Mt. Olive M.B. Church Revival

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at House will be July 13-16. Sunday morning service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday evening service will start at 4:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 6:30 p.m. The speaker Brother Lin Chesney. For more information call (601) 774-7405. Brother Bill Raines serves as pastor. The church is located on 1119 Road 717, Union.

MC Law School

Congratulations to Jordan McMichael on the completion of her first year of law school at Mississippi College. She was selected to be a star mentor at MC's orientation in August for new students entering law. She was also elected treasurer of Mississippi College's Women's Student Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society. Jordan is working this summer as a legal assistant with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. She is the daughter of Jack and Janis McMichael.

Young People's


A Young People's Program will held at God's Tabernacle Church on June 29 at 4 p.m. in Philadelphia. Please come out. Rev. Norman Nash serves as pastor.

Dining on the Word

We, the Interdenominational Fellowship of Churches, invite you to come and share with us in our fellowship. It will be this Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at God's Family Church. Dr. Charles Griffin, Sr., serves as pastor. The guest speaker will be Elder Joe L. Payton. The church is located on 15081 Highway 16 West, Suite 5, Philadelphia.

Revelations in Christ

The Revelations Quartet will be in concert at Center Hill Baptist Church located on 11291 Highway 486, Philadelphia on June 28 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy the fellowship. Bro. Jerry Bishop is pastor.

Free classes

Christian Women's Job Corps of Philadelphia, located at the Neshoba Baptist Center, is offering free classes in our 1) Job/Life Skills & Computer Basics 2) Beginners Sewing 3) Crafts. Our classes are for all women of all ages. Call 601-481-4065 for registration/orientation information. Application deadline for upcoming classes, July 25. Orientation on July 31, receipt and acceptance of application by Christian Women's Job Corp is required to before you can attend Orientation.

Back to School

Supply Drive

The Pendleton Square Apartments Back to School Supply Drive is asking for: backpacks, #2 pencils, chalk, notebooks, art supplies, crayons, notebook paper, erasers, pencil boxes, blunt tip scissors, folders, colored pencils, glue sticks and rulers. Donations of school supplies will be accepted July 7 through July 25 at Pendleton Square Community Network Center please call Ms. Cassandra Anderson, SSC at 601- 656-8052.



To learn about interesting, odd, historical places to see in Mississippi plus stories about each, attend the program Trek Around Mississippi, July 9, at 2 p.m. at the Neshoba County Public Library. The program will be conducted by Barry Evans.

The Voice of the Fourth

A vocal competition for all ages will be held at 6 p.m. on June 28 at the old Lena school building. The cost to enter is $20 for individuals and $40 for groups. All proceeds from this family friendly event will benefit the Lena Fourth of July Celebration. Come be a part of the very first Voice of the Fourth! For more information, contact 601-663-8101 or 601-781-7830. More information can also be found online at

Photography Class

Steven Thomas of The Neshoba Democrat will be the featured presenter for Sights of Summer: Building Photography Basics, June 19 through July 17-Meeting Weekly on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program will be conducted over the course of five weeks for the amateur photographer who wishes to enhance their ability to take good photographs. Patrons will need to provide their own cameras. Selected photographs taken by the participants will be displayed in the library. Refreshments will be served.

For More Information Regarding These Programs, patrons should contact Wayne McNeer at 601-656-4911.

Children's Ministry

The First United Methodist Weekday Children's Ministry Program open enrollment for Preschool and Toddler Classes (ages 2-4 years) until July 4. We have a few spots available now. For more information call (601)656-1417 or come by and fill out a registration form.

Small Engine Repair Class

Instruction in small engine repair, including the theory of operation, carboration, ignition systems, and internal engine components, is being offered at the East Central Community College Productivity Enhancement Lab located at the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center.

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays beginning on July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gary Sanford will be serving as instructor.

Cost of the class is $150.

For more information contact Chris Clark, ECCC Workforce Development Coordinator, Phone 601-635-6245 or call toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 245. The email address is



A two-day ServSafe Food Safety Certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on August 13 and 14. Registration deadline is July 11. For more information and to obtain a registration form and the 6th Edition ServSafe Book, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service office at 601-656-4011.

Individuals who require special accommodations to participate should contact the Extension Office to make their request known prior to the program. Contact should be made timely to ensure appropriate accommodations.

John Robert Irby


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.

Miles 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.

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 through 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 through 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 at 601-732-7390.

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!




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.


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

Golf Tournament

County Line Country Club in Union will host Summer Time Golf Tournament on June 28-29. It is a two person scramble at $50 per person. Saturday tee time is at 1 p.m. and Sunday tee time is at 1:30 p.m. Cart rentals per person/day are $15. For more information call Rusty Hall (601) 416-7138, Chris Gardner, (601) 416-8081 or Charles Gardner at (^01) 416-9353.

Community Choir Membership

We are about to start a choir that will include the entire community for our young people. We have lots of talent in our youth that needs to be brought to life. We plan to have lots of excitement and entertainment for the young people. unto the Lord, including traveling occasions. Even though the choir is geared towards the youth, anyone may join. We are so excited. Anyone interested please call 601-575-1942 for more information.

NAMI Support Group

NAMI Meridian would like to invite any adult diagnosed with a mental illness to join the Connection support group every Tuesday from 5:45 to 7:15 pm at the Wesley House Community Center at 1520 8th Ave. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness and is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting those living with mental illness and their families. A family support group (Family-to-Family) meets the second Tuesday of each month at the same time and place. For more information, please contact the NAMI Mississippi office at 1-800-357-0388. NAMI Meridian Affiliate's email address is and mailing address is P. O. Box 8563, Meridian, MS 39303.

High Hill Cemetery

The High Hill Cemetery Fund Committee of Neshoba County needs financial help with maintenance. Please make your check payable to High Hill Cemetery Fund and mail it to Lynda Holcomb, 2506 Dennis Road, Walnut Grove, MS, 39189.

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.

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.