Month: May 2012

Webster County native library speaker

From Staff Reports Mary Anne Doolittle Byrne will be speaking and signing copies of “Recycled Pets are Best” at noon May 14 when Friends of Webster County Library meet for Luncheon with Books. Born and raised in Webster County, she…

Maben children enjoy Easter egg hunt

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Hippety-Hop, Hippety-Hop went Peter Cotton Tail down the bunny trail at W.O. Shivers Park in Maben on April 7 as the third annual Easter egg hunt was held by the members of…

Otituaries

Roy Bruce April 29, 2012 Services for Roy Bruce, 82, of Ackerman were May 2, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Rev. Bryan Carrubba officiating. Burial was in South Union Cemetery. He was born Feb. 25, 1930.…

Drug testing for welfare benefits in Mississippi

By Sealy Smith Submitted For decades, federal policymakers and state administrators of governmental assistance programs have been concerned about the “moral character” and worthiness of beneficiaries. Prompted by tight state and federal budgets, some policymakers have recently shown a renewed…

Church News

Clear Springs/ Double Springs Memorial at Clear Springs/Double Springs located on Maben-Sturgis Road will be May 5 starting at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Gene O’Brian will deliver the message. A potluck meal will be served at the noon hour. The…

Lady Eagles end season

From Staff, Press Reports The Eupora High School softball team ended the season with an 18-9 record after losses to Hatley last week in the Class 2A playoffs. The visiting Lady Tigers won the first game 4-0 on Friday. Hatley,…

Lady Wolverines recall tornado, advance to semifinals

By Chuck Bailey CUMBERLAND — On April 27, 2011, a year ago to the date, an EF3 tornado struck this area at 2:40 in the morning. Needless to say the East Webster High School campus was destroyed. A year later…

East Webster baseball gets win in extra innings against Wesson

By Chuck Bailey Connor Burton was named the starting pitcher for the East Webster Wolverines hosting the Wesson Cobras on April 26 and neither team could score in the first inning. The Cobras attacked first in the top of the…

Calendar of Events

National Day of Prayer A brief program will be at the NMMC-Eupora flagpole at noon May 3 in recognition of the National Day of Prayer. Maben Farmers’ Market The Maben Farmer’s Market opens May 5 and will be Saturdays from…

‘Williams Bunch’ has rich Webster County heritage

By Anne Williams Easter In 1993 many of my family members traveled to Brookhaven for yet another Williams’ funeral. My cousin, Joan, and I were sitting outside on the porch of the funeral home along with Uncle David when we…