EMCC schedules football tryouts for Feb. 25

From School reports

SCOOBA – Three-time NJCAA Champion East Mississippi Community College will conduct open football tryouts for high school seniors on Wednesday, Feb. 25 on the Scooba campus.

Special teams registration for kickers, punters and snappers will begin at … Read more

Correction – 2/18/2015

Ellen Earley is among employees at Los Encinos Restaurant in Maben. Her last name was incorrect in photo cutline Feb. 11 on Page 17.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 2/18/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary., a superb dictionary and thesaurus, allows the user to type in a vocabulary-building word in the search box to learn its pronunciation, part of speech, examples of sentences in … Read more

FUMC plans a Lenten Lunch Series

From Church Reports

First United Methodist Church announces it’s annual Wednesday Lenten Lunch Series for 2015.

This year’s theme is “Words from the Cross” and will feature local ministers sharing one of Jesus’ last words from the cross. The Rev. … Read more

EHS Alumni Association selects board, officers

From the EHS Alumni Association

The Eupora High School Alumni Association met Feb. 7 at the school. The meeting was well represented by a number of former graduates and former teachers of the school.

The purpose of the meeting was … Read more

Holmes CC men in hunt for North Division title

From school reports

The Holmes Community College Bulldogs kept their hopes of a North Division title alive with a last second bucket from Jarvis Williams on Thursday night as Holmes defeated Mississippi Delta, 68-66.

With the win, the Bulldogs went … Read more

Crop insurance deadline nears

From press reports

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds Mississippi farmers that the final dates to apply for crop insurance on most insurable spring crops are fast approaching.

Crop insurance provides protection against crop production losses due to natural perils … Read more

Jail Docket – 2/18/2015

Feb. 9
Willie Meaders, DOB 04-18-66, BM; Webster 3: petit larceny.
Feb. 11
Jacob Duncan, DOB 03-03-94, BM; Eupora 3: contempt of court: failure to pay fine.… Read more

Local retired educators meet

By Sandra Dalton

The Oktibbeha-Webster-Choctaw County chapter of Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi met Feb. 4 in the fellowship hall at Mathiston Baptist Church for its regular meeting.

President Sue Cooper presided over the meeting and began by introducing Dr. … Read more