Controlled burn

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Heavy smoke billows from the controlled burn of a field on Old Walthall Road. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Jackson said the farmers did an outstanding job in burning it properly in sections, and did notify 911 beforehand. “The Eupora Fire…

Transplant pair launches Forever Outdoors

Robinson and Alexander

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times   A hunter from Webster County and the Kansas farmer to whom he donated a kidney are teaming up again, this time to help others. Rob “Bobcat” Robinson of Eupora and Gillan Alexander of…

‘Diary of a Worm’ concludes Maben SRP

These children attended the grand finale of the Summer Reading Program at the Maben Public Library

From the Maben Public Library   The grand finale of the Summer Reading Program ended June 25 at the Maben Public Library with worms as the topic. The theme statewide for the library system was “Dig Into Reading.” The morning…

Maben honors native son Banks

Banks signs autographs for young and older fans.

By Terry Harpole For the WPT   MABEN — A large crowd turned out Saturday morning to meet and honor one of their own at W.O. “Bill” Shivers Pavilion during “Johnthan Banks Day.” The day’s activities began with a police-escorted…

‘We all scream for ice cream’

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From Press Reports   Ice cream was the No. 1 hit of the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club of Maben on June 17 at West Oktibbeha County High School. In honor of June being National Dairy Month, Frances Page’s presentation…