Sandra Alvarado

Sandra Alvarado of Vardaman said her Thanksgiving will have a Mexican twist this year.

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Veterans’ Day program stirs family memories

They are visions burned into my brain from my childhood, unforgettable. 

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Ball game leads to shopping in Philly

I was pretty excited when I heard Calhoun City’s road game last Friday was going to be in Union. That meant a fall shopping trip to Philadelphia, something I never get to do.

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Hyde-Smith, Espy runoff will have national flavor

STARKVILLE – As it happened on Nov. 6, the pollsters on both sides were uncannily accurate in their predictions that Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy would run a close first and second in the open primary and leave Republican challenger Chris McDaniel a distant third with Democrat Tobey Bartee bringing up the rear.

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Don’t diddle around with the Constitution

ROLLING FORK — Thanks to election year hype on the always hot button issue of immigration, combined with yet another indication of presidential indifference to the nation’s founding document, I have heard and read more about the 14th Amendment in the past month than I have since a very long-ago Constitutional Law class.

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Mayor’s Cup Winner

Mary Keyser, center, earned the Mayor’s Cup this year from Mayor James Casey for her Sweet Potato Tube Cake. Keyser also won two other first place ribbons, two second places and a third. Melissa Edmondson, left, earned a first place prize for her sweet potato cake.

Veterans Day

Elbie Wayne Dickerson, Larry Goodwin and Joe Carnaggio were among the purple heart recipients honored at Monday’s Veterans’ Day service in Calhoun City.

Veterans’ Day speakers focus on remembrance, thankfulness, peace

Brigadier General John Rhodes told a large audience at the Veterans’ Day program at the American Legion in Calhoun City Monday that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are uniquely American.

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Sweet Potato Queens

SWEET POTATO QUEENS and king recognized at the banquet in Vardaman last Saturday were, front, from left, Mallie Kate Kendall, Eva Kay Hood, Andi Mae Stroup, Jillian Rose Herod; back, Parker Grace Long, Zoey Claire Crowley, Abi Nix holding Charles Mark Gonzalez, and Alayna Nicole Murphree. We’ll have full pageant pictures in next week’s CCJ.    

Calhoun City square, Hwy. 8 bridges set for repair work from MDOT

The Calhoun City Square will get fresh pavement within the next few years.

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