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Extended season at Maben Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market is a fun place to be on Saturday mornings. You will find friendly vendors and volunteers to greet you, lively music to entertain you, and great bargains…

Peewee football teams play in Maben

By Terry Harpole MABEN — If the people in the Maben-Mathiston area missed out seeing football action on Aug. 24, they had a chance to make up for it Aug. 25. Four peewee football teams were playing that Saturday on…

Eupora Eagles 3-0; flying high for next matchup

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times The Eupora Eagles traveled to Winona last Friday to take on the Class 3A Tigers. The Eagles were looking for a second consecutive defeat over Winona this year similar to their 34-27 victory over…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 9, 1937 Salt Creek News: Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Pogue and children, Russell, Earlene and Bonnie Jean of Ackerman spent Sunday with their son and brother, Mr. Noel Pogue. Mr. J.T. Cooper spent Sunday morning with…

Lions conduct eye screening at EWE

From School Reports Volunteers from the Maben Lions Club conducted eye screening for first- through sixth-grade students at East Webster Elementary School on Aug. 22. Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired for many years. The Maben Lions…

Maben Library’s Story Hour resumes

For the WPT After a long hot, dry, wet, windy, you-name-it summer, time is drawing near for the Maben Public Library to resume its Friday morning Story Hour with Ms. Mary and Ms. Dottie. Children aged 3 to 6 are…

Local cemetery has interesting history

By Terry Harpole MABEN — Maben Memorial Garden, located near the old GMN&O Railroad, has an interesting history. Before this was a cemetery, the Holland family owned the land and had an apple orchard there. The Holland family donated this…

July jobless rate falls slightly

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County was one of only eight counties in Mississippi where unemployment rates fell in July, according to figures released last week. The county’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 12.6 percent in July, below…

Nunnelee tours Plymouth Tube

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Tupelo) toured Plymouth Tube Co. after participating in a “Q&A” with the Eupora mill’s company leaders on Aug. 15. Senior Process Engineer Bob Zelinka led discussions and talked about Plymouth Tube’s…

Reduce risk of WNV exposure

From Press, Staff Reports With nearly 100 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed statewide, officials are urging Mississippians to protect against mosquitoes. Mississippi had 98 confirmed human cases of the virus as of Tuesday with two of those resulting…