Center boil-water alert remains

From Press, Staff Reports


A boil-water alert issued last week by the Webster Center Water Association for customers who receive their drinking water from its water supply located in Webster County remained in effect as of Tuesday.

This affects … Read more

City targets Waterworks for grant

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Eupora leaders have designated Waterworks Road for resurfacing if the city is awarded a grant for street improvements.

The Small Municipalities Grant of up to $150,000 is available from the Mississippi Development Authority. … Read more

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