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.


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.


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.

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.

Hope Indian Church

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

Singing Echos

The Singing Echos will be singing at Neshoba Baptist Church on Saturday night, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning, Feb. 3 and speaking at brotherhood breakfast Sunday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. For more information contact Vera Conrad at 601-527-2565.

America Bible Institute

America Bible Institute, affiliated with Native American Bible Institute, is offering Theological Seminary level courses at First Baptist Church. ABI is non-denominational and accepts students without regard to race, national origin, or gender.

Classes begin Feb. 4 and end May 14. Registration is $50 and the tuition is $250 for three courses, which includes books and materials.

Courses offered this semester are: Bible Doctrines, taught by Dr. Gene Dobbs; Foundations of Faith, taught by Dr. Dan Howard; Prayer I, taught by Bro. William Smith/Rev. Aaron Tucker.

Sign up by Feb. 1 at First Baptist Church. Fore more information call 601-656-1507.

Longino Baptist Church

Family and Friends High Attendances Day will be on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Longino. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Fellowship meal will be after the services. Everyone welcome. For more information call 601-507-3475. Pastor is Matthew White.


Chitterling and/or Boston butt plates will be sold from 11 a.m. until on Feb. 16 at Linwood Volunteer Fire Department as part of its annual fundraiser. Chitterling plates will be $10 and Boston Butt sandwiches, $7.

Singleton Family Reunion

The second annual Buck and Eunice Singleton family reunion will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Church on Highway 488. All family and friends are invited to attend and bring a covered dish.

ECCC Offers IC3 Computer Certification At ECCC's Integrated Technology Training Center

Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) is the ideal certification for anyone who wants to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today's academic and professional environments.

Registration and the first class is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 29 beginning at 6 p.m. at East Central Community College's Integrated Technology Training Center in Choctaw.

Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. for nine consecutive weeks.

Jeff Lucas serves as instructor.

Cost is $250.  CEUs and test fees are included in the cost.

For more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Coordinator, 601-635-6245 or e-mail  

To determine eligibility for the class, contact Matt Riley, 601-635-6405 or e-mail

ECCC Offers HVAC Enhancement Class at Training Center

Evening instruction in the maintenance and repair of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems is being offered at the East Central Community College Philadelphia Neshoba County Career- Technical Center located at 400 Valley View Drive in Philadelphia.

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on Jan. 31

Paul Evans, advanced skills trainer, will serve as instructor.

Cost is $150 for the class. There is an additional $35 fee for the optional EPA testing offered at the end of class.

For more information and to pre-register, contact Chris Clark, Workforce Coordinator; Phone 601-635-6245.  Their email addresses are or


ECCC Offers 'Basic Electricity AC/DC' Class At Integrated Technology Center in Choctaw

East Central Community College's Integrated Technology Center, located at 377 Industrial Drive in Choctaw, is offering instruction in "The Fundamentals of Basic Electricity AC/DC Electrical Systems" used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications. 

Registration and the first class will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. 

Classes are provided on eight consecutive Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $150.

For more information on this class or other offerings at the Center, please contact Chris Clark, Workforce Development Coordinator, 601-635-6245 or Robert Kilpatrick, Advanced Skills Instructor, 601-389-0832.  The e-mail addresses are or

Trail Ride and Benefit

A trail ride and benefit with horses, mules and wagons will be held at Penny Wright's barn in Rosebud, Miss.

The event will be Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. Contact Britney Atkinson at 601-663-8859 or Penny Wright at 601-416-6331 for more information.

All proceeds will benefit Michelle Blackwell. Price is $10 a person.