The PNC Arts Council will hold auditions for "A Celebration of Disney" on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. from the Ellis Theatre. Auditions are for high school students and adults. This is a musical. Be prepared to sing 1-2 minutes of a song. Bring sheet music. Song will be with piano accompaniment.



The Town & Country Garden Club of Philadelphia met Friday Aug. 15 at the home of Rebecca Barnett. Club president Margaret Thomas presided over the planning meeting to confirm details of an upcoming luncheon for prospective members, informative monthly programs, guest speakers and civic improvement projects. The members are enthusiastic about the coming year and eager to start several gardening projects designed to benefit the whole community. The club's purpose is education, beautification, and conservation. This year is especially significant to the Philadelphia club because it is their 30th anniversary having been organized back in 1984. The Town & Country Garden Club of Philadelphia is a member of the Mississippi Garden Club, Inc.

Soul Searching Xplosion Annual Revival

Host Pastor Dorothy Stribling and the Word of God Church family invite you to come worship with us during our Soul Searching Xplosion Revival Sept. 14-17. Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m.

There will be three speakers for each service. The speakers are: Minister Tommy Boler, Evangelist Patrica Lewis, Evangelist Mary Watkins, Evangelist Mary Gass, Minister Charles Greene, Minister Bruce Collier, Evangelist Roxie McCrain, Evangelist Regina Yarbrough, Minister David Brazzle, Elder Henry Houston, Minister Telles Moore, and Evangelst Evelyn Young, all of Philadelphia.

Please come witness this Soul Searching Xplosion of these dynamic true men and women of God. For more information please call 601-575-1942.

House of Hope Revival

House of Hope of Philadelphia will be hosting a one-day revival on Thursday, Aug. 28. Different speakers start at 6 p.m. House of Hope is located at 10351 Bounds Avenue. Call Ricky at 601-507-2467 for more information. We are also in search of a pianist.

Summer Revival

Greater Ebenezer M.B. Church will host its annual Summer Revival Aug. 24-27. Sunday night service will begin at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Rochelle Wright, pastor of Union Grove Baptism Church of Canton. Monday through Wednesday night service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday night - Rev. Rochelle Wright, Tuesday and Wednesday night - Rev. Derrick Lucious, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptism Church of Goodman. The public is invited to attend.

Southern Heritage Concert

High Hill Baptist Church Neshoba County will host "Southern Heritage" in concert Sunday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.

Rev. Don Cook, pastor, and Mike Barker, music director, invited the public to attend.

A love offering will be accepted. For more information call 601-625-9978.

Mississippi Sacred Harp Singing Convention

The 86th annual Mississippi Sacred Harp singing convention with dinner on the grounds will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church 6.5 miles north of Forest on Highway 21. Singing is a cappella from oblong hymnals like the ones your grandparents may have used. The public is welcome to join in the congregational singing or just listen to beautiful songs going back to colonial times. Shape-note singings are non-denominational, community events and there is no charge to attend. If you love hymns, folk music, or congregational singing, this is a chance to experience the music of our forefathers. For more information or directions call 601-940-1612.

40th Annual Gospel Singing Jubilee

The Inspirations Quartet, Tim Frith, and the Gospel Echoes will appear Saturday Aug. 23 at Magee High School auditorium. For more information call 601-906-0677.

Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers

Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers will preform at Center Hill Baptist Church on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. located on Golf Course Road. Any questions please contact Melissa Sibley at (601) 650-4027.

Singing Program

The MT. Enon MB Church located in the Dixon community cordially invite all area church families to a singing program which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. Rev. F. Thames, Pastor.

Benefit Auction

The Gary Kiddy Benefit Auction will be held at Sebastopol Stockyard, located behind the Piggly Wiggly and Dollar General, on Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. This will be a miscellaneous  auction to help raise money for Gary Kiddy and his family. Gary was hit from behind by another vehicle on his way to work in December 2013. He suffered head injuries that have left him unable to work since. His family needs help. Any donations for the auction and your attendance would be appreciated greatly. Thanks in advance.

For donations or any info contact: David Hillman: 601-504-0368, David Harris: 770-925-5382, Erick Brown: 601-613-6790, and Kim Kiddy: 601-917-1056.

Neshoba County Community Relief Fund Committee

You are invited to our big fundraising event, Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. This event will feature gospel singing.

Billy Culverson will be the M.C. This community effort is being done to raise building funds to help three congregations affected by the April 28 storm in Winston County.

Your financial support is needed and will be appreciated. Tickets will be sold for fish sandwiches and/or a bottle water or pop. Donation is $5.

High Hill Baptist Church Revival

High Hill Baptist Church Neshoba County will present in revival "Local Pastors to Share their Heart for Revival," Aug. 24-27 with services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Revival Schedule:

Worship led by music evangelists Steve and Beeky Carver; Sunday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. Rev. Dale Rogers; Sunday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Rev. James Clark; Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Rev. John Sharp; Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Rev. Shane McGiuney; Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Rev. Jason Jones.

Rev. Don Cook is pastor. The public is invited. For information, call 601-625-9978

Four Corners Chapel Christian Church Homecoming

Four Corners Chapel Christian Church will be holding a homecoming on Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. Come join us in worshiping the Lord! Everyone is welcome to come and bring your friends and family! You will get a blessing! Guest speaker is Bro. Rick Edwards. Singers are Ben Johns and Sean Greer. For more information, call 601-504-0068 or 662-803-6521.

Home-School Kick Off

A Home-School Kick Off will be held at Wess Chapel Baptist Church on Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by C.H.E.A.L. (Christian Home Educators Association of Louisville). There will be activities for the kids as well as a "Build Your Own Sundae" buffet. Door prizes will be given and there will also be a "Curriculum Swap" so please bring any materials you want to swap, sell or give away.

All home-schoolers are invited, members and non-members alike, even those outside of the Louisville area. So, if you are looking to be a part of a great home-school group, come join in the fun as we get ready for a big home-schooling year in 2014-2015. For more information contact Sherrie Murphy at (601) 656-9165.

Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society

Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society will resume meeting on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Ramzy Room of the Carthage-Leake County Library after a summer break.

Ann McKee with the Rose Hill Company will be the program presenter for this meeting. She will speak about the candlelight tour of the Rose Hill Cemetery in Meridian that is held each fall. Many of Meridian's founding Fathers, Confederate soldiers, the King and Queen of the gypsies and other notable people are buried there.

Mark your calendars and come be a part of this presentation. All members and prospective members are welcome.



Time has come again for Philly Youth Football registration for new and old players. If you are interested in playing football and cheering with Philly Youth Football and between the ages 4-12 years old,  please see the below names. You may also pick up an application from Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club, Pearl River Elementary, Philadelphia Elementary, and please bring registration form to Booker T. Football Field on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 - 7 p.m. until Aug. 22.  Please bring with you a copy of your child's birth certificate.  We are looking forward to making this Season one to remember with you.Thanking you in advance.

You can call: Linda Johnson,  president,  601-728-0800; Lamont Crockett,  vice president,   601-663-9002; Kimberly Wilson,  secretary,  601-515-8919; and Avia Jackson,  601-575-0355,  Booster Club president.

Goodin Reunion

The annual Goodin reunion will be Sept. 7 at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish.

Scooba Day

The annual Scooba Day barbecue and horse show will be Aug. 30 at the Scooba Riding Club Arena. Horse show begins at 10 a.m. Sign up begins at 9:30 a.m. Negative Coggins test papers must accompany all horses entering the grounds. For more information call Jean Reed at 601-562-5552 or Rob Reynolds at 601-527-9792.

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer

We are now registering for tackle football and cheer through Aug. 23. Five and 6 year old tackle football is $50; 7-12 year old tackle football is $65, and 5-12 year old cheerleading is $100. For more information contact Greg Fulton 601-650-8301, Dun Moore 601-562-9867, Oreaka Wells 601-416-5213, Brookes Hardin 901-416-5397, Debbie Reynolds 601-575-1207, or Mary Triplett 601-416-1180.

24th annual Forestry and Wildlife Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27 will be a very special day in Clarke County as it will celebrate the annual Clarke County Forestry and Wildlife Festival at Archusa Water Park in Quitman.

The Clarke County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the festival in an effort to promote the county for tourism and to provide family fun for area residents. It is the main event of the fall season for our Chamber and for our county.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. The event will include Children's Breakfast with Special Characters, a car and truck show, Kiddie-Land with Nickelodeon-type children's games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, bass tournament, equipment displays, and porcelain chariot races. Ted Mangum from Ellisville will have his huge "Little Red Wagon." There will also be lots of good food, including homemade ice cream, and a chance to win $500 cash. Bring a lawn chair and spend the day.

Registrations are now being accepted for booth spaces for the event. Spaces are available for Arts & Crafts, trades, industrial, equipment exhibits and food sales. Booth registration deadline is Sept. 23.

For more information, contact the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 172, Quitman, MS 39355. Phone is 601-776-5701.

Benefit for Cancer Patient

A benefit for Frances Dennis will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 from 4 p.m. until at the Zion Church of God (The Old Arbor) on Zion Road between Sebastopol and Rosebud. Uncle Pug's Blue Grass Band will play and sing from 5-6 p.m.

Hamburger and hot dog plates will be for sale, also cakes, ice cream and other food items. An auction will go from 6 p.m. until.

Other events may be announced later. To donate food or auction items, please call 601-253-2852, 601-562-8959, 601-253-2561, or 601-668-8190. We appreciate your support.

Bounds Avenue Church

The former Bounds Avenue Church, now The House of Hope, is in Philadelphia. Come join The House of Hope, the place where God Almighty is the God of second chances. For more information call Ricky Rogers at 601-507-2467.

NCHS Class of 1964 50th Reunion

The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1964 will have a 50-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center located at Northside Park. The cost will be $15 a person and dress is casual.

Check can be sent to Jerry W. Phillips, 10621 Road 547, Philadelphia, Miss. 39350. For additional information contact Jerry W. Phillips at (601) 656-7876; Nelson White, Jr. at (601) 575-0965; Mary Ruth Higginbotham Dennis at (601) 656-7381; Elton Bryan at (601) 562-6598; Danny Skinner at (601) 562-3823; Larry or Dianna Evans Walker at (601) 562-7460; Nancy Sharp Joyner at (601) 938-0475.

Additional information can also be found on Facebook in events or go to Facebook, the Class of 1964 50th Reunion.

PHS Class OF 1978 Reunion

Those interested in attending the PHS Class of 1978 reunion can mail payment of $100 to P.O. Box 1488, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

For additional info contact Carl Gary: cell-662-386-9321, home, 662-788-2857 and

Seniors Bingo

Calling all seniors to come out on Tuesday nights at 5 p.m. for some bingo fun at the Northside Park Senior Citizens building. There is only a $2 admission. Refreshments will be served. This is for ages 55 and up!

NAMI Support Group

NAMI Meridian would like to invite any adult diagnosed with a mental illness to join the Connection support group every Tuesday from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at the Wesley House Community Center at 1520 8th Ave.

NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness and is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting those living with mental illness and their families.

A family support group (Family-to-Family) meets the second Tuesday of each month at the same time and place.

For more information, please contact the NAMI Mississippi office at 1-800-357-0388. NAMI Meridian Affiliate's email address is and mailing address is P. O. Box 8563, Meridian, MS 39303.

High Hill Cemetery

The High Hill Cemetery Fund Committee of Neshoba County needs financial help with maintenance.

Please make your check payable to High Hill Cemetery Fund and mail it to Lynda Holcomb, 2506 Dennis Road, Walnut Grove, MS, 39189.

Stallo Civic Center

Come dance with us. We have some of the best Country Music around. Admission includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water.

It starts at 7:30 every Friday night and is located on Mississippi 15, eight miles from Neshoba County Coliseum.

For more information call 601-562-3507.