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EPD Report

The Eupora Police Department investigated these charges during May: Speeding, 10; no driver’s license, one; no driver’s license-expired, one; no driver’s license-permit only, one; suspended driver’s license, two; expired tag, one; no tag, four; passing stopped school bus, one; no…

Facilities named in honor of Land, Watson

From Staff Reports   A room in Eupora’s historic Depot and the city airfield have been named for two men in recognition of their contributions to the community. The Board of Aldermen approved two proclamations naming the city facilities in…

NEMCC President’s List

Maddox makes President’s List at NEMCC One hundred and eighty-one Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2017 spring semester and as a result, have been named to the college’s distinguished…

Monthly sales tax collections released

From Staff Reports   Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect April sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for local municipalities. MDR collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5…

Corrections

The cutline for the June 14 photo “Rotary speaker” on Page 13 contained some incorrect information. It should have read, “Sister Alies Therese of the Catholic community was guest speaker at the May 30 meeting of the Rotary Club. She…

Lost? Don’t waste time asking Bubba for directions

By Roger Alford   A tourist had gotten a bit turned around and stopped in a small town to ask directions. “What is the quickest way to the lake?” he asked a local fellow. “Are you walking or driving?” “I’m…

Church News

Montevista Baptist Montevista Baptist Church will have a singing at 5 p.m. Saturday featuring the Slaton Family from Greenwood. Dorroh Lake Boys Camp Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly is accepting applications for Boys Camp (ages 7-16), which is Monday-‪June 29. Cost is $200.…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Min-Hsun Chiang, associate professor at Columbia University, describes the importance of vocabulary with a series of similes. I have selected four of my favorites of Dr. Chiang’s vocabulary similes. A writer’s vocabulary is like a chef’s pantry and words are…

FEMA/MEMA briefing

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Officials from Webster, Calhoun and Montgomery counties gathered June 6 at the Eupora Depot for a grant application briefing from FEMA and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency representatives. The briefing given to local governments dealt with application procedures for…

Maben Lions learn about Broken Wings ministry

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club   On May 23, the speaker for the Maben Lions Club was the Rev. Scott Broughton, the pastor at New Zion Baptist Church in Ackerman and director of Broken Wings. He explained that…