Category: News

Local DYW presents Rotary program

From Staff Reports Webster County’s 2016 Distinguished Young Woman, Micah Gray of Eupora, was guest speaker at the June 2 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. Micah will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi 2016 (formerly Mississippi’s Junior…

Juniorette Club chartered

For the Progress-Times A local Juniorette Club has been formed with nearly 30 charter members. The Eupora Juniorette Club was organized through the Eupora 20th Century Club and sponsored through the General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Mississippi FWC.

Locals among UMMC graduates

From Press Reports The number of graduates of the University of Mississippi Medical Center continues to climb for the third year in a row. A record 864 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences…

Friends of the library

Joe T. Massey of Bruce, guest speaker for the June meeting of Webster County Friends of the Library, visits with Anna Knight. He is author of the novels “Reaching High,”

Preorder at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Ann Woodson, Representative Maben Farmers’ Market Friday morning’s Maben Farmers’ Market started out with sunny skies and a light breeze. Vendors started setting up as early as 6:30., while some waited until about 8. William Shaw brought more vegetables…

Maben Lions learn about Addie McBryde Center

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind sent two representatives to speak to the Maben Lions Club on May 26. It is a facility of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services and is…

Election Briefs – 06/17/15

One candidate withdraws from sheriff’s race Five candidates remain in this year’s election for Webster County sheriff after one withdrew from the race last week. Democratic candidate Adam Contreras officially withdrew Friday, according to the circuit clerk’s office.

Area teachers attend literacy training

For the Progress-Times Teachers from Carroll and Webster County school districts attended Phase One of literacy training provided by Carroll County School District and Mississippi Department of Education June 1-3. The elementary teachers volunteered three days of their summer vacation…

Maben church has ‘police Sunday’

By Terry Harpole One of Maben’s newest policemen, Adam Contreras Sr., filled the pulpit at the Maben Church of God of Prophecy on May 24 in absence of its pastor. Contreras, born in the Mississippi Delta and early converted to Christianity,…

ALA rewards schools with field days

From Press Reports Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days this spring by the American Lung Association. The students were rewarded after Eupora Elementary raised more than $2,700 and East Webster Elementary…