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The first time I ever heard Petey Mixon’s voice, she was letting me have it.
On that particular week, I had run out of space in the paper for news, and I thought that the crossword puzzle was expendable, so I left it out.
I got a call that Friday morning from Petey, and she was pretty hot.
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.
Although the regular season record showed a losing record for the Trojans, the team improved on the field. A reflection of that progress was quite evident when six Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans garnered post season honors.
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EDITORIAL BY J. A RICHARDSON: Efforts to annul the prohibition laws should be frowned upon. The people have expressed their desire to do away with liquors. Prohibition is here to stay and any man who stands in the way is worse than a fool.
Sandra Moore, the newly elected councilwoman for Ward 4 in Moorhead was sworn in last week by Municipal Court Judge Kuykendall Horne-Murry. Moore won the October 8 special election by a vote of 44-13 over resident T.J. Fairley. The position was vacated after former councilman Kenneth Hemmingway moved out of that ward.
Dear Editor and Indianola citizens,
The Moorhead Town and Country Bridge Club held its annual Christmas party at the home of Gail Oswalt. The club has met continuously twice a month since 1965. Shown in picture from left to right seated are Doris Steed, Carol Simmons, and former member Myrtle Holloway.
Mississippi Delta Community College has entered the final stages before naming the next president of the Moorhead-based school.
Josh Newcom will be playing over a dozen gigs this year, from Florida to Oklahoma City, but there was only one place he wanted to debut and celebrate his newest album.
That is at B.B King’s Club Ebony in Indianola.
Manfred and Sylvia Johnson and Nancy Roscoe, all of Indianola, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kiona Nicole Johnson, of Hattiesburg, to Melvin Gene Chambers II, also of Hattiesburg, son of Katherine Chambers of Moorhead and the late Melvin Chambers Sr.
Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!
Fred’s Pharmacy in Indianola is closing.
Back in February, they had 586 stores in 15 states.
Today, they have 80.
Their leadership thought the Walgreen’s and Rite Aid merger was going to boost their bottom line with more stores.
A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend from a neighboring Delta town about my involvement this past spring with the Brindley Theater.
He was delighted to learn that Callie had also become involved.
She will make her Indianola acting debut tonight as a choral singer in Beauty & The Beast.
Richard Swenson wrote a New York Times Best Seller in 2004 titled Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives.
He defined margin as the space that exists between ourselves and our limits.
In less than a week, voters across the state will hopefully race to the polls in large numbers to cast their votes in the 2019 party primary elections and Sunflower County election officials are gearing up because the local ballot will be chock-full with some incumbents going up against a field of hopefuls.
Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a series The E-T has compiled commemorating 55 years since Freedom Summer 1964. Freedom Summer represented a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and many of the battles fought for equality were waged right here in Sunflower County.
Katie Patterson came to Indianola as a medical student, and when she fell in love with the town and community, she retured to work full time.
These days, it’s hard to find a large church that does not have a contemporary praise band.
Many, like First United Methodist Church-Indianola have separate services, an early contemporary worship gathering and a traditional one later in the morning.
A pair of events benefiting Mississippi Delta Community College’s Sunflower/Humphreys Alumni Chapter and the MDCC Athletic Department will take place over the next two weeks.
The MDCC Sunflower/Humphreys Alumni Chapter mixer will be Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Market in Inverness.
Mississippi Delta Community College plans to begin renovation of the Stauffer-Wood Administration Building this fall.
The building, which was set ablaze during an apparent December 14, 2017 arson and burglary, sustained heavy fire damage, particularly on the south side of the building.
The men of Rasberry United Methodist Church will present their first annual Black History Program, Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Rasberry United Methodist Church, 511 Hanna St., in Indianola.
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.
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.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Patrons of the Mid-Delta Arts Association are invited to go on an adventure to Texas’s third smallest town, Tuna, and witness some of the most colorful characters you’ve ever seen as the entire population is portrayed by two of the MDAA’s most talented actors.
Photo by Recardo Thomas
Indianola now has 19 new junior firefighters courtesy of the Indianola Fire Department’s Fire Academy for Kids. The children graduated Friday after completing a weeklong camp on fire safety where they were exposed to instructions on basic life saving techniques and the prevention and suppression of fires.
Photo by: Recardo Thomas