1st Mathiston pageant great success

For the WPT

The Civic League of Mathiston is proud of the 40 contestants that participated in the first Mister and Miss Mathiston pageant on Oct. 13.

Bennett Hall at Wood College/East Webster High was filled with parents, grandparents, aunts, … Read more

MPL displays Santa Clauses

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — “Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and simply ‘Santa,” is a figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to … Read more

Gamble wins rifle at Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — Shawn Nygard, president of the Maben Chamber of Commerce, and Earl Blade, volunteer for the Maben Farmers’ Market, congratulate Jeremiah Gamble of Maben on winning the Browning A-Bolt Composite Stalker rifle.… Read more

Church News

New Pleasant Spring M.B. New Pleasant Spring M.B. Church in Stewart will have an appreciation program for LuSendy “Cindy” McClain at 3 p.m. Nov. 24. Choirs, soloists and musicians are invited to participate.

Pine Forest Baptist Come celebrate the beginning … Read more

Education notes

MSU announces summer grads Five Webster Countians were among graduates of Mississippi State University’s 2012 summer term. They were:

• Marla Bigham, Mantee, College of Ag. & Life Sciences, BS • Gabriella Davis, Maben, College of Arts & Sciences, MA … Read more

NMMC-Eupora provides hunter safety information

By Todd Shettles NMMC-Eupora

Hunting around here is a tradition. One that can be the most enjoyable experiences but can turn to the greatest heartbreak. If approached from a safety standpoint your hunting experience can be one of good memories … Read more

MDOC recognizes Modzelewski

From press reports

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has announced the July, August and September Region I Community Corrections employee award recipients for the third quarter of 2012.

Award recipients included Field Officer I Stanley Modzelewski of Maben, who received … Read more

Mathiston holds Veterans Day program

By Terry Harpole For the WPT

MATHISTON — In towns all across Mississippi and the nation, many Veterans Day programs were held Saturday as this year Nov. 11 fell on Sunday. The town of Mathiston, with a population of less … Read more

County to issue equipment bonds

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times WALTHALL — Webster County officials voted last week to issue bonds to pay for new tractors and mowers in each road district.

The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Nov. 5 declaring its intention … Read more

District refinancing MAEP bonds

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

The Webster County School District is refinancing bonds that were issued for capital improvements in order to save the school system money.

The county School Board adopted a resolution Oct. 9 for refinancing the … Read more