Family loses home to fire

Eupora firefighters Michael Johnson and Dwayne Dodd (kneeling) help contain a fire to the kitchen area of a two-story house on Crowley Road. The fire occurred the afternoon of Jan. 29.

Other fires occur locally


By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times

Webster County firefighters responded to a number of structure and other fires last week, including one that destroyed a family’s house on

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Marvelous Mammals


Students in Cindy McCarter’s Gifted Class at East Webster Elementary School had a hands-on experience with native animals in January. Jennifer Jerrolds,

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DECA students place at conference

DECA students (front) Jessica Surma, Bailey Stacy, Malakia Kuhn, (back) Corrina Windrick, Joseph McKee and Haley Pate.

From School Reports


On Jan. 15, members of the Webster County Career and Technology Center’s DECA student organization competed in the DECA District II Career Development Conference in Olive

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Arrest made in school flag theft

From Press & Staff Reports


Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the theft of the flag from East Webster High School.

The American flag was stolen from the school the night of Jan. 25. Surveillance video provided … Read more

Church teens raising funds for trip

Mason Bock, Tate Stallings, Hunter Gilbreath, Youth Minister Cody Tyner (back), Weston Walls and Cason Pate help prepare carryout plates at Saturday’s barbecue chicken fundraiser at Maben FBC. Their next event is a fish fry this Sunday.

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


The teens of the Maben First Baptist Church are getting geared up and ready for summer camp in Pensacola, Fla., this coming June 16-20.

They participated in a

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EOC hosts Emergency Telecommunicators Course

Jackson demonstrates police call classification.

From Press Reports


The Webster County Emergency Operations Center (911) hosted another National Academy of Emergency Dispatch, Emergency Course on Jan. 11, 12, 25 and 26.

On Jan. 12, students from Webster, Choctaw and Chickasaw counties took a classroom … Read more