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Profile 2013 submissions requested

The Progress-Times will publish its annual Profile edition on March 28. The theme of this tribute to our community is “Inspire Tomorrow.” We invite anyone interested to submit information, features or photos about their civic club, church, non-profit organization, community…

EWH grad Shenanigan’s Parade ‘colleen’ 2013

From Press Reports Kristin Young of Gulfport, a graduate of East Webster High School, has been elected as the 2013 Shenanigan’s Parade and events “colleen.” Sponsored by the Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter of Quota International, Shenanigan’s is a family-oriented parade…

Calendar of Events

Gospel singing A gospel music jubilee will be at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Gore Springs Community Center. Admission is $5. Featured groups will be the Trailsmen, the Tracemen, Redeemed and Chosen Road. Friends of the Library The regular…

1st Pitch Banquet huge success

From Press Reports In August, the Eupora High School Baseball Boosters assembled to make plans for the baseball program for the upcoming school year. At this meeting the boosters were introduced to new Head Coach Brad Mitchell. As a result…

Texas couple visits area first time in years

From Press Reports MABEN — On Feb. 15, Robert “Bob” Bothwell and his wife, Sue, came to Maben and Starkville for the first time since 1972. The Bothwells now live in Fort Worth, Texas, and he has many relatives in…

EFUMC crowns Mardi Gras Royal Court

From Church Reports The Eupora First United Methodist Church celebrated its fifth annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper with the crowning of a Royal Court. “In the past we have only crowned a king and queen, but this year our Social…

The Civil War – The 1st American Draft

Submitted by C.J. Johnson “The Draft” was first enacted during the War Between the States and was utilized by both sides. Actually, the very first draft was initiated by the Confederacy in April 1862. The South was in serious need…

Teachers, Paraprofessionals of Year recognized

Teachers, paraprofessionals and the administrator of the year for the Choctaw County School District were recognized and celebrated during the February 11 School Board meeting. Teachers of the Year are: AES-Shelia Jackson, AHS-Kenya Lee, CCCTC-Kristy Camp, FCE-Kasie Dean and WAC-Yassi…

Reform Baseball Park begins can fundraiser

By Staff Reports Put your used cans (not crushed) to a good cause. Reform Baseball Park is collecting cans to help raise money to build a walking track at the baseball park. They ask for anyone willing to donate their…