‘City Rotary sings Christmas Carols

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cc-rotary-singCalhoun 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

Rotary Christmas Baskets

Richard Freelon loading Rotary Christmas food boxes.

richard-freelon-rotaryBruce Rotarian Richard Freelon loads up boxes of staple foods compiled by the Bruce Rotary Club and delivered to needy families in the area. More than 50 boxes were delivered last Wednesday during the annual project which is also supported by private donations from the community.

‘City at State Band Clinic

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cc-bandCalhoun 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.

Calhoun City Parade

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cc-parade-grand-marshalJohn Burt was the grand marshal of the Calhoun City Christmas Parade which was held Saturday night after a rain cancellation last weekend. See more parade pictures in the CCJ.

Redneck Parade in Big Creek

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big-creekBig Creek Mayor Dwight DeVall said the annual Redneck Christmas Parade in Big Creek was another success last Saturday.
Top winner for this year’s event was Chris Penick, pictured above.

Vardaman Parade

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vard-parade09Vardaman FFA was "Hunting for a Merry Christmas" during the Vardaman Christmas Parade Monday night. See more pictures from the parade in this week's CCJ.

Ollie Otter teachers to Buckle Up

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ollie-otter-at-besStudents at Bruce Elementary School with Principal Jeff Patton and Ollie Otter were, from left, Anesia Jackson, Jacob Hughes and Takerra Bobo. Ollie taught children the importance of buckling up in a car for safety.

Bruce Christmas Parade cancelled

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santa-rain-umbrellaDue 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.

CA students in state reading fair

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ca-reading-fair08Calhoun 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

Calhoun Farm Bureau gets Safety Award

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farm-bureau-awardThe 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.