Maben Library sets Summer Reading Program

Caden Makamsom eagerly awaits the start of the Summer Reading Program at the Maben Public Library.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Science is the theme this summer at Maben Public Library. We will kick off our Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” on June 10 from 10-11 a.m. with Edwin Faughn from French Camp’s … Read more

EES students of the month


These Eupora Elementary School students were chosen by their homeroom teachers for exemplifying the characteristics of perseverance that were discussed in their classroom guidance lessons. May Students of the Month are:… Read more

Youth starts website to cover X-Games Austin

Hayden Oswalt

From Press Reports

Change is in the air and on the web for the Austin X Games.
Hayden Reed McCarter Oswalt is an avid sports fan, writer and photographer, and is a seventh-grader at Dalmstrom Middle School in the Hays … Read more

Pride of Eupora Spring Concert

High School band members Scott Wollbrink, Brandon White and Javoris Draine on trumpet.

Pride of Eupora band members performed solo and ensemble arrangements at First United Methodist Church of Eupora on May 4.

Despite the threat of bad weather, Eupora Beginner, Junior High and High School bands held … Read more

Local to serve as missionary to Africa

Emily Russell

By Gwen Sisson

For Emily Russell, the summer mission trip to Africa is “a great opportunity to reach out to those who don’t know the good news of Jesus Christ.”
Russell has been appointed through the Mississippi Baptist Student Union … Read more

Rice graduates from MVSU

Photo by Bryn Stole
The Greenwood Commonwealth

MVSU grad Rodney Rice of Eupora with his mother, Carrie Rice.

Johnson came to see his grandson, Rodney Rice of Eupora, receive his diploma. Rice earned his bachelor’s in communications. He said he’d lined up a internship for the summer but planned on being back at Valley in the fall to … Read more

Memorial Ride


rideThe second Cpl. Keith Crenshaw Memorial Ride will be June 7 starting at the old Garan parking lot in Eupora. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the fee is $20; kickstands up at 10 a.m. and refreshments after the ride. … Read more

Smoking cessation difficult but rewarding

It’s never too late to quit using tobacco. No matter how long you have smoked, when you quit, you get healthy benefits almost immediately. Trained people are available to help if you are ready to quit. Just call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or contact your local Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties at 662-283-9838.

From NMMC-Eupora

Quitting smoking is important for your health and provides many benefits but it is not easy. Some people try several times before succeeding.
Smoking causes multiple health risks to you and those exposed to your smoke. It is … Read more

‘Good-Night, Owl!’


The last storytime of the school year was held at Webster County Library on May 21 with 15 children attending. Ms. Joyce read “Good-Night, Owl!” by Pat Hutchins, a story about an owl who tried to sleep in the daytime, … Read more