Controlled burn


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 … Read more

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 … Read more

‘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 … Read more

Safety equipment aids Bellefontaine Volunteer Fire Department

MFC personnel and others at Monday’s meeting include Craig Oswalt, Webster County forestry technician; Allen Gho, territory manager for Sunbelt Fire; Dennis Dauterive, fire chief of the MFC’s Fire Services Division; Sandra Snell, MFC rural fire coordinator; Keith Beatty, East Central District assistant forester; Bill Shaw, Oktibbeha County forest ranger II; David Morelan, Webster County forest ranger II; and Bill Kitchings, MFC public outreach forester.

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Bellefontaine Volunteer Fire Department has received free safety equipment from the Mississippi Forestry Commission as part of a National Fire Plan Program grant through the USDA Forest Service.

Bellefontaine VFD received 10 … Read more

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 … Read more

‘We all scream for ice cream’


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 … Read more