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Aldermen rehire city employees

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora aldermen voted last week to rehire/reappoint all city employees effective July 1. Board members did so following a two-hour executive session to discuss personnel during their July 2 meeting. After 45 minutes in…

Locals play in NEMBSCA game

From Staff Reports May graduates of Eupora and East Webster high schools finished their high school softball careers June 14 at the Northeast Mississippi Better Softball Coaches Association All-Star games in Tupelo with three participating in both slow and fast-pitch…

Church baptizes 22 at lake

From Press Repots Maben Church of God baptized 22 people at Whites Creek Lake in Eupora on June 3. The Rev. Kerry Collins, pastor, said more than 100 people attended the day’s event, which also included a picnic. “Glory to…

Obituaries

Sarah Mozelle Singleton July 4, 2012 Services for Sarah Mozelle Singleton, 99, of Raleigh were July 6, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Revs. Curtis Guess and Shane Singleton officiating. Burial was in Weir Cemetery. She was…

WPT receives MPA award

From Staff Reports The Webster Progress-Times was among award winners in the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Division. Awards were handed out Saturday at the MPA’s Multi-State Summer Convention in Miramar Beach, Fla. Staff members Russell Hood…

Youth attends safety camp

From Press Reports Nicholas Jones of Mathiston participated in the 2012 Farm Bureau Youth Safety Camp, which was June 4-7 at Timber Creek Camp near Pulaski. More than 75 young people from all over Mississippi came together for a four-day…

Calendar of Events

Dorroh Lake girls camp Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly‘s summer camp for girls age 7-12 will be July 16-19; the cost is $150. For more information contact Ginger Castle at 258-7545. Lollars Grove Baptist VBS Lollars Grove Baptist Church in Eupora…

Parsons to perform at FBC

From Press Reports Squire Parsons will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Eupora on July 28 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but a love offering will be received for Parsons. A native of West Virginia, he was…

Anne Buys fares well in Outstanding Teen Pageant

From Press Reports Contestants of the Leaf Foundation fared well at the eight annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on June 9 in Vicksburg. Pearl River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg was selected as the overall physical…

Tomatoes, lemonade, figs at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The tenth market day in Maben brought the threat of rain Saturday, but it did not deter the vendors or customers as many came to get their weekly supply of homegrown…