Donations Requested

The Philadelphia Police Department and the Community Policing Neighborhood Associa-tion are asking for your assistance in donations for school supplies for the children of Philadelphia Elementary School. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.



The Recovery First NA meeting will be held at God's Tabernacle Church every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information call Ruthie Nash at 601-656-3565.



Anyone/everyone who wants or desires an opportunity to praise and pray to the Lord (shift-workers, etc., and person available during that time) are invited to a mid-week/mid-day prayer meeting every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 at Yates Drug Store (banquet room) on the square downtown Philadelphia. (Extra parking around the back of the drug store).

North Calvary Homecoming

The annual homecoming service at North Calvary Baptist Church, 922 North Pecan Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The guest speaker for this occasion will be Dr. James Bryant, a former pastor. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Karen Cumberland.

A fellowship lunch will be enjoyed following the service. Current and former members are urged to attend this special time of worship and fellowship. The public is invited.

NCHS Class of 1982 Reunion

Plans are in progress for the Neshoba Central Class of 1982 reunion on Oct. 26 and 27. If you are interested in more information, join us on Facebook at reunion of Neshoba Central Class of 1982 or contact Connie Lee Clark 601-416-6844 or Teri Flint Killens 601-416-2402 (cell) 601-656-1042 (home). Our next meeting will be Sept. 9 at 2:30 at Griffis Motors.


This is the seventh year for the Fall Fun Day for special needs youth of Neshoba County. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Neshoba County Coliseum.

Assistance from church groups, civic clubs, families and others is requested to conduct various activity booths for the children that morning from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. Sponsorships for this event are also requested. To sign up for this worthwhile public service project please call (601) 656-4602 or come by the County 4-H office in the Neshoba County Coliseum. This project is sponsored by the Neshoba County, Philadelphia and Choctaw Disability Children's Foundation.

NCHS Class of 1982

The Class of 1982 Reunion is set for Oct. 26 and 27. Please join us on Facebook @ Reunion of Neshoba Central Class of 1982 or contact Connie Lee Clark 601-416-6844, Teri Flint Killen 601-416-2402 (cell) 601-656-1042 (home), or Vanessa Jones Daniel 601-781-0035.  Our next meeting will be October 7, 2012, at 2:30 at Griffis Motors.

CPC Fall Fundraiser

The Center for Pregnancy Choices is selling ribs and Boston butts as a fundraiser. The prices are $20 for a slab of ribs and $25 for a Boston butt. Tickets may be purchased from any board member or you may call the CPC at 656-9712 to place an order. The meat may be picked up at the CPC on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2-6 p.m. It's being cooked by the Piggly Wiggly in Collinsville. Would make a great tailgater for the State or Ole Miss game that weekend.


Join us at Pentecostal Outreach Ministry for a singing on the first Saturday night of every month at 6 p.m. The church is located at 481 Beacon Place in downtown Philadelphia. Everyone welcome to worship. Pastor is Samuel Fulton. For more information call 601-575-2100.

Benefit Ride for James Hulbert Fortenberry

There will be a Trail Ride for James Hulbert Fortenberry on Oct. 20 in Rosebud. There will be horse and wagon trails. It will be $10 per person.

There will be food and bonfire afterwards. Karaoke starts at 7 p.m. All donations will be very appreciated. For directions call Penny and Robert Wright at 601-416-6331 or Kristina Kitchens at 601-421-2693.

All friends an guest are invited. Riders leave out at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 5 p.m.

Gospel Singing

Pearl River United Pentecostal Church is having a gospel singing on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. The Singing Sanders Family with daughter Angela Adams and their granddaughter Mary Ann.

The Singing Maxwells (formally of the Christian Aires) sister Sue Moore (who brought them all to their feet at Deemer Road sing in August). Sister Linda King and many others.

Pastor Harvey King and his first lady Linda King invite one and all to please come and enjoy great music, fellowship and refreshments.

New County Line Baptist Church

New County Line Baptist Church will have homecoming services on Sunday, Oct. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. Brother David Winstead will bring the message. Angela Adams and family will be guest singers. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall and everyone is invited. The church is located on Highway 427 near Edinburg.

Fall Revival

Pastor Geneva Blunt and the Shield of Faith Ministries are having a fall revival Oct. 22-26. Service will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be pastor Chris Sprivey of Greenleaf M.B. Church in Ludlow.

25 Year Reunion for NCHS

The NCHS class of 1987 will celebrate their 25 -ear class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Northside Park Senior Citizen's Center. The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple if paid before Oct. 13.

After Oct. 13 the cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. Payments of check or money order can be sent to Reunion Treasurer, Ledale Reynolds, 525 State Ave. Philadelphia, MS 39350.

PayPal payments may be sent to Contact Ledale Reynolds for credit or wire transfer payments. Please contact Daniel Lewis at if a financial hardship is present.

Bailey Family Reunion

All descendants of the Reverend Edward Bailey and family friends are invited to the 132nd annual Bailey family reunion.

The reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at 11 a.m. at Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located two miles west of Sebastopol on Highway 487. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a day of family remembrance and renewal.

Dowdle Reunion

Descendents of William John Dowdle and Catherine Pace Dowdle will meet Saturday, Oct. 13 at Lucern Clubhouse, Union. All family members and friends are invited to attend. Come early and bring a dish of food for a noon luncheon.

A business meeting will follow the noon meal.


A Private Applicator Certification class will be taught on Tuesday, October 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room of the Neshoba County Coliseum.

Individuals wishing to obtain private applicator certification may call the Extension Service office at 656-4602 to pre-register for this training. A $10.00 registration fee will be charged for the class.

Individuals who require special accommodations to participate should contact the Extension office to make their request known prior to the program. Contact should be made timely to ensure appropriate accommodation.

Homecoming at Sandtown

Sandtown United Methodist Church will be celebrating homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 14. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. James E. Swanson Sr. as guest speaker. "Dinner on the Ground" will follow the service in the family life center.

There will be no Sunday school that morning. The church is located at 11950 Highwat 482, eight miles east of Philadelphia. For more information, please call the church office at 601-656-7466.


Faith Fellowship Church is having a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 7 a.m. Lots of furniture, baby items, clothes, shoes, etc. 1006 E Main St. beside McClain-Hays Funeral Home,

Pastor's appreciation

The New Prospect Church family would like to invite you to our pastors, Mearlon Coleman and Sis. Mattie Coleman, 14th year anniversary.

This great event will be held on Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Thermon Brazzle and the Poplar Springs MB Church family will be our special guest.

Associated Brotherhood of Christians Conferences

You are invited to our annual Associated Brotherhood of Christians Conference beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 9-11.

There will be day services on Wednesday and Thursday as night services. The night services will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the day services will begin at 10 a.m. The conference evangelist is Bro. Dean Livingston fro Bristol, Va.



Neshoba County Farm Bureau annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. The meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be door prizes. All Neshoba County Farm Bureau members and their families are invited to attend.


Neshoba Central High School will hold its annual "Financial Aid/College/Career Night" for students and their parents Thursday, Oct. 25 at Neshoba Central Elementary School Auditorium.  There will be an ESF Financial Aid Workshop at 5 p.m. with College and Career Night following at 6 p.m. Juniors and Seniors along with their parents are encouraged to attend.

ECCC 'First Steps' Workshop

"First Steps - the Process of Starting a Small Business" is the topic of a workshop scheduled Tuesday Oct. 23 sponsored by East Central Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC director, will be the speaker at the free information session scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Neshoba Business Enterprise Center located in the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Industrial Park.

To pre-register and for more information, contact Westbrook, Phone 601-635-6297, or Virgie Thames, SBDC assistant, Phone 601-635-6296. The email address is or

Partridge Reunion

The family of the late John Henry and Nancy Elizabeth (Mott) Partridge will hold their annual reunion on Oct. 21. It will be held at the Neshoba County Coliseum on Hwy. 15 N in Philadelphia. Potluck lunch will be served at the noon hour. For more information call Mavis Fagan at 601-656-4868 or Kathy Ridout at 601-416-1124.

SWCD tree orders

The Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District will be taking tree orders through the end of October. You can come by the office to place your order from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call us at 601-656-8783 Ext. 3 and we will fax or mail you an order form.

The office is located at 511 East Lawn Drive in the USDA Building. We are asking that you pay for the trees when placing your order. The trees are bare root trees and will arrive in February 2013. By ordering bulk wholesale we 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 we will be selling this year or if there is a particular tree that you are wanting that is not on the list, we can try to order it. If you have any questions, call 601-656-8783 Ext3.

Church of Hope Homecoming

The Church of Hope invites everyone to their Homecoming services Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Rev. Gary Houston of Meridian will be the guest speaker. Revival services will be Oct. 21-23 at 7 p.m. Elder Stan Jones of Jerusalem Temple will be the guest speaker.

Library Book Sale

The Neshoba County Library is having an on-going book sale beginning Monday, Oct. 8. Items for sale include fiction, non-fiction, magazines and children's books. Proceeds will go toward updating library collection.

Anyone wishing to donate items for this sale, may do so during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday 8-6; Friday 8-3 and Saturday 8-12 noon. (A tax receipt for your donation is available upon request)

Freetrade Church of God service

Founder and president of Canaanland Boys Home in Autaugaville, Ala. will be at Freetrade Church of God in both services on Sunday, Oct. 28. Service times 10:30 a.m and 6 p.m. You don't want to miss this! The church is located 6 miles East of Carthage on Highway 488.

Linwood Baptist Church Homecoming

Homecoming on Oct. 14 at Linwood Baptist Church. Singing starts at 10:30 a.m. Worship starts at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch. Speaker will be Bro. Tommy Anderson.

Concert at Salem Baptist Church

2nd Mile will be in concert at Salem Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2296 Salem Road, Lake, MS, 39092

15th Annual Basket Day

Come and join us for our annual Basket Day Festival at Bryan's Country Store in Freeny. Choctaw weavers will be making baskets, splitting river cane and cooking the traditional foods like hominy and fry bread.

There are hundreds of baskets for sale in the store and some for direct purchase from the weavers. The Choctaw story teller will spin his wonderful tales around 11 a.m. Each year we have an antique basket show and some of the baskets are from as far back as Civil Wars days.

Baskets from all Southeastern tribes are included in the show. Basket Day will start at 9 a.m. until around 5 p.m. For directions or more information call Rose Bryan 601-267-9013 or Lynn Ferguson 601-656-3776.

Clark Family Reunion

The family of Jim and Burtie Clark will be having their annual family reunion Sunday, Oct. 14 at Union Community Center on Park Street in Union. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Bring your favorite dish and come share in the day of fellowship.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Anyone with family members buried at the cemetery is ask to help with the upkeep of the cemetery. Contributions can be mailed to: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 11881 Road 347, Philadelphia, MS 39350

Spears Family Reunion

The family of Jay Lee Spears and Ruby Ida (Jones) Spears will have their family reunion at the Beat Line Baptist Church Family Life Center on Sunday, Oct. 21. All friends and relatives are invited. Please bring a covered dish.

Faith Fellowship Church hosting Mitch Foreman

Faith Fellowship Church is hosting Mitch Foreman of Chosen People Ministries on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. He will be teaching on the Fall Feasts of Israel. Israel's three most significant biblical festivals - Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot - are examined in full, including a look at their Biblical roots, their celebration in the time of Messiah, and by Jewish people today.

The Fall Feasts of Israel is an invaluable guide to help you understand these wonderful biblical festivals as well as their significance for your spiritual life as a believer in Messiah, whether Jew or Gentile.

Faith Fellowship is located at 1006 East Main Street, beside McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Please call 601-656-8722 with any questions.

Shield of Faith Ministry

Philadelphia's Mayor, Pastor Young, is kicking-off the Shield of Faith Ministry, Geniva Blount, pastor, pre-fourth anniversary, in the Dixon community located at 4751 Hwy 21 South.  Come fellowship with us on Sunday, Oct.14 at 3 p.m.

Bowling League

Depot Bowling is now signing up bowlers for a Men's Monday Night League to start in January. If you are interested, please stop by or call Depot Bowling 601-656-0770.