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Presley updates ratepayers in Maben

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MABEN — On a cloudy and rainy evening in Maben on Aug. 30, Brandon Presley, Northern District public service commissioner, held a rural community meeting at Maben First Baptist Church gymnasium.

A light rain … Read more

Officials discuss business prospect

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — Webster County supervisors and other officials discussed a business prospect during a meeting last week.

The agenda of the Board of Supervisors’ recessed meeting on Friday included “Wood College Expenditures.” Present for … Read more

EES launches health, fitness program

From School Reports

Students and teachers at Eupora Elementary School will officially kick off the Project Fit America program at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21. The PFA equipment and curriculum is funded through a grant from the Blue Cross & Blue … Read more

Board adopts new county budget

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — No one voiced any opposition against the new Webster County budget that the Board of Supervisors adopted last week.

Supervisors adopted the 2012-13 budget immediately after a 20-minutes public hearing Friday morning … Read more

Chickens exchanged for WPT subscription

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

On Aug. 15, Carol Sue Chandler of Eupora walked in The Webster Progress-Times’ office with a box containing two young chickens, a bag of feed, and food and water bowls.

Chandler had read the … Read more

Discount card fundraiser benefits Eupora Elementary

From School Reports

Eupora Elementary staff and students are participating in a discount card fundraiser through Sept. 10.

On the back of the card is a list of the local businesses and the discount or offer that each business will … Read more

Stidham retires after 36 years in education

For the WPT

The first director of the Webster County Career and Technology Center has retired after 36 years in education.

Jamie Stidham became director of the WCCTC in 1975 and served until 1980. That year he joined G.M. Stidham … Read more

Youth, adults ‘Outwalk Obesity’

By Rose Coffey Graham, Leader Controllers Generation II 4-H Club

The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club, in conjunction with Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and other area churches, hosted its monthly “Outwalk Obesity” from Calahan’s Restaurant to West Oktibbeha County … Read more

Nelons in concert at Ackerman church

From Press Reports

The Nelons will be in concert at Ackerman Church of God on Sept. 16 starting at 6 p.m. for a gospel concert.

No admission charge, but a love offering will be taken for the Nelons. Call 552-7726 … Read more

Calendar of Events

Christmas Market planning meeting The Christmas Market is coming along! Anyone interested in serving during the weekend of events is asked to come to the next meeting, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., at the Eupora Depot.

The theme for this … Read more