Month: November 2012

Retired educators to meet Dec. 5

The October meeting of Webster, Choctaw, Oktibbeha Retired Educators was called to order by Sue Cooper, president, who then led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Charlotte Ray presented an inspiring devotion at the meeting, which was Oct. 3 at the Mathiston … Read more

Maben gets new utility poles

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — People in the town of Maben in weeks past saw new utility poles lying on the ground all over town and trucks with crews of workmen in the area.

These trucks and crew of workers … Read more

NMMC-Eupora provides fire safety tips

From Press Reports

Thousands of Americans are injured or killed in fires every year. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s a matter of practicing and planning ahead, … Read more

Wolverines end 2012 season

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

Although it was cut shorter than anticipated, the East Webster Wolverines completed a successful 2012 high school football season last Friday night at Cumberland.

The Wolverines lined up on their home field opposite of … Read more

Eagles continue down playoff road

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

An intense playoff matchup unfolded at Wofford Field last Friday night as the Eupora Eagles hosted the South Delta Bulldogs.

The Eagles did not underestimate their competitive Region 4, No. 2 opponent since last … Read more

EMCC union dedicated to Young

From Press, Staff Reports

SCOOBA – East Mississippi Community College’s new student union was dedicated for its champion Oct. 6 as it was christened the F.R. Young Student Union.

Hundreds gathered on the sidewalk and street in front of the … Read more

Church youth donate toys to MFD

Special to the WPT

The youth group at Mathiston First United Methodist Church has collected toys and stuffed animals to donate to the Mathiston Fire Department.

The toys are to be given to small children involved in fire/medical calls that … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Nov. 18, 1937 Big Black News: Mrs. Carey Thomas and little son returned home to Atlanta last Friday after a few weeks’ visit with her daughter, Mrs. Dock Gilliland.

Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Crowley have been … Read more

Calendar of Events

Quick Bites Dr. Wayne Porter, area horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “All About Camellias” from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 15. Blooming from fall to late spring, there is a camellia to fit in everyone’s garden. The program will be … Read more

‘10 Fat Turkeys’ at Story Hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — Friday, Nov. 9, dawned bright and beautiful for the weekly Story Hour at the Maben Public Library, where some bright and beautiful children, parents and grandparents gathered to hear Ms. Mary read … Read more