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Board accepts resignations from city clerk, attorney

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Once again the city of Indianola is without a city clerk.

After emerging from a closed executive session on Monday night, the Indianola Board of Aldermen introduced a motion to accept the resignation of City Clerk Lashanda Moore effective December 6.

The aldermen voted and unanimously accepted the proposal.


Bringing it all back home: Dr. L. Ray Matthews’ vitamin D3 patent was just approved, and he plans to develop it and others in Indianola in the coming years

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It seemed like destiny that Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews would someday enter the field of medicine, and for the Indianola native and Gentry High School graduate, that story came to be reality in a huge way.


Voices from our future: I know the effects of premature births too well

By KAITLIN FRISON GUEST COLUMNIST,

Editor’s Note: Voices From Our Future is a new column open to any school-age youth in Sunflower County who would like to express themselves and their opinions in The E-T.

What does it mean to be a premature baby or preemie? 

I want to write this article on premature awareness. 




Woods speaks to Lions

Lion Alan McCaskill brought Rev. Jim Woods to speak last week to the Indianola Lions Club on his recent trip to Egypt. Rev. Woods delivered a very interesting program that included stops in Cairo and Luxor.

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Rams hit the road

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

After picking up three basketball victories in as many attempts this past week the Gentry High Rams are now in the midst of a five game run of road trips.

This elongated group of away games got its start Tuesday night at Grenada High School. Once there, the 7-1 Rams claimed a 71-63 decision over the Chargers.




So many things to be thankful for

By WYATT EMMERICH PRESIDENT EMMERICH NEWSPAPERS,

Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that “states that thoughts, feelings and behavior are all connected, and that individuals can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting their goals by identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, problematic behavior, and distressing emotional responses,” according to Wikipedia.


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Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.

Caleb Smith, a junior at Indianola Academy, died late Sunday night at a Jackson hospital as a result of his injury.



Journey 2019: MacNealy-Gonzales talks living in the Virgin Islands, being affected by two Category 5 hurricanes

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

Brittany MacNealy-Gonzales always wanted to live on the beach.

More specifically, she always wanted to live on an island, but by the time she entered her late twenties, the Inverness native was living in Nashville working for a nonprofit.



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Candidates meet in public forum

Photos by: Recardo Thomas
Indianola’s three Democratic candidates for mayor met at Gentry High School last Friday night for a forum sponsored by the Sunflower County NAACP Chapter. Incumbent Mayor Steve Rosenthal, Mario Robinson and Vivian Jenkins are pictured left to right.


Church encourages athletes to ‘pursue God’

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Prayers, motivational videos, games, prizes and inspired biblical encouragement combined with great food and fellowship constitutes a winning combination.
And once again Pastor Guy Burke, First Baptist Church and other community members teamed up to provide that enriching experience for local high school football athletes.






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