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.

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.

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. An $8 cover charge includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water.

Join us every Friday night beginning at 8 p.m.

We are located on Highway 15, eight miles north of the Neshoba County Coliseum on the left.

The Band Wildfire

The band "Wildfire" has moved from Longino to Meridian.

We want to thank all of our supporters who have been with us over the years; it was time to make a change, you can find us on Friday nights at "Your Place"located at 32303 old Highway 45 north in Meridian beginning at 8 p.m.

On Saturday nights, we play at the VFW (No, you do not have to be a member to attend) in Philadelphia beginning at 8 p.m.

The admission is still $8. For more information, contact Bill at 601-427-3404 or Jack at 601-938-1355. Our email address is or you can reach us through Bill Burkes on Facebook.



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 p.m. at Yates Drug Store (banquet room) on the square downtown Philadelphia. Extra parking around the back of the drug store.

MLK Parade Entrees

The Neshoba County Community In Action Parade Committee cordially invites you to participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m.

Applications to participate are available at the following places: the Neshoba County Library, Philadelphia-Neshoba County Economic Development Office (The Depot), and Education & Training Institute (250 West Beacon Street).

The application fee is $25. The theme is "Celebrating God's Drum Major, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

For questions or parade information, you may contact: Eva Tisdale at 601-479-1370, Tan Houston at 601-575-0909 or Arlene Brass at 601-656-8206.


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 registration deadline has been extended to Jan. 7.

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.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

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

Donations Requested

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

Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky Rogers is in search of people that want to be lead by the Spirit by God unto righteousness. Teachers, preachers, songleaders, worshipers, just true people looking for a place to worship in spirit and truth without drama.


Prayer Vigil

The annual Candlelight Prayer Vigil will be held at the Neshoba County Courthouse on Saturday evening, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

There will be a speaker and prayer afterwards to remember the almost 56 million unborn babies whose lives have been lost to abortion. The public is invited.

Laurel Hill Baptist Church

Laurel Hill Baptist Church will host a singing featuring Kevin Spencer. The singing will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. The church is located in Neshoba County. For further information please contact Larry Winstead at 601-479-0097.


The reorganizational meeting of the Neshoba County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum.

Any young person in Neshoba County between the ages of 8-18 may attend this meeting with their parent or guardian and find out what is required to be a part of this program.

Instructors in the disciplines of archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun will be prepared to share safety considerations, techniques of the disciplines and projected practice times.

For more information on this program please give me a call. My phone number is (601) 656-4602.



The 2013 Neshoba County Junior 4-H Livestock Show will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Neshoba Coliseum.

The public is invited. Animals will be checked in starting at 9 a.m. We will have eight beef cattle and 16 head of dairy cattle that we anticipate being shown by 10 4-H'ers.

Shady Grove MB Church

On Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Shady Grove MB Church will be hosting a Men in Black - Women in Red Program. Guest speaker will be Pastor Douglas V. Noel. Guest musical group will be Friendz of Hazlehurst, Miss. Solist will be Sister Faye Pickett. For more information, please call Deacon Ray Johnson at 601-892-7841.

Food Giveaway

The Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

First time applicants must bring I.Dd., proof of income (stubs for all household members) and proof of residence (utility bill). We are a 501(C)(3) non profit organization.

To make donations or get information please contact Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549 or Latonya Smith at 601-416-2319.

Hope Indian Church

Hope Indian Baptist Church announces its winter revival on Jan. 21-25 at 6 p.m.