PHS Class of 1978 Reunion

Those interested in attending the PHS Class of 1978 reunion can mail payment of $100 to P.O. Box 1488, Philadelphia, Ms. 39350. For additional info contact Carl Gary: cell-662-386-9321, home, 662-788-2857 and


Revival services will be held at Coldwater Baptist Church from Sept. 29 - Oct. 2. Bro. Don Savell will be the guest speaker and Larron Johnson will be in charge of the music. Sunday services will be at 11 p.m. and 6 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Agriculture Recognition Day

Neshoba County Farm Bureau would like to invite you to the Neshoba County Farm Bureau Agriculture Recognition Day on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum. The main speaker will be Mississippi's Deputy Commis-sioner of Agriculture Andy Prosser. This event is for all ages and there will be educational materials as well as food from most of the commodities. Door prizes will also be awarded at the event.

Lynville School Reunion

The annual Lynville School reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the school.  Any student who attended the school or teacher who taught is welcome for the event. The reunion begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 1 p.m. Many people have worked diligently  so that the meeting can be held in the school. 

The meal will be catered for $10 and will include a choice of meat and two vegetables.  Please let someone listed below know by Sept. 25 so that we can have an accurate account. Please bring a lawn chair so you can visit with your former friends and classmates. The people to contact to be sure that your  food is ordered are:  Carolyn Carroll at 601-677-3353, Annette Taylor at 601-677-2215, Faye Wilson at 601-743-9385, or Carolyn Palmer at 601-677-2211.  Please join us for the first of these reunions to be held at the old school building.


Small Engine Repair Class

Instruction in small engine repair, including the theory of operation, carburation, ignition systems, and internal engine components, is being offered at the East Central Community College Productivity Enhance-ment Lab located at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center.

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays beginning on Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gary Sanford will be serving as instructor.

Cost of the class is $150.

For more information contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245 or call toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 245. The email address is  



This is the eighth year for the Fall Fun Day for special needs youth of Neshoba County. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Neshoba County Coliseum. Assistance from church groups, civic clubs, families and others is requested to conduct various activity booths for the children that morning from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. Sponsorships for this event are also requested. To sign up for this worthwhile public service project please call (601) 656-4602 or come by the County 4-H office in the Neshoba County Coliseum. This project is sponsored by the Neshoba County, Philadelphia and Choctaw Disability Children's Foundation.

Miss Hospitality

Selection for Neshoba County's Miss Hospitality 2014 will begin soon. This scholarship program represents Neshoba County and competes at the state level for title of Mississippi's Miss Hospitality. Interested participants should email information to Laura Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey (directors) to lauraby@

Glory Bound Quartet

Glory Bound Quartet will be in concert at Beacon Street Baptist Church on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Please come to 895 west Beacon for a night of gospel singing.

PoLkville City Limits Gospel Group

Polkville City Limits gospel group of Polkville will perform at Zion Church of God Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

Mt. Nebo Anniversary

Mt. Nebo M. B. Church, located at 257 Carver Ave. in Philadelphia, invites you to their 66th church anniversary, Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Rev. John Ball will be the guest speaker. During our program we will share special moments to honor our deceased members and if anyone  has a picture of a deceased church member of Mt. Nebo please bring it to the church no later than Wednesday, Sept. 18 so that it will be included on our memoriam page. A meal will follow in the fellowship hall. Mt. Nebo M.B. Church is where Rev. M. C. Thompson Jr. is the pastor.


Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council will hold Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 19 at DeWeese Park (next to library). There will be lots of great food, entertainment, children's games and arts and crafts.

Vendors may get booth applications at Arts Council Office (311 Byrd Ave.) or Community Development Partnership Office (depot) or call 601-656-9838.

Stokes Reunion

Reunion of the descendants of Charlie Stokes will be held on Sept. 29 starting at 10 a.m. at a the Burnside Lake auditorium, Please bring your family and lots of food.

Manning Reunion

Manning reunion will be at Old Mars Hill Church in Winston County on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. Bring desserts and drinks.




The Neshoba County Public Library will host a genealogy workshop, "Archives A to Z," Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.

Mrs. Anne Lipscomb Webster, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, will be the guest speaker.

Everyone interested is invited to attend. There is no charge and program should last about an hour. 601-656-4911 for more information

Pierce Family Reunion

The Bud and Pearlie Sharp Pierce annual family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Bloomfield Congregational Methodist Church fellowship hall. All relatives and friends are asked to bring a covered dish and old pictures and enjoy the day with us.

Hope Baptist Church Homecoming

Hope Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sept. 22. Worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed with lunch at noon. Brian Weir will be the guest speaker; William Crenshaw, Faye and Reuben Moore will do the music. Dennis Duval is pastor.

Enon Missionary Baptist Church Revival

Revival services will be held at Enon Missionary Baptist Church will be Sept. 22-26. Brother Don Savell will be the guest speaker. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. following lunch in the fellowship hall. Monday through Thursday will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The church is located on Road 248 in the Golden Grove community.

Fall Revival

Center Hill Baptist Church will be in revival on Sept. 15-18 on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Tommy Jones. Everyone is welcome.

Prairie Chapel UM Church

The members of Prairie Chapel U.M Church would like to invite you and your church family to our annual fall revival, which will begin on Monday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18 beginning at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be the Rev. James Patrick from Greater Revelation Christian Church. Come and help us get revived.

Dixon 4-H Club

The Dixon 4-H Club will meet at the Dixon Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6. All members and anyone who would like to join 4-H are asked to attend.  For more information you may call Shirley Skinner at 601-656-2200 or leave a message.


A one-day ServSafe Food Safety Certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on Nov. 15. The registration deadline is Oct. 15. For more information and to obtain a registration form and the 6th Edition ServSafe Book, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service office at 601-656-4011.

Individuals who require special accommodations to participate should contact the Extension Office to make their request known prior to the program. Contact should be made timely to ensure appropriate accommodations.

The Fresh MArket

The Fresh Market@The Depot will have the last farmer's market of the growing season Saturday Sept. 21, 8-noon. The fresh market has been open the third Saturday of the month featuring locally grown produce, baked goods, honey, farm eggs and milk, goat cheese, and speciality foods prepared by cottage industry vendors. For more information, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service, 601-656-4011 or

Holiday Marketplace

First Church of God, located 435 Columbus Ave., will sponsor a Holiday Marketplace featuring unique arts and crafts, gift items Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Booth spaces will be $30 and $35. Booths will be assigned as applications are received with appropriate fee. For more information or application call Richard Adams at (601)650-8135.

Charlie Stokes Reunion

A reunion of the descendants of Charlie Stokes will be held on Sept. 29 starting at 10 a.m. at a the Burnside Lake auditorium. Please bring your family and lots of food.

Manning Reunion

Manning reunion will be at Old Mars Hill Church in Winston County on Saturday, Sept 21 at 5 p.m. Bring desserts and drinks.

Forest Dale School Reunion

The Forest Dale school reunion will be held Oct. 5 at the Forest Dale Lodge. Those planning to attend, please contact Sue Hall by Oct. 2 at 601-656-5727. The cost will be $10 per person. Reply to Sue Hall, 10490 Road 646, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

Laurel Hill School Reunion

The annual Laurel Hill school reunion has been cancelled for Sept. 2.

Neshoba Central "Big Blue" Alumni Reunion

Band directors Daniel Wade, Scott Sullender and Mrs. Amanda May would like to invite all Neshoba Central High School Band Alumni to join "Big Blue" for our second annual reunion, Friday, Oct. 4. We will march in with the "Big Blue" Marching Band and can play with the band during first, second quarters and during halftime on the field! There is a $20 registration fee which includes T-shirt, ticket to game and music. Call Lisa Pierce at 601-416-5465 or the Band Hall at 601-656-3127.

Revival at High Hill Baptist

High Hill Baptist Church in Neshoba County will hold revival services Sept 29-Oct. 2 with services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Rev. Randall Creel will lead the services. Bro. Don Cook is the pastor.

Benefit for Linda Warren

A benefit pancake dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Christian Life Apostolic Church. Entertainment will be provided by Bro. David Richardson and the Eaves Family. All proceeds will benefit Linda Warren.

Branning-Chapman Reunion

The Branning-Chapman Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Sandtown United Methodist Family Life Center. All friends and family are welcome. Social time starting at 10:30 a.m. and the potluck meal will be served at noon. Bring your favorite dish to share.

Willie B. Hall Reunion

The "Willie B. Hall" family reunion will be held Sept. 21st at 12 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church.

Cooks Chapel Back to School Bash

The 2nd Annual Cooks Chapel Back to School Bash will be held on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Worship begins at 6 p.m. Off of Highway 16 East, turn north on Highway 491 at Ford's store. Church is located 1/2 mile on left.

Goodway Baptist Church Fall Revival

Goodway Missionary Baptist Church will have its fall revival Sept. 16-20 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Bernard Mitchell will be the guest minister.

Community Clothing Outreach

The Word of God Church at 231 Line St. has a community clothing outreach every Saturday from 8-12. The clothing is donated from the community. A 50 cent donation is asked for each piece to help in the ministry of the church. For more information, call 601-575-1942.

Community Bible Study

A community Bible study is held each Wednesday morning from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Word of God Church located at 231 Line St. You don't have to be a member of the church to take part. For more information, call 601-575-1942.

Soul Searching Fellowship

The Word of God Church family is inviting each and everyone to our "Soul Searching Fellowship" Revival on Sept. 26-28 at 7 p.m. nightly and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. There will be three Holy Ghost filled dynamic speakers each night. For more information, call 601-656-1942.