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Inverness Lodge welcomes new Masons

T.J. Catchings Lodge No. 394 in Inverness recently raised Brother Christopher John Potter to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason, in a ceremony conducted by the Mississippi Masonic Confederate Degree Team. In attendance were Masons from across the Delta, along with special guests from Beulah Lodge No. 578, Mt. Vernon, Indiana.





Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: A whirlwind of a a marriage

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO, AUGUST 1919

The first bale of cotton for the 1919-1920 season was raised by W. S. Armstrong and C. S, Thomas of Sunflower. The bale weighed 500 pounds and was shipped to Greenwood, this being their first bale received this season. The cotton was ginned by the Sunflower Gin which is owned by the Berryhill brothers.


First day at NSA

The first day of school is passed, and it’s an exciting new year for the kids at North Sunflower Academy. Pictured here is elementary student Ava Stewart playing on the playground on the first day.

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Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Dr. Leslie Matthews

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

AUGUST 1919

Our paper was presented a large white fleecy boll of cotton this week by Mrs. Shaw who lives just North of town. She is generally known as “Aunt Patty” and is a progressive farmer. She manages her farm in its entirety and when Aunt Patty cracks the whip, everything in the place must move


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Pancake supper Tuesday

It’s time for the annual pancake supper at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Indianola. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. next Tuesday (March 5) at the Parish House (204 E. Gresham). Tickets are $6 and are available from the men of the church or by paying for a ticket at the door the night of the event.




Rex Allen Morgan

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Funeral services for Rex Allen Morgan, 80, of Indianola were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 11 at First United Methodist Church in Indianola.  Interment was at Indianola City Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Indianola.  Prior to the service, a visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.


NSA Geography Bee winners

North Sunflower Academy has announced the first and second place winners of the school’s fourth, fifth and sixth grade NSA Geography Bee, which was held recently. Seated are Tristan Parks and Preston Pattillo. Standing are Bryce Redwine, Carson Scallion, Elizabeth Head  and Channing King.

Vikki Peay

 





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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.



MAIS addresses final plays at state title game, will advocate replay

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

It was the play that changed Indianola Academy’s season.


The game-winning overtime touchdown pass lobbed into the end zone on second down by Starkville Academy running back Taylor Arnold sent the otherwise undefeated Colonels home from Jackson Academy with their only loss of the season on Nov. 18.


Community gathers for first of many meetings on school facilities

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

The first in a series of seven countywide town hall-type meetings to chronicle the views of community members regarding the Sunflower County Consolidated School District facilities and future directions, was held on Monday night at the First United Baptist Church in Indianola.





Whalen, local landmark to play role in museums opening

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

Local artist Bobby Whalen is literally making history.
In conjunction with The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, he has been commissioned by the Museu­­m of Mississippi History to produce several panels of original artwork that will be on display in one of their “breakout galleries” called “The Soul of the State.”



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Sports

The 2019 high school football season is fast approaching, which means it is jamboree time for all... READ MORE

Obituaries

Services for Johnnie “Blue” Smith of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Baptist... READ MORE

Breaking News

The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.