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Retired educators to meet Dec. 5

The October meeting of Webster, Choctaw, Oktibbeha Retired Educators was called to order by Sue Cooper, president, who then led the Pledge of Allegiance. Charlotte Ray presented an inspiring devotion at the meeting, which was Oct. 3 at the Mathiston…

Maben gets new utility poles

By Terry Harpole MABEN — People in the town of Maben in weeks past saw new utility poles lying on the ground all over town and trucks with crews of workmen in the area. These trucks and crew of workers…

NMMC-Eupora provides fire safety tips

From Press Reports Thousands of Americans are injured or killed in fires every year. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s a matter of practicing and planning ahead,…

EMCC union dedicated to Young

From Press, Staff Reports SCOOBA – East Mississippi Community College’s new student union was dedicated for its champion Oct. 6 as it was christened the F.R. Young Student Union. Hundreds gathered on the sidewalk and street in front of the…

Church youth donate toys to MFD

Special to the WPT The youth group at Mathiston First United Methodist Church has collected toys and stuffed animals to donate to the Mathiston Fire Department. The toys are to be given to small children involved in fire/medical calls that…

Calendar of Events

Quick Bites Dr. Wayne Porter, area horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “All About Camellias” from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 15. Blooming from fall to late spring, there is a camellia to fit in everyone’s garden. The program will be…

‘10 Fat Turkeys’ at Story Hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Friday, Nov. 9, dawned bright and beautiful for the weekly Story Hour at the Maben Public Library, where some bright and beautiful children, parents and grandparents gathered to hear Ms. Mary read…

Teen injured in ATV accident on Webster County line

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson Editor and Publisher The Winona Times A teenage boy was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Webster County near the Montgomery County line Oct. 30. According to Webster County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jeff Mann,…

September unemployment 11.6 percent

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County’s unemployment rate increased in September to 11.6 percent, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. That is up from 10.8 percent in August but down from the 13.6 percent recorded in…