Monthly Archives: 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…

‘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…

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…

‘We all scream for ice cream’

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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…

Children learn about archaeology

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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…

EJH cheerleader camp

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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…

Towering tomato plant

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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…

Yard of the Month

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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 use…

Smoke-free restaurant

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  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…