Time Capsules

75 Years Ago:

July 7, 1938

Fourth of July Fish Tales

Some got some, some got none — but everybody had fun. No way, of course, to estimate the number of Webster Countians who played with rods, reels, bream poles … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

I have authored a preparation outline for a six-minute informative speech, primarily as a teaching tool for my public speaking students. The speech informs my audience about the four parts … Read more

Tower removed


Glenn Crane & Rigging of Columbus removes all but 50 feet of the radio tower at the Webster County sheriff’s office. The tower section was removed Friday for safety reasons and because the low-band antenna there was no longer used. … Read more

NMMC-Eupora encourages pool safety for summer

By Todd Shettles



It’s time for some fun in the sun. Summertime is here and swimming pools are again the favorite summertime gathering place. Swimming pools are very popular and a world of fun if it is made … Read more

NMMC-Eupora offers ATV safety tips

By Todd Shettles



The riding of all-terrain vehicles is a common everyday event in Mississippi. Although most individuals keep safety in mind, some overlook the possible dangers.

Most individuals ride without helmets or have more than one rider … Read more

Lyft group lifts residents’ spirits

From GLC-Eupora


The Lyft Group from Clarkson Baptist Church visited Golden LivingCenter-Eupora on June 22 at 9:30 a.m. and brought many smiles to residents with a flower show.

Ann Cole got the flowers together with the contribution of some … Read more

Controlled burn


Heavy smoke billows from the controlled burn of a field on Old Walthall Road. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Jackson said the farmers did an outstanding job in burning it properly in sections, and did notify 911 beforehand. “The Eupora Fire … Read more

Transplant pair launches Forever Outdoors

Robinson and Alexander

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


A hunter from Webster County and the Kansas farmer to whom he donated a kidney are teaming up again, this time to help others.

Rob “Bobcat” Robinson of Eupora and Gillan Alexander of … Read more

‘Diary of a Worm’ concludes Maben SRP

These children attended the grand finale of the Summer Reading Program at the Maben Public Library

From the Maben

Public Library


The grand finale of the Summer Reading Program ended June 25 at the Maben Public Library with worms as the topic. The theme statewide for the library system was “Dig Into Reading.”

The morning … Read more

Safety equipment aids Bellefontaine Volunteer Fire Department

MFC personnel and others at Monday’s meeting include Craig Oswalt, Webster County forestry technician; Allen Gho, territory manager for Sunbelt Fire; Dennis Dauterive, fire chief of the MFC’s Fire Services Division; Sandra Snell, MFC rural fire coordinator; Keith Beatty, East Central District assistant forester; Bill Shaw, Oktibbeha County forest ranger II; David Morelan, Webster County forest ranger II; and Bill Kitchings, MFC public outreach forester.

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Bellefontaine Volunteer Fire Department has received free safety equipment from the Mississippi Forestry Commission as part of a National Fire Plan Program grant through the USDA Forest Service.

Bellefontaine VFD received 10 … Read more