Month: 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”…

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…

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…

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 licensed vocational…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…