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Singing, reading, crafts at storytime

The children decorate a winter scene.

By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

The noise level was above the usual at Webster County Library on Jan. 14, as pre-k children arrived for storytime.

After a time of visiting, they entered the meeting room to begin singing … Read more

Locals lobby for emergency management

Hood greets Stuckey and Rushing at the state Capitol.

From Staff Reports

Two Webster Countians were among emergency personnel in Jackson earlier this month lobbying for state legislation affecting emergency management.

Webster County EMA Director Barry Rushing and 911 Dispatcher Peggy Brand Stuckey visited the state Capitol on Jan. … Read more

‘Penguins 123’ read at Maben storytime

Lake Jones colors and makes pictures.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

The storytime crowd was slim Jan. 16 at the Maben Public Library.

In spite of the cold, we had a good time reading “Penguins 123” by Kevin Schafer.

Lake Jones was very good … Read more

Will of people will decide initiative options

Local ACS representatives visit Capitol
JACKSON — Local representatives from the American Cancer Society visited the Capitol on Jan. 22.
Kayla Vance and Bethany Cooper of the ACS met with local legislators to discuss the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
(Above) District 35 Rep. Joey Hood (R-Ackerman) welcomes Vance (l.) and Cooper at the state Capitol.

By Rep. Joey Hood
District 35

Members did not hesitate to address big issues early on this session.

After adjournment Jan. 12, members of the Constitution Committee met and adopted House Concurrent Resolution. It was debated Jan. 13 for more … Read more

No. 2 ranked Lady Wolverines improve to 16-0 on season

East Webster’s Macie Allen taking a shot.

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress-Times

The Lady Wolverines, ranked No. 2 in MHSAA Class 2A according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, improved their season record to 16-0 with three wins last week, including a 50-36 win over Taylorsville in the Mid-Mississippi … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 1/28/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Try the table technique for mastering vocabulary-building words. In Microsoft Word click Table, then Insert Table. You’ll need four columns and 21 rows to begin with, and as you add … Read more

911 Calls – 1/28/15

Jan. 19
11:27 a.m., medical, Tank Hill Road; EMS responds.
1:57 p.m., medical, Reed Road; Eupora EMS, Mathiston FD respond.
5:18 p.m., suspicious activity, Westwood Drive; Eupora PD responds.
7:44 p.m., medical, Hodges Drive; EMS, Eupora FD respond.
8:29 p.m., … Read more

Time Capsules – 01/28/15

75 Years Ago: Jan. 25, 1940

Cold Weather Stops Activity
After an 11-day period of below-freezing temperatures, a 24-hour snow storm started Monday afternoon.
Although the fall of flakes was never heavy, yet they fell steadily all Monday night and … Read more

Local faces Winona prescription fraud charge

By Amanda Sexton Ferguson
Editor and Publisher
The Winona Times

WINONA – Two men are facing charges for forging prescriptions.

John Liggins, 48, of Eupora and Patrick Dudley, 52, of Starkville will face the action of a Montgomery County grand … Read more