Monthly Archives: May 2012

New vendor at Maben Farmer

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — A new vendor, Cherry Street Quilts operated by Kathy Davenport from Weir in Choctaw County, set up at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday. She brought handsome handmade quilted placemats, hot…

Calendar of Events

Mobile WIN Job Center visits The Mobile WIN Job Center is at the former Garan factory on Highway 9 South in Eupora from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24. Mississippi Department of Employment Security staff members are available to…

Secondhand smoke exposure unsafe

By Verna Fleming Before working as project director for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties, I never paid much attention to how exposure to secondhand smoke affects the health of everyone. Since working with the Smokefree…

Maben UMC lives up to slogan

By Terry Harpole MABEN — The Mississippi Conference of Methodist Churches has a slogan adopted years ago: “Open Doors, Open Minds, Open Hearts,” and Maben Methodist Church is one that really lives up to this and has for years. The…

Children learn about ocean animals

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — The sun popped out, the flowers popped out and the kids popped up by the dozen for the Friday morning April 20 at the Maben Public Library. The parking lot was lined…

Rolison next principal at EES

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Trey Rolison, the incoming principal of Eupora Elementary School, says he has high expectations. Rolison is assistant principal, history teacher and head football coach at Thrasher High School in Booneville, where he has been…

Unclaimed assets await taxpayers

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times Lynn Fitch, Mississippi’s new state treasurer, is on a mission to put unclaimed property back in the pockets of taxpayers. A press release form the state treasurer’s office states that one in five Mississippians…

County contracts with architectural firm

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County supervisors decided last week to contract with a local architectural firm in conjunction with a grant to refurbish the Doss Building. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded the county…