Category: News

Stewart in Hospitality Pageant

From Press Reports Karlee Stewart will represent Webster County in the 63rd Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant July 27-28 at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. Karlee is a sophomore at Mississippi State University, where she is a member of Phi…

Summer Reading Program great success

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library The 2012 Summer Reading Program at Webster County Public Library was a great success with 113 children in attendance for the four weeks in June. During the first week the children were…

County takes bids under advisement

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Webster County supervisors have taken bids for repair of the roof on the Doss Building in Eupora and associated repairs under advisement. The Board of Supervisors voted to take them under advisement…

Aldermen rehire city employees

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora aldermen voted last week to rehire/reappoint all city employees effective July 1. Board members did so following a two-hour executive session to discuss personnel during their July 2 meeting. After 45 minutes in…

Church baptizes 22 at lake

From Press Repots Maben Church of God baptized 22 people at Whites Creek Lake in Eupora on June 3. The Rev. Kerry Collins, pastor, said more than 100 people attended the day’s event, which also included a picnic. “Glory to…

WPT receives MPA award

From Staff Reports The Webster Progress-Times was among award winners in the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Division. Awards were handed out Saturday at the MPA’s Multi-State Summer Convention in Miramar Beach, Fla. Staff members Russell Hood…

Youth attends safety camp

From Press Reports Nicholas Jones of Mathiston participated in the 2012 Farm Bureau Youth Safety Camp, which was June 4-7 at Timber Creek Camp near Pulaski. More than 75 young people from all over Mississippi came together for a four-day…

Calendar of Events

Dorroh Lake girls camp Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly‘s summer camp for girls age 7-12 will be July 16-19; the cost is $150. For more information contact Ginger Castle at 258-7545. Lollars Grove Baptist VBS Lollars Grove Baptist Church in Eupora…

Parsons to perform at FBC

From Press Reports Squire Parsons will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Eupora on July 28 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but a love offering will be received for Parsons. A native of West Virginia, he was…

Anne Buys fares well in Outstanding Teen Pageant

From Press Reports Contestants of the Leaf Foundation fared well at the eight annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on June 9 in Vicksburg. Pearl River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys of Vicksburg was selected as the overall physical…