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Maben Lions hear from Webster County Food Bank

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Johnson addresses the Maben Lions Club.

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

MABEN — Kristi Johnson, director of the Webster County Baptist Association’s Food Ministry in Eupora, spoke to the Maben Lions Club on Jan. 27.

She reported that the Food Bank gives out between … Read more

Liberty UMC receives grant for tutoring program

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Jackson gives Minor a check for $1,000 through a grant from the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. The grant will be used for an after-school tutorial program at Liberty UMC.

By Gwen Sisson

Pam Simmons described the program as “a creative opportunity for senior adults to stay active while helping the children and youth who are struggling in school to stay focused.”

And to help launch the new Wednesday night … Read more

Ansell Hawkeye closing Eupora plant

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By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Ansell Ltd. has officially notified the city that it intends to close its Eupora glove plant on June 30, impacting nearly 70 employees.

“It is a bad thing,” Mayor Dan Burchfield told the Eupora … Read more

Students assist at state Capitol

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From Press Reports

Brett Bailey of Mathiston and Addison Horne from Ackerman recently served as pages for the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff. Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) sponsored their visit.

Brett is … Read more

Tax Tips

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Certified Public Accountant Anita Goodrum of Watkins, Ward and Stafford (l.) … Read more

D-Now will be time for spiritual growth

Walt Barnes will be the guest speaker at the Webster County Disciple Now Weekend set for Friday-Sunday at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

By Gwen Sisson

This year’s Webster County Disciple Now guest speaker, Walt Barnes, said he is praying that D-Now is “an awesome time of social and spiritual growth.”

“D-Now is always special because it is a time where members of … Read more

Retiring from KCS

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GWEN SISSON

J.B. Woods of Stewart recently celebrated his approaching retirement from Kansas City Southern Railway with a fish fry dinner at Mike Anderson Restaurant in Gonzales, La. … Read more

MLK Day Parade held in Maben

Controllers Generation II 4-H Club members bow for prayer before the MLK Day Parade.

Special to the Progress-Times

MABEN — Over 100 participants from various churches and organizations participated in the third MLK Day Parade on Jan. 19.

Participants were waiting patiently at West Oktibbeha County High School as Sgt. William Ford escorted the … Read more

Maben Methodists have ‘Souper’ Bowl lunch

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — The Souper Bowl of Caring began 25 years ago with a simple prayer from a single youth group.

The words of that prayer were, “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help … Read more