Month: June 2017

Maben Library program about animals

By Mary Boutwell, Manager Maben Public Library We definitely learned a lot about wild animals and reptiles June 20 at the Maben Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Jackie Henne-Kerr, biologist from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, came and did…

Rotary program about Little Mountain Rescue

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Barb Mauller, president of Little Mountain Rescue, was guest speaker at the June 20 meeting of the Eupora Rotary Club. She runs the non-profit dog rescue operation from her residence northwest of Eupora, concentrating…

Library features animal, military programs

By Fran Smith, Manager Webster County Public Library The third week of Summer Reading at the Webster County Public Library was enjoyed by everyone. On June 20, Jackie Henne-Kerr with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science entertained and informed the…

Swearing-in set for Dumas, aldermen

  By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Eupora’s mayor-elect, Lamar Dumas, and its re-elected Board of Aldermen take their oaths of office on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony is set for 12:30 p.m. at the Eupora Community Center. Circuit Judge George…

All-American Hollenhead signs with North Alabama


From Press Reports   Itawamba Community College sophomore All-American infielder Mamie Hollenhead has signed to continue her career at the University of North Alabama next season, ICC announced June 19.
 Hollenhead earned back-to-back National Fastpitch Coaches Association JUCO All-American honors…

Educational Notes

Summer Scholars play features local student Hallie Ashley of Eupora is a cast member in an upcoming play being written by the high school students attending the Summer Scholars camp at Mississippi State University. The play, “Triangle and Tribulations,” will…

Jobless rate increases to 5.4 percent

From Staff Reports   Webster County’s unemployment rate increased 1.2 percentage points to 5.4 percent in May. May’s unemployment rate was the highest since the 6.5 percent recorded in January. The county’s jobless rate was 4.2 percent in April and…

MSU fashion program ranked among top

From Press Reports   A popular online resource for students seeking information on fashion careers and academic programs again is listing Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 50.   According to a report from www.fashion-schools.org, the university’s fashion design program is…

Local attends ICC softball camp

The nationally ranked Itawamba Community College softball program held its annual summer camp June 13-15 at the ICC Softball Complex on the Fulton Campus. ICC coaches and players taught campers the fundamentals of the game in a fun, friendly and…

Local students among MSU spring graduates

From Press Reports   Mississippi State University has released the graduation list for the 2017 spring term for Webster County. Spring commencement ceremonies were held May 5 and 6 at MSU. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages…