Archives for July 2008

Eddie McKinney

Eddie Dean McKinney, 57, of Vardaman, died Sunday, July 27, 2008 at his home. He was born September 1, 1950 in Calhoun County. He was of the Baptist faith, and he was a brick mason.

Vaudie Chrestman

Vaudie Murphree Chrestman, 94, of Bruce, died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born March 9, 1914 in Bruce, the daughter of Charles Greenberry and Della Sherman Murphree. She was involved in community and church work, and was previously a  Sunday School and Bible School teacher, school bus driver, cafeteria employee and community mid-wife.

Euris Allred

Euris Murphree Allred, 83, of Bruce, died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at BMH-NM in Oxford. She was born October 4, 1924 in Bruce, the daughter of Eugene O. and Laura Adell Thompson Murphree. She was a homemaker and member of Old Town Baptist Church.

Lola Catherine Jones

Lola Catherine Jones, age 65, of Red Oak, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Kindred Care Hospital in Mansfield.  She was born June 4, 1943 in Leland, Ms. to Clyde Oliver and Lila Faye Edwards Oliver. In November 1961 Lola married Walter Ray Jones in Florence, Al. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Waxahachie for the past ten years and the Gideons International Ladies Auxiliary. She was a terrific housewife and loved to scrapbook. Lola was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved the Lord. She will be greatly missed.

Quite A Day At The Colonel’s Quarters

With the help of many friends and family I managed to survive grandson
Marshall Bailey’s wedding to Whitney Nelson of Caruthersville, MO, on
the 19th at the Colonel’s Quarters near Oxford.

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Man of Many Hats

mark_ferguson0.jpgJudge Mark Ferguson stays busy serving as County Justice Court Judge,
Vardaman Town Judge, Bruce Park Director, and Boll Weevil Eradication
Specialist – a combination he says fits him "perfectly."

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Vo-Tech Receives Grant, Equipment

Superintendent Mike Moore told the Calhoun County School Board that the
district has received a $173,423 grant to help purchase
state-of-the-art equipment for the county’s new Career and Technical
Center (vo-tech).

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Superintendent Says ‘Nothing Scary’ About MCT Results

Calhoun County Superintendent Mike Moore said there is nothing
surprising about the recent announcement that Mississippi students
didn't perform as well as in the past on last year’s curriculum tests.

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Neshoba County Fair Political Speaking Schedule

Gov. Haley Barbour, Sen. Roger Wicker and U.S. Senate candidate abnd former governor Ronnie Musgrove are among the featured speakers at the 2008 Neshoba County Fair.

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Court Asked To Drop Charges In Bribery Attempt

U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee has asked the court to dismiss remaining
charges against attorney Richard "Dickie'' Scruggs and two others
ensnared in a judicial bribery scheme.

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