Monthly Archives: August 2013

Williams attends Robotics Academy at MSU

From Press Reports   Because robots, from remote-controlled machines to unmanned vehicles, are becoming a fundamental part of everyday life, Mississippi State University helped organize and host the first 4-H Robotics Academy. Altogether, 48 participants representing 27 Mississippi communities, including…

Mathiston Muscadine Festival upcoming

From Press Reports   The inaugural Mathiston Muscadine Festival will be Sept. 14 on the location of the “Red Cap” building in Mathiston on Highway 82 west. The festival will begin at 6:30 a.m. for pre-race day registration and 7…

Local church supports Choctaw ministry

From Church Reports   Children make up more than half of the 9,600 people in the Mississippi Choctaw community. When Anne Miller saw a bag of children’s clothing offered for resale online, she knew immediately where it could help. “It…

E911 Calls

Aug. 12 6:54 a.m., MVA, Natchez Trace Parkway; Webster SO responds. 8:04 a.m., locked vehicle, County Line Road; WSO responds. 10:26 a.m., medical, Edgewood Drive; EMS, Eupora FD respond. 10:51 a.m., MVA, Veterans Memorial Boulevard/East Fox; Eupora PD, EMS, EFD…

MHGC calendar sale under way

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT   If you have ever enjoyed the beauty of the Maben Library grounds, the plantings at the four-Way stop on MS Hwy. 15 or the “Welcome to Maben” sign, then you can thank the…

EHS students see ‘Gridiron Gold’

From School Reports   More than 300 students from Eupora High School traveled to Hollywood Premiere Theater in Starkville on Aug. 16 to attend a special viewing of the documentary “Mississippi Gridiron Gold.” Eupora High School was one of 40…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Aug. 25, 1938 W.D. Gary Opens Law Offices Here W.D. Gary, young Webster Countian who was admitted to the bar on June 1, has opened law offices in the J.R.…

Follow pruning basics for late summer

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director   There always seems to be some questions about pruning this time of year. Yep, you can prune in late summer. The type of…

Firefighter training

Natalie Medders

Departments from across Webster County and Bywy participate in this year’s Firefighter 1 certification training. Some went through the full certification Saturday while others upgraded their current certification. Participants learned about and practiced search and rescue at a house in…