Longino Center Dance

There is a dance every Friday night featuring the Sundowner's at Longino Center, a smoke-free family atmosphere. It starts at 8 p.m. There is an $8 cover.

Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky Rogers invites everyone to experience a true meeting week after week at Bounds Avenue Church.

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 to 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.


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 16 east. Jess Pickard is on lead guitar and guitar synthesizer and vocals.

On saxophone, fiddle 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

A family member is searching for descendants of William Nance, born in Kemper County Miss., 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.

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.

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.


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, located at the Neshoba Baptist Center, is offering free Job/Life Skills and Computer training for all women each Monday starting Aug. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Call 601-481-4065 for registration information.

Deadline for applications will be July 25. Sewing classes are being considered for addition this session if interested call 601-527-1982.

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.

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.

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 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.


There will be a singing at Cedar Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Bro. David Richardson and the Gospel Warriors will be in concert.

Everyone is invited. A love offering will be taken and refreshments serve. For more information call 656-7575.

Truck driving Program

Earn your CDL by letting us bring the training to you at our Decatur, Louisville, and Philadelphia locations. 

To be eligible, you must be at least eighteen years old for an Intrastate License; twenty-one years old for an Interstate License; pass the DOT physical and drug screening; have no more than two moving traffic violations in the past two years; and no DUI's or reckless driving convictions in the past five years.

Classes will begin on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, for five to eight weeks. 

Cost of the class is $2,500 which includes tuition, drug test, DOT physical, all licensing fees, and job placement assistance.  Financial assistance may be available.

For more information on this class and others being offered, contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator; Phone 601-635-6245; email, cclark@eccc.edu.  

Johnson Reunion

Descendants of Oliver and May Spears Johnson are invited to a reunion of any family members Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m.

The reunion will be at the Northside Park Senior Community Center. A lunch will be catered by Penn's Restaurant.

For more information contact Ken Johnson, 601-613-2885 if you plan to attend.


God's Tabernacle Church's Pastor and Wife 10th anniversary will feature guest minister Rev. A. C. Rush on July 21 at 4 p.m., Pastor is Norman Nash.


Cemetery in Choctaw in need of funds, contact Ann Pinter, 12451 Road 101, Philadelphia, MS 39350


Bounds Avenue Church will present Flame of Fire Ministry, a life changing program that deals with some type of addiction.

Leader Thomas Fincher and pastor Ricky Rosers invite you come and experience your change using Gods's method on Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m., at Bounds Avenue fellowship hall.

Greenfield M.B. Church

The pastor and members of the Greenfield Church family cordially invite you to come and worship with us in our annual revival, which will be July 15-19 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

The speaker for the week will be Pastor Willie F. Mitchell of Brandon, pastor of Shady Grove M.B. Church in Crystal Springs.



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.

Step Show

A step show will be held July 26 at 7 p.m. from Westside Community Center.

Eldridge Family Reunion

The children of the late Nathan L. and Sarah Elizabeth Eldridge will hold their annual family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Union Community Center Building in Union.

All family and friends are invited to come and bring a covered dish. Lunch will be served at 12 noon.

Dearing Family Reunion

The annual Dearing family reunion will be Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at the the Mississippi Christian Service Camp in Decatur.

Bring a covered dish, any family pictures you wish to share and written family information updates.

For more information call 601-482-4534. Web address: www.dearingfamily.com.

Bake Sale

Bake Sale Fundraiser for Bethsaida Baptist Church Youth and Children's Ministries on Friday, July 19 at The Citizens Bank main branch from 8:30 a.m. until.

All donations will be used to support both of these ministries.

CNA Training in Philadelphia

The East Central Community College's Workforce Development Center is sponsoring a CNA training program with limited seats available.  

An informative seminar and panel interviews will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career-Technical Center located at 900 Valley View Drive.  

Financial assistance may be available.

For more information and/or to reserve your seat, contact Candy Anderson, CBJT Grant Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6430; or email, canderson@eccc.edu.  

Posey Reunion

The 85th annual Posey Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at Burnside Lake.

Please come and bring pictures, mementos or stories to share with all. The doors open at 10 a.m.

You are invited to come and bring a covered dish.

For information call Brenda Bailey 601-616-9380.

Musical Concert

You are invited to a musical concert by Bro. Rodley Lewis and family at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Edinburg on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. The Lewis Family is from Licking, Mo.

He will be preaching at Mt. Carmel on Sunday, June 21 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A love offering will be taken on Saturday evening.

Food Giveaway

Mars Hill Food Ministry will be open Saturday, July 20 from 9-11 a.m.

All first time applicants must bring ID, proof of income for all household member and proof of residency (utility bill).

Please contact LaTonya Smith @ 601-416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549 for questions or info.

Herbert Baptist Church VBS

Herbert Baptist Church invites kids 3 and up to come and learn about God and his love under the big tent on July 22-25 from 5-8:30 p.m.

Fun for all - crafts, team games and fellowship.

Church is located on Mississippi 491 south. For more information call 601-562-1256.

Cancer Benefit Bow Shoot

A cancer benefit 3-D Bow Shoot (20 targets) will be held at Antioch Baptist Church in Union from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 for Mrs. Amanda Spence.

Registration is 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Adults 12-year-olds and older are $25 with lunch ($20 without lunch).

Kids 11-years-old and under are $15 with lunch ($10 without lunch).

Contacts: Hunter Avery at 601-504-8366 and Jodie Skinner at 601-616-1598.

Veteran's Association Membership Drive

All veteran's are well to join as the Neshoba County Veteran's Association holds a membership drive.

For more information call 601-774-8676 or 601-479-3463.

Hendrix Reunion

The Hendrix family reunion will be Sunday, July 21 at the North Bend Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12 noon.

All family and friends are invited and bring a covered dish.

Mt. Nebo VBS

The Mr. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at 272 Carver Ave. cordially invites everyone to attend our Vacation Bible School from July 29 through Aug. 2.

Our theme will be "God's Backyard Bible Camp Under the Sun." VBS will begin at 6 p.m.

We encourage all our youth in the community to attend and have a blast serving Jesus!

The Rev. M.C. Thompson, Jr. is the pastor.

Free Youth Anger and Stress Workshop

Pendleton Square Social Service Dept will host a Free Youth Anger and Stress Workshop "Why I Hate You" on Tuesday July 16 at 2 p.m.

This program is designed for youth ages 10 through 18. If you would like more information contact Ms. Cassandra Anderson at (601) 656-8052 Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Leake Bus Meeting

Leake Academy bus number 8 and bus number 9 will be have their annual meeting Monday July 22 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church FLC building. For more information call Lisa Nowell at 601-416-6664.


The Jack and Audie Mae White Family Reunion will be held on July 27 at the Cleveland Community Center on Highway 16 in Kemper County starting at 9 a.m. - until.

Bring your favorite dish and enjoy family fellowship.

memorial service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Glenda Nicholson Mayfield, who passed away on October 7, 2012, will take place on Sunday, July 28 in Philadelphia at the Neshoba County Fair.

The memorial service will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Cabin 48 on the square.

Any questions feel free to call 630-963-9695.