Monthly Archives: January 2014

Books Bygone: ‘Self-made’ means more than ever

By Marica Bernstein

 

Did you know “there are at present time three types of motor vehicles —steam, gasoline and electrical?” Regarding electrical vehicles: “its sphere of usefulness is confined to city traffic or very short tours out of town” … Read more

Calendar of Events & Church News

Blood drives

United Blood Services announces will have blood drives from 3-7 p.m. Jan. 9 at FATCO on U.S. 82 East (bloodmobile); 2:30-6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Eupora Elementary School (gym) and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 14 at East Webter … Read more

Lady Wolverines get back on winning track

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times

 

The East Webster girls basketball team bounced back from just its second loss of the season with a convincing win over visiting Choctaw County on Friday night.

The Lady Wolverines used 23 points … Read more

Obituaries

Opal Baldwin

Dec. 26, 2013

Services for Opal Baldwin, 91, of Eupora were Dec. 29, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Travis Gray officiating. Burial was in Old Cumberland Cemetery.

Mrs. Baldwin was a retired … Read more

Authorities report rash of burglaries

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Local authorities are urging residents to take precautions in light of auto and home burglaries that have occurred in the city and county.

Sheriff Tim Mitchell has asked that everyone be aware of … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your
vocabulary.

Operas are an important part of our culture. “Another Opening, Another Show” by Tom Markus and Linda Sarver points out that opera was born in the Renaissance when the Florentine … Read more

Maben CofC launches new website

From Press Reports

 

The Maben Chamber of Commerce has a newly renovated website. Information including visiting Maben, local education and recreation are included in a more “user-friendly” manner according to Shaun Nygard, president of the Maben Chamber of Commerce.… Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Jan. 12, 1939

County Road to be Paved

Webster’s County seat will be connected with the state priority system of paved highways if no right-of-way complications are involved.

Word was … Read more

Mathiston Civic League active in December

By Betty Jeffcoats, President

Civic League of Mathiston

 

Mathiston’s 2013 Christmas Parade, which was held Dec. 14, was a huge success.

The theme for our parade was “A Christmas to Remember” and conjured up thoughts of Christmases past. Our … Read more

Eagles looking for offense to get back into gear

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times

 

Eupora High School first-year boys basketball coach Danya Turner knew his Eagles were going to be a little rusty coming out of Christmas Break, but even he was a little surprised with what … Read more