CMT Support Group

The support group of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (an inherited neurological disorder) will meet on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2-4:30 the Baptist Healthplex, 102 Clinton Parkway, Clinton, Mississippi 39046. Visitors are welcome.

Miss Mississippi's

Preliminaries Open

Preliminary competition division includes Outstanding Teen and Miss Division. The pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the Philadelphia-Neshoba CDG Auditorium.

Both prelims are open and girls from all over the state will be eligible to compete in both Miss East Central Mississippi and at the same time Miss Southland as Open Preliminaries and winners will advance to the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

For questions, please call Angelia Weems at (601) 656-7474 or Janice Miller at (601) 527-6392 after 4:30 p.m. please leave name and number for return call.

NARFE Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Central MS Chapter 1251 of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Ronnie's Steak and Grill, 734 Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia.

Christmas gifts will be exchanged. Ladies should bring a lady's gift, men should bring a man's gift. Costs of the gifts should not exceed $15. All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information about the meeting, please call (601) 389-1946.

VFW Food Drive

VFW Post 4396 will begin their first ever nonperishable food drive. At this point the goal is to assist veterans, widows/widowers of a veteran.

Should this drive prove to be successful organizers may opt to expand to help more. The post is there to assist all veterans, not just members of the VFW. All we that is needed is proof of eligibility.

There are five places used as a drop off point for food:

National Guard Armory; Philadelphia Cleaners; Shamrock 'D tat 2; SUZY'Qs monogramming and the VFW post on 16 E.

All drop off points are available Monday - Friday with the exception of the National Guard they will be Tuesday - Friday.

For more information regarding the drive can be directed to Leavy Shoffner, 601-504-1529 and Susan Shoffner 601-562-1769. Officials also want to remind veterans that there is a Post Service Officer who is now available five days a week at no cost.

We also have packets in the event you need a lawyer to help with your claim and assisting in getting it approved. They will only work a case if you had been denied by the VA.

Christmas Bazaar

Our Nursing Home Residents' annual Christmas Bazaar is Dec. 6.

They will get started at 8 a.m. in the activity room by station 3. This year they will have hand-painted pottery, crafts and homemade baked goods. Please remember this day, and purchase some

Christmas gifts from our residents. All proceeds go to the activity fund for supplies and future events. Thank You....Residents of Neshoba County Nursing Home.




North Bend Fire Protection District will hold its annual meeting Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Fire Station #1 on Highway 21 North.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Drive-Through Live Nativity

Sandtown United Methodist Church will be having a seven-scene, drive-through live nativity on Friday night, Dec. 13 and Saturday night, Dec. 14 from 6 to 9 each night with live animals and 2 casts of over 40 participants per cast. The church is located at 11950 Highway 482. For more information, please contact the church office at 656-7466.

Book Compilation

A book is being compiled on the history of Oneness Pentecostals in Neshoba County. Churches: Macedonia, North Bend, Chisolm College and others. If you have any information or photos that you would like put in the book please contact Clif Crosby at 601-504-4144.

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

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

Boys & Girls Club


Boys & Girls Club of Neshoba County is selling raffle tickets for a 32 GB Ipad Mini. Chances are $5 each. Drawing will be Dec. 19. Tickets can be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club, 239 Byrd Ave. or from any board member.


A revival at Christian Life Apostolic Church will be held Thursday through Sunday starting at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.