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.

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 601-575-0808 if you are reading this and would like to be part of the Reunion.



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 invites 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.

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.

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.

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.

Rachel Dunn Benefit

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


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.

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.

Stephen Mayo Reunion

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.

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.

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.

'HVAC Enhancement' Class

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 July 9 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

Longino Baptist Church Youth Group will be having a yard sale in the fellowship hall and a carwash outside of the church on July 6 from 6 a.m.- 12 noon.


An inside yard sale will be held on July 6 in the fellowship hall behind Philadelphia Church of God on Highway 16 east at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to Delbert and Jackie Matthews, victims of a house fire. For more information, call 601-656-1307 or 601-575-1310.


The Charles and Emma Gray family reunion will be held July 14 at the Neshoba County Coliseum Multi-Purpose room. Potluck lunch will be served.


Come out to Stallo for great country music and dancing every Friday at 8 p.m. located 8 miles from Neshoba County Coliseum on Highway 15 north.

Christian Women's

Job Corp

Christian Women's Job Corp of Philadelphia is expanding class offerings and in the planning stages of a new free class in Sewing Basics.

The class will begin in Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday nights Neshoba Baptist Center if we have enough participation. If interested please call 601-527-1982 for more information.

OSHA 10 Hour Training

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, training is designed to teach safety awareness and to help each worker recognize and reduce the risks of jobsite hazards. Topics to be covered are bleed borne pathogens, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection, electrical, flammable and combustible liquids, hazard communication, machine guarding, personal protective equipment, safety and health programs, and walking-working surfaces. The class is being offered through East Central Community College's Workforce Development Center and being held at the Integrated Technologies Training Center (ITTC) in Choctaw.

Training will begin Tuesday, July 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will run for two consecutive weeks meeting on both Tuesday AND Thursday evenings (four sessions). Matthew Shelley, Authorized Trainer, will be serving as instructor.

Cost of the class is $50.

For more information, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Center Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245 or Blake Warren, ITTC Site Coordinator, Phone 601-389-0832. Their email address is cclark@eccc.edu or bwarren@eccc.edu.

Independence Day Celebration

Lena's 36th annual Independence Day Celebration is set for Thursday, July 4. The Theme for this year is "We Believe In God In Country." Registration for the auto show begins at 8 a.m. with the arts and crafts opening at 9 a.m. Opening ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with entertainment beginning at noon. The conclusion of the day's events is at 9 p.m. with one of Central Mississippi's largest fireworks displays, donations are not required, but are definitely appreciated.

School Lunches

The price for full-pay student lunches will increase from $1.75 to $2 in the Philadelphia Public School District beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.

No other meal prices will increase.

This increase will become effective on the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Friends and Family Day

Little Zion M.B. Church will have its Friends and Family Day on July 21 at 2 p.m. The pastor of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of Philadelphia will the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 601-862-9585.

Annual Thomas Family Reunion

The descendants of William Washington and Lena Catherina Phillips Thomas, whose children are George Washington Thomas, James Allen Thomas, William Melton Thomas, Albert Miles Thomas, Frances Jane Thomas Brantley, Dock Kelly Thomas, and Columbus Thomas will hold the annual Thomas family reunion at the Madden Lions Club at Madden on Sunday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

We hope each of you will plan to come and bring a dish and share lunch. If you have any old pictures or other family information that you can share, this will be a great contribution in the preparation of a Thomas Family Book. We look forward to enjoying a day of fun and fellowship with you.

VBS at Salem Baptist

Salem Church will have Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 10 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The pastor is Duaine Morgan and VBS director is Morgan Bailey. Parents night is Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. The theme is facing fear and trusting God. 2 Timothy 1:7

Singing at the Barn

There will be a singing at Eddie Pilgrim's barn July 5 at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 601-267-8757.

VBS at New Pleasantdale

New Pleasantdale Baptist Church at Williamsville will have Vacation Bible School on Friday, July 12 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Come and join the fun!

PHS Class of 1973

The 40th reunion of PHS Class of 1973 is Oct. 18-20, kicking off on Friday night at PHS 2013 homecoming game. We welcome all graduating classmates, class teachers/ instructors/coaches, and anyone who attended PHS with this class but graduated elsewhere in 1973. We need your contact information (phone and/or email) to include you on our updates/planning for this event. Please contact Vicky Marshall at 601-575-0808 for more info. and to get on the contact list.

American Legion Meeting

The American Legion Post 138 and ladies auxiliary will meet Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home. A pot luck meal of dishes of your choice will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. The new officers were elected at the last meeting.

Fortenberry Family Reunion

The Mandy and Theodore Fortenberry family reunion will be held on July 13 at the Neshoba County Coliseum starting at 11 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come and bring a covered dish.

Concert at Ebenezer Baptist Church

The Whisnants of Morganton, N.C., along with Southern Heritage of Philadelphia will be in concert at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Newton, MS on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The church is located five miles north of Newton on Newton-Conehatta Road (4442 Newton-Conehatta Road).

A love offering will be received. For more information, call (601) 896-2249 or (601) 683-3928.

Public Notice

The Neshoba County School District regularly scheduled board neeting scheduled for Monday, July 8 has been re-scheduled for Monday, July 15 at 5 p.m. in the board room of the The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors.