Autism insurance bill encouraging, parent says

Eupora native Quess Hood lobbied for autism insurance coverage.

From Press & Staff Reports

Passage of a bill requiring autism insurance coverage for children is encouraging, according to Eupora native Quess Hood.

House Bill 885 requires health insurance policies to provide coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. … Read more

Man makes coveted stringed instruments

Rushing tests the sound on a handmade custom guitar in one of his two workshops in his Eupora backyard. He specializes in building banjos but had expanded his craft to include acoustic, electric and lap steel guitars. No two instruments he makes are alike.

By Melanie Crownover
Invitation Tupelo

Jeremy Rushing knew what he wanted to do when he returned to Tupelo at age 24. After years following the Grateful Dead and Phish, hopping freight trains and communing with hippies all over the country, … Read more

Club sponsors litter poster contest

Debbie Knight’s homeroom: Summer Massey, Sawyer Bennett, Kyleigh Fiebig, Lexi Upchurch and Cooper Stidham 

By Dottie Dewberry

Back before the rain, ice, sleet, snow and spring holidays, the Maben Home and Garden Club sponsored a litter poster contest at East Webster Elementary School, which started Feb. 16 and lasted until Feb. 27. The theme … Read more

Club donates books


Dr. Paula Threadgill, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program associate director, and volunteer leader Rose Coffey Graham of the Controllers Generation II

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Webster County students participate in DECA events

Webster County Career and Technology Center’s DECA District II competitors at Olive Branch are (front) Makayla Morton, Richie Winfield, Alicia Miller, Corrina Windrick, Jessica Surma, (back) Aaliyah Banks, Mineshia McKinney, Destin Gladney, Joseph McKee and Haley Pate.

From School Reports
Webster County Career and Technology Center’s DECA chapter members challenged themselves recently by participating in competitive events at the DECA District II and State Career Development Conferences.

These events demanded a development of problem solving, analytical and … Read more

Maben Library has ‘Easter Eggs Everywhere!’

Khloei and her mom, Kayla Earley, enjoy water-coloring eggs and playing with Play-Doh during craft time at the Maben Library.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

It was a rainy day at the Maben Public Library’s Storytime on March 20. Our story was naturally about Easter — “Easter Eggs Everywhere!” by Steve Metzer.

The Easter bunny had overslept. It … Read more