Board approves funds transfer

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School Board has approved the transfer of 16th Section interest funds into the Maintenance Fund.
Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, according to the April 14 meeting minutes, presented a request from … Read more

EFUMC collecting items for tornado victims


Eupora First United Methodist Church is now collecting items to be sent to the Louisville and Tupelo areas to support the work of recovery from last week’s tornado.

I want to thank everyone for your patience during the search-and-rescue time. … Read more

Maben Farmers’ Market opens May 17


The Maben Farmers’ Market will open May 17.

This year the market will open each Saturday at 7:30 a.m., a half-hour later than last year, and will close at 10 a.m. The market will feature … Read more

Make Mother’s Day the day you quit

From press reports

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate moms. It is also a great time for moms to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids make regarding tobacco use. Unfortunately, tobacco use among … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary

The last syllable of the word I have in mind (an adjective and a verb) has the sound of the word that sometimes follows “Name that.” Tell me the word … Read more

Relay for Life set for May 16

Active participants and helpers in organizing and presenting next week’s Relay for Life Luminaria Ceremony include (standing) Tracy Palmer, Mary Lynn McCully, Corey Murphy, (sitting) Dan Burchfield, Jonathan Holmes and Bill Reed.

By Dan Burchfield

Webster County’s Relay for Life is set for May 16 beginning at 6 p.m. and lasting until.
As in years past, this event is being hosted by North Mississippi Health Services and will be held on and … Read more

Education notes

Hankins and Justice

Hankins receives Graduate Research Assistant Award

Laura Hankins was selected as the 2014 Graduate Research Assistant of the Year Masters Award at Mississippi State University.
She is a school counseling master’s student in counseling and … Read more

‘Spring Fever’


Children gathered on April 30 to hear “Spring Fever” by Salina Yoon read by Ms. Joyce. Spring is a time for… Read more

Controllers ‘purple up’ for families

Controllers ‘purple up’ for families

For the WPT

The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, in conjunction with the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans at Mississippi State University, celebrated “Purple Up! for Military Families” on April 21 at West Oktibbeha County High School.
Veterans … Read more