County residents help at OCC Center in Atlanta

Those attending the mission trip to the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center in Atlanta are (not in order as pictured) Faye Griffin, Willie Ree Williamson, Johnnie Oswald, Joette Tillman, Willette Stidham, Gerry Hood, Teresa Gholston, Betty Greene, Robert Burdine, Butch Stewart, Rhonda Smith, Reba Thompson, Linda Stidham, Lana Reed, Kimberly Flora, Ann Earnest, Faye Dewberry, Willene Hollis, Sam Stone, Ann Stone, Marilynn Brown and Kelley Chandler.

By Gwen Sisson

Whether this was the 11th trip or the first, the Operation Christmas Child volunteers who helped last week at the OCC Distribution Center in Atlanta will never be the same.

About 23 volunteers from eight churches throughout … Read more

New Maben business holds open house

Alexander in the front entrance

By Terry Harpole

On Dec. 6, a Christmas open house was held in a building that many people once owned and had brought many to Maben through the years.

This building was built around 1954 by the late Mr. and … Read more

SHAPE class takes field trip

Students experience the village’s jailhouse

From School Reports

On Nov. 7, the Eupora Elementary School SHAPE class in grades 2 and 3 went on a field trip to Landrum’s Homestead and Village in Laurel.

These students studied about the westward pioneers during the first semester … Read more

Chuck Wagon Gang makes local stop

The Chuck Wagon Gang performs at GLC-Eupora

For the WPT

At the request of local gospel music promoter Billy Hill, the famous Chuck Wagon Gang stopped on its way though this area on the morning of Dec. 6 to entertain the patients and guests at Golden LivingCenter-Eupora.… Read more

Children hear story about sharing


By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

We started the Christmas season off with a Christmas story titled “Merry Christmas Little Mouse” on Dec. 5 at the Maben Public Library.

This story is about a mouse named Matty who learned … Read more

Holiday Bazaar


Jimmie Whitt, Lillian Wilkins and Suretha Brooks shop at the Holiday Bazaar in the fellowship hall of Mathiston United Methodist Church. … Read more

Cain Rotary Club’s Student of the Month

Khalil Cain and Rotary Teacher of the Month Ruth Draine

From Staff Reports

The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Eupora High school senior Khalil Cain as Student of the Month at its Dec. 2 luncheon.

His honors and memberships include being an A Honor Roll and Merit ninth grade to present, … Read more