Ballot is set for Nov. 6 election

The ballot is set for the Nov. 6 general election with five contested races for most of the county. Districts three and four will have six as each of them will have a school board election as well.

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CCHS Library gets literacy grant 

Calhoun City School Library was recently awarded a $1,500 Dollar General Literacy Grant. The Wildcats Clawing Toward Literacy will purchase high/low books offering a diverse collection to meet the interest and needs of students 5th-12th grade. Books will include fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and biographies. Audio books for special education students will also be purchased with the grant funds. Back, Adrianna Hughes, Akire’a Moore and Librarian Kim Parker, who applied for the grant; center Jordyn Scott, Casey Laster, Kenny Shumpert and Jervarous Hoskins; front, Jace Hubbard, Kaden Denton and Adrien Toliver.

Welch among Toyota-Haley Barbour scholarships, MSU

Through the generosity of Toyota Manufacturing Mississippi and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Mississippi State University is recognizing six new freshmen with prestigious Toyota-Haley Barbour Scholarships for the fifth consecutive year.

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Tedford’s Treasure & Snack Box Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting for Tedford’s Treasure and Snack Box was held last Friday morning. Cynthia Tedford, second from left,  owns the business which sells clothing, hair products, jewelry, purses and popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and nachos. From left, Jennifer Milliner, Tutu Creation, who had a pop-up shop on ribbon cutting day, Tedford, Bruce Chamber President Theresa Nicks, Bruce Alderman Steve Nelson, Robbie Winter, Renasant Bank, and Dwanise Guy, who had a pop-shop for her Paparazzi Jewelry. The business is open Tuesday-Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-5. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Tony Bryant

Anthony Hayden “Tony” Bryant, 64, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford after a lengthy illness. [Read more...]

Calendar of Events

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. the at the Multi-Purpose Building. 

Yalobusha County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Sept. 20,  at 2 p.m. in its headquarters the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. Speaker is Grady White,  authority on  Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians. Refreshments served, visitors are welcome.

Bruce VFW  program for POW/MIA Military members September 21 at 6 p.m. All are invited. For info, call Deborah Aston 662-786-1545 or Emily Henry (662) 800-9494. Karaoke Friday night at 8 p.m. Karaoke, DJ, dance night at Bruce VFW will be Saturday night at 6 p.m.

•MHV Pieces and Patches will quilt at the Multi-Purpose Building Monday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. 

•Master Gardeners and Gardener’s Delight will meet Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Jeffery’s. 

•Fair Board Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept, 25 at 6:30 p.m. the at the Multi-Purpose Building.

•BRUCE FINE ARTS CLUB SALAD LUNCHEON Friday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bruce First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Dine in or carry out. Ticket price $7. All proceeds to American Heart Association.

McQuay’s 10th Annual Retiree Reunion is Thursday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. at the Gore Springs Community Center.  All retired McQuay employees and spouses as well as spouses of deceased retirees are invited. If you like, bring a finger food or dessert. Drinks  provided.  Donations to cover rental and other expenses.

Bruce High School Class of 1971 47th Year Reunion is Saturday, Oct 13 at 6: p.m. at the  Museum on the Bruce Square. For information contact Becki Prewett, 662-983-7207 or Debbie Dunn, 662-983-4918.

•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. 

 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.

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.


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.

•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.

To submit items for the calendar,

call 983-2570, fax 983-7667 or email to: 

Supervisors discuss potential schedule for fire department payments

Board President Barney Wade encouraged the county board of supervisors to establish two definitive dates every year – one in the spring and another in the fall – in which the county releases payments to each of the fire departments in the county during their meeting in Pittsboro last week.

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Vardaman Mini Cheer

Cheer camp in Vardaman culminated with the min-cheerleaders performing at halftime of the Rams' football game last Friday night. See more pictures from their performance in this week's CCJ.

Calhoun City comes up inches short at Water Valley

A close call on a two-point conversion was the difference in Calhoun City’s 14-13 loss at Water Valley last Friday.

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Bruce suffers second straight loss at South

The Bruce Trojans are two-thirds of the way through what coach Clint Faust called “murderers’ row.” 

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