News

It’s OK to poke holes in your gift wrapping

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

 

Yes, that is exactly what I said. It is perfectly OK as long as the gift wrap is around a potted plant. Not … Read more

Supervisors approve referendum regarding courthouse

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

The Webster County Board of Supervisors has decided to allow the residents of the county to participate in a referendum on whether to renovate the burnt courthouse or to construct an entirely new … Read more

MHGC members enjoy Christmas meeting

For the WPT

 

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James M. Barrie

After what seemed likes days and days of rain and cold, cold weather, the sun finally came out … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Dec. 22, 1938

Winners Named in Lighting Contest

Mrs. W.R. Sugg was the first place winner in the floor or window lighting division and Mrs. Doan Phillips won top rating … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Julia Tomiak, affectionately known as the Word Nerd, has a longtime favorite book, “Barron’s 1,100 Words You Need to Know.” Tomiak recalls her eighth-grade English teacher using “1,100 Words” as … Read more

Books Bygone: The Miracle Vine

By Marica Bernstein

 

“Channing Cope is a farmer, farm radio commentator, speaker, and a newspaper columnist who writes about farming and rural life.”

So begins “About the Author” on the inside flap of the dust jacket for “Front Porch … Read more

Military notes – Tallent

Brandon S. Tallent

Army National Guard Pfc. Brandon S. Tallent has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, … Read more

City sales tax revenue up 7 percent

From Staff Reports

 

Eupora saw a 7 percent or $2,404 increase in sales tax collections during October.

The city reported $36,331 in sales tax for October, up from the $33,927 for the same month in 2012. Since the state … Read more

EWH students visits colleges

From School Reports

 

East Webster High juniors and seniors visited Ole Miss, East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi State University this fall.

While visiting the campus students received information regarding admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships and programs of study … Read more