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Dunagin: Attending a brother's funeral


Traveling these days just isn’t as pleasant as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, but sometimes it’s necessary.

And traveling to the funeral of one’s only brother isn’t a fun trip under any circumstances.

My wife and I spent most of the weekend on a trip to Houma, La.,  to attend the funeral of my brother Ralph Dunagin.

NSA Booster Club meets

The NSA Booster Club recently held a meeting to elect officers for the coming school year. Seated are J R Scallion, Vice-President, Jimbo Dawson, President and standing is Priscilla Billhofer, Secretary/Treasurer.

Photo: Vikki Peay


Howard G. Jue

Howard G. Jue of Indianola passed away to be with The Lord on June 27, 2020 with his family by his side.  A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by: his wife, Susanna; their children, Susan (Scott), Debbie (Richard), Katherine (Paul), Dianna (Tony) and Terry (Kaity); and six grandchildren.

Anthony gives weekly legislative report


Lawmakers at the Capitol have had an extremely busy last two weeks.  After many hours of working in conference committees to finalize the state budget and other bills, legislators completed most regular session work on Thursday, July 1.   The Legislature could come back in October or before if needed as laid out in House Concurrent Resolution 6


Letter: Letters From Our Readers

My heart is broken....

My heart breaks at the world that is around me.

My heart breaks for my black brothers and sisters who are hurting.

My heart breaks for my white brothers and sisters who will not stand up for justice and what is right. My heart breaks for the police who hurt instead of protect.

Cops and Robbers June 25, 2020

Indianola police made the following arrests,

On June 14 at 11:18 p.m., Antwaine Pierre Nailer, 31, 600 Davis St., Inverness was arrested and charged with domestic violence after officers were called to the South Sunflower County Hospital emergency room about a domestic dispute.


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.



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