Monthly Archives: March 2013

Extension puts knowledge to work for Webster Countians

By Lisa Stewart, Extension County Director Webster County Your county Extension Service provides leadership and coordination for the total county Extension educational effort in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer education, 4-H youth development, and enterprise and community resource…

140 years and counting

By the Rev. Trey Harper Pastor, Eupora FUMC We have all heard the expression that time flies, and just as my momma said would happen, the older I get the more I find that statement true. It seems like only…

Do it Best Home Center opening nears

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora will soon have a new retail hardware store with the expected opening of Nabors Do it Best Home Center by May 1. Located at 1515 Veterans Memorial Blvd. (Highway 9 South), the store…

NMMC-Eupora gets new ambulance

From Press Reports North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora has purchased a new ambulance for its fleet. The 2012 Chevrolet ambulance was purchased from American Emergency Vehicles in North Carolina. The new unit will replace a 2004 Ford ambulance, which is the…

Blaylock spearheads donation for polio eradication

From Press, Staff Reports Brad Blaylock, 2013 Mississippi Beta president, spearheaded fundraising for Rotary International’s polio eradication program at the state Beta Convention in Tupelo in February. Through the efforts of Mississippi Beta clubs, students donated $754 to support Rotary…

Senate recognizes Rotary clubs’ contributions

From Press, Staff Reports The Mississippi State Senate issued a resolution recognizing January 2013 as “Rotary Awareness Month in Mississippi.” Resolution No. 520 acknowledges the 108-year service history of Rotary International and its 1.2 million Rotary club members made up…

Webster County jobless rate up

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate jumped to 14.8 percent in January, up 1.5 percentage points from the same month a year ago. The jobless rate here was 13.3 percent in January 2012 and 12 percent…

Mathiston, Maben mayors unopposed

From Staff Reports Mathiston and Maben’s mayors will serve for additional terms after having no challengers for re-election. Mathiston Mayor Jimmy Carden and Maben Mayor Larry L. Pruitt are both unopposed in the June 4 general election. Mathiston has eight…

School Board approved administrators for ‘13,‘14

From Staff Reports Webster County School District administrators and department heads have been approved for the 2013-14 school year. They were approved March 4 upon the recommendation of Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to the minutes of that meeting…