Nicaraguan pastor visits FBC Eupora


His passion and his energy drew in the crowd at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

With the help of interpreter Shawn Moore, Pastor Miguel Mena served as the guest speaker at FBC Eupora this Sunday, sharing his passion for saving the lost and touching lives for Jesus Christ.

Mena is the pastor of the church in Nicaragua that the mission teams from FBC Eupora have worked with for the past two summers. Mena was visiting family in the United States and stopped by to pay a visit to meet the church family that has been such a big part of his ministry to the people of Nicaragua over the past two years.

“It was great to have Pastor Mena with us for the weekend,” said Rev. Travis Gray of FBC Eupora. “Although we speak different languages, his love for Jesus is still contagious.” Continue reading

Painting auction benefits adoption fund


20160715_141826_resizedPlace your bid today for this gorgeous painting by the late Lady Mary Taylor, still in the original frame, in the accompanying photograph.

The auction is underway through July 31. The winner of this original artwork will be announced Aug. 1, 2016. The reserve bid for this artwork is $200.

All proceeds from the auction will be given to the Faulkenbery Adoption Fund, helping John and Leslie Faulkenbery of Eupora to adopt a son named Ty from the country of China. The Faulkenberys still need to raise about $16,000 before their adoption can be finalized. Continue reading

Webster County residents help at OCC Distribution Center in Atlanta


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Those attending the mission trip to the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center in Atlanta, Ga. include, Faye Griffin, Willie Ree Williamson, Johnnie Oswald, Joette Tillman, Willette Stidham, Gerry Hood, Teresa Gholston, Betty Greene, Robert Burdine, Butch Stewart, Rhonda Smith, Reba Thompson, Linda Stidham, Lana Reed, Kimberly Flora, Ann Earnest, Faye Dewberry, Willene Hollis, Sam Stone, Ann Stone, Marilynn Brown and Kelley Chandler. (Photo submitted)

Whether this was the 11th trip or the first, the Operation Christmas Child volunteers who helped last week at the OCC Distribution Center in Atlanta, Ga. will never be the same.

About 23 volunteers from eight churches throughout Webster County worked three days at the OCC Distribution Center, where they helped pack about 100,000. Continue reading

What makes Webster County “The Place to Be”?


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What makes Webster County “the place to be” right now?

On the cusp of several exciting developments, including the top 20 ranking of the Webster County School District, the creation of a tri-county economic development organization and the re-organization of Eupora Arts, Inc., the community seems to be making a few strides in the right direction.

Readers were given the opportunity to share their thoughts in an informal online survey on “What makes Webster County ‘the place to be’?” Continue reading