Lions conduct eye screening at EWE

From School Reports Volunteers from the Maben Lions Club conducted eye screening for first- through sixth-grade students at East Webster Elementary School on Aug. 22. Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired for many years. The Maben Lions…

Maben Library’s Story Hour resumes

For the WPT After a long hot, dry, wet, windy, you-name-it summer, time is drawing near for the Maben Public Library to resume its Friday morning Story Hour with Ms. Mary and Ms. Dottie. Children aged 3 to 6 are…

Local cemetery has interesting history

By Terry Harpole MABEN — Maben Memorial Garden, located near the old GMN&O Railroad, has an interesting history. Before this was a cemetery, the Holland family owned the land and had an apple orchard there. The Holland family donated this…

July jobless rate falls slightly

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County was one of only eight counties in Mississippi where unemployment rates fell in July, according to figures released last week. The county’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 12.6 percent in July, below…

Nunnelee tours Plymouth Tube

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Tupelo) toured Plymouth Tube Co. after participating in a “Q&A” with the Eupora mill’s company leaders on Aug. 15. Senior Process Engineer Bob Zelinka led discussions and talked about Plymouth Tube’s…

Reduce risk of WNV exposure

From Press, Staff Reports With nearly 100 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed statewide, officials are urging Mississippians to protect against mosquitoes. Mississippi had 98 confirmed human cases of the virus as of Tuesday with two of those resulting…