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Leano Simmons

Graveside services for Leano Simmons of Indianola will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swan Lake Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Moorhead, with Pastor Clinton Simpson officiating.

Ms. Simmons, 87, died Friday, May 29, 2020 at her home.


COVID changes – not for the good in most cases

By BY MARK H. STOWERS COLUMNIST,

Good Mornin’! Good Mornin’!

I remember the first COVID-19 day, kind of. It was surreal and governors across America shut down their states. Some sooner than others, some with far reaching power that gets folks’ attention. And not always for the good. I work at home so being sequestered didn’t seem to be that big of deal to me.




Eddie B. Spiller

Graveside services for Eddie B. Spiller of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Spiller, 72, died Friday, May 22, 2020.

Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





C Spire offers free public safety data priority service for emergency first responders’ critical mobile data communications

By PRESS RELEASE,

With the official start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season this week, C Spire is offering a free public safety data priority service designed to help local and state emergency first responders send and receive critical mobile data communications during a crisis or natural disaster.


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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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