Month: June 2013

Transplant pair launches Forever Outdoors

Robinson and Alexander

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


A hunter from Webster County and the Kansas farmer to whom he donated a kidney are teaming up again, this time to help others.

Rob “Bobcat” Robinson of Eupora and Gillan Alexander of … Read more

‘Diary of a Worm’ concludes Maben SRP

These children attended the grand finale of the Summer Reading Program at the Maben Public Library

From the Maben

Public Library


The grand finale of the Summer Reading Program ended June 25 at the Maben Public Library with worms as the topic. The theme statewide for the library system was “Dig Into Reading.”

The morning … Read more

Safety equipment aids Bellefontaine Volunteer Fire Department

MFC personnel and others at Monday’s meeting include Craig Oswalt, Webster County forestry technician; Allen Gho, territory manager for Sunbelt Fire; Dennis Dauterive, fire chief of the MFC’s Fire Services Division; Sandra Snell, MFC rural fire coordinator; Keith Beatty, East Central District assistant forester; Bill Shaw, Oktibbeha County forest ranger II; David Morelan, Webster County forest ranger II; and Bill Kitchings, MFC public outreach forester.

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Bellefontaine Volunteer Fire Department has received free safety equipment from the Mississippi Forestry Commission as part of a National Fire Plan Program grant through the USDA Forest Service.

Bellefontaine VFD received 10 … Read more

Maben honors native son Banks

Banks signs autographs for young and older fans.

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT


MABEN — A large crowd turned out Saturday morning to meet and honor one of their own at W.O. “Bill” Shivers Pavilion during “Johnthan Banks Day.”

The day’s activities began with a police-escorted … Read more

‘We all scream for ice cream’


From Press Reports


Ice cream was the No. 1 hit of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club of Maben on June 17 at West Oktibbeha County High School.

In honor of June being National Dairy Month, Frances Page’s presentation … Read more

Children learn about archaeology


By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Public Library


DIG!  DIG!  DIG!  June 18 was a day of digging at the Webster County Public Library as Mandy Salley and Heather Harper led 31 children in learning about  archaeologists during the … Read more

EJH cheerleader camp


The Eupora Jr. High Cheerleaders held a National Cheerleaders Association home camp June 17-19. The cheerleaders learned stunts, cheers, chants and dance. They received superior in hard work, dedication and spirit. They also received a bid to the NCA National … Read more

Towering tomato plant


Billy Joe and Paulette Hughes Conley of the Grady community grew this homegrown Better Boy tomato plant that is more than 6 feet tall and still growing. They have green tomatoes the size of navel oranges. Mr. Conley bought his … Read more

Yard of the Month


The yard of Marlene Thomas and family is the June selection by the Maben Home and Garden Club Yard of the Month Committee. She and her family are to be commended for improvements to the landscaping and for the beautiful … Read more

Smoke-free restaurant



The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery & Webster Counties has recognized Los Encinos Mexican Grill in Eupora as being voluntarily smoke-free. Being part of a city that does not have a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance in place, Los Encinos … Read more