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.


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.

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.

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, peas, okra and 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.

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.

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.


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.



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.

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.


The Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc. will hold a public hearing in Neshoba County for the 2014 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) and the 2014 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Aug. 13. The Hearing will be held in the Annex @ 268 Atkins Street/ Multi-County Community Service office beginning at 10 a.m.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss planned changes in the CSBG and LIHEAP programs for 2014. All persons in Neshoba County are encouraged to attend. Immediately following the public hearing, a Community Action Day Program will be held.



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.

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.

Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

The Junior Auxiliary of Philadelphia will be hosting its annual "Stuff The Bus" school supply drive on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Philadelphia Walmart from 8 a.m. Until 12 noon. We will be accepting new school supplies and gently used school uniforms and backpacks. All donations will be welcomed. JA members will go purchase school supplies with all donations received. All school supplies will be donated to Neshoba Central and Philadelphia Schools.

Benefit Gospel Singing

There will be a benefit gospel singing on Aug. 24 at Center Hill Baptist Church, located on 486 (Golf Course Road) Philadelphia, featuring The Barnacastles from Meridian at 7 p.m.  All proceeds from this will go to assist Larry and Gail Joiner of Philadelphia with their medical bills.  Larry is diabetic and has lost both legs; and is also on dialysis three days a week. Everyone is invited and welcome to come.  For further info please contact Sue Chisolm @601-917-8870.

Special Benefit Auction

A special benefit auction will be held for the Neshoba County Veterans Association on the first Thursday night of every month at 7 p.m. General Merchandise buyers and sellers are welcome. For more information call 601-479-3463.

Neshoba County Youth football AND Cheer

Registration will be held at Northside old soccer field every Saturday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The cost for cheer is $100 which includes uniform, pom poms, hairpiece, and shoes. Cheer Coordinators are Angela Tatum-601-575-0711 and Ashley Coleman-601-416-1796.

Registration for tackle football is $65, and the contacts are Greg Fulton - 601-650-8301, Dun Moore - 601-562-9867 and Jerry Callaway - 601-416-5810.

Registration for 5 and 6 year old tackle football is $50. The contact person is Lacy Mc Beath - 601-562-0328.

Youth event featuring Edify in Concert

There will be a youth event featuring "Edify" in concert on Sat. Aug. 17 at Vardaman Baptist Church in Kemper County at 7 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Dennis Robinson at 601-479-5098.

Soccer Registration

Neshoba County/Philadel-phia Youth Soccer Organization is now taking registration for children ages 4-14 (before Aug. 1, 2013) for the 2013 season. You can register at City Hall Monday through Friday and on Saturday, August 17th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at City Hall. Registration free is $65 and includes uniform (shirt, shorts and socks).

Annual Revival

The pastor and members of Lake Grove invite your church and choir to come and worship with us in our annual revival, which will be held Aug. 26th, 27th and 29th beginning at 7:30 nightly. The speaker for the week is Rev. Charles Griffin, pastor of God's Family Church.

Annual Collins Reunion

The annual Collins reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 17 for lunch at the Pine Grove Baptist Church in the House Community. All friends and relatives are invited to come fellowship. Bring a covered dish.

Revival Services AND Women's Workshop

God's Tabernacle Church will hold revival services on Aug. 12 - 16 at 7 p.m. The evangelist for the week will be Elder Charles Nash of Champaign, Ill. A Women's Workshop will be held Aug. 13-15 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The evangelist will be Eloise Nash of Champaign, Ill.

Hat Program

The Greenfield M.B. Church family cordially invites you to come and take part in their "Hat Program" on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. This program will represent "Hats of Christianity".

Get Answers!

Does God exist? How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die?

Creation Ministries International is coming to First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, with answers to these important questions. Come and hear Dr. Robert Carter expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth. You'll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is.

At this presentation, you will learn how the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the details of the biblical account. At the same time, we will answer many of the Big Questions.

Dr. Robert Carter will speak on Sunday, Aug. 18, at First Baptist Church, 414 Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia. For more information, call 601-656-1507.

11 a.m. - The Alternative: Creation's Competitive Edge

5 p.m. - Meet Your Ancestors: Adam and Eve!

6 p.m. - Dinosaurs & the Age of the Earth

Food Drive to Benefit Open Arms Incorporated

Staff members from the Gentiva Home Health office here will be blanketing Neshoba, Newton and Kemper counties throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering nonperishable donations for Open Arms Incorporated as part of the company's ninth annual Food Drive.

As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice providers, employees at the Gentiva Home Health Philadelphia office and their fellow employees around the country are placing the food collection bags at various healthcare facilities in their respective communities and will collect their "harvest" during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating last year's national record, when the company's eighth annual Food Drive yielded more than 396,360 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.

For more information on Open Arms Incorporated or to participate in donation, please contact Ginger Flake at 601-253-4740.

Leadership Neshoba Interest Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the Leadership Neshoba program for Neshoba County youth who are in the 11th grade. It will be held at the Community Development Partnership Depot on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Information will be shared on what the participants will be doing at each of the sessions during the school year. For more information please call Mike Reed at (601) 656-4011 or Rozane Fulton at (601) 416-2433 or (601) 656-1000.

Tree orders

The Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District will be taking tree orders through Oct. 15.

You can come by the office to place your order from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call us at 601-656-8783 Ext. 3 and we will fax, e-mail or mail you an order form to you.

The office is located at 511 East Lawn Drive in the USDA Building. We are asking that you pay for the trees when placing your order.

The trees are bare root trees and will arrive in February 2014. By ordering bulk wholesale we can pass the savings on to you. Proceeds from tree sales will help support educational programs throughout the year.

You can drop by the office and pick up a list of trees that we will be selling this year or if there is a particular tree that you are wanting, that is not on the list, we can try to order it.

If you have any questions, call 601-656-8783 Ext3


Philadelphia Youth Football will start registration on July 9 thru Aug. 22 for cheer and football. Upon registration you will need a copy of your child birth certificate(football only). Cost for registration will be $50 for tackle football and $30 for cheer. We will start a 5-6 year old Tackle this year. Boys ages 5-6 years old contact Linda Johnson 601-728-0800 and Lamont Crockett 601-663-9002, 7-8 years old contact Lamont Crockett 601-663-9002 , ages 9-10 years old contact Anthony Cunningham 601-357-0099, ages 11-12 years old contact Francisco Wilson 601-562-2460. For cheer contact Linda Johnson 601-728-0800.


The William Simmons Daniel reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Spring Creek Baptist Church located on Highway 21 North, Philadelphia. Family and friends are invited to attend beginning at 11 a.m. Please bring a covered dish.

Hopewell Revival

Hopewell United Methodist Church, on Road 553 in Philadelphia, will hold a revival on Aug. 19-21 beginning at 7 p.m. We look forward to your presence and may God bless each of you. Elder Peggy Gibson is pastor.

CEU Classes offered

Registration is now open for 8-week CEU classes at the Career-Tech (formerly Vo-Tech) Center.

We are offering classes in the following areas: Intro to Computer, Technology for Teachers Class, Basic Automotive Class, and Sewing Design Class. Other classes may be offered if enough students are interested.

Any class offered must have a minimum number register for the class to make. The cost of a 25-hour class (2.5 CEUs) is $100, 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. until classes fill or begin. Classes will start later in August 2013. For more information, call 601-656-8544.

Beacon Street Church Homecoming

Beacon Street Church will hold its homecoming on Sept. 8. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is former Pastor Bro. Alex Lawson. A meal will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Please come and celebrate 65 years at Beacon Street.

Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church Cemetery

Contributions for Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church cemetery fund can be mailed to Joan Gamblin at 12220 Marty Stuart Dr., Philadelphia, MS, 39350.

NCHS Class of 1968

It has been 45 years since the Class of 1968 graduated from Neshoba Central High School. Let's get together for a time of fellowship and food. If you are interested in helping plan the event we will meet at Ronnie's Steak and Grill on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. We need everyone's help.

Summer Revival

Hope Indian Baptist Church, on Willis Road in Choctaw, Miss., invited you to their Summer Revival on Aug. 19-23. Services begin at 6 p.m. The message will be brought by the Rev. Robert Patrick on Monday and Tuesday night, the Rev. Leonard Ben on Wednesday night and the Rev. George Dixon on Thursday and Friday night. Come and worship with us.

Food Giveaway

Mars Hille Food Ministry will be open Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. All first time applicants must bring identification, proof of income for all household members and proof of residency (i.e. utility bills). Please contact LaTonya Smith at 601-416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549 for question or information.

Word of God Community Outreach

Come browse through our clothing community outreach. You will find many name brand clothing. The community outreach is open each Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-12 noon located at 23 Line Ave. Everything is donated from our loving community of people to help our church ministry. All we are asking for is a .50 donation per item. If you need more information, please call 601-575-1942.

Philadelphia High Booster Club movie showing of Gridiron gold

The Philadelphia High School/Booster Club is hosting a premier showing of the movie "Gridiron Gold" in Philadelphia as a fundraiser and as an inspirational way to build community support for "small town football."

The movie has been offered to different towns across Mississippi to have showings. Canal Place Cinema has agreed to let the Booster Club host a showing in two of their theaters on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Cost of the ticket is $8.

For more information call Kim Mars at 601-416-8052.