Animal 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.
Calhoun 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
4-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.
Vardaman 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.