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County hears school funds request

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Supervisors heard a request last week to provide additional funding for the Webster County School District Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar met with the Board of Supervisors on June 25 to discuss…

Hospital hosts law enforcement officials

From Press Reports North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora expressed its gratitude to local law enforcement officials May 24 in honor of their dedication to the citizens of the community. Officers enjoyed a steak dinner with all the trimmings prepared by hospital…

Maben

By Terry Harpole For the WPT MABEN — The town of Maben, since tearing down the old City Hall, has been located in a mobile home at the old Wicks Elementary School on Highway 15 North for months now. Even…

Dive team trains at lake

From Press Reports Webster County dive training was held the evening of June 12 at Whites Creek Lake. About 10 divers and 10 line tenders are members of the county’s dive team. Also present at the training exercise were county…

Retired Educational Personnel meet

From Press Reports The Retired Education Personnel of Oktibbeha, Webster and Choctaw met June 6 for our annual picnic at Whites Creek Lake. Opal Vickers’ daughter, Linda, who was visiting from California, was a special guest. Kelly Land gave an…

Library Friends will host outdoor writer

From Press Reports Outdoor writer Tony Kinton will speak at Monday’s meeting of Friends of the Library at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster County Library. Kinton, of Carthage, retired as an instructor of English composition and American literature from East…

GLC-Eupora remembers veterans

From GLC-Eupora Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and honored soldiers who had died during the Civil War? The first widespread observance of Decoration Day was held on May 30, 1868. Over the years, the…

Unique jewelry, blackberries at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — New vendors came Saturday to the Maben Farmers’ Market offering unique jewelry, blackberries and flea market items. Rosanne Thinnes of Eupora was here with her beautiful garden blackberries, but will be…

EWES students compete in MSEF

Students from East Webster Elementary competed in the Regional Science Fair this past spring. Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering served as the host of the Region V Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. Mississippi has seven MSEF regions. Region…