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Eloise B. Harris

Services for Eloise B. Harris of Indianola will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Harris, 75, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, with a family hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.




Margaret Meeks

Services for Margaret Meeks of Ruleville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Delmar Avenue Church of Christ, Ruleville.

Ms. Meeks, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at her residence.

Burial will be in Mount Galilee Church Cemetery, Ruleville.

Brother Billy Moore will officiate at the services.


Robert Poindexter

Services for Robert Poindexter of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple of Deliverance, Indianola.

Mr. Poindexter, 72, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.




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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. 



Gentry sweeps Tiger teams

By PAUL PUTNAM SPORTS WRITER,

Thomas E. Edwards’ No. 3 Michael Barnes calls for the ball as Joseph Perez drives up the court for the Tigers, as Gentry’s Orlando Liddell (No. 22) and Jesse Hull (No. 24) get in position as No. 12 David Winfield defends Perez at the three-point line during last Friday’s inter-county rivalry game in Ruleville.

Photo: Recardo Thomas




Entry error led to incorrect farmland tax assessment, board attorney says

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

In a special call session of the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors on November 26, Attorney Johnny McWilliams informed the county lawmakers that a data entry error resulted in incorrect farmland values being entered into the tax assessor/collector computers for processing.





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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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