Month: January 2014

‘After 5 at the BLY’ upcoming

From Eupora Arts Inc. Eupora Arts will host “After 5 at the BLY” at 5 p.m. Jan. 30. This will be a meet-and greet-hour to mingle and discuss current art trends, happenings and future Eupora Arts events. Come join and…

Voter IDs issued to public

From Press & Staff Reports   Mississippi voter ID cards are now being issued by circuit clerks across Mississippi. Mississippi voter ID cards have been issued in approximately 15 counties, however, Deputy Circuit Clerk Wanda Robinson said none had been…

Calendar of Events & Church News

Clarkson/Fame FD stew fundraiser The Clarkson/Fame Fire Department will have Brunswick stew fundraiser Jan. 25 starting at 11 a.m. at the fire station. The cost is $20 a gallon, $10 a half-gallon and $8 for a quart. Stew will also…

McKibben named MC academic scholar

The Office of Academic Affairs for Mississippi College has released its list of academic scholars for the 2013 fall semester. Mary Catherine McKibben of Maben was named to the President’s List. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Recently I did some research on Epicurus (circa 341-270 B.C.), the author of epicureanism. The Athenian philosopher’s views on pleasure, freedom and friendship influenced the Greco-Roman world. World Book Encyclopedia…

County 1 step closer to house reconstructions

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County Board of Supervisors made forward progress in the effort to begin reconstruction of dilapidated houses in the community during its second monthly meeting Tuesday in the boardroom. Housing Specialist Patsy…

Sports schedules

THUR, JAN. 23 Prep Basketball 6 p.m. — Philadelphia at Choctaw County 6:30 p.m. — Winston Academy at Tri-County Junior College Basketball 5:30 p.m. — Southwest Miss. at East Central 5:30/7:30 p.m. — Northwest Miss. at East Mississippi 6/8 p.m.…

911 Calls

Jan. 13 7:48 a.m., medical, Gum Street; EMS responds. 8 a.m., medical, Old Walthall Road; EMS, Walthall FD respond. 12:55 p.m., alarm, Adams Avenue; Eupora PD responds. 2:57 p.m., medical, Clarkson Road; EMS responds. 7:10 p.m., MVA, Wood Circle; Mathiston…

Start 2014 off right by kicking the habit

From Press Reports   If quitting smoking is your New Year’s resolution this year, then you’re in good company. Plan ahead and make this healthy resolution a reality. Quitting smoking can be challenging. Help is only a phone call or…

City tax collections drop slightly

From Staff Reports   Eupora saw a $456 decrease in sales tax collections during November. The city reported $35,075 in sales tax for November, down from $35,531 for the same month in 2012. Since the state fiscal year began July…