Month: December 2012

Repaving improves highway in Maben

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MABEN — Mississippi 15 has been repaved here thanks to the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

MDOT contracted with Lehman-Roberts Asphalt Repaving from Memphis, which then contracted with local area trucking companies to undertake this … Read more

Basketball teams in the county play tough

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

East Webster The East Webster Wolverine squads have been plowing through their basketball schedule.

The Wolverines traveled to Houston last Friday night and came home with a split.

The Lady Wolverines defeated the Lady … Read more

First Assembly announces name change, plans candlelight service

From Church Reports

The church body of First Assembly of God, Eupora, announces a new name change to “World Harvest Outreach Ministries.”

As the weeks have passed, the church body has felt led to have a church name that would … Read more

Local author reads book to children

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — The Maben Public Library was honored to have Whitney Yarber White of the New Hope community, the author of “Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus,” to read to the children for the regular … Read more

School Board honors Brown for service

From Staff Reports

The Webster County Board of Education has recognized member Etty P. Brown for her two terms of service .

She was honored at her final meeting as District 3’s board member on Dec. 11. Brown did not … Read more

Coalition promotes healthy living

From Press Reports

If you are interested in being a part of a great initiative, the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery and Webster Counties wants you!

The purpose of the coalition is to reduce smoking prevalence and prevent youth … Read more

Beware of phone scam

From Press Reports

Four-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam.

Cooperative officials say some 4-County members and non-members are receiving calls from an automated phone system requesting that account balances and collection balances … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Dec. 23, 1937 ‘Uncle Dick’ Cooper Enjoys Christmas “Uncle Dick” Cooper is strutting his stuff during the pre-Christmas days! Reason: He was given a brand new suit of clothes recently by Messrs. John and Elkins Taylor of … Read more

Santa Letters

Dear Santa: I have been good this year. To be helpful, I sweep, pick up my toys and wash dishes. I would like a bike and clothes. Love, Kamron Carr

Dear Santa: I have been good this year. To be … Read more

Santa Letters

Dear Santa, I have been a really good boy this year. Please bring me a new DS with a bunch of games, a race track and race cars and some bubbles. I will leave you milk and cookies. Love, Connor … Read more