Category: News

Be a slave to righteousness, not sin

From Liberty UMC Once again we bring you greetings from Liberty United Methodist Church. Our pastor, the Rev. Rochelle Ashford-Minor, brought us another one of her many strong messages. The title was “It Is What It Is” taken from the…

Emergency loans available from FSA

From Press Reports   “Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Chickasaw County Office of the Farm Service Agency,” James A. Love, FSA Farm Loan Manager, said Jan. 25.

Sports Schedules – 02/03/2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 4 Prep Basketball TBA — MAIS District 2 AAA Tournament at Winston Academy 6 p.m. — Vardaman at Eupora 6 p.m. — Winona at French Camp 6 p.m. — Kemper Academy at Hebron Christian

Calendar of Events – 02/03/2016

Retired teachers Webster County retired teachers will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at Mathiston First Baptist Church. Rebecca Doss will bring the devotion. Barbara Coats, financial adviser to Modern Woodmen of American, will present the program emphasizing COLA investments…

Part of Center Road closed

From Staff Reports A section of Center Road northwest of Eupora is temporarily closed to thru-traffic while bridge work is underway.

Time Capsules – 02/03/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Jan. 30, 1941 McCain Town News: Mr. and Mrs. Grant McCain and daughter, Dorothy, visited Mrs. Laura Carroll near Embry last Sunday.

FUMC begins Lent with Ash Wednesday service

From Church Reports   First United Methodist Church extends an invitation to an “Ash Wednesday Service” on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.   This service marks the beginning of “Lent,” which is a time of spiritual preparation…

Education notes – 02/03/2016

Locals among MSU graduates Mississippi State University has announced graduates for the 2015 fall term for Webster County. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their…

Homebuyer workshop set for Starkville

From Press Reports Mississippi Home of Your Own will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Monday for anyone in Oktibbeha and surrounding counties interested in buying a home. The workshop will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the USDA…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 02/03/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. What is the difference between indolent and insolent? What about complement and compliment? According to Sarthak Pranit, a student of etymology, these word pairs are examples of “orthographic neighbors.”