Month: June 2017

Eupora Pediatric Clinic to add new physician

From Press Reports   Eupora Pediatric Clinic will soon be adding a new provider in pediatrician Crystal Wright, M.D. Dr. Wright will replace LaKesha Tables, M.D., who left on May 30. Nurse practitioner Kathy Johnson remains at the clinic and…

Obituaries

William Todd Taylor May 22, 2017 Memorial services for William Todd Taylor, 51, of Clarion, Pennsylvania, were July 1, 2017, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with Dr. Jimmy Stewart, pastor of First Baptist Church, Gulfport, officiating. Burial was in…

Liming and fertilizing farm ponds important

By James L. Cummins Special to the Messenger Farm ponds are a mainstay across the Mississippi landscape. Nearly all, except those in extremely productive parts of Mississippi need to be limed and fertilized. Most ponds require 2 to 3 tons…

Lott concedes mayoral election

After going through the affidavit, the absentee and all 626 votes (in the Eupora mayoral election), I now concede to my opponent in that he won and ran a clean race. Congratulations to Lamar Dumas and to his party. I’d…

Researcher studies heart, sickle cell disease

From Press Reports   A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia. Renita Horton, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, is using clear…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

In Pastor Bob Kauflin’s article “Thoughts on a Call to Worship,” he says that every beginning says something. There are various ways of letting a congregation know that the worship service is starting. Some churches run a countdown video. Others…

Budget cuts force reduced library hours

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   The Webster County Public Library is reducing its hours because of state budget cuts and the Mathiston Public Library may have to halve its hours. The reduction in operating hours at the WCPL…

Church News

Mt. Vernon Baptist VBS “Galactic Starveyors” is the theme of Vacation Bible School at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, which is underway through Friday at 6 p.m. daily. Tomnolen Baptist VBS “Operation Arctic” Vacation Bible School is underway from 6-8:15 p.m.…

Nothing tougher than a mouse that chases cats

By Roger Alford   Maybe you heard about the three mice that were sitting around boasting about how tough they were. “Mousetraps?” Ha!” the first mouse said. “I do pushups on the bar.” The second mouse pulled a morsel from…

911 Calls

June 19 9:20 p.m., ATV complaint, Hwy. 15; Mathiston PD responds. 10:05 p.m., alarm, Old Walthall Road; Webster SO responds. June 20 12:10 a.m., medical, East Walnut Avenue; EMS responds. 6:42 a.m., suspicious activity, Stallings Road; WSO responds. 10:44 a.m.,…