Super Sunday

Bro. Tommy Conn will be bringing the message on Sunday, April 21 at 11 a.m. Puppet show and youth service will be at 5 p.m. at Maben Church of God (3965 Crowley Drive, Maben). Will be bringing Mexican dishes for our meal after evening service. Everyone is invited. Come out and worship!!

For more information call Bro. Kerry Collins at 662-722-0531.

Summer Reading Donations Needed

The Neshoba County Public Library is seeking donations for its upcoming summer reading program. Needed items include, but are not limited to, small toys and new or gently used stuffed animals. Donations may be dropped off Monday-Friday during library hours.

Moody Family Reunion

Moody family reunion of Jasper Newton Alexander Moody and Rebecca Beatrice Dill Moody will have their reunion on Sunday, April 21 at 12 noon until at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Bring a favorite dish and share the memories. For further information contact Rose Watkins Gilmer at 601-656-6434 or 601-479-9255. Bring all family photos to share.

Pastor Appreciation Day

The Word of God Church "Pastor Appreciation Day" will be held on April 28 at 3:30 p.m. for Pastor Dorothy Stribling located at 231 Line Street. The guest speaker will be Bishop Clifton Jones of Jerusalem Temple Church. Please join us to celebrate this special occasion. Dinner will be served after service. Any questions, please call Sis. Tar Stribling at 601-504-1500.

Chunn Family Reunion

26th Annual Chunn Family Reunion will be at the Community Center at Union City Park across the street from Ward's on Sunday, May 5. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish. Call 601-416-7186 for more information.

Bozeman Reunion

The Bozeman Reunion will be held on April 20 at The First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bring can cokes.


Neshoba Baptist Church will have revival on April 21-25. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday night services will be 7 p.m. Pre-revival music will be at 6:45 p.m. Leroy Hassler is Evangelist. Steve and Becky Carver will be in charge of music. The church is located 10251 Road 339. We would like to invite you and your family to come and join us at our Spring Revival. Please pray, come and find Jesus.

The Revelations Quartet

The Revelations Quartet will be at Center Hill Baptist Church on Highway 486 on April 27 at 7 p.m. For bookings contact Stan Runnels at 601-720-8870. For more information call 601-389-4141.

Food Giveaway

Mars Hill Food Ministry will be open Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. All first time applicants must bring I.D., proof of income (for all household members) and proof of residency (utility bill, etc.). Please contact LaTonya Smith at 601-416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549 for questions or more information.

Herbert Baptist Church

Herbert Baptist Church invites you to come and worship with us on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bro. Terry Caffey will be speaking about his book, Terror by Night. It tells the compelling story of how Terry Caffey found peace after his wife and sons were brutally murdered and his teenage daughter implicated in the crime.The church is located on Highway 491 South.

Pine Grove Church of God

Pine Grove Church of God on Highway 16 East will have their second annual Spring Fling Fundraiser on May 4 starting at 10 a.m. All proceeds go to Building Fund debt. Join us for delicious barbecue ribs (from Bo Surber's grill), sweets (cake and pies) from the ladies in the church (delightful) and fun and games for everyone. Auction in the afternoon. T-shirts to purchase and wear that day.

Author Hewitt Clarke

Author Hewitt Clarke speaking at Faith Fellowship Int'l Ministries on 1006 East Main Street on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. Come learn about the history of this area in a way you may never have heard before. Offering will be received. Mr. Clarke is one of the foremost writers of southern history. Focusing much of his effort on East and Central Mississippi, his extensively researched books can be found in private libraries across the south. Thunder at Meridian, his first publication, remains the definitive account of Lauderdale County history. Not merely a summary of the writing of other authors, his works have been received with high acclaim and are the result of painstaking, onsite research extracting the true story of Mississippi directly from archeological digs, walking the back woods trails and speaking directly with the people and the families of people who actually lived the events. Mr. Clarke's writing gives voice to the real story of Mississippi history.

Trinity Baptist Church Anniversary

Trinity Baptist Church will be celebrating our 50th anniversary on Sunday, May 5. We look forward to visiting with old friends and families. The morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. with special music and recognition of guests. The worship message will be by Rev. Grady Collins, a former pastor. We would like to extend a special invitation for you to share in this celebration. Lunch will be served and a time of fellowship and memories will follow.

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.

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 Road  404, Philadelphia, MS 39350.  Cut off date is May 15. 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.

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.

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 seven 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.

unior 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.

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.

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 Oct. 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.

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  

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

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.