Calhoun City Library eager to reopen doors

“If democracy appears any place, it’s at the front desk of the public library,” said Calhoun City Librarian Debbie Hunter, paraphrasing American author Kurt Vonnegut.
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Sosa returns from Kuwait to lead Bruce PD’s K-9 unit

Thomas Sosa had just returned from the extreme heat of the Kuwait desert with the 155th when he decided to take on another task – become Bruce Police Department’s new K-9 officer.
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Lights, Camera, Action… Brenda Hillhouse looks back on a career in Hollywood

Bruce native Brenda Hillhouse kissed “The Fonz” on Happy Days, shared the movie screen with the likes of Christopher Walken and George Clooney, and was a big influence on the early career of legendary movie director Quentin Taratino, but it may be her work now as development director for the non-profit “Friends of the Family” organization that she loves most.
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Steven Criss left his job at TV-7 in Bruce to go explore the beauty of the West

Steven Criss, 37, grew up in Slate Springs the son of Stanley and Donna Criss. He is best known locally for his dozen years of covering all kinds of events in Calhoun County for the Bruce television station (W07BN).
Steven surprised many in 2015 by moving to St. George, Utah where he has made the most of his love for the outdoors. Steven shared some of his giant catalog of photos he has taken on his many hiking trips while agreeing to a Q&A about his experience out West.

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Art is Nature is Art

Dudley Davis can see art in virtually everything, such as a hollow tree stump, odd shaped gourd, or a gnarled tree branch. His true talent, however, is how others can suddenly see it following his artisan touch.
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Grand Champions – Bond between man and dog brings success, satisfaction

Roger Poynor walks across a thick, grassy field. “Lacey,” his 5-year-old Black Labrador, is glued to his side, taking every step he takes. They are in complete unison.
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Stewart’s thirst for learning thankfully never quenched

Robert Stewart views every day as an educational opportunity. The 77-year-old retired botany professor from Delta State University consumes books like most do food.
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Khyan Freelon finds his voice through amazing art

Khyan Freelon’s art often requires a second closer look to make certain it’s not a photograph. The detailed accuracy of every dot from his pencil can be overwhelming when you take it all in.
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Live to Ride: Campbell returns to childhood passion of bicycle riding

Mike Campbell, 65, had not ridden a bike in nearly 50 years when Tommy McGregor of Bruce convinced him to try pedaling again four years ago. Now, Mike doesn’t want to get off.
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Let it Bee – Cookie Thomas finds the ‘buzz’ relaxing

Bees jump from bloom to bloom on the big crabapple tree beside the barn at Anita “Cookie” Thomas’ home east of Bruce. Standing underneath there is a constant hum that Thomas described as “peaceful.”
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