Calendar of Events – 01/07/2015

Weight Watchers
The new session of Weight Watchers begins at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora on Jan. 8. The class meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the education classroom.

The Mississippi Department of Education offers employees a discount of 15 … Read more

Obituaries – 01/07/2015

Myrtle B. Hollis
Jan. 1, 2015
Services for Myrtle B. Hollis, 79, of Choctaw Plaza Apartments in Ackerman were Jan. 3, 2015, at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Ackerman with the Revs. James I. Codling officiating. Burial was in Antioch … Read more

Rotarians learn about IHP project

Rotary program chairman Belinda Stewart welcomes Bjorgum.

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Craig Bjorgum gave a presentation about his association with International Health Partners to the Eupora Rotary Club on Dec. 12.

In September 2010, he went on a mission trip with relatives to the East … Read more

Mathiston sales tax collections up

From Staff Reports

The town of Mathiston had a significant increase in sales tax collections in October, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures.

Mathiston’ sales tax collections in October totaled $25,541, up $10,781 from the $14,760 same month last … Read more

Unemployment rate at 9.3%


By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The unemployment rate for Webster County decreased a full a percentage point to 9.3 percent in November, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

This is the first time the county unemployment rate … Read more

Youth participate in ECOM’s Christmas cantata

The Eupora Community Outreach Ministry hosted its Christmas cantata on Dec. 14 at Liberty United Methodist Church in Eupora. The event featured the youth of the community performing acts and singing spiritual Christmas themes to tell the story of Christmas.

By Daniel Brunty
The Webster Progress Times

The members of the Eupora Community Outreach Ministry hosted their annual Christmas Cantata on Dec. 14, with many of the community’s youth participating.

This year’s event was held at Liberty United Baptist Church … Read more

‘Night Before Christmas’ MPL’s storytime

Madelyn, Austin and Logan Avent; Chandin Green and J.J Chism enjoy the Christmas party at storytime.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Our storytime Dec. 19 at the Maben Public Library was “The Night Before Christmas.”

We colored a Santa and glued cotton for his white beard. Lots of fun was had playing with Play-Doh … Read more