Month: January 2014

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‘A Silly Snowy Day’ at storytime

Children decorate their own tortoises at storytime.

For the WPT


On a cold Wednesday morning, children met at Webster County Library to hear the story “A Silly Snowy Day” by Michael Coleman on Jan. 22

This was … Read more

Pate named WCS Student of the Month

Gathered for the recognition of Haley Pate as the Webster County Schools’ Student of the Month for December are (front) Sue Anne Boatman, WCCTC guidance counselor; Hodges; Laverne Pate, Haley’s grandmother; Hunter Pate, Haley’s brother; Darrell Pate, father; Haley Pate; Becky Pate, mother; School Board member Keith Hudspeth; (back) Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar; Ferguson; School Board members Jimmy Hood, Bobby McMullen and Nancy Davis; and board attorney George Mitchell.

From School Reports


Haley Pate, a second-year student in Dionne Hodges’ Business Management program at the Webster County Career and Technology Center, is Webster County Schools’ Student of the Month for December.

Haley is the daughter of … Read more

Choctaw Mission donation


Dr. Al Styron, director of the Mississippi Methodist Choctaw Mission, receives a check from … Read more

Mexican restaurant opens in Maben

Maben Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Harpole, right, welcomes La Alegria employees and staff Victor, Juan, Flaco, Oscar (kneeling) owner Augustin Estrada, Ashley, Salvador and manager Antonio Estrada.

By Terry Harpole

For the WPT


Maben saw a new business officially opening Jan. 14 after the building had been vacant for months.

The building was previously home to … Read more

Volunteers, MFC contain Mantee fire

These are the remains of the shop that burned on Highway 15 South in Mantee on Jan. 20.

From Staff Reports


Volunteer firefighters and forestry personnel kept a fire that burned a shop on Highway 15 South in Mantee last week from spreading to another … Read more

McKibben to present piano recital

Mary Catherine McKibben

Mary Catherine McKibben, from the Cumberland community in Webster County, a senior piano performance … Read more

Autism bill personal victory for Eupora native

Celebrating the House Insurance Committee’s autism vote are Rep. Jody Steverson, Hood, Hendrix, Rep. Charles Busby and Massengill.

From Press & Staff Reports


The Mississippi House Insurance Committee has unanimously approved autism insurance reform legislation that would require … Read more

EES excited about Promethean Boards

Flanking one of the new Promethean Boards are Trey Rolison, EES principal; Judy Stroud, second-grade teacher; and Chad Winter, PTO president.

From School Reports


Eupora Elementary School thanks the PTO, students, parents and community for making it possible to place Promethean Boards in … Read more

Gov. Bryant partners with UMMC to launch Diabetes Telehealth Network

Mississippi faces a growing diabetes crisis, ranking second among all states nationwide in disease prevalence with more than 373,000 adults in the state living with some form of diabetes. In an effort to address this problem, Gov. Phil … Read more