Bingo Night

Calling all senior citizens ages 60 and up. Come join us every Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a fun night of bingo and a chance to win great prizes. This event will be held at the Senior Citizens Building located at Northside Park. There will be a $2 entry fee and refreshments will be served. So come out and have some bingo fun.

Center Hill Cemetery

Funds are needed for grass cutting at Center Hill Baptist Cemetery. If you have family laid to rest here, please consider donations to support the grass cutting.

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).


Join us at Pentecostal Outreach Ministry for a singing on the first Saturday night of every month at 6 p.m. The church has moved to the Fork Road church building. Everyone welcome to worship. For more information call 601-575-2100.

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

Intro to Microsoft Computer Class and Sewing Design Class

An eight-week class in Sewing Design will be offered through Dec. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday nights. The 2.5 CEU class fee is $75. You may register Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. until class begins or fills.

Friday Night Entertainment

Come one, come all and listen to the delightful music by Derrell Fulton and The Night Shift Band. Dance the night away to old favorites, contemporaries, and music written by some of our own band members. Enjoy great company in a smoke free atmosphere. $8 includes: cover charge, coffee, soft drinks, and bottled water.

Join us every Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. We are located on Highway 15, 8 miles north of The Neshoba County Coliseum on the left. Can't wait to see you there.

Help for those

Struggling with Addiction

Narconon means no-drugs or narcotics-none. We are a non-profit, public benefit organization that is dedicated to helping people get off drugs and live productive lives. We offer free counseling, assessments and free referrals to more than 11,000 centers nationwide. Call today to speak to a counselor at 800-468-6933 or log on to www.stopaddiction. com.

Carthage Christmas Celebration

Christmas Hits Carthage in a Big Way: the festivities kick-off on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

This will feature a children's choir made up of children from area churches. After the Tree lighting the annual Carthage/Leake County Christmas Parade will take place.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Leake County Ministerial Alliance will host "The Christmas Story in Scripture" at 6 p.m. in Sasser Park.

On Thursday, Dec. 6, Carthage Main Street will host their annual Sippin Cider with more than 20 businesses participating in the annual event to see whose Christmas Cider is the Best.

Friday, Dec. 7, brings "Christmas with Disney" sponsored by the Leake County Health Network. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Carthage National Guard Armory.

All proceeds raised at this event will go to the MS Diabetes Foundation. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door for $10 a child with no charge for adults accompanying children.

To cap off the week's activities the Combined Church Choirs from First Baptist Church, Carthage United Methodist Church, and Trinity Baptist Church will present "Carols of Christmas" in the First Baptist Church sanctuary at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. For more information call 601-267-6764.


A ServSafe food safety certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on Jan 28 and 29. The deadline to register is Dec. 21. For more information and to obtain a registration form and the 6th Edition ServSafe Book, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service office at 601-656-4011. 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 accommodations.

Northbend Fire Protection

Northbend Fire Protection District will hold its annual meeting Dec. 8 at Fire Station #1 on Highway 21 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Veterans of Neshoba County Assn.

There will be an auction at the Veterans Building on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m Buyers and sellers welcome.

The building is on road 559, take Highway 16 east from Philadelphia approximately 1/2 mile out of city limits, take left on County Road 559. (VONICA sign is beside road on left of Highway 16).

Go approximately 1/2 mile up County Road 559 and Veterans Building is on right. 601-479-3463. Gene Reimert is the auctioneer.

Faithway Baptist Church

Bro. Larry Savell and Bro. Jimmy Townsend cordially invite you to join them at the newly formed Faithway Baptist Church. We are King James New Testament church located at the intersection of Highway 21 south and 488.

Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday morning Worship at 11 a.m., Sunday Evening worship at 5 p.m. and Wednesday Prayer Services at 6 p.m.

Come join us for worship and fellowship in an atmosphere where everybody is somebody and Jesus is Lord.

PNC Auditions

The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council will hold auditions for Music Show Revue - An evening of award winning songs on Dec. 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellis Theatre. You must be 15-years-old or older. Must bring a song to sing. No CDs.



Attention kids! The Neshoba County Public Library needs your help decorating the children's Christmas tree. Come out to the library and make an ornament to hang on the tree. Stop by Tuesday, Dec. 11 between 2 and 4 p.m. for an afternoon of fun! For more information call 601-656-4911.

Pine Grove Church of God-Edinburg

Pine Grove Church of God-Edinburg will present an outdoor live Nativity Drama on Dec. 15 and 16 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. nightly at the church. Everyone is invited. For additional information call: 601-267-3368.


There will be a singing featuring The Price Family at Zion Church of God on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received and refreshments will be served. For more information call 601-253-2852.

Edwards Christmas Dinner

The Edwards Christmas Dinner will be Saturday, Dec. 8, in he fellowship hall at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship with us.

Drive-Through Live Nativity

Sandtown United Methodist Church will be having a seven-scene, drive-through live nativity on Friday night, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. each night with live animals and two casts of 40 participants per cast.

The church is located at 11950 Highway 482. For more information please contact the church office at 601-656-7466.

NARFE Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Central MS Chapter 1251 of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Ronnie's Steak and Grill, 734 Pecan Avenue. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Attendees will exchange "White Elephant" gifts. For additional information, please call 601-389-1946.

Harvest Revival

The Word of God Church, Pastor Dorothy Stribling invites you to The Harvest Revival on Dec. 6-9 at 6:30 p.m. each night. There will be two guest speakers each night.

Please come be a part of this spiritual event this week and help us lift up the name of Jesus Christ.

American Legion

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxillary will meet Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. This will be our regular monthly meeting.

We will be serving our Christmas Meal consisting of pot luck, meats and deserts encourage other members to attend.


East Philadelphia Baptist Church will present The Musical "Changed by a Baby Boy" on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. The church is located on Highway 16 East. Please come out and join us. Celebrating the birth of our Savior.

East Philadelphia Baptist Church Christmas Musical

We would like to invite everyone to our musical "Changed by a Baby Boy" on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 635 E. Main St. Philadelphia.­

Candelight Service

You are invited to the annual Cross Mountain Country Christmas Candlelight service to be held at Cross Mountain Ministries, Townsend Road, Porterville on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

Join us for this special service as we praise the King of Kings at this special time of year.

It will be a night filled with Christmas music and a time of food and fellowship to celebrate Jesus' birthday!

Hope to see you there. For more info you may call 601-513-3348.

Neshoba Senior Citizens Dinner

The Neshoba Senior Citizens (formally AARP) will hold its' Annual Christmas Dinner and Dance on Dec. 10 at Northside Park in the Senior Citizens Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite potluck dish and join us for dinner followed by a dance with the band "Night Shift" (Darrell Fulton's Band). 

Admission is free for the meal, but anyone who wishes to stay for the dance there will be a $5 charge.

We hope to see you there!