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

Children learn about archaeology


By Librarian Fran Smith

Webster County Public Library


DIG!  DIG!  DIG!  June 18 was a day of digging at the Webster County Public Library as Mandy Salley and Heather Harper led 31 children in learning about  archaeologists during the … Read more

EJH cheerleader camp


The Eupora Jr. High Cheerleaders held a National Cheerleaders Association home camp June 17-19. The cheerleaders learned stunts, cheers, chants and dance. They received superior in hard work, dedication and spirit. They also received a bid to the NCA National … Read more

Towering tomato plant


Billy Joe and Paulette Hughes Conley of the Grady community grew this homegrown Better Boy tomato plant that is more than 6 feet tall and still growing. They have green tomatoes the size of navel oranges. Mr. Conley bought his … Read more