Monthly Archives: July 2013

Farmers’ Market draws new vendors

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market   The Maben Farmers’ Market enjoyed almost perfect weather Saturday morning, which brought out many shoppers and new vendors. We even had two vendors who were representing charities. Brett Bailey, of the Cumberland…

Supervisors begin budget work

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Board of Supervisors has begun working on the county budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Budget work sessions began Tuesday morning in the Justice Court courtroom of the Webster…

PSC passes efficiency rules

From Press Reports   Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced July 11 that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed groundbreaking energy efficiency rules. The rules will apply to electric and natural gas providers in Mississippi that, according to…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: July 21, 1938 Ditty-Wa-Ditty News: Mrs. Ollie Roberts is spending this week with relatives in Greenwood. Mrs. Claude Hood visited Mrs. Earl Shaffer on Sunday. Mr. Elzie Little and Mr.…

WCWA issues boil-water alert

From press reports   The Webster Center Water Association has issued a boil-water alert because of pressure loss from a line break. Billy Smith, president of the Webster County water system, issued the alert July 11 for customers on Martin…

Church news

Disaster relief training July 20 The Webster County Baptist Association will sponsor a disaster relief training event July 20 at First Baptist Church of Eupora. Sign up for the training event by calling the association office at 258-5611 from 8-11…

Local girl to compete in statewide pageant

Anna Elizabeth Bailey of Eupora will be a contestant in the statewide Little Miss and Mr. Magnolia State Pageant in Vicksburg July 27-28. Anna is the daughter of Sonny Bailey of Calhoun City, and Leianne and Tim Tindall of Eupora.…

Maben woman awarded MAC grant

From Press, Staff Reports   Fashion designer Linda Kay Parker Young of Maben has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for website development. The grant is a portion of the $1.27 million in funding awarded to…

A personal examination of Alzheimer’s disease

Written by Marcella Moore   One cold and dismal evening, sometime past in Webster County, buzzards flew from the loft of Mrs. Tallie’s dilapidated barn and hovered over Blondy’s body. Blondy, a horse, had died a few days ago in…