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McMinn wants to serve as District 4 Supervisor

McMinn and Family

From staff reports

James “Jim” McMinn is ready and willing to work hard for the citizens of District 4 and all the people of Webster County.

“I know the meaning of hard work,” said McMinn. “I know it will take … Read more

New pastor welcomed

Mathiston Charge welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Bunyan E. “Jeep” Pepper and his wife, Dorothy, with a “Meet the New Preacher”… Read more

Martin competing in MMHSA pageant

Hannah Grace Martin

From Press Reports

The Miss Mississippi High School America Organization is proud to announce that Hannah Grace Martin is competing for the state title of 2016 Miss Mississippi Junior High in Hattiesburg on Aug. 9. The pageant is held at … Read more

Preparation can calm 1st-time student jitters

First-time students can be anxious about starting school, but parents can use several strategies to relieve their children’s fears of the unknown. (Photo by iStock)

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

Starting school is a milestone that can be marked by anxiety for first-time students and parents, but the right preparation can make the transition easier.

Beth Bell, a child and family agent with Mississippi … Read more

Maben Lions Club installs officers

By Jane Collins, Secretary
Maben Lions Club

The Maben Lions Club met at Trace-Way Restaurant in Mathiston on July 14 for installation of new officers for 2015-16.

The new president is Shawn Nygard, pastor of the Midway Church of Christ. … Read more

Children discover new love for robots at camp

Samyra Harris, left, and Julia Schloemer focus intently on their Dash robot during the 4-H Cloverbud Robotic Camp at Mississippi State University on July 7, 2015. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Linda Breazeale)

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

Samyra Harris, 7, did not know what she was getting into when her mother enrolled her in a 4-H Cloverbud robotics camp for three days at Mississippi State University.

“I thought we would just … Read more

EMCC president embarks on listening tour

Huebner is greeted by Young in front of the F.R. Young Student Union on the Scooba campus of East Mississippi Community College. Huebner assumed the presidency of EMCC on July 1.

From Press Reports

Dr. Thomas Huebner is the new president of East Mississippi Community College. His immediate priority is simple: “Listen.”

Having inherited a strong college with nationally prominent programs from his predecessor, Dr. Rick Young of Eupora, Dr. Huebner … Read more

Mathiston’s Bench Mobb takes state title

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Members of the state-champion Mathiston Bench Mobb are (front row) Collin Morris, Hunter Smith, Cooper Stidham, Stetson Perkins, Hardy Fason, Tanner Mitchell, Banks Harrington, (middle row) Ethan Hillhouse, Jordan Gaskin, Logan Andrews and Bryce Bigham. Coaches are (back row) Darrell Fason, Jim Gaskin, Andrew Bigham, Chris Hillhouse and Corey Stidham.

By Robbie Faulk
Starkville Daily News

No matter the stature in sports, it’s always about the heart, determination and fundamentals.

Few communities exemplify that better than in Webster County and in Mathiston, where winning is all that they know.

It’s … Read more

Fulfill taste preferences in a balanced lunchbox

Each of the five major food groups should be represented in a child’s school lunch box, but taking stock of what a child likes eating the most at home can help parents pack a lunch that meets both nutrition needs and preferences (Photo by iStock)

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

Packing a balanced school lunch that kids like requires one skill: observation.

Brent Fountain, nutritionist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, recommended that parents recognize what their children like eating the most at … Read more

Eupora author publishes children’s book

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Murphy Drug & Gifts hosted a book signing for “Popcorn Millie Meets Roze Tillie” author Rhonda Booth on Saturday. Joining Booth (seated) are her aunt, Barbara Bryan of West Point; Booth’s daughter, Casandra; cousin Bridget Igo from Washington state and Igo’s daughter, Barbara Emily.

From Press and Staff Reports

Rhonda Booth of Eupora, a devoted mother, wife, Christian, baker’s assistant at French Camp Academy, writer and author, has completed her first book, “Popcorn Millie Meets Roze Tillie,” a touching story of acceptance, religion, faith … Read more