Bruce Chamber of Commerce works on goals for new year

New Bruce Chamber president Theresa Nicks talked to the Chamber about developing short and long term goals and setting up an operations manual at the regular meeting of the Chamber Monday.
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Grain bin rescue workshop planned

PITTSBORO, Miss. -- Emergency responders and farmers will learn grain bin safety practices and rescue procedures during two workshops on April 17.
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Memorable night of tie in the typewriter

CLARKSDALE—You know you are getting old when you remember a really great story, only to realize that most of the folks it features are no longer still around to enjoy its retelling.
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Legislative Breakfast

Vardaman FFA attended the Legislative Breakfast in Jackson at the State Capitol on recently. Attending were, front, Jayla Culpepper, Amiah Webb, Andres Flores, Wendarius Townsend; back FFA Advisor Amanda Taylor, Rep. Jim Beckett, Dillon Williams, Eric Solis, Dakota Murphree, Palmer Earnest, Tanner Havens, Devin Stafford, Zach Pettit and Sen. Russell Jolly.

Stewart earns Rotary honor

The Bruce Rotary Youth Leader for March is J.P. Stewart, son of Billy Jack and Paige Stewart. His activities are: ranks fourth in his class; principal’s honor roll, 4 yrs.; Beta Club, 4 yrs.; member of varsity baseball, 4 yrs.; voted Most School Spirit;voted Most Talented; and attends Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

Stoddard makes most of every chance to improve

Every day on the softball diamond for Calhoun City senior Landyn Stoddard is an opportunity to improve.
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Lady Rams top Charleston, Bruce

Vardaman hammered Charleston 17-2 last Thursday with Maddie Terrell hitting for the cycle with a single, double, triple and home run.
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Gray homers Wildcats past Delta; Langford leads Lady ‘Cats over Valley

Calhoun City defeated Delta Academy 11-1 Saturday. Jo Gray had two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs. Hayden Goodson and Cameron Yarbrough each had two hits, including a double. Walker Hardin had two hits and three RBIs. McGreger Lee also hit a double. Walker Hardin pitched all six innings allowing one hit and no earned runs.
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Trojans beat Booneville; Lady Trojans host county tournament Saturday

The Bruce Trojans defeated Booneville 8-6 last Wednesday afternoon.
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Calendar of Events

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen club meeting is Thursday, Mar. 22 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for information.

•Salad Luncheon... Fine Arts Club of Bruce will have their Annual Spring Salad Luncheon Friday, Mar. 23 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at Bruce First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $7, dine in or carry out. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society.

•VS Hospital charity cruise March 24 in Columbus at 2850 7th Ave. N from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. First, second and third awards for cars and bikes $20 entry fee. For info, call Columbus VFW 662-549-3360.

•Easter Egg Decorating Contest will be held at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library. Entries should be brought to the library Monday, Mar. 26 to be judged. They may be real eggs as long as they are hard-boiled, or anything shaped like an egg and decorated. Three top winners will receive prizes at a Storytime presented by Lee Glass on Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 3 p.m.

•4-H Advanced Sewing club meeting will be held Monday, Mar. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for information.

•LOW MAINTENANCe LANDSCAPE PROGRAM... Calhoun County Extension office & Master Gardeners will be hosting Dr. Jeff Wilson, MSU Extension Horticulture Specialist, Monday, Mar. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call the Calhoun County Extension office at 662-412-3177 if you would like to attend. Everyone invited; program is free.

•Calhoun Master Gardener & MHV Gardener Delight club meetings will be Monday, Mar. 26 at 6:30 P.M. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for information.

•Pesticide applicator training will be Tuesday, Mar. 27, at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 (check or money order) per person, and you must bring your driver’s license or PAT certification number (no longer use SSN# as identification). Training will be the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. For more info, please call 662-412-3177.

•Calhoun City Public Library will be closed Friday, Mar. 30.

•Calhoun Grandparents’ Rights Assn. meeting will be April 3 at the Jesse Yancy Library in Bruce at 7 p.m. The aim of the group is to change Mississippi laws for grandparents’ visitation rights. For info, email Melba Hardin at or see the Calhoun Grandparents Rights facebook page.

•O. L. Alexander Family reunion (son of James Wardlaw Alexander) will be Saturday, Apr. 14 at noon at the Vardaman Community Center, Hwy 41 North of Vardaman. Pot luck lunch. All are invited.

•grain bin rescue workshop... Emergency responders and farmers will learn grain bin safety practices and rescue procedures during two workshops April 17 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Training for producers and farm laborers is from 2-4 p.m. A 5 p.m. dinner will precede the 6-9 p.m. workshop. Firefighters and other first responders will learn how to safely remove someone trapped in a bin. Turnout gear is required. Three hours of educational credit will be given through the Mississippi State Fire Academy. No cost or pre-registrations required. Email MSU Extension agent Trent Barnett for more information at

•Sabougla/Slate Springs VFD trail ride and Community Benefit. Saturday, Apr. 21. Robert and Judy Doolittle, 217, CR 380, Calhoun City. For info, contact Robert Doolittle 662-800-1271, Jess Moore 662-628-9727, Joe Youngblood 662-628-9301. All proceeds to go Sabougla/Slate Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

•BEnefit program for Jessie Ellen Jones April 22 at 5 p.m. at the multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. Sponsored by Calhoun County Community Outreach, president Lee Ezell. For info, 662-412-2418 or 983-2207.

•BRUCE HIGH CLASSES OF 1958-59 will have a reunion July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Bruce Museum. All classmates, their family and friends are invited. RSVP by calling Danny Caldwell at 662-401-0010 or email

•Purple Heart Award Recipients… all active duty military and all veterans from Calhoun County who have received the Purple Heart Award and family of deceased veterans who received the Purple Heart Award are being sought for a special Veterans Day Program program Monday, Nov. 12, on the Calhoun City square of Calhoun.  Please contact Billie Hitt, Adjutant for the Disabled American Veterans at 662 637 2211 or or 541 Hwy 8 West Calhoun City, MS 38916.

•SOUTH CALHOUn HEAD START CENteR is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year for children ages 3-4 and Early HeadStart ages 0 month-36 months on or before Sept 1. Applications are being accepted from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. For info call 628-6585 or stop by the center in Calhoun City.

•#RECOVERY MEETS EVERY Thursday night at 7 p.m. Vardaman First Baptist Church Fellowships Hall. This is a Bible study based on the 12-Step Program. All are welcome. For info call Jerry Murphree 662-414-1107

•Tai Chi classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Calhoun City Public Library. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise to increase balance and flexibility. No charge. Contact Patsy Zeidman at 662-628-1378 or the Calhoun City Public Library at 662-628-6331.

•OUR DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY accepts monetary non-perishable foods donations all throughout the year. Call 983-4600 or mail donations to P.O. Box 206, Bruce, MS 38915.

•FREE ADULT READING AND WRITING HELP... Bruce First Baptist Church is enrolling adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading ability. Each learner will be matched with their own private tutor for confidential tutoring sessions lasting approximately one hour per week. No charge for the tutoring, but small fee for workbook. All tutors certified by the MS Baptist Literacy Missions Board. For information, call the church office. 662-983-2218.

•Republican Party meets the third Tuesday in each month courthouse at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

•DOG?LOVERS! LEAGUE?FOR?NO-KILL?SHELTER meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the dog shelter on S. Thompson St. For info, call 983-7471.

•DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWAL station is open in Pittsboro every third Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old tax assessor’s office/church building near entrance to the Multi-Purpose Building on Hwy 9.

•LOOSA SCHOONA CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet the second Monday of each month from September through May at Jeffery’s on Bruce Square at 2:30 p.m. Meal is Dutch treat.

•CALHOUN?VETERANS SERVICE?OFFICER Robert Gosa is at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. until. Call for appointment, 628-1933 or 983-9328.

•FOSTER/ADOPT?PROGRAM... safe and stable families are sought in Calhoun County for foster families. Call 628-412-3183 for info about the Mississippi Department of Human Services Resource program.

•CALHOUN CITY AMERICAN LEGION POST #50 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 50 meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Meal at 6:30 p.m.

•WEIGHT?WATCHERS?IN BRUCE meets every Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Jody’s Dance Studio.

•ANTIOCH LODGE 549... first Monday at 7:30 p.m.

•BRUCE VFW & AUXILIARY MONTHLY meet second Saturday of each month. Pot luck meal at 1 p.m. Meeting at 2 p.m. To rent building, call Robert Henry 835-9726.

•BRUCE?LIONS?CLUB meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Pizza Palace at noon.

•NARCOTICS?ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, 38 CR?257, Bruce.

•SONS?OF?CONFEDERATE?VETERANS &?Order of the Confederate Roses meet every third Thursday at 6 p.m. All are invited.

•CALHOUN?CITY?ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Methodist Church, Calhoun City. For info, call 628-4222.

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