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EES kicks off Project Fit America

From School Reports Eupora Elementary School officially kicked off the Project Fit America program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. The school was selected last spring for the program, which is funded through a grant in excess of $26,000 from…

State ranks WCSD ‘high performing’

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Three of Webster County’s four schools earned “High Performing” status in the Mississippi Department of Education’s annual accountability performance rating. Districts and schools got letter grades for the first time Sept. 14 — receiving…

Fall produce at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The first day of autumn brought beautiful weather for the Maben Farmers’ Market last Saturday. The vendors featured great fall produce and delicious homemade baked, fried and canned goods. William Shaw…

Assemblies of God to plant new church in Eupora

From Press Reports The office of the Assemblies of God in Byram has announced a new church plant in Eupora. The Assemblies of God is the largest Pentecostal denomination with some 65 million members in the world with the national…

Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant upcoming

From Press Reports The Civic League of Mathiston will be hosting a Mister/Miss Mathiston Pageant at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bennett Auditorium on the Wood College campus. Girl divisions are Wee Miss Mathiston (ages 0-3), Mini Miss Mathiston (ages…

Christmas Market expanding outdoors

From Press Reports The Eupora Christmas Market is drawing near again. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas.” Market committee members said they hope the town will “ring in” this Christmas season with continued support…

Lodge honors Powell for 99th birthday

Special to the Progress-Times George Powell was surprised with a party at the Eupora Lodge on Sept. 13 for his 99th birthday. Family and friends gathered around to show their love for this wonderful man. After falling and breaking his…

Calendar of Events

Quick Bites Dr. Jeff Wilson, area Extension horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants” from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Webster County Extension Office. Summer is almost over and fall planting season is coming up.…

Group hears French Camp Academy report

By Terry Harpole MABEN — Lance Ragsdale, vice president of development at French Camp Academy, was guest speaker for the Maben Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sept. 23. After the morning meal, Ragsdale brought news, updates and a little history…

Church hosting ‘Miles for Missions’

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Maben First Baptist Church will be hosting a 5K run/walk event, “Miles for Missions,” on Oct. 6 starting at 8 a.m. and beginning in front of the church. Note: 5K is ONLY…