Month: July 2016

Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday upcoming

From press & staff reports As parents prepare to get their children ready to return to school they can look forward to receiving a small break on their checkbooks as Mississippi’s annual sales tax holiday upcoming. The 2016 Sales Tax…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.   This week’s column is pertaining to the truism that vocabulary opens your mind, the second of three reasons discussed in the article “Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary”…

Local student named to ICC All-American Band

Members of the Itawamba Community College All-American Band for 2016-17 include Makayla Blakely of Eupora. The band is a service organization representing the Fulton college in various public appearances during the year. The band is open to all students with…

Jammin’ with Fran

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Oktibbeha County Extension Agent Fran Brock watches as Rebecca Caffey pours freshly made strawberry jam into a jar. Brock led two jelly/jam pressure-canning workshops Monday, July 25 at the Eupora Community Center kitchen. Canning is one of the…

Tomnolen VBS

Tomnolen Baptist Church had a great time at Cow-a-Bunga Farm VBS, where children learned how to grow with their faithful God. The church had games, crafts, music, food, Bible story and fellowship during Vacation Bible School, which was July 11-15.…

Public school parents launch Mississippi Public Education PAC

From Press Reports A group of passionate public school parents from around the state has banded together to form the Mississippi Public Education Political Action Committee to advocate for strong public schools. The mission of the nonpartisan grassroots PAC is…

Produce preferences help truck crop market

By Robert Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service News Writer Favorable weather and a steady consumer appetite for local produce are keeping Mississippi’s truck crop industry strong. The state now has more than 80 farmers markets, compared to 52 in 2010. These…

OCC Workshop

The Operation Christmas Child Committee at First Baptist Church of Eupora took a field trip to have lunch at Wendy Cook’s home while they worked on various projects that will go into shoeboxes in November. Attending the July workshop are…

EFD promotes Murphy to captain

For the WPT Firefighter Michael Murphy been promoted to support captain for the Eupora Fire Department. He is a lifelong resident of Eupora, owner of Murphy Medical Supply and a 15-year veteran firefighter. “His experience, leadership skills and dedication will…

EHS cheer team earns awards

From School Reports The Eupora High School cheer team attended Universal Cheerleaders Association Varsity Camp at Mississippi State University July 6-9 and walked away with several awards. Throughout the week team members learned cheers, sidelines, dances and spirit ideas. At each evaluation…