Month: November 2013

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Nov. 24, 1938 Phillips’ Sale Draws Bug Crowds Shoppers Eupora’s splendid new department store, the J.R. Phillips Co., inaugurated a “Colossal Winter Sale” last Friday and large crowds of shoppers…

Eupora Eagles advance to North State semifinals

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times   Sometimes you don’t get quite what you expect and it still turns out good. That’s exactly what happened for the Eupora High School Eagles last Friday night, as they rushed for 362 yards…

Calendar of Events

Pictures with Santa The Mathiston Civic League will host “Pictures with Santa” from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 23. Pictures will be made at the Mathiston Public Library and the cost is $5 per printed picture. Also, children are asked to bring…

Sales tax revenues down in most areas in the county

Eupora saw a 6 percent or $32,369 decrease in sales tax collections during September. The city reported $32,369 in sales tax for September, up from the $34,566 for the same month in 2012. Since the state fiscal year began July…

Local advocates hosting lung cancer vigil on Nov. 24

From Press Reports   Residents of Webster County will host a vigil locally as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer and reduce the stigma associated with the disease. On Nov. 24 Webster County will join…

Winning MSU team includes local student

From Press Reports   A Mississippi State student team holds top honors in a national design and construction challenge, thanks to the collaboration of two university colleges. Senior civil engineering majors in the Bagley College of Engineering, with guidance from…

Some gave all

Cmdr. Freddie Pate of Joe H. Morehead VFW Post 3806 salutes as local veterans place flags in tribute to all Webster County veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Post 3806 and Ladies Auxiliary conducted Monday’s Veterans Day tribute at the…

Church packs OCC boxes

From Church Reports   First Baptist Church of Eupora held its Operation Christmas Child Packing Party Sunday night in preparation for National Collection Week Nov. 18-24. Participants prepared 300 boxes that night. After all of the boxes were packed, the…

EWES Red Ribbon

Webster Elementary School Red Ribbon Week poster contest winners are kindergarten, Hunter Stewart; 1st grade, Cooper Stidham; 2nd grade, Kouper Shook; 3rd grade, Abby Williams; 4th grade, Emma Andrews; and 5th grade, Lindsey Blakeley.

Punt, Pass & Kick winners compete in Tupelo

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club   First-place winners in the Maben Lions Club NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Sept. 28 were Jada Booker, 8-9 girls; Carson Norwood, 8-9 boys; Kaleb Parish, 10-11 boys; Raven Cherry, 10-11 girls; Jensen…