Vardaman 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.
Calhoun 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.
Bob 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
Calhoun 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.