Archives for October 2012

Haden Pounds of Calhoun City will be scaring lots of people for Halloween. He was among the many participating in the costume contest at Octoberfest. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Oliver Henry Poe

Oliver Henry Poe, 84, of Big Creek, died October 29, 2012 at his home. He was born November 2, 1927 in Big Creek, the son of Henry and Cora Johnson Poe. He was a farmer and member of Big Creek Baptist Church, and had been a Mason for over 50 years.

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September unemployment rate in Calhoun 9.1%

Calhoun County's unemployment rate increased slightly in September to 9.1%, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Harold Lee Herl Sr.

Harold Lee Herl, Sr., 77, Hernando, died October 29, 2012 at   Baptist Memorial Hospital- Desoto Center-Southaven. He was born;   March 11, 1935 in  Ashtabula, Oh., the son of Harold and Freda Brydle Herl. He was a graduate of Ashtabula H.S., Ashtabula, and deacon of Jackson Chapel Church in Hernando. He was retired from the U.S. Navy of 20 years where he earned his Bush Pilot Wings. In civil service he taught jet engine repair in Saudia Arabia for two years. He was a member of V.F.W., was a Mason, Scottish Rite Shriner and Yorkrite Shriner.

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Mildred Morgan Pearson

Mildred Morgan Pearson, last daughter born to Martha Eliza Saxon and Walter L. Morgan of Calhoun County, September 30, 1911, died October 27, 2012, at age 101 years, 27 days. She had two siblings, Anna Morgan and Movelle Morgan Mayfield. All had preceded her in death. She had two nephews, Temple and Carl Mayfield and two great-nieces. Only Carl and the two great–nieces survive.

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Tyler Kilcrease, Bucky Lee and Connie Rogers recently earned EMR certification with the Chicknbone Fire Department. Not pictured are W.D. Newlin and Perry McCormick who also earned their certification. Photo by Joel McNeece

School board agrees to hire an assistant band director at Bruce

Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday night a search is underway for an assistant band director at Bruce.

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Jill and Steve Ferguson, of Bruce, were awarded first overall prize in the Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by the 20th Century Club of Bruce. Pictured is Jill Ferguson with her granddaughters Joley and Josey Clark. Photo by Joel McNeece

Fergusons win first overall in decorating contest

The Fergusons, Masseys, Popes and The Beauty Den were among the winners win the Fall Decorating Contest in Bruce.

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Brackets released for Class 2A football playoffs

Brackets for Class 2A high school football playoffs have ben released with Region 1-2A winner Bruce hosting Simmons and Calhoun City hosting O'bannon in the opening round.

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