Month: November 2012

Volunteers know

By Gwen Sisson For the WPT

As a shoebox donor from First Baptist Church of Eupora said, “If you make a child happy, you have done something good.”

Faye Dewberry of FBC Mathiston said she is committed to Operation Christmas … Read more

County October unemployment 10.4 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in October dropped to its lowest level in nearly four years last month, falling to 10.4 percent.

That’s the lowest rate for the county since December 2008, when it was … Read more

Hostess shutdown has local impact

From Staff, Press Reports

A federal bankruptcy judge last week approved Hostess Brands’ plans to wind itself down, officially putting Twinkies and other brands on the auction block.

That also put in motion Hostess’ request to lay off 15,000 of … Read more


Herman Alvin ‘Al’ Evans Nov. 19, 2012 Services for Herman Alvin “Al” Evans, 73, were Nov. 21, 2012, at Adaton Baptist Church with the Revs. Hal Selby and Tom Daniel officiating. Burial was in Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Ackerman.

He … Read more

Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center The Mobile WIN Job Center will set up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora.

Burlap Wreath Making Workshop The time for preparing … Read more

Maryetta’s opens in downtown Eupora

From Press Reports

Three sisters, Rachel Owens, Martha Batchelor and Margret “Meg” Hudson, got together to combine their talents in opening a new business in downtown Eupora.

In deciding a name they chose “Maryetta’s” because it has a special meaning. … Read more

Eupora Eagles are Jackson bound

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

The Eupora Eagles are ready to give everything they have one last time on the gridiron this Friday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson.

“I’m proud for these kids,” said Eupora head coach … Read more

Speaker gives update on Eupora Arts

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Guest speaker Craig Bjorgum updated the Eupora Rotary Club about Eupora Arts Inc. on Oct. 30.

The non-profit organization has received Building Fund for the Arts grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission since 2001 … Read more

Woodruff shares work of MSU veterinary school

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — Dr. Kimberly Woodruff was guest speaker at the Oct. 28 meeting of the Maben Methodist Men, and ladies. She is with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Woodruff brought a most interesting program. … Read more

Old houses nearly a thing of the past

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — In today’s time, when many older houses are being torn down and newer ones built, we lose much history about the people who once lived in them, where they came from and what they did.… Read more