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. 

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 this class or another class), spouses of deceased classmates, friends and former teachers are invited to attend. Contact information is needed 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 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.

Class of 1973 Reunion

The Philadelphia High School Class of 1973 will be having their 40th reunion, the weekend of Oct. 18-20 (PHS 2013 Homecoming). In addition to all of the graduating classmates, anyone who was in school at PHS (but may not have actually graduated from PHS) is Contact information is needed for anyone wishing to attend. 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.


First Baptist Church of Union will have a fundraiser to fund the Boy Scouts program. All funds raised by this event will go to fund the local scouting program. Chicken plates will be sold and an auction will be held 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.

PHS Class of 1978

Calling On All Members Of PHS Class Of 1978. Mail payment (check/money order) in the amount 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bingo Night

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.

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.



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.



Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 877-413-3073 or www.narcononworks .com.

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.

Library meeting

Friends of the Library will meet at the Library on Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m.

County Line Volunteer Fire Department

The annual meting of the County Line Volunteer Fire Department Fire Protection District will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the County Line Community Center. All district residents and property owners are encouraged to attend.

Homecoming Service

Former Members, Friends and the general public are invited to North Bend United Methodist Church's annual Homecoming Worship Celebration. This year's Worship Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 19. United Methodist Church Meridian District Rev. Billy Owen will be the featured evangelist. As District Superintendent, Rev. Owen works with more than 138 churches in the Meridian District. We guarantee you will not be disappointed to come and hear Rev. Owen. Afterwards, a fellowship meal will be held immediately afterwards. North Bend United Methodist Church is located at 12301 Road 624, off Highway 21 in Philadelphia. Rev. Ray Luke is the pastor. Contact 601-677-2347 for further information.


Central District Log-A-Load for Kids Auction at Mars Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Winston County on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Fish and chicken plates will be $10. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Children's Hospital (Blair E. Batson Hospital) in Jackson.

Coldwater Cemetery Meeting

The annual Coldwater Cemetery meeting will be held Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Coldwater Baptist Church. Anyone who owns a plot or has family buried in the cemetery is invited to attend.

Homecoming at Coldwater Baptist Church

Homecoming at Coldwater Baptist Church will be held on Sunday, June 9 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Bro. Mike Ragland, former pastor. Tim and Andrea Moore will be in charge of the music. A potluck dinner will follow. Choir practice will be held Saturday, June 8 at 5 p.m.

Spring Revival

The pastor and members of the Greenfield M.B. Church cordially invite you to their spring revival beginning Sunday, May 12 through Tuesday, May 14. Sunday night service will begin at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday night service will begin at 7:15 p.m There will be a different speaker each night. Sunday night the speaker will be Pastor Sylvester Hampton. Monday night the speaker will be Pastor Dwayne Peebles. Tuesday night the speaker will be Minister Donald Johnson.

Sewing Design Class

A class in Sewing Design is being offered at the Career-Tech (formerly Vo-Tech) Center, beginning May 13. The class is scheduled to meet on Monday nights from 6-9 p.m. for eight weeks.CEUs will be given for this course. The cost is $75 due at registration.

You may register Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. or Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. For more information call 601-656-8544.

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering an early bird special. Registration of $50 instead of $65.

Registration will be held every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. unless weather conditions occur. It will be held at the old soccer field. Beginning now until July 31.

For the fall football season contact Debbie Reynolds at 601-575-1207, Mary Triplett at 601-575-0366, Dun Moore at 601-562-9867, Jerry Calloway at 601-416-5810, or Dianna Wooten at 601-416-4498.

American Legion Post 138

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet the second Tuesday of May at the post home at 6:30 p.m.

The meal will consist of pot luck dishes and deserts. We will be nominating people that are willing to serve as officers from the new year.


We the members of Stevens Chapel United Methodist Church (233 Gum Street) invite you to come and worship with us during our Annual Spring Revival. The revival week will start on Monday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. nightly.

The evangelists for Monday is Elder Cynthia Cross of Haven Chapel UMC and St. Mark UMC. Tuesday's evangelist is Elder Everjean Burt of the DeKalb Parish.

Wednesday's evangelist is Pastor Wayne Benn of Oak Grove M.B. Church.

Kidney Disease Screening

Mississippi Kidney Foundation is sponsoring a free screening for kidney disease at the Council of Organizations Building (814 45th Avenue) in Meridian on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Supplies are limited so please called to make a reservation at 601-981-3611.

Tests include blood pressure, blood sugar, urinalysis, full renal panel, complete blood count and cholesterol check.

Christian Home


2013 Senior Class of Mid Mississippi Christian Home Educations announces the graduation of Mabry Dye, Alexandria Patton, and Jenna McCrory on Saturday, May 11 at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Kosciusko, 603 Symthe Street. Reception following.

New Bethel 60th Anniversary

New Bethel Baptist Church will be celebrating its 60th anniversary homecoming on Sunday, May 26.  

Friends, family and former members are invited to celebrate six decades of the Lord's work done at this church.

 The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. and there will be a covered dish fellowship after the service.  For more information, call the church 601-656-2301.  The service can be watched at


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.