Yates writes book about Christian faith

Joyce Yates displays a copy of “Heaven, Can I Go?”

By Gwen Sisson For the WPT The idea began on a trip to the Grand Canyon. Bill and Joyce Yates, along with two friends and several travelers, were on a tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon, when Joyce started…

Supervisors urge people to vote on courthouse issue

Sample ballot

By Russell Hood and Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times Webster County voters will have an opportunity to express their opinion in a special election Tuesday on the issue of whether to build a new courthouse or restore it. Election hours on…

Garden Club donates book to library

Maben Librarian Mary Boutwell accepts a donated copy of “Birds in Your Backyard.”

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT The Maben Home and Garden Club has presented a copy of “Birds in Your Backyard” to the Maben Public Library. The book was presented by Martha McMinn, the birds chairman for the Maben Garden…

Maben Library decorated for Easter

The Maben Public Library is decked out with flowers and bunny rabbits.

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT The Maben Public Library is now all decked out in its finest Easter bonnet with flowers and bunny rabbits all around on and in the cabinets. In addition to Easter decorations is a selection…

Once Upon a Mouse


Eager children arrived at Webster County Public Library on March 26 for storytime. After a time of visiting and playing on

Webster County Board approves fire truck repairs

By Daniel Brunty The Webster Progress-Times The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved fire truck repairs during Monday’s end-of-the-month meeting at the Doss Building. The board met with EMA Director Barry Rushing, who had previously discussed with the board repairs…

Lenten lunch


GWEN SISSON Bro. Travis Gray of FBC Eupora speaks about the importance of preparing yourself for worship at the March 26 Lenten Lunch at

Fire hydrants draw aldermen’s concern

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Ensuring that city hydrants work as a fire protection measure was the topic of a special-called meeting of the Eupora Board of Aldermen on Friday. Jerry Gary (at large), Howard Rumore (Ward 2) and…

Legislature, staff work through weekend

By Rep. Joey Hood District 35 Last week, conference members were assigned to bills the Senate and House members could not agree on. Conferees from the House and Senate began meeting to work on bill language, in hopes of reaching…