Storytime about bats, ‘Bully Goat’

Tripp Boatman waits his turn and watches while Mary Elizabeth White places her hand in black paint to make bat wings.

By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County

Public Library


Even though Wednesday, Oct. 16, was a wet day, 11 children attended storytime at Webster County Library.

After the usual singing, Ms. Bonnie read “There was an Old Woman Who Swallowed … Read more

Math winners


Congratulations to East Webster High School math students Carrie McBride for winning first place( $3,000 scholarship and new TI-inspire graphing calculator), Kayte Beliew for winning fourth place( $1,000) and Jennifer Darce for winning fifth place ($1,000) out of 35 students … Read more

EES announces box top winners

Cade Adkins, Dylan Chandler and Porter Gary

From School Reports


Eupora Elementary teachers and students just completed their fall box top drive, bringing in 16,804 box tops.

Students who brought in 25 or more were treated to a movie day on Oct. 11. The top three … Read more

Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Oct. 27, 1938

Yes, We Now Have Corn Sextuplets!

Will this corn business of multiple ears never end? Two weeks ago a display of twin ears caused comment, brought in … Read more

Supes agree on uniforms

By Daniel Brunty

The Webster Progress-Times


The Webster County Board of Supervisors made a decision regarding county employee uniforms and met with representatives of collection agencies during its meeting on Monday.

After bringing the meeting into session the supervisors … Read more

Chuck Wagon Gang celebrates 77 years

For the WPT


What would be your choice for the Top 20 gospel groups of all time? That was the question posed to listeners of SGM Radio when they conducted an email campaign to list those groups.

They were … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Forty years ago AM radios were tuned to WLS in Chicago to hear Bob Sirott’s suave delivery, witticisms, and the hit records he played.

“Bob Sirott’s First Radio Broadcast” is … Read more

Sports schedules


Prep Football

7 p.m. — Choctaw County at Forest

7 p.m. — Eupora at Calhoun City

7 p.m. — French Camp at Ethel

7 p.m. — Louisville at Kemper County

7 p.m. — Canton Academy at Winston… Read more

Jail Docket

Oct. 14

Benjamin McCurry, DOB 08-08-72, BM; Eupora 3: domestic violence.

Jeffery Caldwell, DOB 05-11-68, WM; G25: suspended DL and speeding 92/45.

Oct. 15

Glenwood Johnson, DOB 03-02-68, BM; SO4: MDOC warrant.

Oct. 17

Vincent Davis, DOB 07-25-67, WM; Mathiston … Read more