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Shipman initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Debrah Shipman of Eupora has been initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Shipman was chosen based on her superior scholarship and sound character and joins a century-old community of scholars and … Read more

Lancaster earns art education award

From Press Reports

Rebecca Lancaster, teacher at Sumner Hill Junior High in Clinton, is the recipient of the 2012 Mississippi Art Education Association Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year.

She is the granddaughter of Jimmie Joyce Cook Collier, a … Read more

NMMC Honor Guard replaces flags at hospital

From Press Reports

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Honor Guard has replaced both the American flag and the POW flag that fly over NMMC-Eupora.

From time to time, flags become worn and are in need of replacing. A new flag program … Read more

T-shirt sales benefit local children

From Press Reports

The planning committee for the ninth annual Eupora Christmas Market asked Michael Murphy to be the chairperson for the Christmas T-shirts.

He contacted Lisa Hester, art teacher for Eupora and East Webster schools, to have students from … Read more

Unemployment lowest in 4 years for county

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County’s unemployment rate in November was the lowest seen in four years and was below 10 percent for the first time in that period.

November’s jobless rate of 9.7 percent was the lowest … Read more

Education Notes

Signup nears for Holmes classes in Mathiston Holmes Community College is expanding its course offerings with five classes on the Wood Institute campus in Mathiston for spring 2013.

Registration will be held in the 911 building on Jan. 8 at … Read more

Club announces Lighting Contest winners

For the WPT

The Maben Home and Garden Club annual Lighting Contest winners were chosen Dec. 17.

In the Overall Residential, Margaret Shuffield was first-place winner. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Halford placed second, and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Paul McMullen … Read more

Calendar of Events

‘Pancakes with Disney’ Jan. 12 Relay for Life teams at First Baptist Church of Eupora and Walthall Baptist Church are hosting “Pancakes with Disney” at First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12.

For a donation of … Read more

Garden Club learns decorating tips

For the WPT

MABEN — The end of 2012 was celebrated by the Maben Home and Garden Club at the Maben Methodist Church on Dec. 11 at noon.

The hostesses impressed the group with gaily decorated tables all dressed in … Read more

Mantee holds Christmas parade

From Staff Reports

The Mantee Christmas Parade was Dec. 15, followed by a chili supper fundraiser at the fire station.

Hazel Forrester served as the parade’s grand marshal. Hazel and the late Howard Forrester lived in Mantee many years; they … Read more