Children learn about vegetables at Maben SRP

Awad watches as the children glue pictures of vegetables to plates.

From the Maben

Public Library


It was another fabulous day at the Maben Public Library on June 18; wall-to-wall kids were listening, looking and squirming as Pam Awad, the Mississippi State University nutrition educator, presented her program about “Digging … Read more

Local woman celebrates 100th birthday

Rosa Nell Hodges displays her plaque proclaiming May 19 as “Nell Hodges Day” in Mathiston.

For the WPT


On May 18, Rosa Nell Hodges (“Momma Nell”) celebrated her 100th birthday with more than 100 guests, mostly her own family, at her home in Mathiston.

Momma Nell is the oldest living resident of Webster County … Read more

Vein Center helps patient put pain in past

From Press Reports


When Mark Nichols of Belmont had weight loss surgery in 2010, all of his weight-related health problems resolved, except one.

“When I was really heavy, my legs bothered me a lot,” said Nichols, 44. “I was … Read more

Extension unites communities around senior adult services

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

Several Mississippi communities are taking on projects designed to help senior adults keep their independence and improve their health.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has challenged communities to assess the resources they offer … Read more

Help for Your Heart: NMMC has many new firsts

From Press Reports


The NMMC Heart Institute leads the state and nation again with new firsts:

Nation’s 1st bioresorbable heart device

Phyllis Camp of Saltillo has a new claim to fame-she has the nation’s first bioresorable heart device.

On … Read more

Best Dressed


Iola Jones, Controllers Generation II 4-H Club adopted grandparent at Starkville Manor, received the title of Best Dressed during National Nursing Home Week in May. She was crowned Mrs. Starkville Manor for three consecutive years. Jones says she enjoys singing … Read more

Time Capsules

75 Years Ago:

June 23, 1938

Present Funds Will Pave 82

“Whether additional funds are secured from the federal government or not, Highway 82, one of the main roads of the state priority system, will be completed,” said the Hon. … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

In Act II, scene 2 of “Hamlet,” the Danish prince enters reading a book. Polonius asks, “What do you read, my lord?” Hamlet answers, “Words, words, words.” I cannot help … Read more

Important to know medications

David Dabbs, PharmD



The world of healthcare today can be a complicated place. A different physician for different conditions, multiple medications and appointments to keep can come together to form a potential monster of a schedule to manage.… Read more

Commodity loans available from FSA

From Press Reports


Webster County USDA Farm Service Agency Acting Executive Director Arlin McGee reminds farmers that commodity loans from the Commodity Credit Corp. are available from FSA.

“Farmers who choose to store their 2013 crops after harvest for … Read more