Shane Childs loves his job, despite the occasional vicious dog

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Shane Childs is now in his 20th year leading Derma’s public works department, making him the most tenured in that position among all the county’s municipalities.
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Mary Gordon’s creativity touches many forms of art

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Bruce native Mary Gordon is currently a senior at Ole Miss completing a degree in secondary education. Like many creative individuals her age, she has changed her major once or twice which allows her to remain a student two more semesters.
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Grahams give back to NICU after receiving great support

Speech therapist Dana Hobby, holding Jaden, and Christina Graham, holding Caden, used new pacifier-activated technology in the NICU to help Jaden learn to bottle feed.

TUPELO, Miss.—Everyone knows that music soothes the soul, but for fragile newborns in North Mississippi Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it can do so much more.

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Phillips’ passion is art

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Everyone has something they are passionate about. Whether it is music, dance, band, cheer, sports, or art, talents can come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone has a different point of view.
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Cheetah determined to show support for kids


Cheetah – that’s how everybody knows her. Juanita Norris’ nickname came to be when she was a small child and one of her cousins – Eddie Lawrence, who lives in Memphis now – couldn’t pronounce Juanita.
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Edmondsons share passion for children’s needs at Vardaman event

Pictured from left, back, are Denise Lee, Palmer Home Choir Director; Drake Bassett, Palmer Home CEO; Carter and Bettye Edmondson; Emily Ferril; Lynn Atkins, Palmer Home Development; Josh Whelan, Palmer Home Human Resources; front, Stephanie and Tim Jack Edmondson.                               Photos by Breana Caradine

The first time Stephanie and Tim Edmondson heard the children’s choir from Palmer Home perform, they knew it was something they wanted to help support.
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North, South Calhoun schools remembered

Dr. George McNamee and Albert Goodman, son of longtime North Calhoun principal A.D. Goodman, were among several who spoke at the dedication at Bruce Elementary.

Alumni of North and South Calhoun High Schools gathered on their respective campuses last Saturday to erect monuments, share memories and speak of the impact the schools had on their communities.
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Chris Williams was hooked from his first fire training experience

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Chris Williams never dreamed of becoming a fireman, but the idea of being able to help people did appeal to him.
“I just knew the main objective of the fire department was to help people and that meant a lot to me,” said Williams, who has served with Bruce and Chickenbone Fire Departments for nearly 20 years. “I can say we’ve helped a lot of people over the years.”
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Barbara Goodson still fulfilling her need to serve her community

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Barbara Goodson learned early in her professional career that service was her true calling.
“I’m just service oriented,” she said. “I really enjoy it.”
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Arrowheads fascination keeps Luke Andrews hunting


Luke Andrews’ fascination with finding arrowheads began five years ago while fishing in the Skuna River with his brother Chester Dover.
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