Category: News

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…

Poston participates in Summer Gifted Studies Program at USM

Reagan Poston of Mantee participated in the Summer Gifted Studies Program at the University of Southern Mississippi June 17-22 on the Hattiesburg campus. It is presented by the Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies. The Summer Gifted Studies Program is…

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…

$36,269 for each one of the ‘little guys’ Guest Column

By Pete Shumpert Of the 330 million Americans about 193 million people fall into the “worker and retired worker” category. The Obama administration has increased our country’s debt by $7 trillion (See footnotes below). Most of this money has been…

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…

County sees rise in percentage of college graduates

By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo Webster County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college…

{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…

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…

Good guys wear white hats, serve with a smile

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Back when I was a child, my family would take us to the “picture show” down at Artesia. It would cost 15 cents to get in and a nickel for a bag…

Customers enjoy cool morning at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market MABEN — A cool August morning sounds like a contradiction in terms, but that’s exactly what folks enjoyed last Saturday at the Maben Farmers’ Market. Nellie Blade was busy selling chances on the…