Mt. Zion Fall Carnival

Mt Zion UM Church will be hosting a fall carnival Oct. 26 at Mt Zion UMC Fellowship Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. Fun, food, and fellowship will be had by all. Everyone is welcome. For more information please contact Peggy Butler 6015040321.

PHS Class of 1973

The PHS Class of 1973 will celebrate their 40th reunion the weekend of Oct. 18-20. We are still trying to locate and contact some of our classmates and teachers. If you know how we might contact any of the following fold, either by email or phone, we would greatly appreciate your help! We are looking for contact info for: Brenda Green, Linda Griffin, Kathleen Lowery, Marilyn Smith, Sherwood Smith and Max Teague.

Also if you were a teacher, coach, etc. associated with the PHS Graduating Class of 1973, we welcome you to join us for the planned reunion events and need your contact info as well. If you have contact information on above classmates or teachers, please contact Vicky Marshall at 601-575-0808.


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.

Golden Grove


Fall revival is set at Golden Grove Methodist Protestant Church, Union, Oct. 14-18. Services will be led by Rev. Frank Gerald. Dinner fellowship will be each night at 6 p.m. and worship service will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.

Pine Grove


Pine Grove Church of God-Edinburg invites everyone to attend their homecoming services on Oct. 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Annie McRae, Christian singer and songwriter, will be the special guest.

Please call 601-267-3368 for additional information.

North Calvary Revival

North Calvary Baptist Church will have revival services on Nov. 10-15. The services on Sunday, Nov. 10 will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A potluck lunch will follow the Sunday morning service. Services Monday through Friday will be at 12 noon and will include a sandwich and chips lunch and at 7 p.m. Bro. Hubert Yates will be the speaker and Karen Cumberland will be in charge of the music.

The congregation and pastor of North Calvary extend an invitation to the community to participate in these services.

ECCC Offers 'QuickBooks' at Philadelphia

A "QuickBooks Class" with is being offered at ECCC's Integrated Technologies Training Center (ITTC) located at 377 Industrial Drive in Choctaw and is sponsored by the ECCC's Small Business Development Center. Topics to be covered include invoicing and payments, reports and graphs, accounts payable, inventory, and more.

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning on Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost of the class is $125.

To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Ronald B. Westbrook, Director -SBDC, Phone 601-635-6297; Virgie Thames, SBDC assistant, Phone 601-635-6296; or Chris Clark, Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245. The email address is , vthames, or

ECCC Offers FREE 'First Steps' Workshop In Philadelphia

Are you interested in starting your own business but don't know where to begin? "First Steps - the Process of Starting a Small Business" is the topic of a FREE workshop scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 22 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 7:30 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

First Baptist Church, Philadelphia Revival

Revival services will be held at First Baptist Church, Philadelphia on Oct. 20-23. Sunday services will be at 11 am and 6 pm. Services on Monday - Wednesday will be at 6:30 pm. Revival preacher will be Dr. Jim Futral and guest music leader will be Franklin Denham. Everyone is invited to attend.

Pancake Supper

The Philadelphia Rotary Club's annual pancake supper will be Monday Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The supper will be in the senior citizens center at Northside Park. Tickets for dine in or carry-out are $5 and can be purchased from a Rotarian or at the door.

Spears Family Reunion

The family of Jay Lee Spears and Ruby Ida (Jones) Spears will have their family reunion at the Beatline Baptist Church family life center on Sunday, Oct. 20. All friends and relatives are invited. Please bring a covered dish.

Benefit Ride for Mikey Keen

A benefit ride for Mikey Keen will be held Oct. 26, leaving out at 10 a.m. from Penny Wrights in Rosebud. $10 per rider. Kids 12 and under free.

Black Voices at Pleasant Valley

We the Pleasant Valley M.B. Church would like to cordially invite your church family, choir, soloist, to our musicians brother Jeremy Olive, and brother Willie Roundtree annual musician appreciation on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. special guest for this occasion will be "Black Voices" of Mississippi State University. Please come and help us lift up the name of the Lord, and celebrate this special occasion.

Revival at Salem

There will be a revival at Salem Baptist Church, Burnside, beginning Sunday night Oct. 20 -23. Sunday night service is at 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Visiting preacher is Hugh Yates and songleader will be Kinsey Goldman. Salem's pastor is Duaine Morgan.

Singing at Cedar Hill

Southern Heritage will be in concert at Cedar Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone come and worship with us in song and praise. A love offering will be taken and refreshments served.

Revival at Cedar Hill

Brother Jonathan Peebles will being the messages starting Sunday morning, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. and Sunday night at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bro. Ricky Wilcher is pastor. Everyone is welcome.

Riding with open arms trail ride

The benefit ride for Open Arms Children's Christmas Ministry will be Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. for $10 per person. Wagons are welcomed.

It will be at Ginger and Larry Phillipson's in Noxapater. To get there travel north on Mississippi 15, turn right on Road 832 at Stallo and if traveling south on Mississippi 15, turn left onto Road 832. Travel 6.2 miles and park at the chicken houses.

Watch for directional signs. Each paid participent will be entered into a drawing for a Yeti cooler, donated by Ivey Mechanical of Kosciusko. Drawing will be held at the Swap meet on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

For more information call Ginger Phillipson at 601-416-6680 or Jimmy Gray at 601-416-9901. Make plans to saddle up and have fun.

Boys & Girls Club Fall Festival

The Boys & Girls Club Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the center.

Shield of Faith Fall Revival

Shield of Faith Ministries will be having their fall revival Oct. 21-25 at 7 p.m. Pastor Chris Spivey of Ludlow will be the guest speaker for the week. Host is Pastor Geneva Blunt.

PHS Class of 1983 Reunion

The PHS Class of 1983 will celebrate their 30th reunion Friday, Nov. 1. We are trying to locate and contact some of our classmates and teachers. If you were a teacher, coach, etc., associated with the PHS class of 1983, we welcome you to join us for the planned reunion events and need your contact information as well. If interested, please contact Carla Cox Martin at 601-416-8715.


The descendants of John Henry and Nancy (Mott) Partridge will hold their annual reunion on Oct. 20 at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia.  Lunch will be served at the noon hour and will be potluck.  We encourage all family and friends to attend.  Please call Mavis (McDaniel) Fagan at 601-656-4868 or Kathy (McDaniel) Ridout at 601-656-1851/601-416-1124 for more information.

Food Giveaway

Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m. All first time applicants must bring ID, proof of income and proof of residency. Please contact LaTonya Smith at 601-416-2319 or Patricia Wilson for questions or more information.

Waddell Reunion

The Waddell Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Please bring a covered dish and come join us in fellowship. For more information call 601-656-3258.


East Neshoba Fire Department will sponsor a trail ride on Nov. 9 at Sunset Arena beginning at 10 a.m.

The cost is $5 per person and kids six and under ride free. Stew will be served after the ride. Everyone welcome to bring wagon, horse, mule or donkey and stay Friday night.

The ride will leave the arena, located just off Highway 16 east in Philadelphia, take Highway 491 north and then to three miles and turn left on county Road 2645.

For more information call Way Eakes at 416-7722.

bike ride

The Riding With Open Arms Bike Ride will be Nov. 2. This is a benefit ride for Open Arms Children's Christmas Ministry. If you or your group would like to ride, contact Thomas Willingham at 601-389-1900.

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

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.

PHS Class 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

Christian Life Apostolic Church Special Service

Christian Life Apostolic Church will hold a special service on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Johnny Peden will be speaking. Everyone is invited.

Mars Hill Church of Pastoral Appreciation

The Mars Hill Church of God in Christ cordially invites you to their third annual pastoral appreciation honoring Pastor Stanley Harris and First Lady Stephanie Harris on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder Anthony Wells on Clinton.

Dixon Baptist Church Homecoming

Dixon Baptist Church will hold homecoming on Oct. 20 with worship service at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Bro. Chris Wells. Lunch will follow the morning worship. Beginning at 1 p.m. they will feature the praise and worship of Southern Heritage and The Gospel Warriors.


The descendents of Daniel Burton and Irene Kilpatrick Smith will have a reunion on Nov. 2 at the Hardy Training Center at 12345 Road 505 in Philadelphia. We will have the meal at noon. Please bring a covered dish. Plates, silverware and ice will be provided.