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Sliding into home: After playing pro ball, Cummins returns to Sunflower County


Brandon Cummins has lived the life most young baseball players dream about when they go to sleep at night.

The Drew native and former Delta State Statesmen worked his way onto an independent league roster and then onto the Chicago Cubs Single-A affiliate South Bend’s team a year ago.


City says “Concerned Citizens” group can’t meet in public building


After a lengthy debate, the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 against allowing use of a city-owned building to the Concerned Citizens Committee to conduct its regular monthly meetings.
Alderman Marvin Elder made the motion to allow.
“Let’s not hold them up,” he said. Alderman Ruben Woods seconded and they both voted yes.


Shannon Duane Fike

Services for Shannon Duane Fike of Ruleville, formerly of Indianola, were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Burton Funeral Home.
Mr. Fike, 44, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Ruleville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ruleville.

Lula Reece

Services for Lula Reece of Indianola will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Reece, 63, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.
Burial will be in Holly Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Terry Cobbs will officiate at the services.

Lincoln Mack

Graveside services for Lincoln Mack of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Mack, 62, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Center Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Byas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.