The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1974 will have a 40-year reunion on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the depot.

For more information call Debbie Burt Myers at 601-416-5117; Lea Ann Tolbert Mitchell at 601-416-2087; Janet Nowell Warren at 601-416-5965; Kim Reese Stuart at 601-416-8914; or Melissa Rudolph McLellan at 601-416-6958.

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


The Philadelphia High School Class of 1960 reunion will be April 26. Please join us for fun and fellowship. Contact: Janice Payne, 601 656-1805 or Robert Thomas, 601 656-1871.


The Park Commission has begun its baseball/softball spring program for boys ages 4-13 and girls ages 4-16. This includes tee ball and instruction leagues. Registration will end March 1.

Costs for ages 4 to 5 is $45 and for ages 6 and over, $70.

Baseball is for boys ages 4-13 on May 1, 2014. Softball is for girls ages 4-16 on Jan. 1, 2014.

There will be at $10 late fee after March 1.

Registration will be at city hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday and at Northside Park senior citizens building from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 and March 1.



The Park Commission has begun its spring soccer program for boys and girls ages 4-14.

There is a $45 entry fee. Uniform is not included. Soccer is for boys and girls ages 4-14 on Aug. 31, 2013.

Registration will be at city hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday and at Northside Park senior citizens building from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 and March 1. Age groups for teams will be the same as fall season.

Break Every Chain Woman's Conference

Break Every Chain is a free woman's conference dedicated to inspire, encourage, and empower woman to help one another break the chains in life that prevent a closer relationship with the Lord. It will be held Saturday, March 8 at 6 p.m. in the Carthage Coliseum. Seating begins at 4:45 p.m. Speakers include Mrs. Thelma Wells and Mrs. Robbie Watson. Music will be by Surrender. It is for all denominations and all women. Contact Tonya Dorman 601-253-4123.

Benefit for Joe "Otis" Bozeman

There will be a benefit on March 1, from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bobby's Country Store on Highway 16 east for Joe Bozeman. It will include a smoked chicken plate served with baked beans, potato salad, roll and desert. Tickets are $6 a plate and must be purchased in advance. Tickets available at Bobby's Country Store or may be purchased from various individuals in the community. All proceeds go to Mr. Otis and his fight against cancer.

Stallo Civic Center

Come dance with us. We have some of the best Country Music around. Admission includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water. Starts at 7:30 every Friday night. Located on Mississippi 15, eight miles from Neshoba County Coliseum. For more information call 601-562-3507.


Brothers Concert

The Blackwood Brothers will be in concert on Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church. A love offering will be received.

School Board


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Neshoba County School Board for March has been changed from March 10 to March 20 at 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room.


It's a Wonderful Life

French Camp Academy in French Camp will present the play, It's a Wonderful Life, by James Rodgers on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the King Auditorium. Enjoy this stage performance of a favorite all-American story where Clarence earns his wings and George Bailey realizes his is a wonderful life.

Tickets are available at the door for $8 for adults and $3 for 18 years old and under. For more information contact Sylvia Dickson at (662) 547-6482.

Rose Pruning


A Rose Pruning Workshop 101 is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at the MSU Veterans Memorial Rose Garden on the MSU campus. The event will be held rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring gloves.

Pruning techniques for hybrid tea roses and garden shrub roses will be discussed in addition to general maintenance issues.

Please RSVP by Feb. 28 or join this class by emailing or calling 662-325-1682.

CMT Support Group

The support group for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (an inherited neurological disorder) will meet on Saturday, March 1 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton. Visitors are welcome.

Tutors Available

Parents, do your children need help with homework? Tutors are available on Mondays at the Booker T. Gym starting Monday, March 17 from 5-6 p.m.

This is for students in grades K-8 in subjects: reading/language arts and math.

Students will be tutored by retires teachers and/or volunteer teachers from our school districts, as well as administrators and parents from within the community.

All parents are responsible for their children getting to and from the gym. For more information call Tan Houston at 601-575-0909, Johnny Beckwith at 601-656-1863 or Eva Tisdale at 601-479-1370.

Support Camp


Liberty Tax Service of Carthage and Kosciusko will be helping Camp Rainbow in Utica. Camp Rainbow is a place for cancer patients and survivors to go for a five-day retreat. This camp has been working non-profit for 30 years. Last year it lost all funding from the American Cancer Society. It takes $40,000 to run this 5 day retreat. And we want to help with what we can. We need your help to support this camp for these children. So, come on out to McMillan Park on March 29 at 12 noon and purchase a chicken plate and drink. There will be live music for the adults and space jumpers for the kids. For more information please contact Kristal @ 601-826-5895.

Friends of United Way

United Way of Neshoba County just wanted to reach out to our supporters, advocates and volunteers, a spokesperson said.

People from all backgrounds and sectors have come together with United Way to tackle some of our community challenges. We're united and energized by our belief that when everyone has access to a quality education, becomes financially stable and leads healthy lives, that we're all more likely to succeed.

United Way of Neshoba County wants to thank you for your generosity and continued support. We still have a lot of work to do and we're grateful to have friends like you helping to advance the common good in 2014 and beyond, she said.

For any questions about our 2014 campaign, please call Chris Roake at the Community Development Partnership at 601-656-1000.

ECCC to Offer CNA Class

"Certified Nurse Aide" instruction is being offered at East Central Community College's main campus and in Philadelphia. Registration will be held on March 17-20 at two locations; in Decatur at the Workforce Development Center on main campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Integrated Technologies Training Center (ITTC) in Choctaw from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Classes will begin on Monday, March 24 at two locations; the Phil A. Sutphin ADN/Childcare Building on main campus and at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center located at 900 Valley View Drive.  Classes will be held each Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with clinical date and time to be announced. The classes will run for six consecutive weeks. 

The cost of the class is $766.00 and includes everything but the TB skin test.

For more information, contact Joe Barrett, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, phone 601-635-6265; email,   



In celebration of Read Across America Day and the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss, the Neshoba County Public Library will celebrate with a party on Monday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to come for storytime, crafts, snacks and more. For more information call 601-656-4911.

Pleasant Valley

Pastor Anniversary

The Pleasant Valley MB Church family would like to cordially invite you to the 15th year anniversary of Rev. Dr. Harvey W. and First Lady Stella A. Olive. This special occasion will be held on March 9 at 2 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Milton Coffee of Marble Rock MBC in Kosciusko and Hopewell MBC in McCool.

Barbecue Judging School

On Saturday, March 15, the Philadelphia Main Street Association will host a Barbecue Judging Class that will be taught and sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network. This is the organization that sanctions the barbecue contest at the Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival. The cost is $65. Registration applications and instructions can be located at When you get to this site, click on Events then click on Judging School and select the Philadelphia class. For more information contact Madonna Green May at 601-562-5441.

NARFE Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Central MS Chapter 1251 of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will be held Wednesday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Ronnie's Steak and Grill, 734 Pecan Ave. All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information about the meeting, please call (601) 389-1946.

Rummage Sale

Steam Mill Women's Ministry Annual rummage sale will be held Feb. 28 and 29 and March 1, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Lots of great items to choose from and plenty of clothes.

Please come and take advantage of great bargains and help our Women's Ministry fundraiser. Church is located one mile north of Sebastopol off Mississippi 21 north on Road 101. For directions and information call Brenda at 601-663-5707 or Laurie at 601-513-6425.

Gospel Concert

Terry Joe Terrell will participate in a song and praise service at Northside Pentecostal Church on Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. Love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 601-575-2100 or 662-803-0529.

Benefit Yard Sale

Crossway Community Church will hold a benefit yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. The church is located on Holland Ave. north of Pizza Hut. Items to be sold include furniture, office equipment, appliances, dishes, clothing and much more. All proceeds will be benefit the Honduran mission trip.

Dixie Echoes


The Dixie Echoes will be in concert at Herbert Baptist Church Thursday, Feb. 27 ay 7 p.m. The church is located at 13361 Mississippi 491 south in Union. For more information call 601-562-1256. A love offering will be received.

Registration for Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering early bird registration starting Feb. 28 and ending on July 12. Cheer registration will be 85 as opposed to $100. That includes a complete uniform. Five and 6-year-old tackle is $40 as opposed to $50 and includes the game jersey and pants. Seven to 12-year-old is $50 as opposed to $65 and includes the game jersey and pants. A live brith certificate must be presented.

Neshoba County Youth provides game jersey and game pants for all football season to be returned at the end of the season.

Neshoba County Youth Football also provides a lunch for every child that is a part of cheer and tackle. It also provides awards for each child at the end of the year during an awards banquet.

For more information contact any board member: Insurance coordinator Debbie Wooten, 650-8301; Secretary Marty Triplett, 575-0366; Treasurer Debbie Reynolds, 562-1207; Vice-president Dun Moore, 562-9867; President Jerry Calloway, 416-5810; and CEO Greg Fulton, 650-8301.

St. Patrick's Day

The Knights of Columbus Council #13471 will  hold their third annual Saint Patrick's Day party on Saturday, March 15 at Holy Cross Catholic Church featuring authentic Irish food, Irish music, kids games and cake walks at no charge. Food concessions will be available for a small fee. The public is invited.