Month: April 2013

Calendar of Events

Immunization clinic
The Webster County Health Department in recognition of National
Infant Immunization Week, is offering free routine immunizations for
infants and children through 18 years of age from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and
1-4:30 p.m. April 25.
The health department is … Read more

Bluegrass Festival at French Camp, May 11

By Sylvia Dickson

Bring your family and friends and join us on Saturday, May 11th, for
French Camp’s Pioneer Day festivities! This year’s Pioneer Day will
feature a bluegrass concert. And it’s free!

An afternoon of Bluegrass will feature The … Read more

MedStat to expand helicopter emergency medical service program in area

From press reports

MedStat EMS, Inc. announces the expansion of its Helicopter Emergency
Medical Services (HEMS) operation in an effort to improve access to
care for victims of traumatic injuries and critical illnesses in the
Golden Triangle Region of the … Read more

Records restoration continues after Courthouse fire

By Beverly Pettigrew Kraft

An inferno engulfed the 98-year-old Webster County Courthouse in
Walthall during the wee hours of Jan. 17. Firefighters battled the
blaze in the midst of a winter storm.

By the time the fire was extinguished, the … Read more

Local teacher receives national recognition

From Press Reports

Patricia Cochran, a teacher from Eupora Elementary School, has been
selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 summer
study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the

The endowment is a federal … Read more

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 28, 1938
Fish Biting at Legion Lake
Webster County fishermen are having luck at the American Legion Lake
these days. Not only are experts with rod and reel bringing in nice
bass, but minnow and worm … Read more

‘Firescape’ to make home safer from wildfires

From Mike Skipper
Winston county extension director

“If a wildfire came through your neighborhood or community, could
your house survive on its own?”
I know that’s a dramatic question, but one we need to consider when
living in an environment … Read more

Towns getting emergency sirens

From Staff Reports

Eupora and the three other municipalities in Webster County have been
awarded a grant for five emergency sirens.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the Mississippi EMA
on March 29 that a Hazard Mitigation Grant for the … Read more

Get ready to Relay April 26

From Press Reports

Mark your calendars. … Get your plans made! It’s time for our Relay
for Life event, which will be April 26 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. at
North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s walking track.

All of the … Read more

Courthouse insurance on agenda

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

An insurance adjuster is to meet with Webster County leaders next
week to follow up on previous talks about the courthouse insurance

General adjuster Patrick Blankenship of Engle Martin & Associates
will meet … Read more