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Parchman inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.





Lions install new officers, Washington becomes president

2020-2021 Indianola Lions Club Officers and Directors were installed on Wednesday, June 24,2020.  Pictured above in front are Malone Phillips, 3rd VP; Barry Cassidy, 2nd VP; Fred Washington, President; Drew McDowell, Treasurer; Mike Columbus, past District Governor; back l-r Billy Betts, Lion Tamer; Charles David, Director; Buster Holloway, Dir






Larry Dorsey Hunt

Graveside services for Larry Dorsey Hunt of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.

Mr. Hunt, 34, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Moorhead.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, Indianola, which is in charge of arrangements.


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Head Start helping with Census

By PRESS RELEASE,

Nita Norphlet-Thompson, Executive Director of the Mississippi Head Start Association (MHSA), knows first-hand the impact thec can have on vital funding for Mississippians. Her knowledge and passion have inspired Head Start in Mississippi to help make sure thousands more Mississippians are counted in the 2020 census.



Monuments, flags are Mississippi’s “lost cause?”

By SADE TURNIPSEED GUEST COLUMNIST,

The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.

This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.



Parchman inmate escapes

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.






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Frankie Lee Pleas

Services for Frankie Lee Pleas of Indianola were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Persimmon Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Sunflower.

Mr. Pleas, 46, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.



Willie Smith

Services for Willie Smith of Drew will be at noon Saturday at Holmes Chapel Full Gospel Baptist Church, Drew.

Mr. Smith, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at his residence.

Burial will be in Drew Cemetery.

The Rev. Quinton Smith and Pastor Carolyn Kidd will officiate at the services.




Linda Wade

Graveside services for Linda Wade of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Indianola Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Wade, 52, died Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Redmon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lions install new officers, Washington becomes president

2020-2021 Indianola Lions Club Officers and Directors were installed on Wednesday, June 24,2020.  Pictured above in front are Malone Phillips, 3rd VP; Barry Cassidy, 2nd VP; Fred Washington, President; Drew McDowell, Treasurer; Mike Columbus, past District Governor; back l-r Billy Betts, Lion Tamer; Charles David, Director; Buster Holloway, Dir


Emma Weeks

Services for Emma Weeks of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

Ms. Weeks, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

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



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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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