Calendar of Events

•Food Drive… Kindred at Home is partnering with the Calhoun County Baptist Association Food Pantry for their 14th annual Food Drive during August. Items can be dropped off at Kindred at 104 Legion Ave. in Calhoun City or call 662-628-6657. No perishable items.

•4-H Kids in the Kitchen club meeting is Thursday, Aug. 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Yalobusha County Historical Society will host Mississippi State Federation of Historical Societies Thursday, Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the corner of Depot and Center St, Coffeeville. Registration 10 a.m.
Buffet lunch at noon, YCHS History, Chris Morgan 1 p.m., YCHS Cemetery Repair, Mike Worsham 1:15 p.m. Ann Simmons, Pres. Federation of MS State Societies 1:45. Speaker at 2 p.m. is Lt. Col. Phillip Tillman, retired Airforce and a native of Tillatoba. He will talk about the 1944 World War II plane crash near Tillatoba. All invited.

•Down South Band live blues R&B Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Admission is $10.

•BENEFIT FOR KENNY HAMILTON Saturday, August 18 at Vardaman Community Center. Music and serving begins at 4 p.m. Auction and 6 p.m. Fried fish and spaghetti plates, $10. Kenny is battling bladder and lung cancer.

•Calhoun Pieces and Patches Quilt club will meet on Monday, Aug. 20. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information on participating in the MHV Quilt Activities.

•4-H Handy Helpers club meeting is Tuesday August 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•BOOK SIGNING... Jesse Yancy Memorial Library will host a booksigning with Calhoun City native and attorney Sonny Clanton Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. He will be introducing and signing copies of his debut novel, “Mr. Joab’s Will.”Light refreshments served. The public is encouraged to attend.

•Elderly Financial Abuse Seminar is set for Thursday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Front Porch, Main Street, Vardaman. Elizabeth Hamm, BancorpSouth Wealth Management, will be speaking. Contact Sherry Williams 662-682-7501 or J.J. Winter 662-983-7385 for more information. Public is invited. No charge.

•LIFT, INC. will hold a Public Hearing Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Lift office, at 10 a.m. at 166 Shannon St. Pittsboro. The hearing is to get input on the programs operatured by Lift– LIHEAP, CSBG, Weatherization and ECIP. The public is invited. For additional info, call 842-9511 or 412-2222.

•James Caulder Donations... A bank account has been set up to help James Caulder at Renasant Bank in Calhoun City. Caulder lost all his belongings in a house fire and has been hospitalized.

•JIMMY & JAN COKER BENEFIT Saturday, Aug. 25 at Methodist Corner in Calhoun City. Entertainment at 4 p.m. Pulled pork plates, $10, begins at 4 p.m. Auction at 6 p.m. T-shirts $15. He is a liver transplant recipient. For info, call Patricia Vance 662-628-1398 or 662-983-8538.

•Child caregivers training class Bringing Literacy to Life in the Classroom will be Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8-10 a.m. at the MSU Extension Office at the Multi-Purpose Building, 18025 Hwy 7, Coffeeville. Registration is $5, check or money order (no cash). Deadline to register and pay fee is Tuesday, Aug. 21. To register, contact Pamela Redwine, 662-675-2730 or email:

•4-H Advanced Sewing club meeting is Monday, Aug. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Call 662-412-3177 for more information.

•Calhoun County Extension office Master Gardeners and MHV Gardeners Delight club will be meeting Monday Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Topic will be controlling insect pests in the lawn and garden.

•armstrong, bounds, covington, shaw & Westmoreland family reunion August 31-September 2 in Grenada. Contact persons, Rev. Judy Horton 662-829-9090 or Stella Gunn 662-631-0115.

•Calhoun Academy 50th anniversary celebration Sept. 7-8. All past homecoming queens will be recognized at Sept. 7 homecoming game. School reunion Sept. 8 beginning at 4 p.m. with meet and greet, meal at 5 p.m. and live entertainment.

•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 on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until. Artwork, guitars, posters, and other memorabilia. Call 800-8127 for info.

•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 Veterans Day Program program Monday, Nov. 12, on the Calhoun City square.  Contact Billie Hitt at 662 637 2211 or or 541 Hwy 8 West Calhoun City, MS 38916.

•#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.

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