Monthly Archives: August 2013

2 hope organization will encourage people

Robinson, left, donated a kidney to Alexander.

By LaReeca Rucker The Clarion-Ledger   The hunter spent his spare time chasing deer in Mississippi when he wasn’t chasing fires. Starkville firefighter Rob Robinson, 44, had been stalking bucks in his home state for years, but when he learned…

Fire truck highlight of library storytime

The children check out the fire truck and equipment demonstrated by Hernandez and Love.

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Public Library   On Aug. 14, Storytime at Webster County Library started back up after summer vacation. Ms. Bonnie read the book “This is my Town” by Mercer Mayer to 12 children . They…

Collins details building renovation project

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Renovation of a building at “The Junction” in Eupora was a three-year project for Rickey Collins. The building is on the west side of Veterans Memorial Boulevard/Highway 9 south of Roane Avenue/Highway 182.…

Supervisors discuss concerns about 911 calls

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County Board of Supervisors discussed issues regarding the 911 system in the county during its recessed meeting this past Monday. The board has been dealing with numerous issues on its plate,…

EPD makes drug arrest

On Monday at approximately 10 p.m., city officers Mitch Jackson and Lawrence Caradine stopped David Patterson on West Clark Avenue. After an investigation by officers, Patterson, 56, of Eupora was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine within 1,500…

Aldermen handle Water Department matters

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   The Eupora Board of Aldermen handled a number of items involving the Water/Wastewater Department at its second regular monthly meeting on Monday. Planner George Crawford of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District…

Market offers variety of activities

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market   On Aug. 10 a new vendor, Danny Akers, brought his full barbecue smoker to the market and prepared hickory-smoked chicken quarters and pulled pork, which he sold with baked beans and slaw for…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. On Sundays, just after 7:30 a.m., I am listening to National Public Radio’s “The Puzzle with Will Shortz,” the New York Times puzzle editor. On a recent broadcast Shortz asked listeners to write down…

Calendar of Events

Gospel singing A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Stewart Fire Department on Highway 82. Performing will be Souled Out of Sturgis, Revelations of Pontotoc and the Pounders Family of Olive Branch. Admission is love…