Of Local Interest
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:30 AM
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.
First Baptist Church Concert
Merry Miller, World Renowned Professional Harpist, will present a concert at FBC Philadelphia, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information on Merry Miller visit harpmusictogo.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4-H SHOOTING SPORTS REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
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.
Friends of the Library Group Forming
The Neshoba County Public Library will be hosting an organizational meeting for a Friends of the Library Group, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Every day across America, Friends are making a difference for the libraries they serve.
4-D NBHA SANCTIONED BARREL RUN
The annual 4-D NBHA Sanctioned Barrel Run will be held Saturday, March 2. It will begin with trainer barrels at 9 a.m. and then the open barrels will begin at 1 p.m. There will be $1,000 money added. This Barrel Run is open to everyone and members of the NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) can receive points for their participation.
In addition to the open barrels division there will be divisions for beginners, youth ages 18 and under, and seniors, age 50 and older. For more information you can call (601) 656-4602. This event is sponsored by the Neshoba County 4-H Horse Club.
The Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission has begun its baseball/softball spring program for Boys ages 4-13 and Girls ages 4-16 this includes Tee Ball and Instructional Leagues. Registration will end Feb. 23.
Prices are: ages 4-5, $40, and ages 6 and over, $65. Baseball is for Boys ages 4-13 on May 1, 2013. Softball is for Girls ages 4-16 on Jan. 1, 2013. There will be a $10 late fee for registration after Feb. 23.
Registration will be at city hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at Northside Park Senior Citizens Building from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23.
The Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission has begun its spring soccer program for Boys & Girls 4-14.
Entry fee is $40. Uniform is not included. Soccer is for Boys and Girls ages 4-14 on Aug. 31, 2012. There will be a $10 late fee for registration after Feb. 23.
Registration will be at city hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at Northside Park Senior Citizens building from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23.
Age groups for teams will be same as fall season.
Bounds Avenue Church Pastor Ricky Rogers is inviting you to the True Revival on Feb. 24-27 at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist Bro. Guy McGarrity will bring The True Word of God. Please call 601-507-2467 for more information.
Hernando Desoto Money (Munch) McAdory family reunion will be held on the Saturday, Feb. 23 of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Winston County. Will serve around noon. Family and friends are invited to come, bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship.
Basic Automotive Repair
An eight week "Basic Automotive Repair" class isbeing offered at the Career-Tech (formerly Vo-Tech) Center. Tentatively the class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9:15 p.m., beginning March 20. 2.5 CEUs will be given for this course. The cost is $75 due at registration.
A minimum number of people must register for the class to make. For more information on registering, you may contact us Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 601-656-8544.
Sewing Design Class
An eight week Sewing Design class is being offered at the Career-Tech (formerly Vo-Tech) Center. Tentatively the class will meet on Mondays from 6-9:15 p.m. beginning March 18. 2.5 CEUs will be given for this course. The cost is $75 due at registration. A minimum number of people must register for the class to make. For more information on registering, you may contact us Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 601-656-8544.
The Support Group
The Support Group for Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease (an inherited neurological disorder) will meet on Saturday, March 2 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Baptist Healthplex, 102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton. Visitors are welcome. Guest speaker will be Jeana Sweeney, CMTA's Director of Community Services from Johnstown, Penn.
FAFSA Day at Neshoba Central High School
Neshoba Central High School will sponsor a FAFSA Day for seniors and their parents on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. This is a free one-on-one assistance to complete federal(federal (FAFSA) and state forms for college financial aid. These services are being provided by ESF Get2College and College Goal Sunday.
East Central Community College will also have staff available from their financial aid office to assist parents and students.
Call the counselor's office at NCHS to set up an appointment at 601-656-6004.
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.
Back Porch Opry
Do you like to dance? Sam Holdiness and the Sun Downers will entertain every Friday night starting at 7:30 a.m. $8 cover.
Public Awareness of Domestic Violence
A public awareness event discussing the important issue of domestic violence will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Depot located at 256 West Beacon St. The event will be hosted by Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter, the only certified domestic violence shelter located in Mississippi Highway Patrol District VI that provides services to all of Neshoba County. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Neshoba Central High School Class of '73
Our class reunion is coming up May 4. We need a head count for the caterers. Please send in your money and profile sheets before March 15th. If you are unable to attend, we would still like to have your profile sheet. Everyone, please help us make this the best reunion yet. Our next meeting will be April 1st at Ronnie's Steak and Grill at 6 p.m.
Dr. Seuss Day at the Library
In celebration of Read Across America Day and the 109th birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Neshoba County Library will celebrate with a party on Friday, March 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are invited to come for storytime, crafts, snacks and more! For more information call 601-656-4911.
Junior Auxiliary will be hosting annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Northside Park. We are asking for a $2.00 donation per child. All proceeds will be going to the Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club. Bring cameras Easter Bunny will make special appearance.
Shield of Faith Ministries Youth Conference
Pastor Geneva Blunt and Shield of Faith Ministries will be having a youth conference on Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Guest speakers will be Evan, Veronica Woodruff of Raymond and Min. Sylvia Fortune of Walnut Grove.
Greenfield M.B. Church
The Pastor and members of the Greenfield M.B. Church cordially invite you to come and worship with them on their church anniversary which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker for this occasion will be Pastor Johnny Barnes of the Providence M.B. Church. Come out and make this a joyful occasion in the name of the Lord. Pastor is L.B. Wess.
PRIVATE APPLICATOR TRAINING
A Private Applicator Certification class will be taught on Tuesday, March 12, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room. Individuals wishing to obtain private applicator certification may call the Extension Service office at 656-4602 to pre-register for this training. A $10 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.