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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Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City on Monday

The annual Egg Bowl Run returns to Calhoun City next Monday, Nov. 19 with Mississippi State and Ole Miss ROTC members running the game ball from Starkville to Oxford.

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John Willoughby

John Calhoun Willoughby, 88, of Bruce,  passed away, Friday November 9, 2018 at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home. [Read more...]

Jeanette King

Jeanette Collins King, of Bruce, passed away November 12, 2018 following an extended illness. [Read more...]

‘City Christmas parade set; Buddy Benches will soon be delivered

The Calhoun City Chamber is busy planning for the Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas Parade.

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Lady Wildcats, Trojans collect wins on hardwood

The Lady Wildcats defeated Oxford and Bruce Trojans topped Houston in basketball action last week.

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Calendar of Events

Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, Nov. 15,  at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church.  John Burgess Stone  will talk about growing up in Coffeeville and life in the military.  Refreshments served, and visitors are welcome.

Stan Evans, the late Bruce Chief of Police, will be memorialized Friday, Nov. 16 at the Bruce Gym, during halftime of the Lady Trojans’ game with a sign to be hung at that time. Game time is 6 p.m.

maximum championship wrestling superstars Saturday, Nov. 17 at Yalobusha County Multi-Purpose Building, 18025 Hwy. 7, Coffeeville. Doors open 6 p.m. Bell time 7 p.m. General Adm. $10.

David Murphree Chapter Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Los Encinos Restaurant in Bruce. Guests are welcome.

A.D. Goodman scholarship banquet November 24 at 7 p.m. at Saint Luke Masonic Lodge in Bruce. Briana pulliam is the 2018 recipient. Donations are $20. FMI call 662-550-0624 or 662-983-0569.

Bruce lions Club Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 4:30 p.m. from Bruce High School. Parade theme is “A Barnyard Christmas.” Rose Wells will be Grand Marshal. Individuals, groups, vehicles and floats are invited to participate. No cost to participate in the parade. Each float will receive expense money. Prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place floats as chosen by the judges. All participants must register by calling Jerry Janci at 662-412-2029 by the deadline of Saturday, Nov. 24.

santa will be on the Bruce square Saturday, Dec. 1 before the Christmas parade, from 2-3:30 p.m.

BIG CREEK’S 19th REDNECK CHRISTMAS PARADE will be Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. (Line up 5 p.m.) rain or shine. Prizes for 1st and  2nd ($100 and $50). 

pre-christmas banquet December 15 at 6 p.m. at multi-purpose building in Pittsboro. Sponsored by Lawrence Woodard Lodge and Lawrence Woodard Court. Tickets $10.

•FRIENDS Holiday Silent Auction... Jesse Yancy Memorial Library annual FRIENDS Holiday Silent Auction is underway and bidding will close Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m.  Any donated items appreciated. Proceeds go to FRIENDS of the Jesse Yancy Memorial Library.  

•Calhoun Lighthouse Missions can do small home repair jobs for the elderly, single parent, disabled or widowed. Applications at Calhoun Baptist Association. Call Jeremy White for info, 662-316-9695.

•Local home of Bluesman Leo ‘Bud’ Welch is open for touring. Leo Welch Jr., of Bruce, opens the home Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. until. Artwork, guitars, posters, and other memorabilia. Call 800-8127. 

#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. 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 or non-perishable foods donations all throughout the year. Call 983-4600 or mail donations to P.O. Box 206, Bruce, MS 38915. 

Disabled American Veterans and the DAV Auxiliary #26 meet the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to eat. Meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City.  DAV Membership is open to any veteran wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war.

•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.

•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.