Category: News

Obituary – Mr. William Allen

JACKSONVILLE – William “Bill” Allen, 78, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2015 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel. Burial … Read more

Obituary – Mr. William G. “Dub” McCain

Eupora, MS

Mr. William G. “Dub” McCain, 81, retired Pipe Bender with Babcock and Wilcox Mfg., died 11/9/15 at North Ms. Medical Center in Tupelo, Ms. Funeral Services were held 11:00AM Thursday 11/12/15 at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial … Read more

Community effort

Eupora 20th Century Club and hospital auxiliary members plus other caring individuals present handmade puppets to NMMC-Eupora ER staff. Assembled are (front row) Meliesa Brown, Wendy Cook, Sharon Stidham, Maxine Nabors, Robin Mixon, Frances Hyde, (back row) Barbara Elkins, Lydia Cain, Melissa Hankins, Claire Bland, Susan Edwards, Shirley Gary, Liz Rico and Evelyn Easley.

From Press Reports

The GFWC/MFWC Eupora 20th Century Club presented 500 handmade puppets to North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora ER staff on Monday.… Read more

District ACT scores exceed state average

From Press Reports

For the first time, Mississippi public schools administered the ACT test to all 11th-graders last spring to help students determine whether they are equipped to succeed in college. The results revealed the average composite score for all … Read more

Incumbents re-elected; Morris new supervisor

Poll workers Mae Florence Gates, Jerry Helms and Nellie Harpole Blade wait to sign in voters during the Nov. 3 general election at the new Maben polling place in District 4: the fellowship hall of Maben Church of God of Prophecy on Highway 15. The former polling place was the Agriculture Building at West Oktibbeha County High School, which was closed with the merger of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Officeholders serving all or part of Webster County who were seeking an additional term won re-election last week while a new supervisor and constable were elected to open seats.

Democrat Curtis C. “Eudy” Morris … Read more

Eupora Christmas Market upcoming

From Staff Reports

A full day of activities is scheduled for Dec. 5 during the annual Eupora Christmas Market, including a vendor market, 5K run and parade.

The theme this year is “Southern Christmas” and funds raised from the community … Read more

Eupora football season ends with 31-8 loss to Baldwyn


By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Some big plays go your way and some don’t.

It was an unfortunate combination of those two scenarios that lead Baldwyn to outscore Eupora 23-0 in the second half of their MHSAA Class 2A … Read more

Mathiston Veterans Monument dedicated

The Boy Scouts of America Perform a Flag Ceremony at the Monument Site for Mathiston Veterans Monument

By Chuck Bailey
The Choctaw Plaindealer

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
JOHN 15:13

Those were the words echoed here in Mathiston, Sunday, November 8, 2015.

Brother Wade Stevens … Read more

Maben Lions test eyesight at area schools

Lions Shawn Nygard and Pat Harpole test students at East Webster Elementary School.

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

The Maben Lions Club tested eyesight Oct. 21 at Hebron Christian School, Oct. 22 at East Webster Elementary School and then all the sixth grade at East Webster High School.

Maben Lions involved … Read more