D-Now will be time for spiritual growth

Walt Barnes will be the guest speaker at the Webster County Disciple Now Weekend set for Friday-Sunday at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

By Gwen Sisson

This year’s Webster County Disciple Now guest speaker, Walt Barnes, said he is praying that D-Now is “an awesome time of social and spiritual growth.”

“D-Now is always special because it is a time where members of … Read more

Retiring from KCS



J.B. Woods of Stewart recently celebrated his approaching retirement from Kansas City Southern Railway with a fish fry dinner at Mike Anderson Restaurant in Gonzales, La. … Read more

MLK Day Parade held in Maben

Controllers Generation II 4-H Club members bow for prayer before the MLK Day Parade.

Special to the Progress-Times

MABEN — Over 100 participants from various churches and organizations participated in the third MLK Day Parade on Jan. 19.

Participants were waiting patiently at West Oktibbeha County High School as Sgt. William Ford escorted the … Read more

Maben Methodists have ‘Souper’ Bowl lunch

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — The Souper Bowl of Caring began 25 years ago with a simple prayer from a single youth group.

The words of that prayer were, “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help … Read more

Southern Things opens in renovated building in Maben

Southern Things is located in the old Shuffield Building in Maben.

By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT

MABEN — Southern Things, covering a multitude of stuff, has opened in the old Shuffield Building on Bell-Schoolhouse Road.

Mary Frances Alexander, manager/operator, has relocated from the nearly new business in the Mill at … Read more

Author visits

East Webster Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Arkansas author David M. Sargent Jr. in January. Sargent travels the United States with his dogs, entertaining children as he promotes reading and story writing. The students enjoyed meeting characters from his books, seeing the dogs perform and hearing him read one of his books.
Following the program Sargent autographed each child’s purchase of a book, poster and/or bookmark. 

Following the program Sargent autographed each child’s purchase of a book, poster and/or bookmark.

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Brian Sims to enter 35th District House Race


From press reports

Louisville, MS, February 2, 2015 – Brian Sims (R), Louisville, is announcing his candidacy for the 35th District Mississippi House of Representatives, which includes several communities across Winston, Choctaw, Webster and Attala Counties. The office is currently … Read more

Snow fun at Maben Library storytime

Lake Jones and Conner Kolb at the Jan. 23 storytime

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Well, it was definitely cold enough to snow Jan. 23. Maybe we will see some snow soon. When it does snow, we will be ready to build our snowman.

Our story that morning … Read more