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 invited.

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.

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 1488, Philadelphia, Ms. 39350. Info contact:

Larry Boler, Greta Monroe, Billy Stokes, Doreen Simms, Regina Brown, Cookie Middleton Duncan or Carl Gary.



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.

Longino Center Dance

Dance every Friday night featuring the Sundowner's. Smoke-free family atmosphere. Starts at 8 p.m. $8 cover.

Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky Rogers invited everyone to experience a true meeting week after week. Living truthful makes people happy. Come share your happiness.



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.

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.

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.


Contributions for the upkeep of Jones Cemetery may be mailed to Walter Reid, 1126 Ebenezer Church Road, Preston, Miss. 39354.


Narconon can help you take steps overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free assessments or referrals. 877-413-3073.

Friday Night Entertainment

Come one, come all and listen to the delightful music by Derrell Fulton and The Night Shift Band at the Stallo Community Center. 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.

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 Highway. 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.

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.

Glory Bound Quartet

Glory Bound Quartet will be in concert at Union Baptist Church on June 22 at 7 p.m. The church is two miles off Highway 495 in Kemper County.

Davis, Peebles, Haynes, Clemons Reunion

The (D.P.H.C.) Reunion will be on June 21. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship. For more information contact Maggie Burnside at 601-575-3075 or 601-656-3075.

Gipson Reunion

The Gipson family reunion will be on Sunday, June 23 at Neshoba County Coliseum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We really want you to make an effort to come visit with us especially if you haven't been in a while. We have several cousins from Georgia and Tennessee who are planning to come.

Also, we have several cousins who are in their "Golden Years" and you just might want to visit them too.

Hope to see you. For more information call Mary Farmer at 601-562-7373.

CMT Support Group

The Support Group for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (an inherited neurological disorder) will meet on Saturday, June 22 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Baptist Healthplex, 102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton, Mississippi 39046. Visitors are welcome.

Youth football and cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering an early bird registration of $50 for football and $75 for cheerleading. Registration will be held every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. unless weather condition occurs.

The early bird registration will end July 6. After that the price for football is $65 and cheerleading is $100. Registration will be held on the old soccer field at Northside park. Any questions please call Debbie Reynolds at 601-575-1207, Mary Triplett at 601-575-0366, Dun Moore at 601-562-9867, Jerry Calloway at 601-416-5810, Dianna Wooten at 601-416-4498 or Greg Fulton at 601-650-8301.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at Grace Baptist Church is June 17-21 at 5:30pm to 8:45pm. Call 601-656-1988 for more information.

Vacation Bible School

Come and join in with us at New Black Jack Church for Vacation Bible School.  It will be June 19, 20, and 21 beginning at 6 until 8:30 p.m. There will be Bible lessons, food, fun and games. 

Everyone is welcome.

Rachel Dunn Benefit

An account has been established at The Citizens Bank for the benefit of Rachel Dunn to help with medical expenses.

'First Steps' Workshop

"First Steps - the Process of Starting a Small Business" is the topic of a workshop scheduled Tuesday, June 25, sponsored by East Central Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC director, will be the speaker at the free information session scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Neshoba Business Enterprise Center located in the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Industrial Park.

To pre-register and for more information, contact Westbrook, Phone 601-635-6297, or Virgie Thames, SBDC assistant, Phone 601-635-6296. The email address is or  


The Neshoba County Farmers' Market is open and will remain open through August.

The Market is located behind the Farm Bureau office located on Highway 16 east. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 a.m. until all produce is sold. Vegetables expected to be available at the market this week include string beans, squash, cabbage, onions, potatoes, peppers, cucumbers and possibly tomatoes.

Vacation Bible School

Longino Baptist Church will hold VBS kickoff on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. VBS will be held June 24 through 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. If you need a ride, please call 601-507-3475.

Searching for Descendants

I am searching for descendants of William Nance, born in Kemper County Mississippi in 1875, and Mollie Nance Litchfield, born in Kemper County in 1864. They were children of Richard Davner Nance, Sr. and Mary Jane Mayo Nance.

They were brother and sister to my grandmother, Rebecca Jane (Dinkie) Nance Ferguson. Any information will be welcome.

You may contact Winston Ferguson Hayes at 662-779-2124 or by mail at P.O. Box 754, Louisville, MS 39339. Descendants of Stephen D. Mayo and Fanny Joiner Mayo are invited to a Reunion of any family members on July 13 at Lake Tiak O' Khata in Louisville. This includes Nance, Chancellor, Whitten, Mitchell, Shaw, Wiley and many other families. Please notify Winston Hayes by July 10 at 662-779-2124 if you plan to attend.

Bible Study

Everyone is invited to attend The Word of God Community Bible Study each Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This study include adults and children. You don't have to be a member just come and learn about Jesus. See you there. Refreshments will be served. For more information please call 601-575-1942.


Christian Life Apostolic Church will have revival services on June 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Keith Phillips. Pastor is Benny Alford.

Memorial Day at Sand Hill

Memorial Day at Sand Hill in the Arlington Community of Neshoba County will be held Sunday, June 23. Worship service at 11 a.m. followed by pot-luck dinner in the fellowship hall.

If you will not be able to attend but would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the cemetery, mail your contribution to: LaRose Joyner, 12981 Highway 19 North, Philadelphia, MS 39350. If you want to be added to the mailing list concerning issues about the cemetery contact LaRose at 601-656-8709 or e-mail to

Crossroads Baptist Church

Crossroads Baptist Church invited you to attend our Homecoming and Revival services beginning Sunday, June 30. Bro. James Warren will be our visiting preacher.

Sunday morning service will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday night service will be at 6 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m.

Please make your plans to attend. For more information call Bro. Len Wedgeworth at 601-656-8923 or 601-416-4683.

Faith Fellowship

Faith Fellowship is shifting into the training center that God is calling it to be and part of that process is a change of name. It have been closed Sunday, June 9 and 16 and reopening doors on June 23 at 10 a.m. as Global Vision Faith Center.

It is now aligned under Global Spheres, Inc. with Chuck Pierce and Peter Wagner; under Network Ekklesia International with Dutch Sheets. and under City Gate with a Purpose with Clay Nash, Apostle.

It continues to be under the covering of Christian International with Bishop Bill Hamond. It is still located at 1006 East Main St. Faith Fellowship would love for you to join us, feel free to try the new side entrance. Come and be trained to walk in all God has for you.

High Hill Baptist Church

High Hill Baptist Church, Neshoba County, will host The Riders from Lumberton for their fifth Sunday gospel singing on June 30 at 6 p.m. Pastor Don Cook invites the public.

Pastor Anniversary

All area church families are cordially invited to attend the Pastor's Anniversary Program for Rev. Jimmy Sanders of the Mt. Enon M.B. Church in the Dixon community on Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. The special guests for the occasion will be Rev. Thurman Brazzle and the Popular Springs Church family of Philadelphia.

Benefit for Joe Mason

There will be a benefit for Joe Mason, a member of Philadelphia Dept-Work Program, on Saturday, June 29 at Deal's parking lot at 10 a.m. until sponsored by Brothers in Blue and Police Department/Court Clerk.

There will be barbecue pulled pork plates with chips for $6 and brisket plates with chips for $7.

There will be a bake sale with carmel cake, pound cake, Italian creme cake, brownies, cup cakes and cookies. They will be sold individually.

Please come out to support this special cause due to Pancreatic Cancer illness. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted.

Good Hope Revival

Revival will be held at Good Hope Baptist Church on Sunday, June 23 with worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26, 7 p.m.

Bro. Randall Creel will speak.

Celebrate America Cantata

The adult choir of Grace Baptist Church will present a patriot cantata entitled "Celebrate America" Saturday evening, June 29 at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning, June 30 at 10:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Come join Grace Baptist Church as we pay tribute to the Men and Women who have served our Country.

Addiction Recovery Classes

Twelve Steps to G.R.A.C.E (Godly Recovery Applying Christ's Example) is held each Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. with a meal for participants with program starting at 6:30 and ending at 7:30.

DOC approved class with an emphasis on the transforming power of Christ will be located at Grace Baptist Church, 111 Grace Ave., Philadelphia.

Call 601-656-1988 for more information.