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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Help for those

Struggling with Addiction

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 June 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.

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

Mother daughter Tea

GC Wells 448 of the Eastern Star will be hosting their annual Mother daughter Tea on Sunday, May 19 at Mt. Zion UM Church Fellowship Hall. The tea will start at 3 p.m. Refreshment will be serviced. Tickets are $25 per couple. For more information please email

Homecoming service

The annual Homecoming Service will be held at Arlington Baptist Church on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bro. Brian Weir will be the speaker and a potluck lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.

Covington Family Community Benefit

Covington Family Community Benefit will be held at Fairview Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 21 South on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Barbecue chicken plates will be sold. After lunch Neshoba Central Color Guard to perform. There will be a gospel singing from 3 - 6 p.m. featuring the David Richardson and Group, Southern Heritage Group, Tristan Stovall and other local singers (singers welcome). There will also be cake walks and face painting. Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Information, donations, delivery of plates or offer to help call 601-562-0724, 601-656-7716 or 601-656-6100.

Williamson Reunion

The annual Williamson Reunion will be held at the home of Mrs. Max Williamson (Road 315, Union) on May 19. All family and friends are invited. Bring a covered dish. For more information call 601-774-8890.

Annual Coldwater School Reunion

The annual Coldwater School Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Ronnie's Steak and Grill, 734 Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia. For more information, please call Weegie Coker at 601-504-9700.

Annual meeting of Mars Hill Cemetery Fund

The annual meeting of the Mars Hill Cemetery Fund will be held on Tuesday night, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Old Mars Hill Church in Winston County. Everyone interested in the upkeep of this cemetery is invited to attend.

James David Fulton Reunion

The James David Fulton reunion will be held at noon, Saturday, June 1 at North Bend Methodist Fellowship Hall. Please remind your other family members of the date. Come and bring a covered dish for lunch.

Word of God Church

The Men Choir at the Word of God Church, under the supervision of Bro. Billy Culberson is inviting everyone to come be with us for our Men's Choir Musical Program on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Please come and let's praise the Lord together. We are expecting great things, many great voices to be heard.

St. Paul M.B. Church

The Women of Excellence of St. Paul M.B. Church will host their Women's Day Program on May 26 at 3 p.m. The Keynote speaker will be Pastor Dorothy Stribling of The Word of God Apostolic Church. All women are asked to wear white. Rev. Sylvester Hampton is pastor.


Singing with Billy Hodges at New Pleasantdale Baptist Church on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Snacks to follow. Please come and enjoy the worship.


Beginning June 3-7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. nightly. Shield of Faith Ministries will be starting their 5th Year Spring revival. Pastor Benny Stribling of Judah Full Gospel Church will be the guest speaker for that week. Host Pastor Geneva Blunt. We are asking all to come out and be blessed on that week.


Bishop Chris Chamberlin will be teaching leadership classes on  Wed. May 15,22,29 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. nightly. Host Pastor Geneva Blunt.

Leake County Relay for Life Softball Tournament

The Leake County Relay for Life Softball Tournament will be June 1 at McMillan Park in Carthage. Team fee is $200. For more info contact: Callie Craig at 601-506-3654 or Erin Freeman at 601-573-3445. To email your team name and rosters:

Longino Dance

Longino Senior Citizens Center Dance, every Friday and Saturday night from 8 - 12 p.m.

Smoke free family environment. $8 cover charge. Music by Sam Holding and the Sun Downers. County music and old time rock. For more information call 601-728-0313.

Friday Night Entertainment

Come one, come all and listen to the delightful music by Derrell Fulton and The Night Shift Band. Dance the night away to old favorites, contemporaries and music written by some of our own band members. Enjoy great company in a smoke free atmosphere. An $8 cover charge includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water. Join us every Friday night beginning at 8 p.m.


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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.

Donations Requested

The Philadelphia Police Department and the Community Policing Neighborhood Association are asking for your assistance in donations for school supplies for the children of Philadelphia Elementary School. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.



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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.

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 synthesizer 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.