Mac Hester to be remembered with flag on top of Mt. Everest

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A flag will be planted on top of Mt. Everest in memory of Walter Macree “Mac” Hester, IV.
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Lois Mays believes she’s a better person because of her battle with breast cancer

Breast cancer survivor Lois Mays, center, with her family, front, from left, her sister Helen Heard, granddaughter Taylor Bowles, Mays, granddaughter Peyton Herrod, granddaughter Kriestan Zinn, daughter Marquita Mays Herrod, niece Kimberly Posley; back, sister-in-law Pam Penson and daughter Renee Bowles.

October is an emotional month for Lois Mays of Derma. A month historically known for Halloween has in more recent years become draped in pink as part of the national breast cancer awareness campaign.
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Velvet Tillman uses dance as form of ministry


During the week, many of us in the Bruce community may see Velvet Tillman in her professional role as Customer Service Representative at Bancorp South in Bruce.
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Jon Bland brings hard work, discipline to fast growing Bruce band

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Band didn’t exactly come naturally to Jon Bland.
“I wasn’t a very good player, average at best,” Bland said of his days of playing trombone in his youth. But what he may have lacked in natural talent, he more than made up for with hard work.
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New county dance team looking to entertain this basketball season

Precious Thompson and Aretha Herrod

Area basketball games this winter will have a new form of entertainment on the court in the name of the Calhoun County Prancers.
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Vardaman’s Larry Gann utilizing old school approach to restore proud program

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It was an unseasonably cool Mississippi evening in mid-September and Larry Gann searched for the right words to address his Vardaman football team.
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New Liberty to host annual stew cooking this Saturday

R.T. Ramage, Grover Edington and Steve Ramage are among those that will gather this Saturday for the annual stew cooking at the old New Liberty Schoolhouse.
Photo by Joel McNeece

Every year in October a small group gathers to make stew at the old New Liberty Schoolhouse three miles west of Vardaman.
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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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