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Judgments issued in Circuit Court

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

Numerous sentences were handed down during the most recent two-week term of Webster County Circuit Court.

Circuit Judge Clarence Morgan III presided during the term that ran from Jan. 12-23 at the Choctaw County … Read more

Move to learn

Principal Jim Ray exercises with EWES students.

STAFF PHOTOS/RUSSELL HOOD

Coach Larry Calhoun leads East Webster Elementary prekindergarten through second-grade students and teachers in simple movement exercises in the school’s gym. The star of the Move to Learn exercise break videos introduced them to the initiative last … Read more

Sales tax collections reported

From Staff Reports

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect December sales are in for area municipalities.

The city of Eupora’s sales tax allocation is $35,839, which is down less than 1 percent from the same month last year.… Read more

Program serves spiritual needs of patients, families

From Press Reports

The Pastoral Care program at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora offers compassion, hope and peace to patients and family members during times of crisis, diagnosis and treatment.

Pastoral Care and Chaplain Services at NMMC-Eupora provide care that helps … Read more

Plan ahead to shed pounds before the wedding day

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By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications

RAYMOND — For brides who want to shed a few pounds before their big day, nutrition experts recommend proper planning, not fad diets.

“Trendy diets, such as low-carbohydrate diets, are popular and can produce … Read more

Eupora qualifies nine for North powerlifting meet

EHS powerlifting team members (front) Camron Townsend, Philip Weeks, Marquez Hodges, Travon McMillian, (back) Edwin Herard, Jackson Edwards, Justin Lewis, Victor Goldman and Carson Gunn

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times

Nine Eupora High School athletes will compete in the MHSAA Class 2A North State Powerlifting Meet at Calhoun City High School on Saturday, March 7.

Eight of the nine finished first in the … Read more

LTC residents observe Wear Red Day

Dressed in red for National Wear Red Day

From NMMC-Eupora

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora Long Term Care residents observed National Wear Red Day in February.

National Wear Red Day is a key activity of The Heart Truth, a national campaign for women about heart disease.… Read more

State House of Representatives addresses spending bills

MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL, HUDSPETH CENTER HONOR REP. HOOD
 Supporters of Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) and Hudspeth Regional Center recently hosted an appreciation luncheon for the state’s legislators at First Baptist Church in Jackson.
 Representative Joey Hood, District 35, Choctaw, Grenada, Oktibbeha and Webster, was one of the attendees. The legislative appreciation event is an annual program hosted by Friends of MSH and Friends of Hudspeth Center. The volunteer organizations are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for their respective programs and those Mississippians served through them. Employees, volunteers, advocates and other members of the Friends groups hosted the event in order to thank lawmakers for their work in the legislature and for their continued support of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
 MSH, a program of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, was founded in 1855 and facilitates improvement in the quality of life for Mississippians who are in need of mental health, chemical dependency or nursing home services by rehabilitating to the least restrictive environment utilizing a range of psychiatric and medical services that reflect the accepted standard of care and are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.
 Pictured are (l to r) Kelly Breland, MSH Director of Support Services, Representative Joey Hood and Hudspeth Regional Center Director Mike Harris.

Submitted by Rep. Joey Hood, District 35

This week, members of the House turned their focus toward budget matters, with both the Appropriations and Ways and Means committees very active. The Appropriations committee deals with spending the state’s money and … Read more