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.

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 St. 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

The 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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Benefit

A community benefit for the Covington Family at Fairview Volunteer Fire Department will be held at Highway 21 south on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 11 a.m. BBQ chicken plates will be available from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Gospel singing, cake walk and an auction will be held at 6 p.m. Ricky is a cancer patient and his wife, Kathy, is disabled. Any contribution, auction item or baked goods, humbly appreciated. 601-562-0724 - 601-656-7716 - 601-656-6100.

Heaven's Gates, Hell's Flames

Antioch Baptist Church in House will be presenting 'Heaven's Gates/Hell's Flames' on May 5-7. The performances will be at 7 p.m. each night and childcare will be provided. You may visit our website at


Hudson Chapel Church Of God, pastored by Mike Miles and evangelist Bro. Chad Griggs, will have a Pentecostal Revival on Sunday, May 5 through Thursday, May 9. Sunday night service will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday will start at 7 p.m. The church is located just off hwy 492 on Hudson Chapel Road between Union and Sebastopol.

Neshoba Central High School Class of 73

Neshoba Central High School Class of 73 will be having their class reunion May 4 at the Neshoba County Schriner's Club on Hwy 15 south. Family time (bring kids and grandkids) at 3pm. Reunion starts at 6pm, but the earlier you come, the more time we have to visit! See you there!

Church Anniversary

Bishop Chris Chamberlin and the Greater Love Church Family will be celebrating their 8 year anniversary starting May 2nd-5th. Services will start on 2nd & 3rd at 6pm and the guest speakers will be Evangelist Mavis Boyd and Pastor Diane Brown from God Cares Ministry on Thursday and Pastor Geneva Blunt of Shield of Faith Church and Elder Stan Jones of Jerusalem Temple Church on Friday. The Youth Jamboree on Saturday will also start at 6pm. The Bishop's Anniversary will be Sunday the 5th and will begin at 2pm. The guest speaker will be Bishop Darnell Hines from Columbus, Ohio. Dinner will be served after service.

Cemetery Committee

Tucker Cemetery Committee invites all who have an interest in Tucker Cemetery in Kemper County to a meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 on the grounds of Tucker Community Church. No facilities available.

If you find you cannot come and wish to send money to the Cemetery Fund, you may send it to Chester B. Whittle, Tucker Cemetery Fund, 10140 Rd 2630, Philadelphia, MS 39350. Or Contact: Jackie Branning, 601-677-2153; Don Smith, 601-781-7099; Robert George, 601-677-3594; Danny Peden, 601-667-2157; or Chester B Whittle, 601-389-5365.

Spring Revival

Greater Ebeneezer on Remus Road is having their Spring Revival beginning April 28 through May 1. Sunday night service will begin at 6 p.m. with Rev. Pervis Mann Junior as speaker. Monday through Wednesday night services will begin at 7:15 p.m. each night. Rev. Beamon will be speaker Monday night. Rev. Donald Johnson will be speaker Tuesday night. Rev. Jerry Johnson will be speaker Wednesday night. We look forward to seeing you.

Rummage Sale

The Philadelphia Elementary School PTO is planning a uniform rummage sale for Saturday, May 4. Items will be collected April 5-26. The sale will be held in the Philadelphia Elementary school gym from 8 a.m. through 12 p.m. on May 4.

This will be open to parents of our school district. Our hope is to provide the opportunity for parents to purchase uniforms for their children. Please send your gently used uniforms to the elementary school office as soon as possible.

We are asking for the following items: coats, belts, shoes, shirts, pants, skirts, and jumpers.

Thanks for your help.


First Baptist Church of Union will have a fundraiser to fund our Boy Scouts program. All funds raised by this event will go to fund our local scouting program. They will have chicken plates and an auction on May 18 from 5-7 p.m. It will be eat in or take out. You can bid on donated items. Adult plates are $7. Children plates are $5. Pre-order tickets please.

Appreciation Day Celebration

Elder Peggy Gibson will be honored with a parish-wide Appreciation Day Celebration on May 12 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Church. Sponsored by members. Dinner will be served following program in the fellowship hall. For more information call Carolyn Sutton at 601-656-8742 or Shirley Nichols at 601-650-9363.

Smith Family Reunion

The family of Obe and Laura Smith are having their family reunion Sunday, May 5 at the coliseum. Come and bring a covered dish. Lunch will be at noon.

Faith Tabernacle Church

Faith Tabernacle Church will have a Special Celebration Service with guest speaker Rev. Rex Johnson on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. The church is located at 321 Williamson Avenue.

Mars Hill United Methodist Church

Mars Hill United Methodist Church, located on Road 729 in the Shady Grove Community, will be having homecoming services on April 28 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jerry Williamson will bring the message. Meal immediately following. For more information contact Ginger Clark at 601-750-1811.

Gospel Explosion

There will be a Gospel Explosion on April 28 at 4 p.m. at The Mt. Nebo M. B. Church. Our featured guests: The Kings of Joy of Philadelphia, The Anointed Voices of Forest, and The New Mighty Angels of Newton. We are asking for your support. For more information you may call Sherman 'Johnboy' Bufkin at 601-672-8353 or 601-389-0218. We are asking for all local choirs, praise teams, male choruses and groups to participate.

NARFE Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Central MS Chapter 1251 of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 11:30 at Ronnie's Steak and Grill, 734 Pecan Avenue. All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information about the meeting, please call 601-389-1946.

Beech Springs Church Singing

Beech Springs Church will have a gospel singing on Saturday, May 4. Crosby family will be the singers. Barbecue chicken plates will be sold for $7. Singing starts at 5 p.m. Call 601-604-5016 or 601-650-9202 for more information.

ECCC Offers 'HVAC Enhancement' Class In Philadelphia

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

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning on May 7, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. Paul Evans, Advanced Skills Trainer, will serve as instructor. Cost of the class is $150. There is an additional $35 cost for the optional EPA testing offered at the end of class. For more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245.

Bond 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.



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