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This week, Indianola’s citizens found out what their voices mean to three members of the city’s Board of Aldermen.
A large and diverse group of citizens showed up to Monday night’s meeting to speak on behalf of Indianola’s top volunteer, Robin Rosenthal.
Last spring, the city faced losing its top police officer because of unneeded pressures coming from the Indianola Board of Aldermen.
The fight to keep Chief Edrick Hall raged on through the summer, and though he had given his resignation to the city, the community and Mayor Steve Rosenthal convinced him to return to his post.
It’s not uncommon for Americans to reflect on major events on the 10th, 20th or 25th anniversary of the occurrences.
We do it all the time.
The nation paused last April to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
We even took time to remember the 20th year since the O.J. verdict.
Every so often, I have the privilege of being invited to a really classy dinner or party.
Most of the time, I’m completely out of my element when I’m at these events, so I do my best to “find a darkened corner” – to quote Johnny Cash - or identify someone in the crowd who looks as out of their element as I do.
By the time this paper is read, the majority of Sunflower County’s students and teachers will have seen the halls of their respective schools for the first time in 2018.
All of the area schools have a great foundation to build on from 2017, both academically and athletically.
I first shook hands with Terry in late summer of 2009.
Callie and I had just started dating, and I was still getting to know all of the people in her life.
Aside from blood kin, Terry was arguably the most important person to Callie at that time.
He was big and strong. He hardly looked age 63.
It would be easy for me to write a scathing column this week about the conduct of multiple members of Indianola’s Board of Aldermen after last Thursday night’s meeting - or meetings one might say.
Several members certainly opened themselves up for harsh criticism, but I don’t think this is the time or the place for that.