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Quick Bites Dr. Jeff Wilson, area Extension horticulturist, will present the Quick Bites program “Growing Beautiful Landscape Plants” from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Webster County Extension Office. Summer is almost over and fall planting season is coming up.…

Group hears French Camp Academy report

By Terry Harpole MABEN — Lance Ragsdale, vice president of development at French Camp Academy, was guest speaker for the Maben Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sept. 23. After the morning meal, Ragsdale brought news, updates and a little history…

Church hosting ‘Miles for Missions’

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Maben First Baptist Church will be hosting a 5K run/walk event, “Miles for Missions,” on Oct. 6 starting at 8 a.m. and beginning in front of the church. Note: 5K is ONLY…

Maben Cemetery full of history

By Terry Harpole MABEN — A person can stroll over Maben Memorial Cemetery all day and still not take in all the history of the people buried there. It is located on Webster Street near where the GM&O Railroad once…

Pharmacy remains open after buyout

A local pharmacy will remain open following Walgreens’ purchase of a regional drugstore chain. Walgreen Co. announced Monday that it has completed its purchase of the USA Drug chain from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. and members of the LaFrance…

School board approves contract

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County School Board has awarded a contract to an architectural firm for the construction of a gym at East Webster High School’s campus in Cumberland. Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar presented a…

County picks up House seat

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County has officially picked up a new seat in the House of Representatives with the U.S. Justice Department’s approval of Mississippi’s legislative redistricting. Legislative leaders received word of the approval Friday, The Associated…

City adopts FY2013 budget

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Aldermen have adopted the city of Eupora’s budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. They did so during a special called meeting on Sept. 13. The action followed a budget work…

Hospital named supervised practice facility

From Press Reports The Mississippi State University Dietetic Internship is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in nutrition and dietetics. The MSU internship provides a concentration in nutrition education and therapy. North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora has been a supervised…