News

Yard of the month

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carl Johnson, whose home was chosen by … Read more

New business locates in old Maben building

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By Terry Harpole
For the WPT

A new business has opened in the old Maben City Hall building.

Jennifer Washington Stovall, originally from Pheba and now of Starkville, opened LOL What Next? in November. It is… Read more

Thomas celebrates 55 years of service as Lion

Lion Duane Thomas

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

Lion Duane Thomas was recognized Feb. 25 for 55 years of service as a member of the Lions Club, the largest service organization in the world. Lions Club International awarded him the 55-year … Read more

FFA team places 1st in contest

Harrison, Whitehurst, Womack and Ray

From School Reports

Colton Harrison, Tyler Ray, Blake Whitehurst and Levi Womack won first place in the Ag Technology and Mechanical Systems Senior Division at the FFA District Contest in Leake County on March 1.

The competition required… Read more

Don’t give a cat a cupcake

The children make and decorate their own construction cupcakes.

On March 19, seven eager children attended the storytime at Webster County Public Library.

After a time of visiting, the children sang and … Read more

Webster County native among farm toy enthusiasts

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Harry Collins, Greg Flint and Mitch Sisson share a laugh while checking out pedal tractors at the Mississippi Farm Toy Show held in Starkville Feb. 14-15.

By Jan Swoope
The Commercial Dispatch

Growing up in Webster County, Mitch Sisson wore more than the knees of his britches out pushing toy tractors around. He wore the tractors out, too. Decades later, he’s still playing with farm toys … Read more

EHS receives Value added awards

Representing EHS at the PREPS-MACE Conference and Governor’s Award Banquet are Kris Parsons, English II; Teresa Whitaker, Biology I; Janice May and Michael Knight, MCT2 Mathematics; and Principal Laci Knight.

From School Reports

A group of Eupora High School teachers and administrators attended an awards ceremony at the annual PREPS-MAPE Conference and Governor’s Award Banquet in Choctaw on March 20.

The Mississippi Association of … Read more

Bellefontaine native was state’s ‘Monuments Man’

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Bellefontaine native William D. McCain served as part of a group of special soldiers tasked with rescuing and preserving artworks stolen by the Nazis in World War II.

By Jim Pitts
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The movie “The Monuments Men,” directed by and starring George Clooney, opened Feb. 7. The film follows an Allied group tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally … Read more

At the Hop

Fifth-grade students

More than 300 Eupora Elementary Schools students attended the third nine weeks PBS “Sock Hop” on March 7. To attend, students had … Read more