Julianna Cain and Wesley Ross have been selected Mr. and Miss Bruce High School. Julianna is the daughter of Jason and Jennifer Cain, and Wesley’s parents are David and Monica Ross. Photo by Jennifer Cain
Members of the Calhoun Avengers Camp #1969 Sons of Confederate Veterans; the Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 Order of the Confederate Rose; Co. G, 15th Miss. Infantry Honor Guard along with descendents, neighbors and friends met at Stewart Cemetery Saturday afternoon to honor the memory of and to dedicate monuments to Private Elisha Edwards, War of 1812, and Private Simon J. Jenkins, Confederate States army.
Strong winds, thunderstorms and a possible tornado left a lot of damage in its wake as it moved through Calhoun County this afternoon, but there are no injuries reported from around Calhoun as of this time. Among the most damaged sites is this home of the Thweatt family on North McSweyne in Bruce.
Along with county road crews, town public workers, firemen, police forces, and the sheriff's department, Pontotoc Electric (above) and Natchez Trace were out in the storm repairing damaged power lines.
Calhoun County Soil & Water Conservation District held a 5th grade poster contest with the theme ‘WE ALL NEED TREES.’ From Calhoun City–Lacy Lee, Honorable Mention; Harlyn Jennings, Class Winner; Cole Laster, Honorable Mention; Deliah Maldonado, District Winner Chrisshun Armstrong; and Chloe Wright, Honorable Mention.
The 20th Century Club of Bruce joined with students, teachers and administrators at Bruce Upper Elementary School recently to break ground on a new memorial butterfly garden. The large area will provide a natural habitat for endangered butterflies while also serving as a place of study for BUES science classes and a memorial garden honoring too many students lost in recent years.
Calhoun Academy Drama Department will present Shrek The Musical this Friday, Apr. 29 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Morning performance admission is $2 for students/teachers and $5 for any other adults. Admission for the night performance is $8. Reserved seats ordered in advance will be $12. Characters are, front, Hunter Stone, Tate Porter, C.J. Bowling, Hillary Stacy, Hunter Robertson, Riley Dotson, Todd Harrell, Darby Caviness, Forest Shoemaker, Faith Clark, Lexie Bollinger, Scott Shankle, Payten Chrestman; back, Dalton Poynor, Anna Claire Watkins, Jacey Lucius, Caleb Hill, Hanna Tedder, Beau Walker, Danner Tedder, Preston Blue, Noah Clark, Ellen Harrell, Sara Faye Washington and Remington Crutchfield.
Calhoun Academy students Layla Bramlitt, Bella Nichols, Lynsey Leachman, Megan Stribling and Katelyn Eubanks (not pictured) participated in District Spelling Bee at Columbus Christian Academy. Leachman placed second and will advance to the State Spelling Bee in Jackson April 28. Photo by Celia Hillhouse