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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Susan Hardin and daughters turn gift pillows into business

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Susan Hardin, of Calhoun City, has always considered herself a creative person. Now she’s getting to practice that creativity like never before with her new family business – The Little Birdie.
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Tammy Jackson’s love for art and animals fuels her creativity

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Tammy Jackson moved to Schoona Bottom, located in the far eastern section of Calhoun County, in 1995. It was a place she had visited all her life on holidays and in the summers.

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Walter Armstrong makes the old look new


Walter Armstrong’s upbringing taught him to appreciate things.
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Brenda Winter enjoys her flowers, music after career of traveling

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Brenda Winter witnessed some great views during her career of traveling with Kellwood, but today her favorite is from her back patio looking over her large collection of blooming plants.
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Steve Bryant feels at home in the garden

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Steve Bryant of the Old Town Community has been growing vegetables virtually his entire life. “We had big work horses when I was a kid, and I plowed behind them for days,” Bryant said. “That’s all we had, what we raised.”
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