NMMC-Eupora urges colorectal cancer awareness

From NMMC-Eupora

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Studies have shown that a rise in screenings for colorectal cancer has decreased the number of deaths … Read more

East Webster Local Culture class writes book

From Press Reports

Lavelle McAlpin’s Local Culture class at East Webster High School has written a book titled “Window into Webster: A History of the East Webster Communities.”
The book is the result of a year’s worth of research into … Read more

Holmes set to host basketball camps

Holmes Community College head women’s basketball Coach Jamilah Andrews has set the 2014 Jamilah Andrews Basketball Skills Camp for June 16-June 20 on the Goodman Campus of Holmes Community College.
The Jamilah Andrews Basketball Camp is a fun environment for … Read more

Vaughan’s vocabulary

Don Vaughan
Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

What is iambic pentameter (eye-AM-bik pen-TAM-uh-tur)? Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the noun iamb, which has been in English since 1586, as a metrical foot consisting of one short syllable … Read more

Thyroid gland conditions can be serious

From NMMC-Eupora

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of your neck just below the Adam’s apple. It works like a heater that keeps your metabolism going and makes a hormone that controls the functioning … Read more

Webster County grand jury issues reports

From Staff Reports

Webster County grand jurors who were recalled last week have issued a report of their findings and investigations.
The grand jury that was empaneled in January was recalled May 20 and met in the Eupora municipal courtroom. … Read more

Recognize signs of a stroke

From NMMC-Eupora

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Someone dies from… Read more

Calendar of events

Trial Gardens plant sale

Mississippi State Trial Gardens will present an open house and plant sale May 30 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and May 31 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Bedding plants, bananas, roses, cannas and more will … Read more

911 calls

May 19

9:24 a.m., medical, Westwood Park; EMS responds.
11:03 a.m., medical, Clarkson Road; EMS responds.… Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
June 1, 1939

Eupora Rebels Win 3 Ball Games

The Eupora Rebels started the softball season by turning back a strong team from Ackerman, three out of four games. Long-distance … Read more