Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hendricks hospital’s Employee of Year

From Press Reports Phil Hendricks, RT, ARRT, has been selected as North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Employee of the Year. Hendricks graduated from Eupora High School in 1984. After 22 years of industrial plant work; he chose to pursue his lifelong…

WOCHS student wins essay contest

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Principal Leonardo Thompson has received news that a West Oktibbeha County High School student has won the essay portion for eighth-graders in the Black History Month contest that is sponsored by Kroger…

Darrel Schmitz heads state Geologists Board

Dr. Darrel Schmitz, head of the geosciences department at Mississippi State University, has been elected president of the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists, which is charged with administering the state’s Registered Professional Geologists Practice Act of 1997. The…

Maben Library displays beaded bags

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Good buddies of the Maben Public Library have for years kept a monthly display of items of interest for the Maben patrons. During the month of April, the good buddies of the…

Teen¹s death ruled accidental

Teen’s death ruled accidental By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Authorities say the death of a Montgomery County teen-ager who fell out of a moving vehicle onto a Webster County road was accidental. Dillan Bryce Whitman, 17, of Kilmichael…

Unemployment rate sees drop

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County reported a 11.7 unemployment percent in March, compared to a 12.8 percent rate in February and 14.1 percent last March. The county’s labor force was at 3,410 in March, compared to 3,440…

NTEPA highlights year at annual meeting

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Natchez Trace Electric Power Association highlighted accomplishments and activities of the previous year during its annual meeting April 23 at Eupora High School’s Latham Auditorium. Special guests included Rick Misso, area Tennessee Valley…

Relay for Life big success in Webster County

By Dan Burchfield For the WPT “Rockin’ It Out for Relay” was the theme of the fourth annual Webster County Relay for Life this year. With 668 luminaria bags lighting North Mississippi Medical Center- Eupora Hospital’s walking track, people from…

Sheriff warns of scams

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Sheriff Tim Mitchell is warning Webster County residents to beware of various scams that have been circulating. These include a scam in which someone calls person and says he or she has won a…

Treloar addresses retired educators

By Opal Vickers The Retired Educational Personal met April 4 at the Mathiston Public Library. President Sue Cooper called the meeting to order. Robbie Harrington presented a challenging devotion from Jeremiah 18. Mrs. Cooper introduced Webster County Superintendent of Education…