Join us at Pentecostal Outreach Ministry for a singing on the first Saturday night of every month at 6 p.m. The church has moved to the Fork Road church building. Everyone welcome to worship. For more information call 601-575-2100.

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 p.m.at 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

The 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. Nursing home residents expressed appreciation.

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 p.m. each night with live animals and two 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 email-cggary25@yahoo.com.

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.

Holiday Concerts

Pearl River Elementary School is presenting two holiday concerts this Friday, Dec. 6. Pre-K - second grade and the sixth grade band will present the Pearl River Elementary Holiday Concert at 9 a.m. Grades 3-5 will present an original Christmas musical called, "Saving Christmas" 1 p.m. at Pearl River Elementary. Come and enjoy festive songs, dancing and instruments as we help spread joy this Christmas season! The concert and musical is under the direction of Carol Styron. Admission is free, but people are encouraged to bring a can of food or other non-perishable food item for our local charities.




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.

Play Auditions

The Philadelphia - Neshoba County Arts Council will hold auditions on Dec 16 and 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellis for Suessical the Musical. This will be a musical of approximately 100. Casting parts for adults and children. It is under the direction of Tim and Andrea Moore. For more information call 601.656.9838 or www. pncarts.org. We are so excited to bring this production to our stage, members said.


Cross Mt. Ministries located on Townsend Road in Porterville will have their annual candlelight service on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Come join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus in song. For more information call 601-513-3348.


Kids are invited to drop by the Neshoba County Library Thursday, Dec. 12 between 2 and 4 p.m. to make a Christmas ornament to take home. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 601-656-4911.


The Neshoba County Public Library will have preschool story time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Kids are invited to come listen to a story each week followed by a craft. For more information call 601-656-4911.

Edwards Christmas Dinner

The Edwards Christmas dinner will be Saturday, Dec. 14 in the fellowship hall at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship with us.

Shield of Faith Anniversary

Shield of Faith Ministries will be celebrating their fifth year church anniversary on Dec. 13 and 15. There will be a healing and deliverance service on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

The services will conclude on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Pastor Benny Stribling of Flint, Mich. will be the guest speaker.

Pastor Geneva Blunt is the host pastor.

Stallo Civic Center

Cold weather and holiday blues got you down? Come let us cheer you up with great country music and dancing. Don't dance?

If you would like to learn we will have someone teach you!

An $8 cover charge includes coffee, soft drinks and bottles water in a smoke free atmosphere. The time 7:30-11 p.m. every Friday night.

The location is Mississippi 15 north, eight miles from the Neshoba County Coliseum. It's worth the drive. For more information call Barbara at 601-562-3507.

Morning Star MB Church

Morning Star MB Church will hold its Women of United Ministry meeting at 334 Front St. on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday and fall pictures will be taken. Sitting fee is $10. Phone 601-656-7271.

American Legion meeting

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. for their regular monthly meeting. Remember this will be their Christmas meal. Please bring a covered dish of your choice.

CMT Support Group

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