Hendricks hospital’s Employee of Year

From Press Reports Phil Hendricks, RT, ARRT, has been selected as North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora’s Employee of the Year. Hendricks graduated from Eupora High School in 1984. After 22 years of industrial plant work; he chose to pursue his lifelong…

WOCHS student wins essay contest

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Principal Leonardo Thompson has received news that a West Oktibbeha County High School student has won the essay portion for eighth-graders in the Black History Month contest that is sponsored by Kroger…

Darrel Schmitz heads state Geologists Board

Dr. Darrel Schmitz, head of the geosciences department at Mississippi State University, has been elected president of the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists, which is charged with administering the state’s Registered Professional Geologists Practice Act of 1997. The…

Maben Library displays beaded bags

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT MABEN — Good buddies of the Maben Public Library have for years kept a monthly display of items of interest for the Maben patrons. During the month of April, the good buddies of the…

Teen¹s death ruled accidental

Teen’s death ruled accidental By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   Authorities say the death of a Montgomery County teen-ager who fell out of a moving vehicle onto a Webster County road was accidental. Dillan Bryce Whitman, 17, of Kilmichael…

Unemployment rate sees drop

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times Webster County reported a 11.7 unemployment percent in March, compared to a 12.8 percent rate in February and 14.1 percent last March. The county’s labor force was at 3,410 in March, compared to 3,440…