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Seining for prawns muddy job

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT Sept. 29 was the day to drain the pond, capture the prawns, wash them off, ice them, sack them up and sell them by the pound out at the Simmons Farm out in the…

Jobless rate drops 2 percent in Webster County

From Press, Staff Reports Webster County’s unemployment rate dropped 2 percent in August, the latest figures show. The August jobless rate was 10.7 percent, which compares to 12.7 percent in July and 13.6 percent in August 2011. Out of a…

WCSB adopts tax note measure

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School Board plans to borrow money to cover East Webster High School construction costs until reimbursement funds are received. Superintendent of Education Treloar presented a resolution to the board for a…

‘Pride of Eupora’ earns Superior ratings

By Amy Rollins For the WPT The Pride of Eupora Marching Band competed in the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Marching Festival in Grenada on Saturday. This competition serves as a qualifying event for the MHSAA State Marching Competition.…

County, city contract with CodeRED

From Press Reports Webster County and the city of Eupora have contracted with Emergency Communications Network LLC to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the…

Officials probe 2 area fires

From Press, Staff Reports Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said he has reported two area structure fires to the state fire marshal’s office because he believes they may have originated as a result of arson. The Mathiston and…

Farmers

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market is alive and well on Saturdays from 8 until 11 a.m. The Maben Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Farmers’ Market is the scene of sales from area vendors and…

Library Friends learn about hummingbirds

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library On Oct. 8, Friends of the Webster County Public Library had as guest speakers Dianne Patterson of Columbus and Margaret Copeland of Starkville, both with the Oktibbeha Audubon Society. As representatives of…

‘Super Spiders’ invade Story Hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — With fall in the air, it was appropriate that the Maben Public Library Story Hour topic would be spiders. Friday, Ms. Mary chose “Super Spiders” to read; this is a Scholastic Science…

Truck show a time to shine

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MATHISTON — The Ninth Annual Swine and Shine Truck Show was kicked off with a beautiful day for a shiny truck show and a delicious swine tasting on Sept. 29. Curtis and Paula Johnson…