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Market, parade deemed success

From Staff Reports Local officials have deemed Saturday’s Eupora Christmas Market and Parade successful events. “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas” was their theme. “It was a very successful daylong event,” Mayor Tommy Lott said of both. “We…

City contracts for business network study

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The city is contracting with a consultant to study the need for a local business network and provide related services. The Eupora Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to enter into a memorandum of…

WCBI features EHS student reporters

From School Reports Eupora High School’s journalism class traveled to WCBI in Columbus to take part in the Student Reporter segment of “Mid Morning with Aundrea” on Oct. 29. To prepare for the segment, the students researched newsworthy topics, wrote…

Church hosts ‘Miles for Missions’

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT “In running, it doesn’t matter if you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” ~ Fred…

Children enjoy Christmas tree story

By Librarian Mary Boutwell Maben Public Library MABEN — We had a small but lively group for Story Hour at the Maben Public Library last Friday. The kids listened attentively to the story “The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree.” The…

Calendar of Events

Maben Christmas Parade The town of Maben will have its 2012 Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. The theme of the parade is “Joy to the World.” For more information call City Hall at 263-4212. Ackerman Christmas Parade The…

Volunteers know

By Gwen Sisson For the WPT As a shoebox donor from First Baptist Church of Eupora said, “If you make a child happy, you have done something good.” Faye Dewberry of FBC Mathiston said she is committed to Operation Christmas…

County October unemployment 10.4 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate in October dropped to its lowest level in nearly four years last month, falling to 10.4 percent. That’s the lowest rate for the county since December 2008, when it was…

Hostess shutdown has local impact

From Staff, Press Reports A federal bankruptcy judge last week approved Hostess Brands’ plans to wind itself down, officially putting Twinkies and other brands on the auction block. That also put in motion Hostess’ request to lay off 15,000 of…