Month: March 2014

Don’t give a cat a cupcake

On March 19, seven eager children attended the storytime at Webster County Public Library. After a time of visiting, the children sang and

FFA team places 1st in contest

From School Reports Colton Harrison, Tyler Ray, Blake Whitehurst and Levi Womack won first place in the Ag Technology and Mechanical Systems Senior Division at the FFA District Contest in Leake County on March 1. The competition required

Thomas celebrates 55 years of service as Lion

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club Lion Duane Thomas was recognized Feb. 25 for 55 years of service as a member of the Lions Club, the largest service organization in the world. Lions Club International awarded him the 55-year Chevron and it…

Eagles drop two region contests with Calhoun City

By Austin Bishop The Webster Progress-Times The Eupora High School baseball team will be heading into Friday night’s scheduled road contest against rival East Webster looking for its first region win of the season. The Eagles took

Webster County native among farm toy enthusiasts

By Jan Swoope The Commercial Dispatch Growing up in Webster County, Mitch Sisson wore more than the knees of his britches out pushing toy tractors around. He wore the tractors out, too. Decades later, he’s still playing with farm toys…

EHS receives Value added awards

From School Reports A group of Eupora High School teachers and administrators attended an awards ceremony at the annual PREPS-MAPE Conference and Governor’s Award Banquet in Choctaw on March 20. The Mississippi Association of

Bellefontaine native was state’s ‘Monuments Man’

By Jim Pitts Mississippi Department of Archives and History The movie “The Monuments Men,” directed by and starring George Clooney, opened Feb. 7. The film follows an Allied group tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important…

At the Hop

More than 300 Eupora Elementary Schools students attended the third nine weeks PBS “Sock Hop” on March 7. To attend, students had

Plymouth Tube awards local mill President’s Award

From Press Reports On Feb. 18, Donald Van Pelt, president and CEO for Plymouth Tube Co, presented the Eupora facility with the President’s Safety Award of $30,000 for its outstanding safety record in 2013. “The Eupora team will