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Maben Lions sponsor 2 at Girls Leadership Conference

Malakia Kuhn

By Jane Collins
Maben Lions Club secretary

Malakia Kuhn of Mathiston, a senior at East Webster High School, gave the program at Maben Lions Club on April 28.

Malakia was chosen to attend the Lions of Mississippi Girls Leadership Conference … Read more

East Webster netters keep on winning

Bottom left to right - JonHayden Hancock, Claire Ferguson, Taylor Davis, Hollis Ellis, Hayden Hill, John Taylor Champion and Coach Pam Champion. Back left to right - Principal Bill Brand, Charlie Brand, Jake Wofford, Mary Mae Turner, Hunter McCarter, John Carpenter and Rhett Parker.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

The East Webster High School tennis team followed up winning its second consecutive MHSAA Class 2A State Team Championship last Monday, by rolling to three more titles in the MHSAA 2A State Individual Tennis Tournament … Read more

Maben Home, Garden Club enjoys tablescape displays

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For the Progress-Times

Spectacular displays of tablescapes were viewed by the membership of the Maben Home and Garden Club on April 21 at Los Encinos Grill in Maben.

There were three tables featuring wildlife, bridal and Christmas, plus three tables … Read more

Editorial roundup – 05/20/15

Poor readers usually are poor students

People can legitimately argue whether flunking third-graders is the correct response when they can’t read anywhere near grade level.

Those who oppose Mississippi’s new “third-grade gate” law say that holding students back only increases … Read more

‘Grade A’

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Rep. Joey Hood Receives “A” Grade on BIPEC Report Card

JACKSON, Miss.—Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) received an “A” for his efforts in pro-business legislation from Mississippi’s Business and Political Education Committee (BIPEC). Legislators were assessed based on their:  votes affecting … Read more

EMCC falls in Region 23 Baseball Tournament

From school reports

EUNICE, La. – A possible late-game comeback attempt was thwarted by an old division nemesis, as 17th-ranked East Mississippi Community College’s baseball season came to an end with a rain-delayed, 11-inning 4-3 setback to No. 18 Northwest … Read more

Jail Docket – 05/20/15

May 13
Dontavious Deloach, DOB 06-10-93, BM; SO7: failure to yield to blue lights, careless driving, no driver’s license, possession of beer, no insurance, improper equipment and felony warrant from Houston (released to Chickasaw 4 on May 14).… Read more

Plant perennial herbs in permanent location

By Lelia Kelly and David Nagel
Extension Horticulture Specialists
Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

It is safe to set out transplants of basil in all parts of the state now. Basil is particularly sensitive to cold and will … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 05/20/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Try my table technique of learning advanced words that you want in your vocabulary. In Microsoft Word click Table, then Insert Table. You’ll need four columns and 21 rows to … Read more

Time Capsules – 05/20/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: May 23, 1940

Young Man Faces Robbery Charges
The preliminary trial of a man, accused of robbery with firearms, was held in the mayor’s office here Monday with Justice Crowley … Read more