Love from ‘STEW’-art


Dale May and Jack May look on as Benny May and Kevin May tend the cookers full of Brunswick Stew at the Stewart Fire Department.

Once a month, this group gets together for a time of prayer and a great breakfast.

The Stewart Community Men’s Brotherhood meets once a month for Prayer Breakfast at one of four churches in the area for a time of food, fellowship and devotion. The men from the host church will prepare breakfast, including scrambled eggs, grits, biscuits, sausage gravy and every good thing. Apparently, you will not find a breakfast casserole at the buffet. More than one wife has been informed “that’s not a guy thing.”
Men from throughout the community are invited to join the fun at 7 a.m. on the first Sunday morning each month before regular church services. Members are part of Stewart Baptist Church, Tri-County Baptist Church, Pine Forest Baptist Church and Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church. The men from the host church arrive at the church kitchen at about 5 a.m. the morning of the breakfast.

Continue reading

Pine Forest Baptist hosts surprise retirement reception

Pine Forest Baptist Church celebrated the retirement of three of its members with a special presentation and reception following the worship service. Lucy Jones retired from North Mississippi Medical Clinic in Eupora in January. J.B. Woods retired from Kansas City Southern Railways in February, and (not pictured) Bill Denton retired from Hankins Lumber Company in January.


See one of these stories in the March 11, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at

Top three posts for February

2015-02-06 17.02.391. The top blog post for February was the photos of the Deer & Chicken Dinner fundraiser at Walthall Baptist Church…see more photos from this event at


2. The second most popular post for the month of February was from my dad’s retirement reception in Gonzales, La. … see these photos at

313. And with all of their success at the State Beta Club Convention and in other state-wide competitions, the top three post for February was about Long Time Coming… see their story at


What was your favorite blog post in February 2015?

Celebrating Dad’s retirement this month from Kansas City Southern Railroad…

This weekend, we celebrated my dad’s (J.B. Woods) retirement from Kansas City Southern Railroad with a fish dinner at Mike Anderson’s Restaurant in Gonzales, La.  His last official day will be Feb. 27. I hope he enjoys retirement as much as he has enjoyed his long career with the railroad.

See one of the group photos from the retirement event in the February 4, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at