program was presented recently at the theatre building on Bruce square as part of the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library’s summer reading program. Above, Bella Daughdrill is not so sure about this Patagonian Cavy. Nature’s Olympians is the name of the program, which also featured a snake, lizard, bird and baby kangaroo.

Freely earns Paul Harris Fellow

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Rotary freely rossSheila Freely, left, received the Paul Harris Fellow from outgoing Bruce Rotary President Bill Ross, right, recently. The Paul Harris Fellow is the highest award given a  Rotarian and it honors service and better relations among peoples of the world. Photo by Jo Ann Denley

Calhoun City Fire Truck

city firetruck

city firetruckCalhoun City Fire Department recently acquired a new 1,500 gallon fire truck with a Pierce pumper. It’s the largest tanker the department has ever had. It also came with an all LED lighting system which eliminates the need for the generator like on older models. Pictured with the new truck are firemen, from left, Chief Larry Goodwin, Calhoun Emergency Coordinator Randy Skinner, Asst. Chief Jarrod Davis, Will Suggs, Randy McFerrin, John Bollinger and Andy Eubanks. Photo by Joel McNeece

July 4th parade


fourth65Annette Haire holds grandson Braxton Haire as Camille Gober drives in the Bruce Fourth of July Parade on Monday.

Storm causes minor damage around Bruce

pepa cleanup

pepa cleanup26Barrett Wooten with PEPA helps cleanup some of the debris thrown on to lines beside Mark Ferguson’s building in front of the Piggly Wiggly in Bruce. Strong thunderstorms passed through the area early Tuesday morning.  Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Fourth of July Parade

4th parade

4th paradeBrad and Melissa Logan with daughter Evie and niece Emma Kate Pratt riding in the "Boom" Cooper July 4th Parade around the Square Monday evening in Bruce.

Happy Fourth

museum fireworks

museum fireworksFourth of July celebration planned for tonight on the Bruce Square. Bruce band will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs starting around 5 p.m. Music will start around 3 p.m. Kids' games, ice cream and more will also be available. Fireworks show at dusk.

Tobacco Coalition Program

Tobacco Free Coalition

Tobacco Free Coalition4-H club A Stitch in Time met June 13 for a lunch provided by the Tobacco Coalition of MS. After lunch, Sue Mashburne provided information on the dangers of tobacco and second hand smoke. Attending were: sitting: Jaisha Jackson, Lylla Howell, Ella Grace Fleming, Lilly Howell, Joci Dye; Standing, Faith Nanney, Dot Fleming, Madison Cox, Martha Cannon, Stephanie Hitt and Trent Barnett.

Mississippi State FFA Convention

FFA Arriving on Campus

FFA Arriving on CampusVardaman FFA members and their sponsor Amanda Taylor attended the Mississippi State FFA Convention in June at Mississippi State University. Members participated in leadership workshops and competed in various contest. Two teams placed first in the state moving on to the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October. One member received the high honor of State FFA degree and made it to the final round of  the Mississippi FFA State Officer candidacy.

Sawmill Festival Tshirts

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front joeyJoey Jones, a member of the Bruce Sawmill Festival committee, gets his first look at this year’s t-shirts, which are now on sale at the Bruce Chamber office, Jeffery’s, T-n-T and Piggly Wiggly. Photo by Joel McNeece