SEEK students go to St. Louis

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seek-at-st-louisBruce Elementary SEEK students, along with some of their siblings, toured in St. Louis recently. The group went up in the Gateway Arch, rode the steamboat down the Mississippi River, visited the Science Center, City Museum and the St. Louis Zoo. Front, from left, Swazye Weeks, Carsen Swords, Emily Zarzua and Alyssa Barnett; seated Joni Barnett, Olivia Snellings, Jake Dunn, Kate Zemek, Sara Beth Dunn and Riley Hastings; back J.D. Moore, Riley Dorris, Marie Chandler, Joey Helen Austin, Harley Austin, Leah Clark, Benson Clements, Cole Clark, Collin Hastings, Charlie Ann Spradling, Dalton Neal, Maci Weeks, Emma Kate Pratt, John Allen Shaw and Josey Clark. SEEK teacher is Denise Hall.

Alzheimer’s Walk

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alzheimer-walkJennifer Rogers, Carolyn Greene, Jeannie Chrestman, Madison Chrestman, Michael Roberts and Macey Chrestman participated in the Alzheimer’s walk at Veteran’s Park in Tupelo this past weekend. The group walked in memory of Idell Greene and Cliff Easley, Sr.

Ace signs for Calhoun City

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ace-signsAce Cannon signs will be installed around Calhoun City in the coming weeks. Ace helped draw names to determine the location of each sign. Pictured holding signs they painted are, from left, Amanda Gulledge, Lynn Dobbs, Betty Dismuke, Becky Spencer, Ace Cannon, Bridget Fulton and Laura Edwards. See the related story in the news section.

Furniture Wood Explosion

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furniture-wood-explosionNo one was injured in an explosion at Furniture Wood at Vardaman around 2 p.m. Vardaman, Derma and Calhoun City Fire Departments are still on the scene. The explosion was in a sawdust bin outside the building.

SEEK completes Wee Care Room project

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seek-project-groupDenise Hall’s gifted classes with the help of Bruce Elementary Students recently collected items to restock the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Wee Care Room.  The Wee Care is part of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at North Mississippi Medical Center. Wee Care provides food items as well as personal hygiene items for the parents staying at the hospital.  Bruce 6th Graders: front, Easton Dishman, Jake Poteete, Ion Miller, Trey Pullen; back, Jared Liles, Tyler Lino, Tanor Mann, Antonio Morales, Collin Hastings.

Rogers honored

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jennifer-rogers-wideSupervisor Jennifer Rogers was honored by everyone at the county courthouse at the conclusion of her last meeting Monday morning. Pictured, from left, are Sonny Clanton, Bill Malone, Jenny Hill, Carlton Baker, Sheila Winter, Rogers, Martha Cannon, Barney Wade, Tony Morgan, Shelia Freely, Charles Bobo and Romona Tillman. Photo by Joel McNeece

Bobo takes oath

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charles-bobo-wideCharles Bobo, of Derma, was sworn into office as the new district one supervisor by Judge Jim Vance at Monday's meeting of the board. The other board members appointed Bobo to serve as interim supervisor until the election in November 2017.

Ram Soccer wins

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ram-soccer-winThe Vardaman Rams won their season opener Saturday afternoon at TCPS 4-1. See the related story in the sports section.

Calhoun City advances in playoffs

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cc-vs-jzCalhoun City beat J.Z. George 35-0 tonight to advance in the playoffs. They will place West Bolivar at Calhoun City next week. Here Jessie Nabors and Treshone Cooper go after the J.Z. ballcarrier.

Thank You Veterans

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vet-frontVardaman Elementary students recited a poem and presented cards they made themselves to all veterans present on the Calhoun City Square Friday morning during the annual Veterans Day program. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece