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


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.


Delbera Gaines

A memorial service for Delbera Gaines of Indianola will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at Byas Funeral Home’s Hayes Chapel.

Ms. Gaines, 68, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

Bro. J.C. Owens will officiate at the service.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Addie B. Armstrong Hudson

A homegoing celebration for Addie B. Armstrong Hudson, 71, of Chicago and formerly of Greenville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakland Covenant Church in Chicago.

Addie went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Leak and Sons Funeral Home, Chicago. 

Nora Wright

Services for Nora Wright of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead

Ms. Wright, 79, died Monday, Oct. 14, 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.

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon

Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Linn Methodist Church in Linn. Graveside services immediately followed at Linn Methodist Church Cemetery.

Overworked and underpaid? Fight over clerk assistant hire bogs down city board meeting


A 3-1 vote to hire a full-time accounting assistant for City Clerk Lashanda Moore met with opposition, sparked some heated exchanges and was verbally vetoed by Mayor Steve Rosenthal during Monday night’s Indianola Board of Aldermen meeting.

As in previous meetings, Moore stated that she needed an assistant due to her workload.

Rams knock out CCHS


With three consecutive home-court wins under their belt the Gentry High Rams basketball team is turning in a strong start to their young season.

Owning a 3-1 record following Tuesday night’s 73-52 victory over Cleveland Central High School, the Rams will now take an extended break from live action.


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’


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.



Wina J. “Petey” Mixon was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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