Deshawn M. Starks graduates training

Army Pfc. Deshawn M. Starks has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and

Mathiston UMC offers Lay Servant classes

From Church Reports Lay Servant classes will be held at Mathiston United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to early afternoon. A meal will be provided by…

The season of promise and hope and new life

By Marica Bernstein Books Bygone Long, long ago, in a time far, far away — that would before the days of Pinterest — crafty souls got their creative inspiration from magazines and books. These “idea” books often focused on a…

Time capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: April 13, 1939 Eupora Proud of New Phones At 9:15 Tuesday morning when the 1894 installed hand-crank type of telephone was supplanted by

Mississippi Counties to share $5.3 million

From press reports Nearly three dozen Mississippi counties will benefit from $5.3 million in Secure Rural Schools funding being released by the U.S. Forest Service, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The funding, authorized by the Secure Rural Schools…

Pink shoes, peach pies at Maben FBC

Pie maker Gail Gibson (back) joins Maben FBC hostess committee members Marjorie Tenhet, Debbie Shuffield, Lawanda McMullen, Ruth Carol Williams and Brenda O’Brian.

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — The fellowship hall of First Baptist Church was the beautiful setting for a women’s ministry program, “Nourishing Your Soul,” on March 30. Ladies of the congregation gathered with other invited guests to…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

Don Vaughan Provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary The first syllable in this word has the sound of the word that appears twice in First John 5:17. This three syllable word means a small amount of something. The…