Monthly Archives: December 2013

Threadgills present Friends program

Jackie Christopher (r.),  president of Friends of the Webster County Public Library, welcomes Jean and James Threadgill.

Friends of the Webster County Public Library met Dec. 9 for their annual Christmas lunch.  James and Jean Threadgill, both Methodist ministers, presented a skit in traditional costumes telling the story of Mary and Joseph. After a wonderful program, a…

Handwashing plays critical role in staying well

From NMMC-Eupora   Handwashing is easy to do and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings-from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. When…

The Pneumonia vaccine and who needs it?

By Stephanie McIlwain NMMC-Eupora   Pneumococcal pneumonia can strike anyone at any age, but is a serious threat to people over 65. A vaccine is effective in warding off pneumonia but less than one-quarter of the eligible population take advantage…

State squandering great opportunity

Opinion Mississippi’s own economists have said that the state is missing out on some 9,000 jobs by refusing to expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor. A new study claims the forfeited jobs are more than double that…

Voter ID free for the asking

  The majority of Mississippi voters cast a ballot in favor of a constitutional photo identification requirement. As secretary of state and chief elections officer for the state of Mississippi, the Mississippi Legislature has tasked our agency with implementing voter…

District Spelling Bee winners

The Webster County School District Spelling Bee was Dec. 6 at East Webster Elementary School. Winners, who are from EWES and Eupora Elementary School, are named and positioned in first-, second- and third-place order: Second Grade: Jayln Brock, EWES; Dylon…

It’s OK to poke holes in your gift wrapping

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director   Yes, that is exactly what I said. It is perfectly OK as long as the gift wrap is around a potted plant. Not…

Supervisors approve referendum regarding courthouse

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County Board of Supervisors has decided to allow the residents of the county to participate in a referendum on whether to renovate the burnt courthouse or to construct an entirely new…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Dec. 22, 1938 Winners Named in Lighting Contest Mrs. W.R. Sugg was the first place winner in the floor or window lighting division and Mrs. Doan Phillips won top rating…