Calhoun City Rotary Club members visited the Calhoun County Nursing Home alst Thursday where they entertained residents with Christmas Carols. Pictured, from left, are Allen Dearing, Gary Hawkins, Jimmy Gage Dobbs, Margaret Black, Chelsea Vance, Charlotte Hill and Hal Reese, Jr. Photo by Joel McNeece
Calhoun City band members Alana James, 5th Chair clarinet (CCMS 7th Grader); Yakema Harper, 8th chair flute (CCHS sophomore); and in back Tony Toups, 6th chair trombone (CCHS freshman) participated in the 79th annual state band clinic in Natchez hosted by the Mississippi Bandmaster’s Association. Each school gets two high school representatives and one middle school representative. The students had to audition for a panel of five judges and were seated into one of three bands. All three from ‘City were in the second band.
Due to the forecast calling for rain tonight and all day tomorrow, the Bruce Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been cancelled. The Theater on the Bruce Square will still host a showing of the "Polar Express" movie at 2 p.m. and the Community Choir will perform at Bruce UMC at 7 p.m.
Calhoun Academy students recently competed in the State Reading Fair in Jackson. Pictured, from left, front, Garrett Smith (3rd), Garlin McGregor; middle, Claire Carter, Sara Faye Washington (2nd), Bella Nichols (2nd), Sara Jane Parker, Keegan Hubbard; back, Aubrey Schmitz (2nd), Caleb Hill (2nd), Kaison Parker, John Riley Wilbanks (3rd), Caleb Goodwin, and Cole Baker. Not pictured are Georgia Ellard (3rd), Becka Ledbetter and Haley Tedder. Photo by Joel McNeece
The Calhoun County Farm Bureau has received the Mike Blankenship Outstanding County Safety Award for North Mississippi. Allen Leachman is the county Safety Chairman. The Mike Blankenship Outstanding County Safety Award was created to honor longtime Farm Bureau Safety Director Mike Blankenship who spent over 30 years with Farm Bureau teaching all of us how to live our lives safely. The award is given to the county that has the most safety programs taught by the Farm Bureau Safety Educators during the past year. From left are Rita Leachman, Calhoun County Secretary, Sylvia Clark, Calhoun County President, Mike McCormick, Mississippi Farm Bureau President.