Aqua Queen

See all the winners from Thursday's Aqua Queen pageant in next week's CCJ. Among the winners were: 0-11 months girls: Rae Ann Bunch, first alternate and Most Photogenic, daughter of Lee and Megan Bunch; Mattie Jon Ganger, second, Bronson and Nicole Ganger; Adalynn Wright, winner, Adam and Brittney Wright.

Sawmill Festival Queen

Mary Alon James is the 2018 Bruce Sawmill Festival Queen. She is the daughter of Cassie Ferguson and Tommy James Jr. Mary Alon will welcome all to the festival Friday evening at the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Photo by Joel McNeece

Old Gold returns to Bruce

Bruce Football Coach Clint Faust, like the other sports at the school, are transitioning back to the traditional “old gold” as part of the uniforms. It will be apparent in these new “throwback uniforms” the team will wear for several games this year with a plan to eventually shift to the look full time when they can get a matching helmet. Photo by Joel McNeece

Barnett competes at State Horse Show

Hayden Barnett with his Champion Pony Mare at the State Championship 4-H Horse Show. Hayden Barnett participated in Junior Reining, won 1st place in pony halter mares and received Champion Pony Halter Mare.

Fourth of July

Brad and Melissa Logan were among those participating in the July 4th Boom Parade around the Bruce Square Wednesday. A big crowd turned out for music, food, games and fireworks on the square.

Funk Monster

Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster will be the headline entertainment at this year’s Bruce Sawmill Festival taking the stage Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

State Championship 4-H Horse Show

4-H youth Kara Pettit, Josie Gregory and Laura McGreger were among participants in the Mississippi State Championship 4-H Horse Show in Jackson recently. Kara participated in 12-13 year old age group poles. Josie Gregory participated in 8-11 year old poles, participated in 8-11 year old stake race and got 9th place in 8-11 year old barrel racing. Laura McGreger got 8th place in 12-13 year old age group poles, 6th place in 12-13 year old barrel racing and 9th place in 12-13 year old stake race.

Fourth of July

Isabella King, daughter of Melissa and Brett King, got a head start on getting her bicycle ready for the Fourth of July “Boom” Parade on the Bruce Square Wednesday. See details for the Fourth celebration on the square inside. Photo by Joel McNeece

BHS class of 1968

BHS class of 1968 held their 50th reunion at Bruce Museum on June 23. Front, l to r, Shelia Casey Crump, Nathalene Easley Richardon, Gail Armstrong Massey, Mary Katherine Hughes Ferguson, Ann Lee McKibben, Norma Braddock Poyner, Joyce Houston Hughes, center: Glenn Doss, Jimmy Hughes, Larry Dean Massey, Kathy Green McGee, Bill Cooper, Linda Parker Holland, Nancy Bennett Barefield, Jimmy Faye Powell Frizzell, Barbara Mayhan Collins, Phyllis Hastings Stewart, Charlotte Brasher Wallace, Miriam Burt Clark; back row: Robert Young, Bill Embry, Tommy Reid, Steve King, Gary Ledbetter, Edwin Baker, Stanley Thompson and Jerry Dunn.

Mays honored by 168th

After successfully completing his command time, CPT Willie Mays, of Bruce, relinquished his position to CPT Marcus Calvert. Brigade Commander Lilos Ducksworth, left, thanked CPT Mays, right, for a job well done and presented him with the Army Commendation Medal.