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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…

Maben Cemetery full of history

By Terry Harpole MABEN — A person can stroll over Maben Memorial Cemetery all day and still not take in all the history of the people buried there. It is located on Webster Street near where the GM&O Railroad once…

Pharmacy remains open after buyout

A local pharmacy will remain open following Walgreens’ purchase of a regional drugstore chain. Walgreen Co. announced Monday that it has completed its purchase of the USA Drug chain from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. and members of the LaFrance…

School board approves contract

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School Board has awarded a contract to an architectural firm for the construction of a gym at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland. Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar presented a…