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Calendar of Events – 11/26/14

Mathiston Park Lighting Friday
Mathiston Civic League invites everyone to the town park lighting at 7 p.m. Nov. 28.

“Come take a walk through our park and enjoy complimentary Christmas cookies and hot cocoa/coffee. Also, we will have Christmas karaoke … Read more

Rut for Webster deer most likely occurs in January

by James L. Cummins
Special to the Progress Times

Even with preparations and the best-laid plans, many hunters agree that killing a trophy buck would be near impossible if it weren’t for the distraction of the rut. Doe-crazed bucks have … Read more

Church News – 11/26/14

Fellowship Baptist selling cookbooks
Fellowship Baptist Church of Mathiston is selling its just-published cookbook, “Food, Fun, and Fellowship: What’s Cooking at Fellowship Baptist Church.”

The cookbooks are available for … Read more

Local physician attends MAFP Conference

From Press Reports

Sue Simmons, M.D., attended the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Fall Conference held Nov. 7-9 in Memphis, Tenn. She was among over 50 family physicians to attend.

Dr. Simmons practices at the Maben Medical Clinic and is … Read more

911 Calls – 11/26/14

Nov. 17
11:45 a.m., medical, Chestnut Street; transferred to Oktibbeha County.
12:20 p.m., medical alarm, Old Hwy. 50; EMS, Walthall Fire Dept. respond.
1:10 p.m., Maben FD requests backup from Mathiston FD.
2:13 p.m., Stallings Road; Webster SO responds.
4:25 … Read more

Correction – 11/26/14

The Webster County School Board voted Nov. 3 to hire Clayton Dodd as a bus driver. The Progress-Times gave an incorrect last name for Dodd in a Nov. 19 article.… Read more

Making a point depends on how you present it

By Michael Brannon

How something is heard sometimes depends upon how it is said, the words that were used, the tone of voice or perhaps the look on the face.

I’ve had opinions, gossip, idle conversation, neighbors talking, television shows, … Read more

Letter to the Editor – 11/26/14

Give thanks to the farmer at Thanksgiving

As we approach this Thanksgiving season, it’s important for all to know that American agriculture continues to provide food and nourishment for every family in the USA and exports more than 30 percent … Read more

Obituaries – 11/26/14

J.V. ‘Jim’ Clanton Jr.
Nov. 17, 2014
Services for J.V. “Jim” Clanton Jr., 69, of Grenada were Nov. 20, 2014, at Wise-Reed Funeral Home in Eupora with the Rev. Charles White officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

He was … Read more