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Retired Educational Personnel meet

From Press Reports

The Retired Education Personnel of Oktibbeha, Webster and Choctaw met June 6 for our annual picnic at Whites Creek Lake. Opal Vickers’ daughter, Linda, who was visiting from California, was a special guest.

Kelly Land gave an … Read more

Library Friends will host outdoor writer

From Press Reports

Outdoor writer Tony Kinton will speak at Monday’s meeting of Friends of the Library at 11:30 a.m. at the Webster County Library.

Kinton, of Carthage, retired as an instructor of English composition and American literature from East … Read more

GLC-Eupora remembers veterans

From GLC-Eupora

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and honored soldiers who had died during the Civil War?

The first widespread observance of Decoration Day was held on May 30, 1868. Over the years, the … Read more

Unique jewelry, blackberries at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — New vendors came Saturday to the Maben Farmers’ Market offering unique jewelry, blackberries and flea market items.

Rosanne Thinnes of Eupora was here with her beautiful garden blackberries, but will be … Read more

EWES students compete in MSEF

Students from East Webster Elementary competed in the Regional Science Fair this past spring.

Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering served as the host of the Region V Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair.

Mississippi has seven MSEF regions. Region … Read more

Calendar of Events

Bryon Cooper Family Reunion The Riley L. Bryon Cooper Family Reunion will be held again this year at Dorroh Lake off Highway 9 north of Bellefontaine on July 7 from 9 a.m. until.

Family and friends are invited to attend. … Read more

County receives HAVA funds

From Press, Staff Reports

Webster County will receive nearly $8,200 for election assistance from the Help Mississippi Vote Fund and the newly created Elections Support Fund.

The county’s payment is its share of the $1.09 million from both funds being … Read more

Jury convicts man of sexual battery

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — A man received a 25-year prison sentence after Webster County jurors convicted him last week on charges of sexual battery of a child.

Jason Wesley Allred, 35, was found guilty June 20 … Read more

Hodges secures grant for new curriculum

From School Reports

Dionne Hodges, an instructor at the Webster County Career and Technology Center, was awarded $14,900 for a grant she wrote to purchase resources to enhance the curriculum for the new Business Fundamentals course she will be teaching … Read more