Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival


festLeah 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

Calhoun City wins easily


cc05Calhoun City dominated East Union 55-6 in less than ideal conditions Friday night to open the Class 2A playoffs. Read the game story in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece


4-H cloverbuds

4-H cloverbudsCloverbud Awards were presented by Kristy Barnett at the recent 4-H banquet. Pictured, from left, back, Gabriel Scott, Coby Necaise, Kristy Barnett, Shelby Baker, Ella Baker, Mary Baker, Hayden Barnett, Ramie Lopez; front, Jordyn Scott, Jillian Bramlitt, Jaylee Warren and Jagger Warren.

Hammock Camping with Casey

Casey camping

Casey campingCasey Deaton, of Bruce, has become a big fan of "hammock camping," and as a result has become a more creative cook. Read his story and some of his favorite recipes while on the backpacking trail in our recipes section.

4-H Awards Banquet

4-H goat

4-H goatAlyssa Alford, center, won the Senior Goat Award with Parker Winter, right, winning the Junior Goat award at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet. Supervisor Barney Wade, left, presented the award. See more 4-H winners in this week's CCJ.

VES SPACE students make solar ovens


VES 1Fifth 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.

Bruce K5 sings at BCLC

bclc sing

bclc singBruce Elementary’s four K5 classes visited Bruce Community Living Center last Thursday and sang Halloween songs for the residents. Jessie Marie Hawkins presented a fall coloring sheet to her great grandfather, Fred Hawkins.  Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Fall Festival at Lewis Memorial Daycare

lewis memorial firetruck

lewis memorial firetruckLewis 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.

Robotics competition


robbotwinNinety-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.

Happy Halloween


nolaArion Shepherd of Calhoun City at Octoberfest on the square. Photo by Lisa McNeece