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Aldermen makes Garan property proposal

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

 

An alderman has proposed that the city ask Webster County supervisors to consider locating county offices in the former Garan manufacturing property.

Jerry Gary (at large) presented a “Garan Property Proposal” during the … Read more

Calendar of Events

Health Department.

WIC closings

The Mississippi State Department of Health has announced that the Webster County Health Department and Women, Infants and Children distribution center will be closed Aug. 16.

Visit www.HealthyMS.com/locations for more information.

Forever Outdoors

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Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Aug. 18, 1938

Sawdust Pile Makes Melons Prolific

Sometime ago, good farmer T.R. Perkins of the Starnes community, on passing a sawdust pile scooped out a hole and inserted a … Read more

4-H hosts NASA camps

From Press Reports

 

Webster County 4-H hosted a NASA workshop this summer.

Children who participated in NASA’s Summer of Innovation Camp conducted experiments and performed activities related to air pressure, density, astronomy, gravity, robotics and the solar system.

The … Read more

C Spire launches 4G LTE service

From Press Reports

 

C Spire Wireless has launched the next generation of mobile broadband in three Webster County towns with the activation of its 4G (Fourth Generation) Long Term Evolution service offering consumers and businesses faster data speeds and … Read more

‘Natchez Trace Gas’ and the kissing bear

By Michael Brannon

 

Back in 1960, my father had a 1951 Studebaker, which every once in the while I got to drive. After a long week of working for Paige Cothern at the Piggly Wiggly, I had accumulated enough … Read more

Still time for another crop of warm-season vegetables

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

 

The good news about the rains is a full soil moisture profile for fall planting.

Normally gardeners need to irrigate to keep transplants … Read more

NMMC-Eupora warns of osteoporosis dangers

From Press Reports

 

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder that causes weakened bone strength, according to North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora.

This condition puts individuals at a higher risk for bone fractures. Some of the first signs of osteoporosis include … Read more

Supervisors sign partnership resolution

Webster, Choctaw and Montgomery counties officially form the Regional Economic Partnership of Mississippi. Signing copies of the REPMS resolution July 31 in Winona are the presidents of each county’s Board of Supervisors: Chris McIntire of Choctaw, Pat Cummings of Webster and Ron Wood of Montgomery.  Observing are Webster County Supervisor Randy Rico (District 3), seated at far right, along with other supervisors and chancery clerks from the three counties, the mayors of Eupora and Winona, state Sen. Gary Jackson and other elected officials. STAFF PHOTO/AMANDA McBRIDE

By Amanda McBride

Louisville Newspapers Inc.

 

WINONA — Webster, Choctaw and Montgomery counties have officially partnered to recruit industries and create jobs within the tri-county area.

The presidents of the boards of supervisors for Webster, Choctaw and Montgomery counties … Read more

Eupora HS cheerleaders attend camp

Eupora High cheerleaders at UCA cheer camp are (front) Keke Evans, Olivia Fields, Erica Hawes,  Sarah Grace Wade, Greer Blaylock, Claire Henderson, Marlee Ray, (back) Chloe Vaughn, Anna Littlejohn, Mary Kathryn Brister, Makaya Gaston, Hai-Leigh Hodges, Madison Crowell, Jessica Hill, Rikki Garcia, Hannah McDowell and Kallie Stovall.

For the WPT

 

The Eupora High School cheerleaders attended UCA cheer camp at Mississippi State University July 8-11.

During this camp they learned cheers, dances, stunting and team building. Each night the girls were evaluated on the new material. … Read more