Gary Hawkins loves to collect, share Calhoun City history

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Gary Hawkins has a collection of stories and Calhoun City history that could fill numerous books. It’s understandable when you consider his family history in this area dates back to the early 1800s, before there was a Calhoun County.
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Denley recounts some of her many memories from Bruce Rotary Club

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Jo Ann Denley recited an unofficial history of the Bruce Rotary Club last week when she shared a collection of memories from her near 30 years in the organization.
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Andy Stepp takes pride in role as “good neighbor pharmacist”

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Being a pharmacist wasn’t something Andy Stepp always knew he wanted to do. It just kind of happened. Within a month or two of his freshman year of college, Stepp decided he wanted to be a pharmacist but still has no clue as to why.
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Joel Worley – ministering through music

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Inside First Baptist Church of Bruce, not too far off the downtown Square, the strum of a guitar echoes through the halls.
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Julie Sullivan teaches rescue swimming for kids

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Out on a county road in Bruce, surrounded by cows and pasture, is a bright blue pool where local kids are spending their summer learning not only how to swim, but how to survive.
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Donald and Dewey Shipp celebrate seven decades of wedded bliss

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Donald Shipp said when he was coming up through school, he was mostly surrounded by girls.
“When you do that, they’re just kind of like sisters,” he said. “There’s no romance, you just play with them. But Lord, this new girl came to town and hot dog, she turned me on.”
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Jo Ann Denley fell in love with journalism at The Journal

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The Calhoun County Journal has been a family affair for more than half a century now. Bruce’s Jo Ann Denley has been around for a majority of it.
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Wayne Parker reminisces of horse riding days

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Wayne Parker always wanted to be a cowboy. He wanted to rope and ride. He and his friend thought they would be the next Gene Autry and Roy Rogers Western stars.
And there were days when he lived his dream, but those days have come to a slow close.
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Chandler, Montgomery, Grantham win at Sawmill Festival car show

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James Chandler of Bruce, Mike Montgomery of Pontotoc and Bobby Grantham of Winona were the top winners in the Bruce Sawmill Festival's annual car show last weekend.

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Bruce native Dr. George McNamee gives high schoolers insight into medical careers at Walter Reed Medical Center

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As Jordan Greene, 16, meticulously worked to accomplish successfully making a square knot on a simulated body part in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. George McNamee, deputy director of surgical skills in the Simulation Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), offered advice and encouragement.
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