Calendar of Events

Mathiston Public

Library closings

The Mathiston Public Library is closed for the Thanksgiving holidays through Nov. 26.

It will also be closed for the Christmas-New Year holidays from Dec. 20-Jan. 2. Patrons are asked to stock up on their reading materials before the latter dates and to renew any materials that come due during them.

We wish everyone a most happy holiday season.


Christmas Parade

The Eupora Christmas Parade will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The theme is “The Christmas Star” and Billy Hill will serve as the grand marshal.

There is no entry fee, and first-, second- and third-place floats will receive cash awards from the Eupora Rotary Club, sponsor.

Entry forms are available at The Webster Progress-Times (58 N. Dunn), City Hall (390 W. Clark Ave.) and from any Rotarian. Please return completed forms to either location or a Rotarian by 5 p.m. Dec. 1. If any questions, call 258-3109.

Parade entries should be at the lineup location (Fox/Clark Avenue) by 4 p.m. parade day.


Christmas Parade

The Mantee Christmas Parade will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Soup will be served in the Community Center from 5-6:30 p.m.

Eupora Chapter

#261 OES

cheese sales

Eupora Chapter #261 Order of the Eastern Star is now taking cheese orders for Christmas 2016.

The local chapter keeps the cheese available for sale 12 months of each calendar year for one of our fundraising annual projects. We are taking the Christmas orders now so that we don’t run low on our supply.

Christmas orders need to be placed as early as possible so we can get your name on the list. The latest possible date for special Christmas orders 2016 is Dec. 10.

You may place your order by calling one of these numbers: Ted Wilson at 258-2064 or 552-0446 or Glynda Wilson at 258-2064 or 552-0008

These types of cheese are available: 2-pound blocks of mild, 2-pound blocks of sharp cheddar and 2-pound blocks of extra sharp at $12 each.

Call today and get your order in early. We appreciate your patronage!


Christmas Parade

The Mathiston Christmas Parade will be Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

The theme for this year’s parade is “The Songs of Christmas.” There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

For more information or for a parade form, contact Betty at 662-312-8724.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center of North Mississippi facilitates free classes to all qualifying residents of Webster, Choctaw, Winston and Oktibbeha County.

The classes facilitated include Conflict Resolution; Children in the Middle; Positive Parenting, Healthy Relationships; Life Skills and Soft Skills.

Call 662-251-1861 or email for more information.     

Webster County

Library storytime

Storytime at Webster County Library in Eupora is each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Pat Ray entertains the children with songs, stories and crafts. Children ages 2-5 are invited to attend.

Maben Public

Library storytime

Maben Public Library has storytime every Friday at 10 a.m. featuring many fun activities along with a story.

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Education Conference Room.

NA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are the second, fourth and fifth Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Choctaw County Library in Ackerman. Call 662-552-0966 for details.

Bingo at VFW

Bingo is every Saturday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 3806 in Eupora.

Longview Opry

Enjoy music, refreshments and fun at the Longview Opry on Highway 12 in Longview every Saturday at 7 p.m. Talent is welcome. Admission is free.

Church news

JOY Club

Chalk Artist Jane Nail of Kilmichael will be the featured speaker at the November JOY Club potluck lunch. She will have a special drawing and presentation for the group.

Bring a dish and come join the fun at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at First Baptist Church of Eupora. Learn more about her work at “Chalk Talks” with Jane Nail.

Christmas Sale

Mathiston UMC

Come join us for our Christmas Sale in the fellowship hall of the Mathiston United Methodist Church in Mathiston on Highway 15.  

Delicious homebaked goodies and craft items will be featured. The sale will be from 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 3. This event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Prayer Shawl


Knitters and sewers throughout the community are invited to join the Prayer Shawl Ministry of First Baptist Church of Eupora.

The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Bride’s Room at First Baptist Church of Eupora. This ministry knits prayer shawls for cancer patients, scarves and hats for Operation Christmas Child and baby blankets for baby dedications. If you would like to learn to knit, they will teach. For more information about FBC Eupora’s Prayer Shawl ministry, go to

Prayer Breakfast

Men throughout the community are invited to attend the monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast set for 6:45 a.m. Dec. 7 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Eupora. For more information, contact the church at 258-3491.