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

Summertime Fun

Marley pool

Marley poolMarley Hurst is caught in hair-slinging action at the  swimming pool of Pat and Gary Ledbetter in Banner with this photograph by her mother, Alex Freeman. Behind is her brother, Drew Freeman.

Bruce Rotary


rotaryTommy White helped present perfect attendance awards to members of the Bruce Rotary Club recently. Pictured, from left, are White,  Richard Freelon, one year; Bill Ross, two years; Bill Cooper, 33 years; and Don Bell, 39 years.  Not pictured is Tommy Hallum who was hospitalized, but has 34 years perfect attendance.

BIPEC recognizes Beckett for his support

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jim beckettRep. Jim Beckett (R-Bruce) was recognized this week by the BIPEC (Business, Industry and Political Education Committee) organization for supporting their interests during the recent legislative session. Pictured, from left, are Clay Wagner, BIPEC Vice Chairman; Dr. Randy Easterling, Chairman of the BIPEC Board; Rep. Jim Beckett (R-Bruce) and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

MPA President

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joel donDon Norman, publisher of the Starkville Daily News, was elected president of the Mississippi Press Association this weekend, succeeding Calhoun County Journal Publisher Joel McNeece, who led the association for the past two years. See the related story in the news section.

Smokey Bear visits Lewis Memorial

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smokey bearJesse Moore with Sabougla Fire Department and Mike Beasley with the Calhoun City fire department, along with Tympel Turner of the Mississippi Forestry Commission and Smokey Bear, visited Lewis Memorial Daycare recently to teach the students about fire safety and how to prevent forest fires.

The Misfits

Chamber The Misfits

Chamber The MisfitsNewly formed group The Misfits entertained with a few songs at the Calhoun City Chamber banquet. Back, Larry Bratton, Michael Caviness, Lynn Reedy, Henry Lackey and seated, Linda Ward.

VBS participants learn to cook

Kids Cook GRoup

Kids Cook GRoupLeader Tracey Box, at back, with Friday’s group of VBS cooks which included, seated, Jaelee Beaty, Joceigh Brassfield, Sydnie Sullivan, Ava Vanlandingham, Olivia Snellings, Kennedy Storey; standing, Ian Shelton, Josey Clark, Harley Austin, Lilli Bennett, Aubrey Nelson, Jillian Bramlitt, Juliauna Bennett and Carsen Swords. Read the story in our recipe section.