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State squandering great opportunity

Opinion

Mississippi’s own economists have said that the state is missing out on some 9,000 jobs by refusing to expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor.

A new study claims the forfeited jobs are more than double that … Read more

Voter ID free for the asking

 

The majority of Mississippi voters cast a ballot in favor of a constitutional photo identification requirement. As secretary of state and chief elections officer for the state of Mississippi, the Mississippi Legislature has tasked our agency with implementing voter … Read more

Eupora Eagles take overtime victory over Bruce

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times

 

In a game that was just about as tight as it could possibly be, the Eupora High School boys basketball team outscored visiting Bruce 10-7 in overtime to take a 69-66 win on … Read more

District Spelling Bee winners

The Webster County School District Spelling Bee was Dec. 6 at East Webster Elementary School. Winners, who are from EWES and Eupora Elementary School, are named and positioned in first-, second- and third-place order:

Second Grade: Jayln Brock, EWES; Dylon … Read more

It’s OK to poke holes in your gift wrapping

By David Nagel and Lelia Kelly

Extension Horticulture Specialists

Distributed by Lisa Stewart, Webster County Director

 

Yes, that is exactly what I said. It is perfectly OK as long as the gift wrap is around a potted plant. Not … Read more

Supervisors approve referendum regarding courthouse

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times

 

The Webster County Board of Supervisors has decided to allow the residents of the county to participate in a referendum on whether to renovate the burnt courthouse or to construct an entirely new … Read more

MHGC members enjoy Christmas meeting

For the WPT

 

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James M. Barrie

After what seemed likes days and days of rain and cold, cold weather, the sun finally came out … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Dec. 22, 1938

Winners Named in Lighting Contest

Mrs. W.R. Sugg was the first place winner in the floor or window lighting division and Mrs. Doan Phillips won top rating … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Julia Tomiak, affectionately known as the Word Nerd, has a longtime favorite book, “Barron’s 1,100 Words You Need to Know.” Tomiak recalls her eighth-grade English teacher using “1,100 Words” as … Read more