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Video: A ‘Sweet Send-Off’ For 858th

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CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WCBI)-A ” Sweet Send-Off ” will be hosted by the Calhoun City this weekend. Soldiers of the 858th Horizontal Engineering Company National Guard will be the guests of honor. The 858th is preparing for another tour in Afghanistan. Their deployment begins Monday, August 5th when they are scheduled to leave Calhoun City at 8-30 for Camp Shelby where they will train for a few months before being sent overseas. The festivities for the ” Sweet Send-Off” will be held in the town square Saturday. Local groups interested in sending care packages for the soldiers when they are deployed may contact 1st Sgt. Jones at 662-414-0547 for more information. For more information on Saturdays event, call the Chamber office at 662-628-6990.