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Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan
Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What is iambic pentameter (eye-AM-bik pen-TAM-uh-tur)? Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the noun iamb, which has been in English since 1586, as a metrical foot consisting of one short syllable … Read more

Thyroid gland conditions can be serious

From NMMC-Eupora

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of your neck just below the Adam’s apple. It works like a heater that keeps your metabolism going and makes a hormone that controls the functioning … Read more

Webster County grand jury issues reports

From Staff Reports

Webster County grand jurors who were recalled last week have issued a report of their findings and investigations.
The grand jury that was empaneled in January was recalled May 20 and met in the Eupora municipal courtroom. … Read more

Recognize signs of a stroke

From NMMC-Eupora

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Someone dies from… Read more

Calendar of events

Trial Gardens plant sale

Mississippi State Trial Gardens will present an open house and plant sale May 30 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and May 31 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Bedding plants, bananas, roses, cannas and more will … Read more

911 calls

May 19

9:24 a.m., medical, Westwood Park; EMS responds.
11:03 a.m., medical, Clarkson Road; EMS responds.… Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
June 1, 1939

Eupora Rebels Win 3 Ball Games

The Eupora Rebels started the softball season by turning back a strong team from Ackerman, three out of four games. Long-distance … Read more

Circuit Court proceedings relocating to Ackerman

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Circuit judges Joey Loper and Clarence Morgan III have designated the Choctaw County Courthouse as the location for conducting Webster County Circuit Court proceedings
They signed an order directing the change on May 12. … Read more

‘Dreams Come True’ at Relay

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF
Cancer survivors walk around the hospital track during Friday night’s Relay for Life.
RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Cancer survivors walk around the hospital track during Friday night’s Relay for Life.

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF
Cancer survivors walk around the hospital track during Friday night’s Relay for Life.

From Staff Reports

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF Chip Powell battles with another player in the Webster County Schools’ inflatable jousting arena.

RUSSELL HOOD/STAFF
Chip Powell battles with another player in the Webster County Schools’ inflatable jousting arena.

Webster Countians turned out Friday night … Read more

15 voter IDs issued locally

From Press Reports

The number of Mississippi voter ID cards issued has reached 1,011.
“Our research shows only 0.8 percent of Mississippians lack acceptable photo ID. Our agency and the circuit clerks have been diligently working to reach these voters … Read more