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.

tree orders

The Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District will be taking tree orders through Oct. 31.

Interested persons can come by the office to place an order from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 601-656-8783 Ext. 3 and SWCS wil e-mail or mail an order form to you.

The office is located at 511 East Lawn Dr. in the USDA building. SWCD asks that you pay for the trees when placing your order.

The trees are bare root trees and will arrive in February 2015. By ordering bulk wholesale SWCD can pass the savings on to you. Proceeds from tree sales will help support educational programs throughout the year.

You can drop by the office and pick up a list of trees that will be sold this year or if there is a particular tree that you are wanting, that is not on the list, SWCD can try to order it.

If you have any questions, call 601-656-8783 Ext. 3.


New Blackjack Church would like to invite you to a gospel singing Saturday Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. Pug Kea and The Bluegrass Band will be performing along with some local talent. Please come and join us for a night of praise and worship. A love offering will be taken. The church is located on North Oswald Rd, 1 1/2 miles past the Choctaw Nursing Home. For more info contact Toby Stovall at 601-562-0724.

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 Evangelist 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Central Water Association Annual Meeting

Central Water Association will have its annual "Meeting of Members" at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 at the Central Water office located at 915 Valley View Dr. All members are welcome to attend.

ECCC Offers Small Engine Repair Class

A Small Engine Repair Class is being offered by the Workforce Education and Development Division at East Central Community College in Decatur.

The 10-week class will be held at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center, a division of ECCC.

Registration is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 in the Productivity Enhancement Lab. The first class meeting follows registration.

Subsequent classes are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be provided on 10 consecutive Thursdays.

Gary Sanford will provide instruction on the theory of operation, carboration, ignition systems and internal engine components.

Cost is $150 per student.

For more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, at 601-635-6245 or email


The regular scheduled meting of the Neshoba County School Board has been changed from Monday, Sept. 8 to Thursday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisor's Conference Room.

Benefit for Margie Cooper Jackson

There will be a benefit at Woodmen Of The World Lodge in Eupora on September 13th from 10am until 6pm for Margie Cooper Jackson who has been fighting cancer for over ten years. There will be singing from 10am until 11:45Am and plate lunches with Barbeque or Spaghetti at noon.  A Bake Sale will be all day until all baked goods are sold. There will also be tickets sold for a new JVC 32" High Definition Television and a One Hundred Dollar Bill which will be given away at a random drawing at 4pm.  A regular and a silent auction will be held for dozens of donated items. Singing will start again at 1pm featuring The Masters Quartet and Still Blessed with Pam Gardner along with some local artists.  Margie is the sister of John Earl Cooper, Louise Cooper Hill, Sam Cooper and Ike Cooper of Eupora as well as Alice Hazel, Rosie Mae and Oliver Cooper. All proceeds of the benefit will go to help with the enormous medical expenses owed by the family.

Open House at Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career Technical Center

The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career Technical Center will hold "Open House" on Friday, Sept. 5 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The Career Technical Center is located at 900 Valley View Dr. in Philadelphia.

The Center serves high school students from the local high school and offers the following technical programs:

Automotive Service Technology, Construction Technology/Carpentry, Early Childhood Development,

Health Sciences, Metal Fabrication/Manufacturing Technology, and Teacher Academy.

All students, parents, and community members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career Technical Center is a division of East Central Community College.


Pastor Granard McClendon of Victory Christian Center will be sponsoring a city wide community fun day and back to school give away at Booker T. Washington Field. Philadelphia Community Outreach is partnering with to to make this a successful fun day in the community, he said. It will be Saturday, Sept. 6 at 12 noon.

Gospel Singing

Gospel recording artist Jerry Joe Lerrell will be in concert Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at Northside Pentecostal Church on old Highway 15 north in Philadelphia. Everyone is welcome, you will surely be blesses. A love offering will be taken. For information, contact Bro. Samuel Fulton at 601-575-2100.

Fulton-Parker Reunion

The Fulton-Parker reunion will be held Sept. 7 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Bring a covered dish.

Providence M.B. Church Celebration

Providence M.B. Church invites you to our 14th year celebration for Dr. Johnny and Dr. Jessie Barnes on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. The theme is "A Feeding Pastor" with guest minister Dr. Vornneal Lipsey, Sr., pastor of Christian Union Baptist and New Jerusalem Baptist of Carthage.

Mt. Nelson Baptist Church Homecoming

Mt. Nelson Baptist Church on Highway 16 East will hold their homecoming service on Sept. 14 at 10:45 a.m. Come join us in welcoming guest speaker Rev. Eddie Bryant of Tucker's Crossing Baptist Church near Laurel. Pastor is Bro. Tom McCurley.

Retired Educators Meeting

The Neshoba County Chapter of Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi will meet Monday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Neshoba County Senior Citizen's Center.

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.

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.

Stallo Civic Center

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.