Archives for April 2009

Gulledge’s Photography Grows Into More Than A Hobby

Tucked quietly inside a camouflage blind with only a small hole for his
camera lens, Steve Gulledge waits patiently for the first sight of
wildlife, looking for that perfect shot. More times than not, he gets
it. Gulledge, a lifelong outdoorsman and photography hobbyist, has
combined the two to establish himself among the best in the competitive
world of wildlife photography. His photos have appeared in countless
magazines, often gracing the cover and even on television.

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Beware The Ides Of April

May 4, 2000 – As I have paraphrased before, "Beware the Ides of April." Monday morning I was in Margaret Black's office, getting the papers to
file for an extension on filing final tax returns until later in the
She showed me how much to send with several different forms in various
envelopes. I didn't understand, stacked them in order and put them on
the rider's seat of the '94 Mercedes I traded for last year. I was driving home at a reasonable speed, when just about the time I
was past Eagle Hill, just south of Pittsboro, a deer crossed the road,
west to east, going full out.

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Alumni Game Deemed A Success

Bruce and Calhoun City played to a 12-12 tie in the schools’ first
alumni game, which was heralded as an "overwhelming success" by the

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Spring Football Begins

trojan_football.jpgSpring football practice started around the county Monday for Bruce,
Calhoun City and Vardaman. At Bruce's practice, Trojan LB Girraud Mingo
(11) closes in on ball-carrier Nick Smith. Linemen in the trenches
battling include Trent Spratlin and Michael Galloway at right. Behind
is Najee Shorter.

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Wildcats Advance In 1A Playoffs

Calhoun City completed the second round of the class 1A playoffs like
the first, with a two game sweep. The Wildcats rolled through Wheeler
in two games to set up a third round matchup with West Union beginning
Friday, May 1.

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Bruce’s ‘Successful’ Season Ends

The Bruce Trojans’ baseball season ended Friday night with a 7-3 loss to Belmont in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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TJ Morgan Advances to State Golf Tournament

Bruce’s TJ?Morgan will play for a Class 2A state title May 6-7 at the
Forest Country Club after winning the district title last week at The

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New Century Golf Tournament May 9

GFWC New Century Club of Calhoun City will host their 11th annual golf
tournament at Pine Hills Country Club in Derma Saturday, May 9.

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Martha Martin

The Martins hold their annual family reunion in conjunction with Ole
Miss homecoming weekend, and it has been at M.B. and Martha’s in
Vardaman for the past 10 years. It was held the previous 25 years at
his parents’, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Martin. Over the years, they have kept
some traditional tailgating foods like wrapped chicken strips, pizza
dip and BBQ made with her father’s sauce recipe.  The pizza dip is
always a favorite at all of their family gatherings and they serve it
with Fritos or Fritos Scoops chips. Martha got the recipe from her my
sister about 15 years ago.

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Crock Walls

David Earl “Crock” Walls, 54, of Calhoun City, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Calhoun Health Services. He was born June 13, 1954 in Vardaman, the son of Colon Durell Walls and Tillie Lorene Dye Walls. He was disabled and was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.