Mantee house burns after lightning strike

By Terry Harpole

MANTEE — A house on Highway 46 in Webster County near the Clay County line was hit by lightning on Aug. 9 around 6:30 a.m. and caught fire.

Chief David Brand of the Mantee Volunteer Fire Department … Read more

The POWER of music can help children

By Amanda White

Music surrounds us every day. From the beating of our heart to the music on the radio, music is a part of our everyday life.

But can music heal? Can it give a voice to a child … Read more

Presley plans ‘Rural Community Meeting’ in Maben

From Press Reports

Brandon Presley, Northern District public service commissioner (D- Nettleton), is planning a series of 2012 meetings across the Northern District to hear directly from ratepayers.

The “Rural Community Meeting” in Maben will be Aug. 30 at First … Read more

Why should I test my hay?

By Lisa Stewart Extension County Director Webster County

Since hay and other stored forages play a major role in winter- feeding programs, having the hay tested now will provide producers with adequate time to design a good feeding program that … Read more

{news] Calendar of Events

Outwalk Obesity The Controllers Generation II 4-H Club in conjunction with Pleasant Hill U.M. Church and other area churches will host their “Outwalk Obesity” on Aug. 20. It will begin at Larry’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. and conclude at West … Read more

Maben Library displays school decor

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — “School days, school days, dear old golden rule day, reading, ’riting, and ‘rithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick.”

There was a time when school started in September and the … Read more