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Fire guts courthouse

WALTHALL — An early-morning fire Jan. 17 gutted and destroyed most of the historic Webster County Courthouse. The Walthall Volunteer Fire Department, with the Eupora Volunteer Fire Department backing up, responded to an alert by a 911 dispatcher at 2:22…

Dyar gives community development tips

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Consultant Dianne Dyar shared tips with the Eupora Rotary Club on Jan. 15 on how Eupora can become a well thought-out community for tourists and residents. Dyar, of Madison, served as executive director of…

Churches to host Good Friday presentation

By Karen Ray World Harvest Outreach Ministries World Harvest Outreach Ministries in partnership with Miracle Land Church will present an Easter musical called “I Am” on Good Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. All area vocalists and church choirs, ages…

EHS Interactors give back to community

From School Reports Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. Each year, Interact clubs complete…

FBC Eupora member shares love of Christ in Texas

From Press Reports Emily Russell said the look on the faces of the children when you said, “Hey, I am with Mission Arlington, I have your new bike!” was completely priceless. First Baptist Church member Russell was among 14 students…

Kick new year off by kicking habit

Help is only a phone call or a click away for any Mississippian who wants to stop smoking. The Mississippi Tobacco Quitline offers cessation services for those who want to start living a tobacco-free life. “Any Mississippian can call the…

Sewing program teaches basics

For the WPT A miniseries of sewing programs by Reba Bland of MSU Extension was held at the Webster County Extension Office on Nov. 7 and 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The program equipped participants with the tools necessary to…

‘Friends’ meeting features author Maury Shurlds

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library Even though Jan. 14, was a rainy day, attendance at the monthly meeting of Friends of Webster County Public Library was great. Members and guests were entertained by Maury Shurlds, a native…

Calendar of Events

Blood drives United Blood Services announces these blood drives in Webster County: • 2:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the PE building at East Webster Elementary School in Mathiston. • 2:30-6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Eupora Elementary School gym. •…