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Nelons in concert at Ackerman church

From Press Reports The Nelons will be in concert at Ackerman Church of God on Sept. 16 starting at 6 p.m. for a gospel concert. No admission charge, but a love offering will be taken for the Nelons. Call 552-7726…

Calendar of Events

Christmas Market planning meeting The Christmas Market is coming along! Anyone interested in serving during the weekend of events is asked to come to the next meeting, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., at the Eupora Depot. The theme for this…

Good Samaritans are still out there

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT If you have to have a flat tire, I recommend that you have it in front of Tuesday Morning in Starkville. Not that I chose to have a flat tire, but Aug. 25, after…

Group on a mission for children

From Press Reports Webster County has been blessed with the formation of a new community- based organization, Eupora Community Outreach Ministry, whose mission is to focus on the needs of children. For example, the ministry sponsored a back-to-school event that…

Extended season at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market is a fun place to be on Saturday mornings. You will find friendly vendors and volunteers to greet you, lively music to entertain you, and great bargains…

Lions conduct eye screening at EWE

From School Reports Volunteers from the Maben Lions Club conducted eye screening for first- through sixth-grade students at East Webster Elementary School on Aug. 22. Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired for many years. The Maben Lions…

Maben Library’s Story Hour resumes

For the WPT After a long hot, dry, wet, windy, you-name-it summer, time is drawing near for the Maben Public Library to resume its Friday morning Story Hour with Ms. Mary and Ms. Dottie. Children aged 3 to 6 are…

Local cemetery has interesting history

By Terry Harpole MABEN — Maben Memorial Garden, located near the old GMN&O Railroad, has an interesting history. Before this was a cemetery, the Holland family owned the land and had an apple orchard there. The Holland family donated this…

July jobless rate falls slightly

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County was one of only eight counties in Mississippi where unemployment rates fell in July, according to figures released last week. The county’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 12.6 percent in July, below…