Monthly Archives: December 2013

Story hour features Christmas book

Ms. Mary reads to Khloei Earley.

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT   The Maben Public Library, all decorated for Christmas, had its regular Friday morning story hour Dec. 6 with Ms. Mary reading “Merry Christmas, Little Mouse” to the children. The story was about a…

EWES students of the month

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November Students of the Month at East Webster Elementary School are (front row) Anna McHann, Jasie Rae Flora, Bailey Aaron, (second row) Isaac Adams, Thomas Gregg, Caden Coble, Tate Garton, (third row) Christopher McCain, Keegan Worrells, Gus Mosley, Hunter Baddley,…

Storytime reindeer

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Santas of all sizes have arrived at the Webster County Public Library ready for everyone to come and visit. Children dressed in reindeer hats enjoyed storytime on Dec. 4 as Ms. Nicole read “The Reindeer Afraid to Fly,” a story…

Maben store busy on Black Friday

Contreras (r.) waits on customers.

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   Many people were up early Nov. 29 driving to neighboring towns to find bargains at many Black Friday sales. Swank on Main, formerly The Hair Pen beauty shop, on Main Street across from…

White releases newest children’s book

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From Press Reports   Area author Whitney White has released her newest children’s book, “Who Left Jesus in the Box?” “This book is unique just like my first book, ‘Don’t Swallow the Baby Jesus,’ because it features my family as…

School Board accepts bids, recognizes student

East Webster High School student Darius Bryant, holding plaque, is the Webster County Board of Education Student of the Month. He was honored at the board’s Dec. 2 meeting. With Darius are his family, Assistant Principal Carol Berryhill, members of the school board, Superintendent Jack Treloar and board attorney Hugh Gibson. The East Webster students, faculty and staff congratulate Darius on his achievement.

From Staff Reports   The Webster County School Board accepted two bids at its Dec. 2 meeting. Upon Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar’s recommendation, the board accepted a bid from School and Office Products of Arkansas on seating for the…

Aldermen approve land exchange

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   City leaders have approved a land exchange and contract involving property at Gary Park and Whites Creek Lake. The action came four months after Mayor Dan Burchfield, during a meeting of the Eupora…

EWES announces Spelling Bee winners

East Webster Elementary School has announced its Spelling Bee winners, who are listed by grade in first-, second- and third-place order. First grade: Macey Frost, John David Lucas and Ethan Hillhouse Second grade: Jayln Brock, Cassie Avent and Dylon Tollison…

911 calls

Dec. 2 10:53 a.m., suspicious bike, Natchez Trace Parkway; Webster SO responds. 12:37 p.m., medical, Latham Avenue; EMS responds. 1:27 p.m., medical, East Walnut Avenue; MES responds. 1:40 p.m., shoplifter, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora PD responds. 5:19 p.m., alarm, Harpole…