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13 file for 1st District special election

From Press & Staff Reports

Thirteen people have qualified to run for the open congressional seat in Mississippi’s 1st District, which includes Webster County. One of them is a Eupora resident.

Although candidates run without party labels in special elections, … Read more

Crowell named KSD’s Teacher of the Year

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Kosciusko School District Teacher of the Year Gwendolyn Crowell

By Nancy Green
The Star-Herald

KOSCIUSKO — As Teacher of the Year from the Kosciusko School District, Gwendolyn Crowell is among teachers nominated from throughout the state who will be eligible for top teacher award for Mississippi.

Sponsored by the … Read more

‘Easter’ read at Maben storytime

Khloei Earley, Kinley and Kalee Scott hunt Easter eggs after storytime.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

We read “Easter” by Gail Gibbons during storytime at the Maben Public Library on March 27. It told the story of how Jesus was born and began teaching.

Jesus had followers called disciples. … Read more

EWHS tennis duo inks with Meridian

East Webster High School tennis player Hayden Hill signs a letter of intent with Meridian Community College. Joining her are (front) her parents, Scott and Liz Hill; (back) EWHS tennis coach Pam Champion; and Hill’s siblings, Ryleigh, Morgan and Preston Hill.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times
MABEN — Two East Webster High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play tennis for Meridian Community College in 2015-16.

John Taylor Champion and Hayden Hill signed with MCC in front … Read more

Lady Eagles pick up three wins on diamond

Sidney Bailey pitching against New Hope.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

The Eupora High School softball team won three of the four games it played last week including a key 10-6 Region 4-2A win over homestanding Bruce on Tuesday.

The Lady Eagles followed up that … Read more

Eupora’s Pittman named Lindy Callahan scholar

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Three-sport standout Trey Pittman of Eupora High School has been named one of 16 Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes for 2015.

The athletes, one boy and one girl from each of the Mississippi High School Activities … Read more

FBC Eupora performs Easter cantata

PHOTOS BY GWEN SISSON
The choir performs “Salvation’s Story under John Herring’s direction.”

From Church Reports

On Sunday, the First Baptist Church of Eupora’s Sanctuary Choir kicked off Holy Week with the performance of “Salvation’s Story,” under the direction of John Herring, music minister.… Read more

Leadership Conference youth address Maben Lions

Champion and Blakely

From Press Reports

John Taylor Champion and Dylan Blakely, seniors at East Webster High School, visited the Maben Lions Club on March 24 at Trace-Way Restaurant in Mathiston to tell the members about their experiences at Lions of Mississippi Boys … Read more

Bland speaker at Lenten Lunch

Bland

From Church Reports

The Rev. Hugh Bland of Walthall Baptist Church was the guest speaker at the March 25 Lenten Lunch  at Eupora’s First United Methodist Church.… Read more