Month: June 2013

Mission MS endeavor includes area stops

From Press, Staff Reports


Mission Mississippi will celebrate 20 years of unifying the Body of Christ across racial and denominational lines on Oct. 27.

The statewide celebration and worship will take place in Jackson State University’s Tiger Stadium, where … Read more

MSU Bulldogs return to Omaha for CWS

From school reports


Mississippi State clinched its ninth appearance in the College World Series with a dramatic 6-5 win over No. 6 national seed Virginia Monday afternoon at Davenport Field to clinch the Charlottesville Super Regional.

With the victory, … Read more

Maben Market features new vendor

Batchelor and her daughter, Joanna, sell “Miss Martha’s Gifts & Goodies.”

By Jane Collins, Manager

Maben Farmers’ Market


Perfect weather greeted folks who came to the Maben Farmers’ Market Saturday. The huge trees that shade our market have grown with all the spring rain we have had since last year … Read more

City applying for street work grant

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Eupora leaders have voted to apply for a street improvement grant but are awaiting more information before developing the scope of work.

Planner George Crawford of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District … Read more

Children ‘Dig into Reading’ 

By Fran Smith

Branch Librarian


If you drove past the Webster County Public Library in Eupora on June 4 at 1 p.m., you would have seen an 85-pound tortoise walking through the grass.

He was visiting the library with … Read more


Gene and Ann McMillian of Maben announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to Michael Gilliland Jr., son of Mike and Tina Gilliland of Mathiston.

The couple will exchange vows in a private ceremony surrounded by family on June 22. … Read more

Time Capsules

75 Years Ago:

June 16, 1938

C.T. Duke First Cotton Bloom

Early Saturday morning, C.T. Duke, good farmer of the Peppertown community, brought to the Progress office the first cotton bloom of the 1938 season. Mr. Duke, already a subscriber … Read more

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Eupora

From press reports


Residents living in and around the Eupora, Mississippi community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening on 6/17/2013. The site is … Read more

Because you asked …Control millipedes by exclusion, source reduction

By Lisa Stewart, Extension County Director, Webster County


Q: I have really noticed millipedes on the move. What can I do to get rid of them?

A: The prolonged wet weather has prompted a lot of calls about garden … Read more

Maben cemetery memorial well attended

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT


The old expression “The best is yet to come” might have been the expression of many people in the Maben area, including the members of the board of Maben Memorial Garden, after the … Read more