Month: December 2014

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 12/31/14

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Rotarians learn about IHP project

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Craig Bjorgum gave a presentation about his association with International Health Partners to the Eupora Rotary Club on Dec. 12. In September 2010, he went on a mission trip with relatives to the East…

Mathiston sales tax collections up

From Staff Reports The town of Mathiston had a significant increase in sales tax collections in October, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Mathiston’ sales tax collections in October totaled $25,541, up $10,781 from the $14,760 same month last…

Unemployment rate at 9.3%

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The unemployment rate for Webster County decreased a full a percentage point to 9.3 percent in November, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. This is the first time the county unemployment rate…

Youth participate in ECOM’s Christmas cantata

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress Times The members of the Eupora Community Outreach Ministry hosted their annual Christmas Cantata on Dec. 14, with many of the community’s youth participating. This year’s event was held at Liberty United Baptist Church…

‘Night Before Christmas’ MPL’s storytime

By Librarian Mary Boutwell Maben Public Library Our storytime Dec. 19 at the Maben Public Library was “The Night Before Christmas.” We colored a Santa and glued cotton for his white beard. Lots of fun was had playing with Play-Doh…

Club announces Christmas Lighting Contest winners

By the Maben Home and Garden Club The Maben Home and Garden Club is pleased to announce the winners in the 52nd annual Christmas Lighting Contest hosted by the local civic club. President Dottie Dewberry, Secretary Sylvia Templeton, Treasurer Martha McMinn…

911 Christmas party

SUBMITTED PHOTO Webster 911 employees gathered at a staff Christmas party are

Veterans: heroes don’t always wear capes

By Michael Brannon The Christmas season, when we shop and we buy; the Christmas season, when we put up the tree, wrap the gifts and look forward to Santa’s arrival early on Christmas morning. It’s the children’s voices, it’s the…