Veronica Pritchard, pastor and operator of the Sunflower-based mission Delta Grace, spoke to the Indianola Rotary Club this week. Pritchard said the mission is taking on 10 interns this summer, and the organization is currently raising money to fund the internship program. She was the guest of Rotarian Jerry Nobile.
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H.L. Mencken had it wrong when he wrote in 1920:
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
"The Respectful Rebel Award" for March was presented at North Sunflower Academy. Pictured left, in front, are Mary Katelyn Melton, Channing King, Lane McKay, Ashlyn Clemons and Baylee Hewitt. In back are Zach Henley, Meridyth Scallion, Bryce Redwine, Landon Liddell and Kolby Horton.
On April 27, Freddie White-Johnson, founder of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, was honored with the 2018 Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute’s Minority Health Leader Award.
It was presented at the Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lectureship on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
The Mississippi Delta narrowly escaped aid to help with its failing infrastructure this week.
Whew! That was a close one.
Earlier in the week, the state Bond Commission rubber stamped $25 million in borrowed funds for the state to help with repairs to bridges closed by emergency declaration of Gov. Phil Bryant on April 10.
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The B.B. King Museum will be hosting its monthly “Be Smart! Control Your Diabetes” seminar April 26. This month’s presentation will be on foot care for diabetics. Presentation will be led by Ms. Willie Ann Thomas. For more information contact Kiana Butler at (662) 887-9539.
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STARKVILLE, -- More than half of Mississippi’s expected corn crop has been planted and is emerging, although cool and wet weather have made progress difficult.
Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said planting began in late March but has been hindered by frequent rains.