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Fallen officer remembered for service

Eupora Police Chief Gregg Hunter (front l.) helps serve as a pallbearer at the funeral of fallen officer Keith Crenshaw, held Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church of Eupora. The casket was covered in order to protect it from the misting rain. Police, fire and ambulance units from cities and counties throughout Mississippi and beyond led the estimated 7-mile long funeral procession to New Haven Cemetery in Choctaw County.

By Gwen Sisson

For the WPT

 

Sunday was a somber day, as law enforcement officers from around the state and areas in the Southeast joined Webster County in mourning the death of Officer Keith Crenshaw.

Members of the Patriot … Read more

Pink Power

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During the month of October the Eupora Head Start staff/children promoted “Pink Fridays,” and discussed healthy eating habits and fitness. On Oct. 18, the parents were invited to the center to participate in craft activities and a balloon launch. The … Read more

Canadian bicyclist pays Maben visit

Prelog before leaving Dew’s Place and Maben

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT

 

“No act of kindness is ever wasted,” — Aesop, from “The Lion and The Mouse.”

Maybe these words will well fit some of the townspeople of Maben after the visit of a young … Read more

’10 Timid Ghosts’ haunt storytime

The children make ghost puppets and Halloween pictures.

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County

Public Library

 

Nine energetic children arrived at Webster County Library for storytime on Oct. 23.

Ms. Bonnie read “Ten Timid Ghosts,” a story about a witch who tries to scare ghosts out of … Read more

Hunger knows no season

Jessica Harrison, Paige Flemings, Cade Shurden and Miller Hancock proudly display the revolving trophy that was presented to East Webster High School for collecting the highest number of pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 Hunger Knows No Season food

From Press Reports

 

Filling the local food pantry is especially hard during the holiday season. Food collected during the Hunger Knows No Season food drive period remains in Webster County by going to the local food bank.

In order … Read more

‘Pride of Eupora’ earns Superior ratings

Lenora Hughes (color guard captain); Sonmondra Quinn (senior); Erica Hawes (field commander); Daniel Brown (senior/percussion captain); Deondrae Watkins (senior); Chris Jackson (senior) and Javoris Draine (senior)

For the WPT

 

The Pride of Eupora Marching Band competed in the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Marching Festival for Region II in Grenada on Oct. 12.

This competition serves as a qualifying event for the MHSAA State … Read more

MDAH awards courthouse grant

From Press Reports

 

At its regular quarterly meeting in Jackson on Friday, the board of trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded a grant of $500,000 for the Webster County Courthouse.

Built in 1915 the Webster … Read more

Ride to benefit fallen officer’s family

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

To benefit the family of fallen Eupora Police Officer Keith Crenshaw, area bike riders have decided to come together to honor him with a bike ride this Saturday starting in Eupora.

Crenshaw, who … Read more

911 Calls

Oct. 21

10:12 a.m., alarm, Clarkson Road; Webster SO responds.

10:28 a.m., MVA, Cadaretta Road; WSO responds.

6:14 p.m., medical, Crossroads Church Road, Church County; Mathiston FD provides mutual aid.

8:09 p.m., Holland Street, Maben; transferred to Oktibbeha.

9:56 p.m., … Read more

Obituaries

Jean Anderson

Oct. 21, 2013

Services for Jean Lamb Anderson, 85 of Vernon, Ala., were Oct. 25, 2013, at Montevista Baptist Church in Eupora with Jason Delgado and Brandon Criswell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was born … Read more