Month: January 2017

Full Webster Progress Times Electronic Version 01/25/2017

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MSU Extension programs address obesity problem

By Ms. Bonnie A. Coblentz MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — Recent data suggests Mississippians are learning that more is not always better when it comes to body weight. The adult obesity rate has been increasing in the state for…

Nutrition, exercise help moms deliver healthy babies

By Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service Proper nutrition, physical activity and food safety precautions can help pregnant women deliver healthy babies. Niti Puri, a dietetic intern in the Mississippi State University Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health…

Fathers still can bond with breastfed babies

By Ms. Linda M. Breazeale MSU Extension Service   STARKVILLE, Miss. — The choice to breastfeed babies does not remove fathers from nurturing duties that create strong bonds with their children. Hannah Lambey, a dietetic intern with the Mississippi State…

Nutrition is key in reaching fitness goals

By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — Local gyms are popular places in January, but good nutrition is just as critical as exercise in achieving fitness goals. Food consumed after workouts — known in sport dietetics…

Consider family dietary needs at parties

By Mr. Robert Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service Many Americans celebrate birthdays, weddings, and other events by eating more food than normal. People who have or are at risk for diabetes must be more careful and health-conscious to maintain their…

CPR kits donated to high schools

From Press Reports Mississippi high school students are receiving a life-saving gift from the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance. The Mississippi Healthcare Alliance partnered with the American Heart Association to purchase CPR in Schools Kits for all Mississippi high schools that did…

Calendar of Events

Local Retired Educators meeting Local Retired Educators will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Central Service Grill in Eupora. Rickie Vaughn, Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi treasurer, will be the speaker. It is important for dues to be…

Eupora boys rack up three basketball wins

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times Eupora’s basketball teams picked up five victories in six tries last week, including a trio of wins by the boys’ team. The Eagles started the week with a 65-62 district win at Bruce, then…

Lady Wolverines whip Class 4A Oxford

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times East Webster’s girls used a stout defensive performance and a big game from Adryana Bell to defeat Class 4A Oxford 54-43 Saturday in the Mid-Mississippi Challenge at Choctaw County High School in Ackerman. It…