Category: News

Storytime includes Valentine’s party

The children enjoy snacks after storytime.

By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

It was Valentine’s party time for 21 children attending storytime at Webster County Library on Feb. 10.

As the children arrived, they placed valentines in bags that had been prepared the week before.… Read more

Rotary honors Student of the Month

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF
Dionne Hodges and Jessica Surma

From Staff Reports

The Eupora Rotary Club recognized Eupora High School senior Jessica Surma as Rotary Student of the Month at its Feb. 2 luncheon. She chose Dionne Hodges as Teacher of the Month.… Read more

Library Friends share antiques, memories

Antiques and memorabilia shared at the meeting.

For the WPT

On Feb. 8, members of Friends of Webster County Library met for their monthly meeting.

Each member brought antiques and memorabilia to share with the other members.… Read more

Education notes

Pittman named to Barton CC President’s List
Barton Community College has named 213 students to the President’s List for the fall 2015 semester.

They include Trey Pittman of Eupora.… Read more

Time Capsules – 02/17/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Feb. 13, 1941

Garys Open Big Concern
Eupora’s fast-growing business section was augmented this week by the opening of a big general merchandise store, machinery warehouse and farm machine repair … Read more

Sports Schedule – 02/17/2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 18
Prep Basketball
TBA — Region 5-3A Tournament at Choctaw County
TBA — Region 4-2A Tournament at Winona… Read more

Mississippi unfairly targeted by Carbon Dioxide Rule

From Press Reports

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., along with U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Gregg Harper, R-Miss., Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Trent Kelly, R-Miss., have issued a strongly-worded letter to three federal agencies that asserts … Read more

City shows support for credit union

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

City leaders are formally showing their support for keeping a Eupora business open.

Mayor Dan Burchfield told the Eupora Board of Aldermen on Feb. 1 that New Horizons Credit Union is considering closing its … Read more

Representative Hood gives legislative update

Rep. Joey Hood

At the beginning of the week, Governor Bryant signed into law the economic package that the House and Senate passed last week during the Special Session. Midnight on Monday, February 8, was the filing deadline for all … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 02/17/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently a woman in Texas called in to American Family Radio’s Trivia Friday Show in an attempt to stump the panel of three AFR personalities.… Read more