Application deadline for CSP extended

From Press Reports


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is extending the Conservation Stewardship Program application period for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to … Read more

Jail Docket

Jan. 14

Michael S. Cole, DOB 09-08-87, WM; Eupora 3: contempt of court.

Terry F. Hurst, DOB 04-02-68, WM; SO3: domestic violence/simple assault.

Carol S. Chandler, DOB 02-02-47, WF; SO9: simple assault.

April Hurst, DOB 12-27-74, WF; SO9: domestic violence/simple … Read more

Holmes Bulldogs snap three-game losing streak

From school reports


The Holmes Community College Bulldogs broke a three-game losing streak here Monday afternoon with an impressive 80-66 win over Baton Rouge Community College, who had defeated the Bulldogs earlier in the season.

With the win, the … Read more

Books Bygone: Washday and books of great thinkers

By Marica Bernstein


My library contains a lot of old books by Great Thinkers addressing life’s most profound questions. What does it mean to flourish as a human being? How can we believe in a benevolent God in the … Read more

‘The Hat’ 1st storytime of year


By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Library


On Jan. 8, children gathered for the first storytime in 2014.

Despite the frigid weather all arrived eager to hear Ms. Nicole read “ The Hat” by Jan Brett, a story about … Read more

‘Gingerbread Baby’ read at Story Hour

Winters Norman, Ms. Mary, Carley and Will Harper Norman make a gingerbread house.

By Dottie Dewberry

For the WPT


The Maben Public Library kicked off the year with the reading of “The Gingerbread Baby” and the creation of a gingerbread house complete with edible decorations and a stuffed gingerbread baby during Story … Read more