Join us at Pentecostal Outreach Ministry for a singing on the first Saturday night of every month at 6 p.m. The church has moved to the Fork Road church building. Everyone welcome to worship. For more information call 601-575-2100.

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.

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.

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.

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 loviekj@gmail.com, 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.

Adult Softball League

The Philadelphia Sportsman Club will again sponsor the men and women's softball 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.

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.

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 www.antiochb.org.


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 Highway 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 Shriners Club on Highway 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 2-5. Services will start on 2nd & 3rd at 6 p.m. 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 6 p.m. 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.

Rummage Sale

The Philadelphia Elementary School PTO is planning a uniform rummage sale for Saturday, May 4. 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 Methodist 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.

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.

PHS Class of 1978

Calling On All Members Of PHS Class Of 1978. Mail payment (check/money order) in the of $100 to Class Of 1978 PHS Reunion P.O. Box 1488m Philadelphia, Ms. 39350. Info contact: Larry Boler, Greta Monore, Billy Stokes, Doreen Simms, Regina Brown, Cookie Middleton Duncan or Carl Gary.

37th Annual Gospel Singing Jubilee

37th Annual Gospel Singing Jubilee will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Pearl Parks and Recreation Center (320 Center City Drive, off Highway 80 East, Pearl). It will feature Jerry Joe Jerrell, Jim Frith and Gospel Echoes, and Southern Plainsmen Quartet. For more information call 601-906-0677 or 601-825-3937.

Old Pearl Valley Baptist

Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church will have their Mother's Day and Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 12 beginning with Morning Service at 11 a.m. Dinner to follow at 12 noon in the church fellowship hall. Bro. Bobby Waggoner will bring the morning message.

Annual Ladies Retreat

The Annual Ladies Retreat at the Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Philadelphia is scheduled for Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. Registration will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker on Friday night will be Sis. Karen Foster from Dallas, Texas. Come and be prepared to spend the night. Service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The church is located on Highway 15 North of Philadelphia. Rev. Richard Burkes is the Pastor. We are looking forward to seeing all of you ladies, young and old for a great time of worship to our Lord on May 3rd and 4th.

Dixon Day

Dixon Day will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served picnic style. All former students, teachers, families, friends, neighbors are invited to attend. For more information call Patsy Davis at 601-656-3795.

Spring Revival

Please join us for worship at Goodway M.B. Church Spring Revival on May 13-15 at 7 p.m. Pastor Timothy Croft will be our speaker. Rev. W. C. Rush is Pastor.


Salem's annual Mother's and Memorial Day is Sunday, May 5 beginning at 10:30 a.m. After the service we will recognize our mothers then enjoy fellowship and lunch in the family life center.

Tims Family Reunion

The Mahone, Martha (Fleming) Tims Family invites all Family members and Friends to their Covered Dish Family Reunion. Saturday, May 4 at 3-7 p.m. with meal served around 5 p.m. at Clarkco State Park near Quitman, MS. at Shed # 3. Soft drinks, plates, eating utensils and napkins will be provided, but please bring a pot luck dish to share. There is a small admission fee to the park. Bring any pictures you may have for other people to see. For more information contact Max Carroll at 704-358-3412, Regina Millard 703-743-1462 or Gwen Hayes at 601-616-7018.

ECCC Collegians Concert

The East Central Community College Collegians will present their spring semester concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Huff Auditorium on the Decatur campus. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for admission. Their performance was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, April 29. The talented group is led by Thomas W. Carson, who is continuing his battle with cancer. 

ECCC 'Small Engine Repair' Class

Instruction in small engine repair, including the theory of operation, carburation, ignition systems, and internal engine components, 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 Mondays beginning on May 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gary Sanford will be serving as instructor. Cost of the class is $150. For more information contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-2111 or call toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 245, or Warren, Phone 601-389-0832. Their email addresses are cclark@eccc.edu and bwarren@eccc.edu.  

ECCC Offers 'HVAC Enhancement'

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.  The email address is cclark@eccc.edu.

Yard Sale

The Youth Group at Longino Baptist Church will be having a yard sale, Saturday May 4 From 6 a.m.-12 noon. It will be at the church 10061 Road 614.  The money will go towards our Youth Trip this summer.

Stevens Chapel UMC Revival

Stevens Chapel United Methodist Church and pastor Peggy Gibson are inviting the public to come and worship with them during their Annual Spring Revival. It will start on Monday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelists for the week are: Monday, Elder Cynthia Cross of Haven Chapel UMC and St. Mark UMC; Tuesday, Elder Everjean Burt of the DeKalb Parish; and Wednesday, Pastor Wayne Benn of Oak Grove M.B. Church. Please come and help lift up the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and celebrate His love together.

Wildfire at VFW Post

Wildfire will be playing your favorite classic Country Music every Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post on Hwy. 16E. Jess Pickard on lead guitar and guitar synthesiser and vocals. On saxophone, fiddles and banjo is Danny Kirkland; lead guitar and vocals, Glynn Johnson; piano and organ and vocals, Danny Donald; drums and vocals, Bill Burkes; and guitar and vocals, Eatha Wilson. This is a smoke free, family atmosphere. Refreshments will be available. Call Jack at 601-938-1355 or Bill at 601-427-3404 for more information.

Youth Football and Cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering early bird registration of $50 instead of $65 for the fall football season. Contact Debbie Reynolds at 575-1207, Mary Triplett at 575-0366, Scott Moody at 728-2684, Dun Moore at 562-3867, Jerry Calloway at 416-5810, Greg Fulton at 650-8301 or Dianna Wooten at 416-4498. Registration will be held every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. unless weather conditions occur at the old soccer field.

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Neshoba County is now accepting membership applications for the 2013 Summer Camp. Interested applicants must be between the ages of 6-14 years old. Camp is June 3- July 26 from the time of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Our program will consist of physical fitness, educational/ academic enhancements, arts & crafts, educational field trips, and sports clinics. If you have any other questions please feel free to call the club at 601-656-1050.


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Cemetery Donation

Anyone with family members at the cemetery is ask to help with its upkeep. Mail contributions to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 11881 Road 347.