Month: June 2016

Downing to perform at FBC Eupora

From Press Reports More than likely you’ve seen Ann Downing as a regular on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video series. However the majority of her time is spent maintaining a full schedule of church concerts and speaking engagements each weekend…

News Briefs

Bellefontaine boil- water alert lifted A line break last week resulted in a self-imposed boil-water alert, since lifted, for residents in parts of Bellefontaine. Eupora Mayor Dan Burchfield said the water line break occurred in the Bellefontaine area on June…

New grand jury issues report

From Staff Reports The new grand jury empaneled last week during the June term of Webster County Circuit Court has submitted a report of its investigation. Grand jurors were empaneled June 20 at the Choctaw County Courthouse in Ackerman and…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan – Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. The works of American essayist and novelist Susan Sontag (1933-2004) strongly influenced experimental art during my childhood. According to Eugene Garber’s article in the World Book Encyclopedia, Sontag is…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: June 26, 1941 Hail Storms Wreak Havoc Two punishing hail storms visited two widely separated areas in Webster County late Monday afternoon and early evening and caused considerable damage to…

‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ at library

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Library Pre-K children came to the Webster County Library on June 22 to hear Ms. Pat read “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae, a story about Gerald, the giraffe who dreads going to the…

McLemore gives club 911 update

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County 911 Director Jimmy McLemore was guest speaker for the Eupora Rotary Club on May 24. The 911 Center, which is located on the former Wood College campus in Mathiston, has eight full-…

Love Bags donation

On behalf of the Eupora Rotary Club, President Hays Burchfield presents a $300 check to School Psychologist Kayla Turner to benefit the Love Bags program for less fortunate children in the Webster County Schools. Food, hygiene and personal care items…

Healthy eating topic at Maben SRP

By Librarian Mary Boutwell Maben Public Library A special thanks to Pam Awad, Extension Family Nutrition Program educator, for filling in at the Maben Public Library’s Summer Reading Program on June 21. She was supposed to come on July 5…

NMMC air base

North Mississippi Medical Center and Air Methods had the grand opening of their new air medical base at George M. Bryan Airport in Starkville on May 25. Those attending include Todd Shettles, assistant director of Ambulance Services at NMMC; Wes Sigler,…