Vardaman FFA members attend Camp

Vardaman FFA at Camp

Vardaman FFA at CampVardaman FFA members attended the Summer Leadership Camp June 11-14th at the FFA Center in Raymond. The members competed in Ag Olympic events, leadership seminar, and began learning about and developing ways to combat hunger in their communities. Vardaman students attending were, back, from left, Dakota Murphree, Tyler Hawkins, Briley Gordon, Lashaun Cooper; Front, Tori Wilson, Andres Flores, CJ Weddle, Oakley Edington and John Austin Bray.

Fair Exhibit Winners

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Fair Michael DolerMichael Doler won the Champion Ribbon in the Youth Models Division and Youth Wildlife Division at the recent Calhoun County Fair. See more exhibit winners in this week's and next week's editions of the CCJ.

Football season approaching

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football cityCalhoun County football teams are braving the heat to get ready for the fast approaching season. Pictured above is Calhoun City QB Jo Gray faking a handoff to RB Keshun Parker during the Wildcats’ early morning practice Tuesday.See more in the sports section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Derma Board Meeting

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stan officersPolice Chief Stan Evans and officers Juston Roberson, Corey Alexander and Josh Hughes met with the Derma Board Tuesday night. Evans defended the work of his part-time officers in Derma. Read the story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Tax Assessor

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supervisors malone851Tax Assessor Bill Malone, right, speaks to the Board of Supervisors President Barney Wade about homestead charge backs during Monday’s meeting. Malone also noted in his remarks the county’s assessed evaluation increased by almost $1 million. Also pictured is Chancery Clerk Romona Tillman.

Calhoun Academy Cheer Camp

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CA CheerCalhoun Academy High School cheer held their camp last week at home. Lindsey Hubbard a past graduate of CA oversaw the camp. Attending were Amber Farmer, Anna Claire Watkins, Keegan Hubbard, Ellen Harrell, Grayce Baker and Madison Broughman. Mascot Carter is Tate Porter. Sarah Faye Washington was unable to attend. Meet the Cougars will be Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

Cozart melons

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Cozart's melonBob Cozart brought in this cantaloupe/melon weighing 12 lbs. He says they have been growing the heirloom melons since 1962. His brother, Jerry, bought a melon when he was in the Navy stationed in San Diego, Ca. and saved the seeds, which he sent to their dad, Robert. Bob says they are very good melons, but don’t last long after getting ripe. They average 6-10 lbs. and the largest he’s grown was 13 lbs. His brother, Rex, grew one that was 14 lbs. “We don’t know the name, we just call them Cozart melons,” he said. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Livestock shows at County Fair

Fair Poultry Show

Fair Swine ShowCalhoun County Fair Swine Show winners included, from left, Austin Winter, Stormy Thompson, Layla Bramlitt, Jensyn Cain, Parker Winter, CJ Weddle.

Fair Goat ShowCalhoun County Fair Meat Goat Show winners included, from left, Back, Madison Cox, Hayden Barnett, Parker Winter, Ellen Harrell, CJ Weddle, Austin Winter; front, Aysen Adams, Jillian Bramlitt, Conner Shelton, Jensyn Cain, Layla Bramlitt.

Fair Poultry ShowCalhoun County Fair Poultry Show winners included, from left, Margaret Webb, Poultry Judge; Madison Cox, Pazli Dugard, Mattie Hawkins and CJ Weddle.

Calhoun County Fair Pig Scramble

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BatmanAnslee Wells, 3, passed “Batman” Tripp Zemek to win ithe pig scramble for her age group at the Calhoun County Fair. See this week's CCJ for more pictures from the event.   Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Pee Wee was a Pet Show winner


GoresPee Wee was a first place winner in the annual Calhoun County Fair Pet Show last Thursday night. He was shown by Sutton and Jackson Gore of Bruce, the sons of Dallas and Ginger Gore. Other categories included dogs, cats and costumes. Photo by Celia Hillhouse