4-H club A Stitch in Time met June 13 for a lunch provided by the Tobacco Coalition of MS. After lunch, Sue Mashburne provided information on the dangers of tobacco and second hand smoke. Attending were: sitting: Jaisha Jackson, Lylla Howell, Ella Grace Fleming, Lilly Howell, Joci Dye; Standing, Faith Nanney, Dot Fleming, Madison Cox, Martha Cannon, Stephanie Hitt and Trent Barnett.
Vardaman FFA members and their sponsor Amanda Taylor attended the Mississippi State FFA Convention in June at Mississippi State University. Members participated in leadership workshops and competed in various contest. Two teams placed first in the state moving on to the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October. One member received the high honor of State FFA degree and made it to the final round of the Mississippi FFA State Officer candidacy.
Tommy White helped present perfect attendance awards to members of the Bruce Rotary Club recently. Pictured, from left, are White, Richard Freelon, one year; Bill Ross, two years; Bill Cooper, 33 years; and Don Bell, 39 years. Not pictured is Tommy Hallum who was hospitalized, but has 34 years perfect attendance.
Rep. Jim Beckett (R-Bruce) was recognized this week by the BIPEC (Business, Industry and Political Education Committee) organization for supporting their interests during the recent legislative session. Pictured, from left, are Clay Wagner, BIPEC Vice Chairman; Dr. Randy Easterling, Chairman of the BIPEC Board; Rep. Jim Beckett (R-Bruce) and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
Don Norman, publisher of the Starkville Daily News, was elected president of the Mississippi Press Association this weekend, succeeding Calhoun County Journal Publisher Joel McNeece, who led the association for the past two years. See the related story in the news section.
Leader Tracey Box, at back, with Friday’s group of VBS cooks which included, seated, Jaelee Beaty, Joceigh Brassfield, Sydnie Sullivan, Ava Vanlandingham, Olivia Snellings, Kennedy Storey; standing, Ian Shelton, Josey Clark, Harley Austin, Lilli Bennett, Aubrey Nelson, Jillian Bramlitt, Juliauna Bennett and Carsen Swords. Read the story in our recipe section.