Calendar of Events

•EXCEL SUMMER LEARNING still has a spot open. Program underway through June 29 for students in grades 1st-6th. Focus on reading and math skills. Cost $60. For info call (662)628-5165 or (662)542-2449, or email ExcelCalhounCounty@outlook.com.

•Bruce VFW will be open Friday and Saturday night, June 15-16. Karaoke, dance, DJ and music. Kitchen/canteen will be open. Door fee $5. Proceeds to the VFW to community projects. Everyone welcome.

•4-H Sewing and Advanced Club will meet Monday, June 18 from 9-11 a.m. at Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.

•Pieces and PatcheS CLUB will meet Monday, June 18 at 1 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.

•Jesse Yancy Memorial Library next Family Night at the Square Theater is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Slightly Off-Beat Musical Magic Show, featuring magic, puppets and storytelling for children presented by Dorian LaChance. Program free and open to public.

•Yalobusha Historical Society will meet Thursday, June 21, at 2 p.m. in its headquarters, the former Coffeeville Presbyterian Church. Speaker is Roy Bennett Stevens, who will share his memories of Bryant and Bruce. Refreshments served, and visitors are welcome.

•THROWBACK THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET will be every Thursday night from 4-7 p.m. through September. For info, call 983-2222.

•Master Gardeners and Gardeners Delight will meet Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.

•WILTON & MYRTLE (JOBLIN) JENKINS reunion will be Saturday, June 30 from 10 am.-4 p.m. at the Bruce Community Building. Bring a covered dish.

•Calhoun County Agriculture High School and Derma School will have a reunion Saturday, June 30, at Derma Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Derma. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. For info, contact Judy Tedford, 662-628-8864.

•BECKETT REUNION Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. until at the Bruce Community Center. Friends and family invited.

•ASTON REUNION Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. until at the American Legion in Calhoun City. All invited.

•LEDBETTER FAMILY REUNION Saturday, June 16, at Banner Baptist Church Family Life Center. All descendants of Jake Morris Ledbetter and his family, other family and friends, are invited to attend from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Potluck meal. Bring old photos and memorabilia you wish to share.

•BRUCE SAWMILL FESTIVAL will be Friday and Saturday, July 13-14 with arts and crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, run, car show and other activities. For vendor space or more information, call the Bruce Chamber of Commerce, 983-2222.

•Calhoun County Fair Adult & Youth Exhibit Books…Calhoun County Fair Association invites everyone to enter exhibits in the county fair July 16-21. Exhibits books are available at the Extension Office and public libraries at Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman.

•FAIREST OF THE FAIR PAGEANT… Calhoun County Fairest of the Fair pageant is Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro. Contest open to participants from any county. Register anytime between now and the start of pageant. Entry fee: Beauty/Photogenic $25, Photogenic $10, Beauty $15. Contestants must wear Western wear. 2017 winners are eligible to compete only if they move up to the next age group. Age divisions: Girls– 0-12 months, 13-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-8 year, 9-11 years,12-15 years, 16-18 years. Boys– 0-12 months, 13-23 months, 2-3 years 4-6 years.

•Calhoun County Fair 4-H/FFA Beef Cattle Show will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at Agri-Center in Pittsboro, Tuesday, July 17. The show will begin at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Trent Barnett at 662-412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair 4-H/FFA Swine Show will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Calhoun County Agri-Center in Pittsboro, Tuesday, July 17. The show will begin at 11:00 a.m.Everyone is welcome to come watch the show. FMI contact Trent Barnett at Calhoun County Extension Office at 662-412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair 4-H/FFA Meat Goat SHOW will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Agri-Center in Pittsboro, Wednesday, July 18. The show will begin at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Trent Barnett at 662-412-3177.

•Calhoun County Fair Biscuit Making… Calhoun County Happy Homemakers MHV club will be making homemade biscuits at the Calhoun County Fair July 19-20 at 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy this homemade biscuit making demonstration and a free sample. For information contact Trent Barnett at at 662-412-3177.

•4-H Pot Luck Supper at the Fair… Calhoun County 4-H will have a Pot Luck Supper Thursday, July 19 from 5-7 p.m. for $5 a plate. Come to the Calhoun County Multi-Purpose Building to purchase your supper plate. This is a 4-H fundraiser project. For more information contact Trent Barnett at 662-412-3177.

•County Fair Pet Show… Children under age 18 are invited to enter their pets in the Calhoun County Fair Pet Show Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Pittsboro. No entry fee. For info, call the Extension Office at 662-412-3177. Entry forms may be picked up at Extension Office or filled out before contest.

•CALHOUN COUNTY FAIR BAKING/CANDY CONTEST with adult and youth divisions will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Pittsboro Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 21. Registration from 11 a.m. to noon. Categories include breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and candy. Call the Extension Office (412-3177) for more information and an exhibit book.

•Calhoun County Fair Pony Pull contest will be held at the Calhoun County Fair at the Agri-Center in Pittsboro Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. All are invited.

•Calhoun County Fair Rodeo… Professional Cowboys Association (PCA) Sanctioned rodeo will be July 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in bull riding, bareback horses, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Kids’ activities offered.

•annual Ferguson Family Reunion will be Sunday, June 24 at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro beginning at 10:30 a.m. Descendants of Thomas Newton and Zara McGreger Ferguson as well as other relatives and friends are invited. Day will include fellowship, reminiscing and door prizes with a pot luck lunch at noon.

•Carl Bryant Retirement Reception will be Tuesday, June 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building in Pittsboro. Carl began his career with NRCS in 1976 and has continued for 42 years. Everyone is invited.

•armstrong, bounds, covington, shaw & Westmoreland family reunion August 31-September 2 in Grenada. Early registration ends June 30. Contact persons, Rev. Judy Horton 662-829-9090 or Stella Gunn 662-631-0115.

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

•MHV Council meeting Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. during the fair at the Multi-Purpose Building in Pittsboro.

•Oxford writes presents Word Perfect Selfie as part of the 2018 Art-er Limits Fringe Festival at The Powerhouse August 10, and featuring self-published authors. Authors register by July 31 by messaging the Oxford Writes Facebook (www.facebook.com/oxfordwrites) page with name, phone, email contact information, list of book or books authored and photograph of book. Authors will visit with Fringe Fest participants at The Powerhouse, 413 S. 14th Street between 5:30-6:30 p.m. after brief program. Table available for sale of books by all authors.

•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. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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

•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. 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.

•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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