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Allie Kate Collum Box

July 18, 2013

Services for Allie Kate Collum Box, 79, of Eupora were July 20, 2013, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with the Rev. Warren Hunt officiating. Burial was in McCurtain’s Creek Cemetery in … Read more

Engineer completes courthouse survey

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

The fire-damaged courthouse is structurally sound and repairable but more testing is needed to verify the load-carrying capacity of the second-floor structure, according to an engineer’s survey.

Structural engineer Mark Watson of Shannon … Read more

Field day showcases White Sand Unit

From Press Reports

 

Mississippi State University’s beef cattle research unit in Pearl River County is hosting a summer field day Aug. 13 to display results of ongoing research projects.

The White Sand Unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry … Read more

Beginning Beekeeping workshops to be held

Three beginning beekeeping workshop will be held by the MSU Extension Service.

July 27 – Workshop on beginning beekeeping from 1-4 PM at the Pike County Extension Office in Magnolia, MS.  Contact Audrey Wilson (awilson@alcorn.edu) if interested in attending.

August … Read more

EPD investigates weekend stabbing

The Eupora Police Department is investigating a weekend stabbing that occurred at an apartment complex.

Police Chief Gregg Hunter said the incident occurred about 3:40 p.m. Saturday at Southwood Acres on Veterans Memorial Boulevard. He said a woman stabbed Isaac … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 28, 1938

‘Pre-eminent Desire’ Lands a Bass

It happened at Savannah Lake on Monday afternoon while Peyton Dunning and “Preacher” Guinn were fishing. Both good fishermen, they were not … Read more

McKibben speaker at prayer breakfast

By Terry Harpole

MABEN — You would have been tempted to stay if you had walked into the fellowship hall of Double-Springs Baptist Church the morning of July 21 and smelled the aroma.
This was the regular day for the … Read more

Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

By Keri Collins Lewis

MSU Ag Communications

 

Kids are not the only people feeling stressed about going back to school.

As families count down the days of summer, the idea of returning to schedules packed with work, school and … Read more

Schools encourage students to drink water, not sodas

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

 

Mississippi schools are leading the national effort to reduce excessive sugar intake from beverages that can do students more harm than good, and parents can follow their example at home.

Becke Bounds, assistant … Read more

‘Mater Man’

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Robert Lee Yates, right, of Eupora shows off the enormous tomato plants in his garden on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Some of the plants are more than 7 feet high or taller. The plants have grown so tall … Read more