Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Johnson O’Conner (1891-1973), an educator who taught the importance of building a vocabulary, is quoted on the O’Conner Research Foundation website. “Why do large vocabularies characterize executives and possibly outstanding … Read more

Huffman completes emerging leader training

From Press Reports


Robert Huffman of Mathiston, director of Facility Management at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, has completed the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Leadership Institute.

Most ASHE members get plenty of training in the technical skills needed … Read more

Hospital offers advice for dealing with burns

From Press Reports


There are three levels of burns. First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin. They cause pain, redness and swelling. Second-degree (partial thickness) burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin. They … Read more

New tank top


The crew of The Baxter Co. of North Mississippi puts a new top on the Maben water tank. The Tupelo-based business was replacing the top on Dec. 3. The top was blown off last March when strong winds swept  through Read more

Yates grand marshal for Christmas Parade

Marie Yates

From Staff & Press Reports


Marie Yates will serve as grand marshal of the 2013 Eupora Christmas Parade.

The parade, which is sponsored by the Eupora Rotary Club, begins at 5 p.m. Saturday following the Eupora Christmas Market. Lineup … Read more

Florist entertains, educates MHGC members

Dean with some of her creations for Christmas

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


On Nov. 19, Janet Dean of the Mathiston Florist entertained and educated the ladies of the Maben Home and Garden Club in the art of design with the latest in Christmas décor.

Janet, … Read more

Fire units respond to multi-fire call

The scene of the mobile home, vehicle and woods fire on Old Walthall Road

From Staff Reports


Walthall and Eupora fire departments responded to a mobile home, vehicle and woods fire, all in one call, on Old Walthall Road last month.

The fires occurred at a residence between Crowell Road and Highway 50, … Read more

New officer


Police Chief Gregg Hunter presents a badge to new Eupora Police Officer Derek May after he was sworn in by Mayor Dan Burchfield (right). May was hired by the Board of Aldermen on Nov. 18

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Churches cooperate to aid Children’s Home

Presenting quilts to Mike Duggar of the Methodist Children’s Home are Jo Avent, Ivy Joy Earley, Bonnie Burton, Jean Bingham, Ann Cole, Ruth Perkins and Hazel Avent

For the WPT


In a burst of inter-church cooperation, the Mathiston United Methodist Women enlisted the aid of the Clarkson Baptist Church Sewing Ministry to help the Methodist Children’s Home in Jackson.

In October, Mike Duggar, president and CEO … Read more