Month: August 2012

County sees rise in percentage of college graduates

By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo Webster County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college…

{news] Calendar of Events

Outwalk Obesity The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club in conjunction with Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and other area churches will host their “Outwalk Obesity” on Aug. 20. It will begin at Larry’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. and conclude at West…

Maben Library displays school decor

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — “School days, school days, dear old golden rule day, reading, ’riting, and ‘rithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick.” There was a time when school started in September and the…

Good guys wear white hats, serve with a smile

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Back when I was a child, my family would take us to the “picture show” down at Artesia. It would cost 15 cents to get in and a nickel for a bag…

Banks racks up preseason awards

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times Former East Webster High School standout football player and Mississippi State defensive back Johnthan Banks has racked up a prolific amount of 2012 preseason honors. Banks was added to the Bednarik Award Watch List,…

Customers enjoy cool morning at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — A cool August morning sounds like a contradiction in terms, but that’s exactly what folks enjoyed last Saturday at the Maben Farmers’ Market. Nellie Blade was busy selling chances on the…

Fields to lead worship at Eupora FUMC

Special to the WPT Maura McIntosh Fields thought she had faced the hardest challenges of her life a long time ago. She had dealt with the sudden death of her first true love; she had survived a divorce as the…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 19, 1937 Ellis Brothers Gin Bale at Mathiston Herbert and Hugh Ellis, champion 4-H Club boys of Webster County, were first to market at Mathiston with a bale of the 1937 cotton crop. They appeared at…

Collision remains under investigation

From Staff Reports A pickup and a semi-trailer truck collided about 3 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 82 west of Eupora at the Highway 182/Whitt Road intersection. The vehicles involved were a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Jeremy Dixon, 34,…

Rodeo returning to town

From Staff Reports The second Justin Cooper Memorial Rodeo will be Aug. 17-18 behind the Webster County Career and Technology Center on Hall Road. The rodeo, which begins at 8 each night, will feature world-renowned trick rider Kristy Lei Harris…