Locals reflect on 9/11 anniversary


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Most Mississippians were going about their typical morning routines on September 11, 2001, but it was one of those days in the history of the nation that everyone can recall exactly where they were when they learned the news.

Stephanie Bullard, Murray Collum and Amy Schepemaker were attending classes at Wood Junior College in Mathiston on that fateful day.

“Several of us were hanging out in the library at Wood Junior waiting for our next class to begin,” said Stephaine Bullard. “Someone came in and turned the television on when the news started reporting what had happened. I remember us all being in shock and disbelief hearing the news reports.

Collum said they did not continue classes that day, but about 250 Wood Junior students gathered at the flagpole to pray for the nation and the families and friends of those killed or injured in the attacks. Continue reading

Bland discusses Christ’s human side on the cross at today’s Lenten Lunch


IMG_0164Rev. Hugh Bland of Walthall Baptist Church was the guest speaker at today’s Lenten Lunch  at Eupora’s First United Methodist Church. Rev. Bland discussed Christ’s human side as the Last Words of Christ on the Cross Series continues with the words, “I Thirst!” Bland asked the audience to consider the most thirsty you have ever been and magnify that with the pain and agony Christ was in. He also suggested Christ’s thirst was not only a physical thirst, but a spiritual thirst. Gail Dorroh of Walthall Baptist Church performed two songs at today’s event.

Join us next week as Lenten Lunch continues at 11:45 a.m. April 1 with Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor of Liberty UMC as the guest speaker. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend.

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See these photos in the April 1, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/04/01/bland-speaker-at-lenten-lunch/