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Children enjoy ‘Big Red Apple’

Brayden Avent, Blake and Alyssa Walker, Madelyn and Bryar Avent, Ms. Mary, Braxton Bird, Will and Winters Norman, and Annslee Bird

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Our story Sept. 18 at the Maben Public Library was “The Big Red Apple” by Tony Johnston.

A tree grew and was filled with big red apples. Then the wind came and blew … Read more

HCC eLearning

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RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF

Program chairman Wanda Thomas welcomes guest speaker Tish Stewart to the Sept. 15 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. Stewart is director of eLearning at Holmes Community College, which is a member of the Mississippi Virtual … Read more

Road Trips

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East Webster High juniors and seniors recently visited local community colleges. Campus visits include a walking tour, … Read more

Eupora Lady Eagles take win over rival East Webster

Courtney Hatcher at pitcher with Alley Reed at left center and Kylar Cain at 2nd.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

After using a four-run fourth inning to build a 7-2 lead it looked like Eupora’s Lady Eagles were going to let a chance at victory over arch-rival East Webster slip away as the Lady … Read more

Local on NEMCC football team

Kris Kent

From Press Reports

The Northeast Mississippi Community College football program is already one-third of the way through its 2015 season.

The Tigers have home games remaining on Oct. 1 vs. Mississippi Delta Community College and on Oct. 8 against Itawamba … Read more

Bailey named new CPD editorial reporter and office manager

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From staff reports

The Choctaw Plaindealer has recently welcomed Chuck Bailey as their new Editorial Reporter and Office Manager.

Chuck grew up in the Webster County, graduating from Cumberland High School, which is now East Webster High School in 1981.… Read more

County’s unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

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By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate decreased 1.4 percentage points to 6.8 percent in August, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

The revised jobless rate for July was 8.2 percent, while unemployment was at … Read more

Tops in history

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Eupora High School is proud of Katy Myers, daughter of Robert Myers and Andrea Myers, for making a perfect score on the spring U.S. … Read more

Lions promote White Cane Safety Day

Eupora Lions Club President David Ellison welcomes Bush and Jackson.

From Club Reports

Jim Bush of the Mid-South Lions Sight Committee and Lions District Gov. Jimmy Jackson encouraged Eupora Lions on Sept. 21 to support International White Cane Safety Day Oct. 15.… Read more

Active shooter drill held at EWHS

ERICA CHRISTOPHER
North Mississippi Medical Center’s CareFlight helicopter arrives for the emergency drill.

From Staff Reports

An emergency preparedness drill/mock active shooter exercise was conducted on the East Webster High School campus on Sept. 15.

The scenario involved two shooters who came to the school retaliating because a student had been bullied. The … Read more