Monthly Archives: August 2013

Eliminate standing water to minimize mosquito populations

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director   To keep populations of mosquitoes to a minimum, eliminate all standing water because that is where mosquitoes breed. This includes children’s unattended swimming…

World Harvest holds youth service

From Church Reports   World Harvest recently held a youth service. The evening began with praise and worship lead by Garrett Oswalt, Arey Wilson and John Aaron Castle. Cody Willhite gave the scripture reading followed by a powerful message given…

School days fast approaching

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Fourth-grade teachers Dawn Tabb and Robin Hunter are getting ready for the new school year at Eupora Elementary School. They were working there last week. School starts Wednesday. An open house will be at Eupora Elementary on Monday to give…

Back-to-School Bash upcoming

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From Press Reports   Webster County Back-to-School Bash will be Aug. 10 from 2-7 p.m. at the NMMC-Eupora walking track. The fundraiser will feature inflatable water slides and jumpers, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. All proceeds benefit…

Man charged in Maben home invasion

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From Press Reports   An Ocean Springs man faces multiple charges after being arrested Sunday morning in a home invasion near Maben. Dewayne Antoine Perry, 32, faces charges of burglary of a dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted…

EPD makes drug arrest

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From Press reports   The Eupora Police Department arrested a man this weekend on a drug charge. On Sunday, Officer Lawrence Caradine arrested Eric Jordan Ramey, 26, on West Clark Avenue for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and…

EWHS opening school at Mathiston

From Staff Reports East Webster High students will start the school year at the temporary campus in Mathiston because the new school building is not complete. “Weather delays and construction delays have not allowed us to move in,” Superintendent of…

Longtime Noxapater catering lady dies

The late Leola Mason at a recent Maben Farmers’ Market

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   On July 27, people waiting at the Maben Farmers’ Market were met with some bad news. One of the vendors for the market, who had long ago made many friends in the area,…

Church news

Walthall Baptist Walthall Baptist Church, 6775 MS Hwy. 9, is having a rummage sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3. Many good items will be available, as will carryout grilled hamburger plates ($6) and hotdog plates ($4). All proceeds will…

Verbena: A hot plant for a hot place

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director   Need a good plant for those hot, dry, sunny places? How about verbena? Pink, red, and white-flowering selections are common, but those aren’t…