Month: December 2014

Antlers, not horns, are white-tail buck’s headgear

By James L. Cummins In many deer camps throughout Mississippi, it is not uncommon to hear someone refer to a white-tail buck’s headgear as “horns.” In reality, those “horns” are actually antlers. Horns are made of a bony core covered…

MDOT urges safety this New Year’s

JACKSON, MISS. – The year is winding down, and the time of New Year’s resolutions and college football bowl games, family and friends is quickly approaching. This New Year’s, motorists across the state will hit the roads, eager to spend…

Landscape suggestions given for showy bark

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel Extension Horticulture Specialists Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director In winter, garden features such as bark come into their own. If showy bark is missing in your landscape choose from these suggestions and…

Time Capsules – 12/31/14

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 50 Years Ago: Dec. 31, 1964 Burglars Hit Local Company Sometimes last Saturday night, burglars entered the Wonder Bread plant in Eupora by forcing open the back door. The intruders drilled through concrete…

911 Calls – 12/31/14

Dec. 22 8:04 a.m., intruder, Dunlap Street; Eupora PD responds. 10:36 a.m., medical, Greensboro Road; EMS, Tomnolen FD respond. 11:23 a.m., medical, Cumberland Road; EMS, Maben FD respond. 12:19 p.m., medical, North Sapa Road; EMS responds. 1:14 p.m., welfare check,…

Calendar of Events- 12/31/14

Weight Watchers The new session of Weight Watchers begins at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora on Jan. 8. The class meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the education classroom. The Mississippi Department of Education offers employees a discount of 15…

Holmes releases President’s/Dean’s List

Academic and technical students at Holmes Community College with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President’s or Dean’s list. To be eligible for such recognition a student…

Lady Eagles split two games in tournament at MSU

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times The Eupora High School girls basketball split a pair of basketball games in the Travis Outlaw Dunk at the Hump played at Mississippi State University’s Humphrey Coliseum last week. The Lady Eagles took a…

Editorial Roundup – 12/31/14

‘The Interview’ hits theaters Editorial by Jack Ryan It was surprising to see the Sony Pictures movie studio, with a little prompting from President Obama and freedom-of-speech advocates, release “The Interview” online as well as in 300 theaters across the…

Sturgis rally benefiting charity Palmer Home

From Press Reports The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in August selected Palmer Home for Children as its benefiting charity. Palmer Home received the donation check for $7,182.90 on Dec. 12. “We try to keep our charities local and we try…