Category: News

George and Claudette Faulk celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Submitted On July 5, 1955, in the Cathedral of the Pines at Wood Junior College, a marriage began. George Robert Faulk of Ariton, Alabama (near Dothan), married Iva Claudette Shaw of Eupora and the Embry community of Webster County, and…

Moms super heroes at Reading Program

By Librarian Fran Smith Webster County Library The final program for the Summer Reading Program at Webster County Public Library on June 30 was led by Pat Ray reading “My Mom Has X-Ray Vision,” a tribute to moms as super…

Children enjoy Puppets of Praise

By Librarian Mary Boutwell Maben Public Library Puppets of Praise presented our Summer Reading Program at the Maben Public Library on June 23. The puppeteers were Amee, Wilson, Jacob and Amaris Marshall. They are a Christian-based praise team from First…

Calendar of Events – 07/08/15

EHS Class of 1965 reunion Eupora High School’s Class of 1965 will have its 50-year reunion July 10-11: 6 p.m. Friday: Barbecue at Sandra and Gene Murray’s, West Point (reservations required) 1-3 p.m. Saturday: Gathering for all graduates of EHS,…

State of Mississippi leads nation in smoke-free ordinances

From press reports Mississippi ranks first when it comes to passing comprehensive municipal smoke-free air ordinances in 2014. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights designated Mississippi as the 2014 first place winner of the Smoke-free Challenge national award. Last month, the 14…

Lions All-State Band celebrates 31st win

From the Maben Lions Club The Mississippi Lions All State Band has done it yet again — champions for the 31st time in its history. The band, which consists of 145 of the best high school band members from all…

Time Capsules – 07/08/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: July 11, 1940 Floods Cause Great Damage Webster Countians got firsthand knowledge of “flash” floods and river overflows on Sunday and Monday as the heaviest rainfall in several years sent…

Not my roses! Keep deer out of the garden

By Jessica Tegt Wildlife Extension Professor Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture Mississippi State University Summer in Mississippi brings a bountiful buffet of fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs to enjoy — but not just for people. White-tailed deer, avid plant…

Row crops vary in response to weather extremes

By Nathan Gregory MSU Ag Communications Producers of Mississippi’s four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results. These weather extremes have had different effects on…