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County to issue equipment bonds

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Webster County officials voted last week to issue bonds to pay for new tractors and mowers in each road district. The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Nov. 5 declaring its intention…

District refinancing MAEP bonds

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School District is refinancing bonds that were issued for capital improvements in order to save the school system money. The county School Board adopted a resolution Oct. 9 for refinancing the…

City seeks grant for airport hangars

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The city is applying for a grant that would cover nearly the entire cost of constructing hangars at the Eupora Airport. John Freeman of Calvert-Spradling Engineers met with the Eupora Board of Aldermen about…

Rifle drawing Saturday at Farmers’ Market

By Terry Harpole MABEN — On Saturday, which was a beautiful day, the crowd at Maben’s Farmers’ Market was just a little smaller than in the past weeks. One reason might have been that it was Veterans Day weekend and…

‘Leaf Man’ drifts into Story Hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — It was another beautiful day that the Lord has made Oct. 5 as the little children and the mommas and grandmommas gathered for the regular Friday morning Story Hour at the Maben…

Maben High School alumni enjoy reunion

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — “But every memory of friendship shared, even for a short time, is a treasure, like sunshine and warmth in our lives, like a cool breeze on a humid day, like a shower…

Shurlds remembers past in memoirs

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — What do you do after you retire? Well, you write a book about your life, your family and all the many things that you have lived through and have survived to tell…

Program saves CCS $35K annually

From Press Reports Community Counseling Services, which operates 29 Ford E-350 vans across seven Mississippi counties, has switched 17 vehicles to propane autogas under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program. Fueling and conversions were facilitated through program partner Alliance AutoGas,…

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…