American Legion

The American Legion Post 138 will not meet Tuesday night, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. A potluck meal will be served. We will be updated on the number of boys going to Boys State. Also discussing the upcoming fundraiser event.


Pastor, Elder P.A. Gibson, and members of Stevens Chapel United Methodist church, 233 gum street in Philadelphia, MS invite you to come and worship with us during our Annual Revival. Monday, May 12, 2014 through Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week is Elder Anjohnette Gibbs from the Belzoni circuit. Please come and help us lift up the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and celebrate His love together.

Pioneer Day

Saturday, May 10 will bring people of all ages to French Camp's annual Pioneer Day. The festival celebrates days gone by, with living history demonstrators in period costume. The day kicks off around 9 a.m. with activities such as square dancing, a skillet toss and crosscut saw competition. There will be local arts & crafts vendors, selling wares including hand-built lawn furniture, handmade home décor items, painted gourds, and more. Other activities will include an old-fashioned kid's carnival, pony rides, petting zoo, and boardwalk tours of the French Camp Historic District.

Music will play a big part at Pioneer Day, with WFCA FM 108 hosting a 1 p.m. concert with country/gospel group Red Roots, southern gospel trio True Heart, and bluegrass entertainer Bobby Hathorn. Admission is free to all events. The Council House Café will be serving boxed lunches and a full supper menu, with other concessions available. Lodging is available by contacting French Camp Guest Services at (662) 547-6835.

Pioneer Day is a Mississippi Homecoming event and is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Department of Tourism, WFCA FM 108, Regions Bank, Mike Rozier Construction, Prairie Farms Dairy, and NRG Energy: Choctaw Generating Station. For more information, visit or call (662) 547-6482.


The second annual "Conservation: Pass it Down" will be held on May 15 at the Neshoba County Coliseum with registration beginning at 5 p.m. The purpose of the event is to help you educate, excite and engage our county's youth about their current and upcoming responsibilities to be good stewards of our natural resources. Learn fun, educational, hands-on activities that you can do at home and help us "Pass it Down" to the next generation!


The annual meeting of the Mars Hill Cemetery Fund will be held on Tuesday night, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Old Mars Hill Church in Winston County. Everyone interested in the upkeep of this cemetery is invited to attend.

Rummage Sale

The youth of Neshoba Baptist Church will be having a rummage sale May 17 from 8 a.m. until at the Treasure Den across from Piggly Wiggly in Union. Everything must go. Make an offer!

For further information call: Vera Conrad at 601-527-2565

Spring Revival

On behalf of Pastor Patrick and the Greenfield Church family would like to invite you to our spring revival. The revival will begin May 11-15. On Sunday, May 11 services will begin at 6 p.m. and Monday-Thursday services are 7:15 p.m. nightly. The speaker for this glorious revival is our own Pastor Liminski Patrick. We are thanking you in advance. Come and be blessed.

Seniors Bingo

Calling all seniors to come out on Tuesday nights at 5 p.m. for some bingo fun at the Northside Park Senior Citizens building. There is only a $2 admission. Refreshments will be served. This is for ages 55 and up!

Baseball League

Westside Park will hold a Summer "Pick-Up" Baseball League for youth boys ages 9-12 beginning June 3. Entry fee is $40. Anyone interested please contact: Eddie Willis, 601-728-0311; Charles Kirksey, 601-728-9021; April Carter, 601-780-0789; and Jerry Calloway, 601-416-5810.

AAU Basketball

The AAU Basketball Super Regionals will be held May 30-June 1 at the Mississippi Basketball & Athletics Complex in Jackson. All AAU teams may qualify for their respective National Championship (third grade thru 12th grade). Pool play to single elimination bracket. $150 entry fee, please sign up at Entry deadline is May 23. For more information contact Eddie Clinton ot 407-468-7817 or 662-380-5494.

Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group

The monthly Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group will meet May 12 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at East Philadelphia Baptist Church. All caregivers and family of persons with Alzheimers dementia are urged to attend.

Memorial Day

Bloomfield Congregational Methodist Church will hold a Memorial Day program, May 18 at 10 a.m. Anyone that would like to participate be at 9:30 a.m. Dinner at the ground after services.

Mother's/Memorial Day Services

Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church will observe Mother's Day/Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 11 beginning at 11 a.m. with Bro Bobby Waggoner bringing the morning message. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Everyone is invited to attend.


Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society meeting time for the May meeting has been changed to Tuesday, May 13. The meeting will be held in the Ramzy Room of the Carthage-Leake County Library at 1 p.m. We are pleased to have Steven H. Stubbs of Philadelphia as our guest speaker. Mr. Stubbs is an accomplished author/historian, owner of Dancing Rabbit Press and curator of the Neshoba County Museum.

Mr. Stubbs will be speaking about his publications. Neshoba At War, Duty, Honor and Valor and Mississippi's Giant Houseparty are several of the books that he has authored. These books will be on display and will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome to join us for this exciting program.

Burton Benefit

A benefit will be held for the Douglas Burton family on May 10 at the Louisville Coliseum at 8 a.m. until. Bring out the family for a fun filled day with live music, a cake walk, facepainting, jumpers, slides, a ring toss and a car, truck and motorcycle show. An auction will start at 4 p.m. Hamburger and hotdog plates will be sold and guns and gas cards will be given away at 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Douglas Burton family to help pay for medical expenses. For more information call Stephanie Hemphill at 662-803-1447.

Dixon Day

Dixon Day will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served picnic style. All former students, teachers, families, neighbors and friends are invited to attend. For more information call Patsy Davis at 601-656-3795.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters will hold a 5k run/walk fundraiser on May 17 at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race will startt 8 a.m. at Choctaw Central High School. Pre-registration will be by May 9. It will be $20 for early registration and $25 for registration on the day of the run. For more information call Kaye Long at 601-575-8018.

Neshoba Class of '94 Reunion

The Neshoba Central Class of 1994 will be celebrating their 20 year class reunion at Bloomo Junction on Saturday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. The only cost will be for food at Bloomo Junction. RSVP Angie Fry at 601-575-8009 by May 17 if planning to attend.

Casting Call

There will be a casting call Thursday, May 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. for anyone interested in being a model for the second annual Local Fashion Advantage to be held June 12-13 at the old elementary school on North Van Buren Street in Carthage. Selected models will take part in a showing of fashions by Carthage native and New York fashion designer Hilton Hollis. Organizers are looking for men and women between the ages of 16 and 35. Women should be 5-7 or taller and a size 2, 4, or 6. Men should be 5-10 or taller with a waist size of 29, 30 or 31. Models should bring with them a "face shot" photograph with their name on it and a resume. Anyone interested should telephone Jo Carroll at 601-267-9522 or email Proceeds for the Local Fashion Advantage go to the Leake County Foundation and the Leake County Medical Foundation.

Basic AC/DC Class

East Central Community College Workforce Development Center's Integrated Technologies Training Center in Choctaw is offering instruction in "The fundamentals of Basic AC/DC Electrical Systems" used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications. Classes will be held on eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning on May 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $150. Robert Kilpatrick will serve as instructor. For more information on this class, please contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245.  The email address is

School Reunion

The Linwood school reunion will be held at Ronnie's Steak & Grill in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each person attending will be responsible for their food and drink.


The Neshoba County Public Library is seeking donations for its upcoming summer reading program. Needed items include gently used stuffed animals and toys which will be used as prizes during the program. Donations may be dropped off at the library during regular operating hours. For more information call 601-656-4911.

Philadelphia Football Registration

Time has come again for Philly Youth Football Registration of new and old players. If you are interested in playing football and cheering with Philly Youth Football and between the ages 4-12 years old,  please see the below names. You may also pick up an application from Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club, Pearl River Elementary, Philadelphia Elementary, and please bring registration form to Booker T. Football Field on Wednesday's at 5:30 - 7 p.m. until June 25.  Please bring with you a copy of your child's birth certificate.  We are looking forward to making this Season one to remember with you... Thanking you in advance. For more information contact Linda Johnson, President, at 601-728-0800; Lamont Crockett, Vice President,   at 601-663-9002; Kimberly Wilson, Secretary, at 601-575-8919; or Avia Jackson, 601-575-0355, Booster Club President.

God's Closet

God's Closet, a mission of First United Methodist Church, is encouraging families with students ages 4-years up to 18-years-old to register for school clothing and supplies that are free or charge. The mission is located in the Valley View Shopping Center and serves customers on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. To register you must present a birth certificate for each child and show two proofs of residency in Neshoba County. Donations of gently worn school clothing and uniforms many be dropped off at God's Closet on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.


NESHOBA COUNTY Youth Football and Cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering early bird registration beginning Feb. 28 and ending July 12. Cheer registration will be $85 as opposed to $100; includes a complete uniform. Five and 6 year old tackle is $40 as opposed to $50. Seven to 12 year old tackle is $50 as opposed to $65. After the July 12 deadline all Early Bird prices will be void and registrants will be required to pay the regular in season fee. A copy of a live birth certificate is also required of each registrant. Neshoba County Youth provides game jersey and game pants for all football season which is to be returned at the end of the season. A lunch is also provided on in season away games for every child that is a part of cheer and tackle. There is an End of Year Banquet where awards for each child are provided during the banquet. For more information regarding registration or about the league please contact any Board Member: Insurance Coordinator: Brookes Hardin-416-5397; Secretary: Mary Triplett-575-0366; Treasurer: Debbie Reynolds-575-1207; Vice-President: Dun Moore-562-9867; and CEO Greg Fulton-650-8301. Greg Fulton will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday's for registration.


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; Penny Eakes, 601-416-7579; Melissa Rudolph McLellan at 601-416-6958 or Patricia Greer Stokes at 601-267-3623. Additional information is available at pages/Neshoba-Central-High-School-Class-of-1974/742477435776374. The cost is $20 a person. Please RSVP to a committee member.

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


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.

Registration for Neshoba Pre-K

Registration for the pre-kindergarten program at Neshoba Central has been set for May. The Pre-Kindergarten Program is located at the Neshoba County Parent Resource Center building at Valley View.

Students are screened for enrollment by a pre-kindergarten test. The classes will begin and end to coincide with the regular school term at Neshoba County Schools. Participating students' parents will be require to provide transportation to and from the center. Anyone having a 4-year-old child and wishing for the child to be tested for the pre-K program must come to the Parent Resource Center to register the child between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 5-9.

It is not necessary for your child to be present on the day of registration. If all registration materials are presented, an appointment will be assigned for your child to be screened for placement. To register a child for the pre-k screening, parents must provide: two proofs of residence in Neshoba County School District, the child's certified birth certificate, the child's Social Security card, the child's state certificate of immunization compliance and CDIB if applicable. If you have any questions, call the Federal Programs office at 601-656-4484.

Relay for Life Fundraiser

The residents of Neshoba County General Hospital Nursing Home are sponsoring a special Relay for Life Fundraiser. The event is, Saturday May 10 at the nursing home from 9 a.m .until 2 p.m., and all proceeds will go to the hospital and nursing home Relay for Life Team.

The Transformers Car Club, The Camaro Car Clubs of Mississippi, Robots and The Philadelphia Cruisers will all be onsite for a meet and greet. The residents will be selling hamburger or hotdog plates with chips and a drink for $3; popcorn for 50 cents; sweets for 50 cents and drinks for 50 cents. Lots of fun and food for all. Please come out to support our residents for this special Relay for Life Fundraiser.