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EW’s Carpenter, Parker team up for state championship

By Rocky Higginbotham Webster Progress Times The East Webster duo of John Carpenter and Rhett Parker blitzed their way through the field last week to claim the Class 1A-2A boys’ doubles championship at the MHSAA State High School Individual Tennis…

NMMC-Eupora recognizes lab professionals

By Beth Crow NMMC-Eupora North Mississippi Medical Center commemorated National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 24-30. The week is a time to honor the approximately 300,000 laboratory professionals across the nation, including those at NMMC-Eupora. These professionals perform and interpret…

Eupora native co-authors geology ‘road log’

From Press & Staff Reports A veteran member of Mississippi State’s geosciences faculty is co-author of a new “road log” designed to educate travelers about Mississippi’s many geological features. Professor Darrel Schmitz, an alumnus of the university and a native…

Maben Methodists have ‘Breakfast With a Deputy’

By Terry Harpole Many places lately have been having “Coffee With a Deputy” but Maben United Methodist Church went a little further. Oktibbeha County Deputy Chain Owens presented the program at the regular fourth Sunday morning breakfast April 23. When…

Maben Lions learn about cochlear implants

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club On April 25 the Maben Lions Club was treated to a special program by Brittany Pellegra of Memphis, who explained how cochlear implants work and the process by which they can be obtained.…

Hard work pays off for Lafayette’s Bowen

By John Davis Sports Writer A lot of early rising to polish her game paid off for Lafayette’s Ally Bowen. In a sport like tennis, hard work does pay off. In the case of Bowen, a strong work ethic coupled…

MHGC names Yard of the Month

From Club Reports The Maben Home and Garden Club’s Yard of the Month sign was placed in the yard of June Turner, which is located on Starkville-Maben Road (MS Hwy. 763). The sign was moved by Catherine Gardner. The yard…

Obituaries

Ella Ruth Oswalt Gazaway May 14, 2017 Services for Ella Ruth Oswalt Gazaway, 73, of Sturgis will be at 2 p.m. May 17, 2017, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Revs. James Wells and Donny Davis officiating. Burial…

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria concern growing

By David Dabbs, PharmD NMMC-Eupora Getting a prescription when you are sick is expected these days. We all want to feel better and get back to our lives quickly and antibiotics have helped make that possible over the last few…

Man bound over in officer assault

A local man charged with felony assault on a deputy awaits possible grand jury indictment. David Fason waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday in Webster County Justice Court. Judge Rebecca Ellison ordered that he be bound over to…