Month: February 2013

Maben volunteer firefighters newly reorganized

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT Did you know that George Washington was a volunteer firefighter in Alexandria, Va.? Did you know that in 1774, as a member of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Co., he bought a new fire…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Feb. 24, 1938 Phillips Opening to be Brilliant Affair On Friday evening, March 4, the J.R. Phillips Co. will open one of the state’s most modern department stores with a well-planned style revue and floor show. The…

Nelons performing at Tomnolen Baptist

From Press Reports The world-famous Nelons will be in concert at Tomnolen Baptist Church on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. The church is located 8 miles west of Eupora just off U.S. 82 on Greensboro Road. With numerable awards including…

D-WOW youth event upcoming at FBC Eupora

From Church Reports Organizers say local youth are in for a lot of surprises as part of this year’s D-WOW Weekend event. Set for Feb. 15-17, youth in seventh through twelfth-grades are encouraged to register for D-WOW for a weekend…

Calendar of Events

Karaoke Night Karaoke Night at the Gore Springs Community Center will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Admission is $5. Gospel Explosion Gospel Explosion 2013 will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the National Guard armory on Highway 182…

Children enjoy story time at library

By Fran Smith Branch Librarian On each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the atmosphere at Webster County Public Library changes as children and parents come to take part in story time with Ms. Bonnie. With an average of 15 children, all…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Feb. 17, 1938 Eupora Experiences New Building Boom With several new buildings under construction, there is no evidence that Eupora or Euporans are suffering from what is said to be a “recession” in other parts of the…

EFUMC youth sponsoring ‘Date Night’

From Church Reports The Eupora First United Methodist Church youth are gearing up for another of their “Date Night” fundraisers scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 15, from 6-11 p.m. at the church. It is for children age 2 and up.…

4-H leader completes training event

From Press Reports Rose Graham, leader of the Controllers General II 4-H Club of Maben, participated in a Starkville District UMC leadership training event. The four hours of training was conducted Jan. 12 at Columbus First United Methodist Church. A…

Oktibbeha County GOP meets in Maben

By Terry Harpole MABEN — A Jan. 29 meeting at Maben City Hall could make some changes in the way Maben’s municipal elections are held. Marnita Henderson, chair of the Oktibbeha County Republican Party, and Ricky Bishop, vice chair, came…