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Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary A song I played quite often on my radio show was “Ah Leah” by Donnie Iris. I recently did a search for that 1981 hit and came upon a live…

Calendar of Events & Church News

Gore Reunion The 33st annual Gore Family Reunion will be June 29 at the Springhill School House located on Highway 404. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., including review of family memorabilia and genealogy. Please bring any pictures and information…

Lowe addresses Maben Methodist Men

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   The Rev. Franklin Lowe was guest speaker for the men’s breakfast meeting June 23 at Maben Methodist Church. He spoke after President Heath Ivy gave a short report about his attending the Mississippi…

FSA issues foreign buyers notification

From press reports   The USDA Farm Service Agency county executive director reminds Webster County producers that the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the secretary of agriculture.…

Cut back petunias to maintain bloom, growth

Petunias are annual bedding plants that are ideal for filling sunny bulb beds or supplying cascades of color in large containers. The selection “Purple Wave” is a durable choice, but even the hardiest petunias will need to be cut back…

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: June 30, 1938 Dirt Truck Does a Bob Ripley The following story is told by Justice of the Peace Maurice Herring: “James Edwin Murrah of the Clarkson community, who drives…

Mt. Zion News

By JoAnn Files Bro. Halford brought the message on Sunday. The children will have lunch at the church on Sunday an go to a movie Sunday afternoon. We will have fifth Sunday night singing at 6. Mrs. Mable Putnam and…

MDEQ recycling grants available

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has announced the availability of $1 million in grants for local governments to create, improve or expand recycling programs. Grants of up to $400,000 will be available to fund regional recycling cooperative projects conducted…

Local jailers earn certification

Contreras sprays Jailer Dakota Gant with OC.

From Staff Reports   Ten jailers with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department completed a Detention Officer Certification Course the week of June 3-7 at the Webster County Career and Technology Center. Adam Contreras, training coordinator with the Alfa Training Institute,…