Monthly Archives: 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…

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…

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…

Obituaries

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…