NCHS Class of 1988

Attention Neshoba Central class of 1988: It's time for your 25th class reunion!  The date chosen is June 22 starting at 5 at the Senior Citizen's building at Northside park.  Please r.s.v.p. with your address to, or send your $50 check or money order to NCHS class of  '88, 10430 rd  404, Philadelphia, MS 39350.  Cut off date is May 15th. Any questions? Call 601-504-1337.  We look forward to seeing you!

NCHS Class of 1963

The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1963 will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a class reunion on May 11 at the Senior Citizens Building at Northside Park. All former classmates (whether in our class or another class), spouses of deceased classmates, friends and former teachers are invited to attend. We need contact information for Betty Hardy Kelly and Thomas Kilpatrick. If you have information on these two, please contact one of the committee. For further details on the reunion, please call Ruth Whitehead 601-389-1946, Ann Ethredge 601-562-4851, Judy Elwood 601-562-2509, Sarah Waddell 601-201-4085, Barbara Dunn 601-416-4584, or Voncile Breazeale 601-506-1922.

Potluck Reunion

A potluck reunion for former American Greetings co-workers will be April 13 at the Fairview Fire Dept. on Mississippi 21 south. Call 601-656-2625 for more information.

Bloomo High School Reunion

Bloomo High School Reunion will be Saturday, April 15 at Ocobla Baptist Family Life Center on Highway 16 East from 12 noon until 3 p.m. All students and teachers are invited.

Pre-K Program Registration

The Neshoba County School District Pre-Kindergarten Program is located the at the Neshoba Count Parent Resource Center Building at Valley View. If you wish for your 4-year old child to be tested for the pre-K program, come to the Parent Resource Center for registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on May 1-15. It is not necessary for your child to be present on the day of registration. If all registration materials are presented, an appointment will be assigned for your child to be screened for placement. If you have questions regarding registration documents needed, call the Federal Programs office at 601-656-4484.


Fulmer's Homsteaders Gathering and Horsedrawn Auction on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20 at 510B Wingate Road in Richton. Come join us at Fulmer's Farmstead as we bring together a community of homesteaders to share experience and knowledge. Friday will be filled with free workshops, such as Healthy choices from an Amish Kitchen, Family Cow, Canning Class, Natural Cleaning Products, Natural Horsemenship, and Russell Draft Horse workshop. Activities will begin Friday night at 7 p.m. and continue on Saturday at 10 a.m. Auction items will be available for viewing starting Wednesday, April 17. For more information contact 601-964-8222 or visit Selling equipment and miscellaneous items including: plows, discs, mowers, hayrakes, wagons, buggies, cultivators, harnesses, miscellaneous tack, antiques, and hard-to-find collectibles.

A.A. Winstead Family Reunion

A.A. Winstead Family Reunion will be on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Union in the Fellowship Hall. Come and bring food for noon meal and fellowship.


Evangelist Chris Owensby will be ministering at Freetrade Church of God on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located 7 miles east of Carthage on Highway 488.

Blaine Bowman

Blaine Bowman will be ministering in the word at Freetrade Church of God on Sunday, April 28 at 6 p.m. and on the following Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. The church is located 7 miles east of carthage on Highway 488.

Friends of Neshoba County Library Book Sale

The friends of the Neshoba County Public Library will hold the annual used Book Sale, Monday-Friday, April 15-19. The sale will be in the Neshoba County Public Library at 230 West Beacon Street in Philadelphia. Book Sale hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 to 3 p.m. on Friday. Prices range from 10 cents to $ 5 for a set of books. For more information you may contact The Library at 601-656-4911.

Junior Auxiliary

Book Drive

The Junior Auxiliary of Philadelphia is holding a book drive in memory of Ann Marie Graham. "Read for Ann Marie" will start on April 1 and continue through April 26. On April 29, the day after Ann Marie's birthday, the books will be distributed to our local headstart and daycares based on number of books collected. Please drop off books at the following locations: The Citizen's Bank, Cadence Bank, Regions Bank, Commercial Bank, Merchant's and Farmers Bank, and Gipson Cleaner's. Monetary donations can be turned into any Junior Auxiliary Member.

Adult Softball League

The Philadelphia Sportsman Club will again sponsor the men and women's softbal league at Westside Park. Starting date is May 20. The entry fee of $150 per team and must be paid by May 6. Contact Cisco Wilson at 601-562-2460, Dwanna Boler at 601-562-1647 or Leon Baystrum at 601-416-6873 for more information.

Cedar Hill Baptist Church

Singing at Cedar Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Uncle Pug's Bluegrass Band will be in concert. A love offering will be taken and refreshments served. For more information call 601-656-7575.

Jones Cemetery

Jones Cemetery urgently needs funds to help with upkeep and maintenance. Please send donations to Jones Cemetery, 1126 Ebenezer Church Road, Preston, MS, 39354

Hamilton, Burks Reunion

Hamilton, Burks reunion will be held at the coliseum at the facility room on Saturday, April 13. Doors open at 10 a.m. Please bring a covered dish to share. Lunch will be served at noon. For more information call 601-663-5905.

Neshoba Baptist Church

Neshoba Baptist Church of Union will be having their spring revival April 21 through 25. Brother Leroy Hassier will be the evangelist and music will be provided by Steve and Becky Carver. Music will begin at 6:45 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. each evening. Sunday noon service will begin with music at 10:45 a.m. and preaching at 11 a.m. Dinner on grounds will follow. For more information or directions contact Vera at 601-527-2565.

Shady Grove MB Church

Pastor Glenn Smith of Fairhill MB Church located in Oma will be at Shady Grove MB Church to celebrate our Usher Board Ministry on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Call Kenneth Sturgis, president of the Usher Board Ministry, for more information at 769-798-1221.

Salem Church Youth

The Salem Church Youth will continue the indoor church-wide rummage sale on Saturday, April 13 at 7 a.m. in the Family Life Center at Salem Baptist Church in Burnside community.

Relay for Life Golf Tournament

There will be a three-person scramble on April 25 at Dancing Rabbit Golf Course. Sign in begins at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shot gun start at 1 p.m. $100 registration per person. Hole sponsorships will be $150. For more information call Tammy Ward at 601-650-7237, Greg Clemons at 601-650-7282, or Jerry Goforth at 601-650-7223. Registration ends on April 19. 100% of donations for the tournament will benefit the Neshoba County Relay for Life.

Class of 1973 Reunion

The Philadelphia High School Class of 1973 will be having our 40th reunion, the weekend of October 18-20 (PHS 2013 Homecoming). In addition to all of our graduating classmates we want to also invite anyone who was in school with us (but may not have actually graduated from PHS). We need to know how to get in contact will all of you. Please contact Deena Dansby at 601-575-4550 if you are reading this and would like to be part of the Reunion.

The Pleasant Valley MB Church

The Pleasant Vallley MB Church Family would like to invite the public to our annual spring revival, which will begin on April 14-18. There will be a different speaker each night for you to enjoy.

The guest speaker for Sunday night will be Dr. Johnnie Barnes of Providence MB Church service will begin at 6 p.m. Monday night services will begin at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Frederick B. Walker of Greater Rose Hill MB Church of Union.

Tuesday night services begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dewayne Bloodsaw of Pilgrim Rest MB Church of Carthage as speaker. Thursday night services begin at 7 p.m. with Dr. Robert Denmark of Center Hill MB Church of Carthage as the speaker. Come out and help us celebrate.

Hillside Community Church

Hillside Community Church Youth Group of Philadelphia is having a fundraising yard sale on April 13.

Bond Baptist Church Homecoming

The annual Bond Baptist Church Homecoming Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 11 a.m. Bro. Larry Joyner will bring the message. A fellowship meal will immediately follow the worship service. Bond Baptist Church is located on Highway 21 north in Philadelphia.

ECCC Offers 'Introduction to Computers' At Training Center

Instruction in "Introduction to Computers: Learn How To Setup, Edit, & Format Documents" is being offered at East Central Community College's Integrated Technologies Training Center in Choctaw. Classes will be held on five consecutive Mondays beginning on April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost of the class is $25. For more information, contact Chris Clarke, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245; or Blake Warren, ITTC Site Coordinator; Phone 601-389-0832. The email address is or bwarren  

Tryouts for ECCC Women's Basketball

Tryouts for the 2013-14 East Central Community College women's basketball team will be held Wednesday, April 17 on the Decatur campus. Activities are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building. Participants should provide their own workout gear. For more information, contact Lady Warrior head coach Crandal Porter, 601-636-6243 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 243. His e-mail address is

ECCC Offers Welding Class In Philadelphia

Instruction in MIG, TIG, stick, and gas welding is being offered at the East Central Community College Productivity Enhancement Lab located at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center. Classes will begin on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be held for eight consecutive weeks.  Joseph Irby will serve as instructor. Cost of the class is $150. To pre-register or for more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245; or Email

ECCC Offers Apprenticeship Program at Training Center

Instruction in the Core, Level 1, and Level 2 Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship Program, a program designed to provide training for an entry level multi-craft maintenance technician, is being offered at East Central Community College's Integrated Technologies Training Center in Choctaw. The class will begin meeting on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning on April 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $625 per level.  Possible funding may be available. For more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone, 601-635-6245; or Blake Warren, NCCER Certified Instructor, Phone 601-389-0832. Their email addresses are and and

Visit Dickey's BBQ to help NCMS Beta

Help Neshoba Central Middle School Beta go to National Convention by coming to  Dickey's BBQ, Wednesday and Thurday April 17 and 18 between 4 -9 p.m. by dropping your ticket (dine in or carry out) into the box by the register they will donate a certain percent to the club.