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Mission Trip

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Emily Russell discusses her mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa, last summer at the May 26 JOY Club meeting at First Baptist Church of Eupora. … Read more

Local DYW presents Rotary program

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Micah Gray and Rotary program chairman Mia Pogue

From Staff Reports

Webster County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, Micah Gray of Eupora, was guest speaker at the June 2 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club.

Micah will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi 2016 (formerly Mississippi’s Junior … Read more

Juniorette Club chartered

Eupora Juniorette Club officers and GFWC-MFWC representatives Allie Whitaker, Chloe Vaughn, Callie Turner, Tinker Forrester, Greer Blaylock, Darlene Adams, Brook McCarty, Madison Hester and Marlee Ray.

For the Progress-Times

A local Juniorette Club has been formed with nearly 30 charter members.

The Eupora Juniorette Club was organized through the Eupora 20th Century Club and sponsored through the General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Mississippi FWC.… Read more

Locals among UMMC graduates

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From Press Reports

The number of graduates of the University of Mississippi Medical Center continues to climb for the third year in a row.

A record 864 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences … Read more

Friends of the library

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Joe T. Massey of Bruce, guest speaker for the June meeting of Webster County Friends of the Library, visits with Anna Knight. He is author of the novels “Reaching High,” … Read more

Preorder at Maben Farmers’ Market

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Fuller sells freshly picked garden vegetables. At right is Gladys Hendrix with beets she has just purchased.

By Ann Woodson, Representative
Maben Farmers’ Market

Friday morning’s Maben Farmers’ Market started out with sunny skies and a light breeze. Vendors started setting up as early as 6:30., while some waited until about 8.

William Shaw brought more vegetables … Read more

Maben Lions learn about Addie McBryde Center

JANE COLLINS
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By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind sent two representatives to speak to the Maben Lions Club on May 26.

It is a facility of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services and is … Read more

Election Briefs – 06/17/15

One candidate withdraws from sheriff’s race
Five candidates remain in this year’s election for Webster County sheriff after one withdrew from the race last week.

Democratic candidate Adam Contreras officially withdrew Friday, according to the circuit clerk’s office.… Read more

Area teachers attend literacy training

Rana Mitchell [left], assistant superintendent, Carroll County, welcomes area educators attending LETRS training: Kristel Dunn (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County), Robin Chapman (Common Core specialist, North Tippah), Susan Newton (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Deandra Pittman (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Lynn Kolb (1st-grade teacher, Webster County), Leslie Frank (interventionist, Webster County), Cala Tabb (librarian, Webster County), Lori Cook (3rd-grade teacher, Webster County), Tiffany Gray (2nd-grade teacher, Webster County), Tracy Kiker (1st-grade teacher, Carroll County), Nikki Whitworth (2nd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Sara Johnson (3rd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Sue McGlothan (3rd-grade teachers, Carroll County), April Gant (Pre-K teacher, Carroll County), Tshombe Townsend (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County), Katina Duren (3rd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Jacqueline McCorkle (2nd-grade teacher, Carroll County), Emily Branch (kindergarten teacher, Carroll County) and Kizzy Edwards (Pre-K teacher, Carroll County).

For the Progress-Times

Teachers from Carroll and Webster County school districts attended Phase One of literacy training provided by Carroll County School District and Mississippi Department of Education June 1-3.

The elementary teachers volunteered three days of their summer vacation … Read more

Maben church has ‘police Sunday’

TERRY HARPOLE
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By Terry Harpole

One of Maben’s newest policemen, Adam Contreras Sr., filled the pulpit at the Maben Church of God of Prophecy on May 24 in absence of its pastor.

Contreras, born in the Mississippi Delta and early converted to … Read more