Archives for August 2017

Wesley Ruth

Wesley Bennett Ruth, 95, of Calhoun City, passed this life on August 31, 2017 at Baptist memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born May 29, 1922 in Slate Springs, to Issac Warner  and Lula Mae Ray Ruth. [Read more...]

Music Room

music room frontEddie Bollinger, Jeff Harmon and J.D. Long playing in the Music Room on Main Street in Vardaman. Read the related story in our features section.

Grace Fellowship Church ‘loves God and loves people’

John Warren is carrying a desktop computer into Grace Fellowship Church on this sunny afternoon to add to their growing computer lab. [Read more...]

Music Room Tuesdays entertain, uplift community

Walking down the sidewalk on Main Street in Vardaman on selective Tuesdays you can hear the strumming of a guitar and the smell of some good cooking.
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Trying to predict college football is a foolish task, so here we go

Forecasting college football seasons is a fool’s errand, but I’ve been called  worse than a fool so many times before. That includes last season when my prediction was that Ole Miss would win nine football games.
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Can’t stand still when they strike up the band

It was among the loudest cheers of the night at Carter Field in Vardaman last Friday – when the Bruce High School Marching Band finished their halftime performance. The loudest roar came from the home Vardaman stands, who showed great appreciation for the more than 100 students playing and marching so well.
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Warren’s car trouble softened by football contest win

Barnard Warren of Bruce was the winner of the football contest by tiebreaker over Jace Parker of Calhoun City, and Nathan Hood of Calhoun City.
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Hospital’s new facility will have state-of-the-art services

It will be another month before Baptist Hospital in Calhoun City is ready to open its new state-of-the-art offices and physical therapy facility, but Administrator James Franklin gave The Journal a tour of the new building last week.
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Plein Air artists to participate in Bruce project

Plein Air is coming to Bruce, which means over the next few weeks you may see a number of artists set up in different locations around town or out in the country capturing the scenery on canvas.
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School accreditation grades to be released in October with choice

Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday the district should receive its letter grade overall and for each school in October, and there will be a choice to be made.
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