Of Local Interest
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:00 AM
The annual Boler Reunion will be held Sunday, June 22 at Walton Park, Neshoba County, Union.
This Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. a brief meeting will be held at the Philadelphia school district's Parent Resource Center to both inform and train people who are interested in helping with an historic effort to amend the state constitution in order to fully fund Mississippi's public schools. Known as Initiative Measure #42, the effort started earlier this year by an organization called Better Schools, Better Jobs.
John Robert Irby Benefit
Benefit auction for John Robert "JR" Irby will be held on July 19 beginning at 11 a.m. at Ford's Store on Highway 16 East. Pulled pork plates will also be sold for $10. Please donate items for the auction. Drop off items at Ford's Store before the day of the auction.
NCHS Class of 1964 50th Reunion
The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1964 will have a 50-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center located at Northside Park. The cost will be $15 a person and dress is casual. Check can be sent to Jerry W. Phillips, 10621 Road 547, Philadelphia, Miss. 39350. For additional information contact Jerry W. Phillips at (601) 656-7876; Nelson White, Jr. at (601) 575-0965; Mary Ruth Higginbotham Dennis at (601) 656-7381; Elton Bryan at (601) 562-6598; Danny Skinner at (601) 562-3823; Larry or Dianna Evans Walker at (601) 562-7460; Nancy Sharp Joyner at (601) 938-0475. Additional information can also be found on Facebook in events or go to Facebook, the Class of 1964 50th Reunion.
The annual Miles Reunion will be held Sunday, June 29 at the Pentecostal Campground dining hall on Highway 15 just south of Noxapater beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy food, fun and fellowship with friends and relatives. For more information call (662) 779-2124.
Singing School and Convention
An old-fashioned Christian Harmony shape-not singing convention with dinner on the grounds will be held in Decatur on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church which is eight miles north of Newton. Two days before the convention, traditional singers will conduct a singing school in the evening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20. The singing school will be held at Decatur United Methodist Church, directly across from ECCC. For more information or directions call (601) 683-2340.
Memorial Day at Sand Hill
Memorial Day at Sand Hill in the Arlington Community of Neshoba County will be held Sunday, June 22. Worship service at 11 a.m. followed by pot-luck dinner in the fellowship hall. If you will not be able to attend but would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the cemetery, mail your contribution to: LaRose Joyner, 12981 HWY 19N, Philadelphia, MS. 39350. If you want to be added to the mailing list concerning issues about the cemetery contact LaRose at 601-656-8709 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School
Neshoba Baptist Church of Union will be having their Vacation Bible School June 16-20 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Please come join us.
Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open on Saturday June 14 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. All first time applicants must bring I.D., proof of income and proof of residency (utility bill,etc.). Please contact Latonya Smith at (601) 416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at (601) 656-3549 for questions or more info.
Bro. Mark Wheeler (of the Marksmen Quartet) and Family of Murrayville, Ga. will conduct revival services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Newton from Sunday, June 15 thru Wednesday, June 18. Services on June 15 will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by the morning worship service at 11 a.m., with the evening worship service at 5 p.m. Services on Monday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 19 will begin at 7 p.m. each evening. The church is located at 4442 Newton-Conehatta Road, Newton (5 miles North of Newton). For more information, please call (601) 896-2249 or (601) 683-3928.
Storing Old Photos
Jeff Rogers, Photographic Archivist with the MS Department of Archives and History will present a program at the Neshoba County Public Library, Monday, June 23 at 10 on the best storage options for your photographs. For more information call the Library at 601-656-4911.
Pastor Appreciation Revival
Romans 13:7 says, "Give tribute to whom tribute is due...honor to whom honor is due." In accordance with God's word, the Word of God Church family on 231 Line Street invites you to come help us to give honor and tribute to our Pastor Dorothy Stribling, with God's word, praise and worship, singing and dancing, all in the name of Jesus on June 12-15. On Thursday night at 7 p.m., pastor Geneva Blunt will be speaking. Speaking on Friday night at 7 p.m. will be pastor Camille Boler and on Saturday night will be a musical concert with Brother Bufkin and Brother Boler. Then, on Sunday evening at 3 p.m. Pastor Laminkski will speak. Come and let us magnify the Lord and exalt His name together! Psalm 34:3. For more information call (601) 575-1942.
County Line School Reunion
Students, teachers and friends will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church-Union for the County Line School reunion. Bring a covered dish for the meal and fellowship. For more information, call (601) 774-8274.
Apostolic Church Revival
Christian Life Apostolic Church announces revival services with Rev. Keith Phillips on June 12-15. Services are nightly at 7 p.m. and on Sunday services will be at 2 p.m. Rev. Benny Alford is the pastor.
Fellowship Baptist Church VBS
Fellowship Baptist Church will host their vacation Bible school beginning Wednesday, June 18 to Friday, June 20 from 6-8 p.m. Come join us for stories, fun, crafts, games and snacks. All ages are welcome. The church is located on Highway 21 South. 1 Peter 3:15.
The youth of Neshoba Baptist Church will be continuing their rummage sale at the Treasure Den in Union on June 21 at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everything must go. Make an offer. Fill a bag $3.
Blood Drive for Mike Wilcher with MS Blood Services. Mike has a rare blood disorder that requires him to have a tremendous amount of blood. The drive is scheduled for Thurs. June 19 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Edinburg One Stop on Hwy 16. in Edinburg. You may contact Angela Scott @ 601-650-8062 for any information.
KILPATRICK FAMILY REUNION
The family of J.O. and Sally Skinner Kilpatrick will have our first family reunion June 14 at Decatur Country Club, Mississippi 503, Decatur. Food catered by Dickey's Barbecue. For more info call Peggy Willis at 601-683-6418. I look forward to seeing you.
DRGHS meeting slated
The Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society will meet in the Ramzy Room of the Carthage -Leake County Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11. The speaker for the meeting will be Barry Evans, an instructor of Hinds Community College. He will present a program on odd historical sites and places around Mississippi. All members and prospective members are invited.
New County Line VBS
New County Line Baptist Church will have vacation bible school Mon. - Fri., June 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. This year's theme is Jungle Safari. The church is located on Hwy 427 near Edinburg.
Free Summer Meals
Youth Development and Education Center, Inc. is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program beginning June 2, thru Aug. 8, at Providence M.B. Church in Philadelphia. These nutritious meals are provided thru USDA guidelines. Breakfast will be served from 8-9:30 a.m. and Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This is a summer meals program provided without charge to school age children up to age 18. There will be no discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This is a community based project scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. everyday which plans to also include educational and recreational activities of reading, tutoring and some physical activities. For more information contact Annette @ 601-732-7390.
Volunteers have many opportunities with Sta-Home's hospice program, such as providing companionship to patients and caregivers, shopping for the families, light housekeeping, baking and cooking, filing and making phone calls. Currently we are looking for volunteers ages 16 years and older with a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance. If you are interested in volunteering with Sta-Home please contact Shannon Withers at (601) 481-5824 or email email@example.com. Sta-Home will be hosting an information session on May 31st at the Neshoba County Library at 2 p.m. for anyone interested in information on the volunteer program.
Louisville needs more volunteers
Samaritan's Purse is requesting more volunteers to assist with sawing downed trees and limbs and moving them for county cleanup efforts.
Volunteers should check in at the Samaritan's Purse tent at the Louisville Coliseum at 201 Ivy Ave. or go online to http://www.samaritanspurse.org/.
All volunteers are encouraged to check in at the coliseum, which will enable local officials to document volunteer work hours for essential compensation to the city and county from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Make safety a top priority by wearing protective clothing such as long pants, hard sole shoes, gloves, hats and safety goggles when appropriate. Drink plenty of water and take breaks to prevent accidents cause by exhaustion. Financial donations for disaster relief may be made through Renasant Bank or online at http://winstonstrong.com/.
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!
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.
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.
NCHS CLASS REUNION
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 https://www.facebook.com/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.