Books Bygone: Washday and books of great thinkers

By Marica Bernstein


My library contains a lot of old books by Great Thinkers addressing life’s most profound questions. What does it mean to flourish as a human being? How can we believe in a benevolent God in the … Read more

‘The Hat’ 1st storytime of year


By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library


On Jan. 8, children gathered for the first storytime in 2014.

Despite the frigid weather all arrived eager to hear Ms. Nicole read “ The Hat” by Jan Brett, a story about … Read more

‘Gingerbread Baby’ read at Story Hour

Winters Norman, Ms. Mary, Carley and Will Harper Norman make a gingerbread house.

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


The Maben Public Library kicked off the year with the reading of “The Gingerbread Baby” and the creation of a gingerbread house complete with edible decorations and a stuffed gingerbread baby during Story … Read more

The Nelons in concert


The world-famous Nelons of Dallas, Ga., will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Eupora at 6 p.m. Saturday. Their numerable awards and accolades include three Grammy nominations and six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. A love offering will … Read more

Church destroyed by fire

Crossroads Baptist Church is engulfed in flames as volunteer fire departments work to control the fire.

By Amanda McBride

Louisville Publishing


Crossroads Baptist Church of Mathiston was destroyed after an early-morning fire on Jan. 7.

The church is located in northern Choctaw County at 580 Crossroads Church Road.

The Mathiston Fire Department responded to the … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your

On the “Vocabulary Can Be Fun” website I came upon a strategy of how to expand vocabulary. Divide your vocabulary into three groups. The first category has words you’re confident … Read more

Abel makes President’s List at Northwest


Wenona Abel of Gore Springs was among the list of distinguished Northwest Mississippi Community College students to be recognized for making the President’s List for their academic work during the fall 2013 semester.

Those students completing 12 or more … Read more


Alma Barnett

Jan. 7, 2014

Services for Alma Barnett, 75, of Eupora were Jan. 9, 2013, at Cumberland Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Barnett officiating. Burial was in Clarkson Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 24, 1938, in Bolivar County. … Read more

WCSB approves payment to architectural firm

From Staff Reports


The Webster County School Board handled various agenda items at its Dec. 9 meeting, minutes reflect.

As requested by Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, the board approved issuance of a $3,649.80 check to Bailey Architecture Education … Read more

Eupora hoopsters open region play with splits

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


It was an up and down week for the Eupora High School basketball teams, but both the Eagles and Lady Eagles bounced back from region losses to Calhoun City to take key league … Read more