The Gestalt Gardener – Winter planting ‘ain’t no thang’

Garden space is precious, as are the time, effort, and expenses required to grow stuff there. So, unless you garden for therapy, occasionally think about minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs. And … [Read More...]

Concord Church among county’s oldest

Concord Baptist Church, west of Ellard, turned 180 years old this year. The late Rev. L. E. Roane, wrote in his column in the CCJ in 1957, that Concord was the third oldest church in the county. First … [Read More...]

Cougars adapting to two quarterback system with Stroup – Stewart combo

Welcome to the world of a two-quarterback system at Calhoun Academy. … [Read More...]

Steve Poindexter’s love for Indian artifacts turns into unique hobby

Steve Poindexter has been infatuated by Indian artifacts and their history all his life. … [Read More...]

Whitten’s emergency prayer gets noticed

Laura Whitten of the Vardaman Fire Department was just doing what she was led to do, but the actions didn’t go unnoticed by many passersby. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Jennings, Pugh collect their first victories

Two coaches in Calhoun County got their first career win as a head football coach on Friday: Calhoun City’s M.D. Jennings and Vardaman’s Brennan Pugh. … [Read More...]

Preparations underway to make precincts safe; Absentee voting is underway

Absentee voting has begun for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election featuring the race for U.S. President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, medical marijuana, and a new state flag for Mississippi. … [Read More...]

Clark shares recipe for Mushroom Appetizers

Jody Ferguson Clark of Bruce shared a Mushroom Appetizer recipe as her favorite Fall recipe. … [Read More...]

New Century’s chicken dinner is upcoming

AG and I had an uneventful week, thank goodness. At our age is it always good news when one can say that. We did take our usual weekend rides, but not near as far as we have in the past. … [Read More...]

Steve sparks my Indian interests

Steve Poindexter ‘s original tomahawks, two of which he graciously shared with me, left me thinking about Indians throughout the weekend. Steve explained his process for making the authentic pieces, … [Read More...]

Enjoying the arrival of fall

I hope the week has found everyone happy and healthy. I have really enjoyed these cooler temperatures. All I want to do is sit outside. It makes getting anything done difficult, but I just want to … [Read More...]

Miss Terry to marry Mr. Lucius October 10

High school sweethearts Kristen Brook Terry and Spencer Lee “Garrett” Lucius are announcing their upcoming wedding. … [Read More...]

Prayer event to be held Saturday in Vardaman

Saturday, Sept. 26 is Global and National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy to celebrate Homecoming this week

Calhoun Academy will celebrate homecoming Friday with a theme of Moments and Memories.” … [Read More...]

Should voting be convenient?

From microwave popcorn to digital grocery shopping to telemedicine, our citizens worship time and the technology that saves time. … [Read More...]

James Earl Snyder

James Earl Snyder, 87 of Bruce, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his son’s home in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Vardaman High School celebrates Homecoming

Vardaman High School celebrated Homecoming last week with the introduction of the court last Friday night. … [Read More...]

Lady Cougars ready to open postseason at Deer Creek

Calhoun Academy softball is gearing up for the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in their division. … [Read More...]

Wildcats win big on road at Water Valley

Calhoun City picked up its first win of the season on Friday in a 40-21 rout of Water Valley. … [Read More...]

Rams rally to earn win over Hamilton

A 13-game losing streak came to an end for the Vardaman Rams on Friday with a 16-12 win over division-rival Hamilton. … [Read More...]

Delta Raiders get win at Calhoun Academy

Calhoun Academy’s winning streak came to an end on Friday as they fell to Delta Academy 48-18. … [Read More...]

Trojans fall at South; face Potts Camp next

The Bruce Trojans failed to find a rhythm on Friday and fell to South Pontotoc 28-0 as a result. … [Read More...]

65th anniversary of Constitution Week acknowledged by local DAR

The Constitution of the United States, framed in 100 days and signed on September 17, 1787, has stood the test of time. Although there have been close to 10,000 proposed amendments to it, only 27 have … [Read More...]

Classified Ads

HOME & LAND for sale. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1850 sq. ft. on 3 lots, 241 Hasting Street, Bruce. $79,000. Call 662-414-9225. 2,9,16,23p-ap … [Read More...]

Constitution Week recognized in Bruce

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope signed a resolution last week proclaiming September 17-23 as Constitution Week. … [Read More...]

‘Borrowing’ a few seeds from a few neighbors

Ever pocket a handful of seeds on the sly, without express permission? … [Read More...]

Jan Barber

Jan Pryor Barber, 75, passed away on September 14, 2020 at her home in Bruce. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Vardaman gets a little national publicity

I was on my way to Houston for a postgame meal on Friday with friends Brandon Walker and Briley Gordon when I realized what was happening on Twitter. … [Read More...]

Life carried Murphree from Bruce, to Memphis, and back home

Dewey Murphree, of Bruce, loves to be busy all the time, which he has managed to do quite well for 92 years. … [Read More...]

Fear of disappearing work program prompts supervisors to study options for garbage service

Calhoun County Supervisors continue to study the possibility of purchasing new automated garbage trucks and providing carts to county households due to long term fears that the county work program … [Read More...]

Sports

Cougars adapting to two quarterback system with Stroup – Stewart combo

Welcome to the world of a two-quarterback system at Calhoun Academy. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Jennings, Pugh collect their first victories

Two coaches in Calhoun County got their first career win as a head football coach on Friday: Calhoun City’s M.D. … [Read More...]

Lady Cougars ready to open postseason at Deer Creek

Calhoun Academy softball is gearing up for the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in their division. … [Read More...]

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Clark shares recipe for Mushroom Appetizers

Jody Ferguson Clark of Bruce shared a Mushroom Appetizer recipe as her favorite Fall recipe. … [Read More...]

Parker shares recipe for chicken casserole

Amy Parker of Bruce shared a “very simple recipe” that she she makes lot. … [Read More...]

Ferguson shares her favorite fall recipe

Fall is arriving and football season has begun. … [Read More...]

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Miss shifting gears; young players are full of stories

I was driving down the road the other day with 12-year-old Addi Claire and 8-year-old Ellie Kathryn riding with me when I was asked if I ever drove a … [Read More...]

Senate race is deja vu all over again

The late New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra would love this one. … [Read More...]

Vardaman to celebrate Homecoming Friday night

Vardaman High School will celebrate Homecoming this week when the Rams host Hamilton Friday night. … [Read More...]

Parker shares recipe for chicken casserole

Amy Parker of Bruce shared a “very simple recipe” that she she makes lot. … [Read More...]

News-Notes: Saddened by passing of co-writer Jan Barber

It was this week, September 16, 1940 the National Guard became part of the U.S. Army. … [Read More...]

Vardaman-Derma news: Make return trip to hometown

The weekend has passed and of course we went somewhere. We finally made it to my hometown, Marion, Ar. and to AG’s hometown of Harrisburg, Ar. … [Read More...]

Miss James to marry Mr. Fortner October 17

James (Buck) Fortner, son of Betty Brummett and James D. Fortner, and proud nephew of Ricky and Sue Carson, and Abby Katherine James, daughter of … [Read More...]

Logan Harr

Logan Atley Harr, 16, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. … [Read More...]

Maxine Mooneyham

Maxine Mooneyham, 94, of Bruce, passed away September 14, 2020  at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]

Hubert Gann

Hubert Lee Gann, 84, of Vardaman, passed from this life  September 14, 2020, at his home on East Avenue. … [Read More...]

Dennis Howell

Dennis Howell, 84, passed away at Veterans Hospital in Memphis. … [Read More...]

Anthony ‘Tony’ Jenkins

Richard Anthony “Tony” Jenkins, 58 passed away  June 20, 2020. … [Read More...]

Calhoun Academy rolls past Prentiss Christian

Calhoun Academy kept up their winning ways on Friday with a 48-8 home win over Prentiss Christian. … [Read More...]

Vardaman comeback falls short against Holly Springs

The comeback fell just short for the Vardaman Rams on Friday night as they lost to 3A Holly Springs 20-14. … [Read More...]

Turnovers costly in Calhoun City loss to North Panola

Five turnovers proved to be the doom of Calhoun City on Friday night as the Wildcats fell to North Panola 34-20. … [Read More...]

Bruce falls at home to Water Valley, travels to South Pontotoc next

A slow second quarter doomed the Bruce Trojans on Friday night as they fell to Water Valley 45-0. … [Read More...]

Lady Cougars win Skuna River Tournament

It was a good week for Calhoun Academy softball as the Lady Cougars went a perfect 3-0 with a win over Delta and a Skuna River Tournament … [Read More...]

Vardaman soccer receives grant to help with new field

Vardaman Ram Soccer recently received a $10,000 grant from the Weyerhaeuser Foundation to apply toward the renovation cost of their new soccer field. … [Read More...]

Extension cleared for in-person meetings

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has cleared the way for in-person activities with social distancing guidelines at the Calhoun … [Read More...]

Calhoun students return to school five days a week

Calhoun County School District welcomed students back on campus five days a week starting this Monday following a decision by the school board last … [Read More...]

Supervisors consider transition to automatic garbage truck, buying carts

Calhoun County Supervisors are considering the possibility of purchasing a new automatic garbage truck that would help reduce the need for prison … [Read More...]

Alternating lane closures on State Route 8 in Calhoun County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will place temporary traffic signals through a paving project along State Route 8 in Calhoun County. … [Read More...]

The Gestalt Gardener-Searching for back story of the jaconies

Love getting stumped on plant identification questions, but sometimes I’m driven around the twist, occasionally left high and dry. … [Read More...]

Derma post office reopens after repairs

The U.S. Post Office in Derma reopened last week after being closed two months for repairs. … [Read More...]

Sports Column – Not our best start to the 2020 football season

Let’s try this again, shall we? Last Friday wasn’t kind to 75 percent of the football teams in our county as all three public schools suffered losses … [Read More...]

Peggy White

Peggy, J. White, 89, passed away September 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Calhoun City. … [Read More...]

The Smilemaker – Barbara Fox shares the stories behind her book about her daughter Kyndal

Barbara Fox, author of “The Smilemaker,” says it took her over six years to complete the book. … [Read More...]

Derma chooses its depository

The Derma mayor and board of aldermen approved Renasant Bank as the town’s depository for the next two years. … [Read More...]

Miss Owen to marry Mr. Logan Sept. 19

Chelsea Owen and Evan Logan are high school sweethearts who are tying the knot. … [Read More...]

Margie Fay Mann

Margie Fay Black Mann, 70, passed away  September 6, 2020 at NMMC in Tupelo. … [Read More...]