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Fundraiser trail ride upcoming

From Press Reports The Webster Search and Rescue Team will be having a fundraiser trail ride on May 3-5 on Mount Vernon Road in Webster County. Cost for the weekend will be $20/adults, $10/kids (12 and under). Day riders can…

Club tours Shuffield home in Maben

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — The ladies of the Maben Home and Garden Club were on the road again March 19, but they did not travel far; they barely made it out of the city limits. These…

Children enjoy Easter storytimes

By Fran Smith Branch Librarian Children attending the storytime at Webster County Public Library the last two weeks in March enjoyed listening to stories about Easter. On March 20, Ms. Bonnie read “Peter Rabbit’s Happy Easter.” Before the story began,…

Club helps prepare luminaria info

From School Reports The Eupora High School Junior Beta Club helped to prepare the luminaria information for Relay for Life. Students compiled information on how to purchase a luminaria in honor or in memory of someone who has been touched…

Man faces felony charges

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Local authorities added another drug charge against a man they arrested earlier this month on a felony drug warrant. K-9 Deputy Casey Henderson stopped a vehicle containing the man with an active felony warrant…

City sales tax revenue flat

From Staff Reports Eupora’s sales tax revenue for January was flat compared with the same month last year, new reports show. The city received a transfer of $32,778 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s $68, or a fraction of…

Church, 4-H club host CPR class

From Press Reports Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and the Controllers Generation II 4H Club hosted a CPR class March 7 at the church. Participants included employees from Mississippi State University, Ability Works of Starkville, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Regional…

MSU-based network seeks rainfall observers

From Press, Staff Reports The Mississippi Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network again is looking to recruit new observers of rainfall throughout the state. Based at Mississippi State, the organization commonly referred to as CoCoRaHS is a joint effort…

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: March 31, 1938 Some Eggs C.W. McCain of Tomnolen, Webster County’s largest poultry producer, on last Friday sold the Jitney-Jungle here 1,200 dozen eggs. It is believed that this is the largest single producer-to-dealer transaction ever recorded…