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Lazirric Walker

Services for Lazirric Walker of Isola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stranger Home Missionary Baptist Church, Isola.

Mr. Walker, 25, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

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


Ray Woods Jr.

Services for Ray Woods Jr. of Indianola were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mr. Woods, 72, departed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola, which was in charge of arrangements.


Ernest Webb

Services for Ernest Webb of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Webb, 57, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

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.



Alberta Robertson

Services for Alberta Robertson of Moorhead will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Swan Lake Missionary Baptist Church, Moorhead.

Ms. Robertson, 63, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

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


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Carzell Brown-Akon

Services for Carzell Brown-Akon of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Indianola.

Mrs. Brown-Akon, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.

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




Orleaner Calloway

Services for Orleaner Calloway of Indianola will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Calloway, 79, died Friday, Dec. 13, 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.


Livestock Show Jan. 18

Baird Dawson, 8, and Lilli Dawson, 12, are getting ready for the 77th annual Sunflower County Livestock Show that will be held at the Edgar N. Donahoe Livestock Arena in Sunflower on Jan. 18. Baird is pictured left with a hefer, and Lilli is pictured right with a steer she plans to show at the event.



Jack Ryan: A better kind of green new deal

By JACK RYAN ENTERPRISE JOURNAL,

It is annoying when some people complain that cattle are a huge contributor to global warming because of their methane “emissions.”

Of course, that observation usually leads to the call for people to reduce or eliminate their beef consumption, which would mean the world would need less cattle and the planet would thus be saved.




Linda R. Alexander-Dixon

Services for Linda R. Alexander-Dixon of Sunflower will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ark of the Covenant Church, Moorhead.

Mrs. Alexander-Dixon, 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

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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55 Years of Freedom Part 2: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

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.



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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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