Residents of Calhoun County are gearing up to honor General Fox Conner on Jan. 27 in the Calhoun City High School Auditorium at 10 a.m. Retired Guard Sergeant First Class Willie Jobe West and his wife, Shirley, of Slate Springs review the newly published book, General Fox Conner, by Steve Labalais. The author gives a compelling account of how Conner, who was raised in Slate Springs, became one of the most influential military leaders in World War I. He also prepared young cadets like Dwight D. Eisenhower, for World War II. Rabalais will be participating in the program honoring General Conner along Perry Sansing of the University of Mississippi, Bill Lee of Jackson, retired Major General of the Mississippi Guard, Adjutant General Janson Boyles of Jackson, and Mississippi Supreme Court Judge James D. Maxwell of Oxford. The public is invited to attend.
Among the Sweet Potato Council members attending last week's annual meeting in Pittsboro were Danny Clark, Randle Wright, John Ellison, Hugh Pettit, Jamie Earp, Mike Langley and Sylvia Clark. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece
Bruce Librarian Janice Vaughn shows the promotional poster for the upcoming Beatles program the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will host in the Bruce Theater. Vaughn is standing by a display of Elvis memorabilia at the library in honor of his birthday. Elvis’ impact on the Beatles will be among the many topics covered in the Jan. 23 program. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece
Members of the GFWC-MFWC Fine Arts Club of Bruce and the GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Bruce visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a tour and to present a $4,294 check to the hospital recently. The donation represented funds raised from the Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Bruce Museum in December. From left, Theresa Nicks, Janae Winter, Michelle Ruth, Becky Wright, Kristi Shelton and Frances Brown.
Vardaman opened their new Town Hall officially this week after two weeks of moving from the old location on the north end of Main Street. The new facility is part of the town's new Municpal Complex that encompasses the old Vardaman Hardware building and the more than 100 year old bank building. Read more in this week's CCJ.