An interest meeting for the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Neshoba will be held Tuesday, Aug 12 at the Depot at 6 p.m.

Students in Neshoba County School District and their parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information call 601-656-1000.



Time has come again for Philly Youth Football registration for 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 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 - 7 p.m. until Aug. 22.  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.

Linda Johnson  President  601-728-0800.

Lamont Crockett  vice president   601-663-9002.

Kimberly Wilson  secretary  601-515-8919.

Avia Jackson  601-575-0355  Booster Club president.

Daniel Reunion

The William Simmons Daniel reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church located on Highway 21 north, Philadelphia.

Family and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish.

Bethany Family Reunion

The Bethany family reunion will be on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the coliseum beginning at 10 a.m.

Goodin Reunion

The annual Goodin reunion will be Sept. 7 at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish.

Scooba Day

The annual Scooba Day barbecue and horse show will be Aug. 30 at the Scooba Riding Club Arena. Horse show begins at 10 a.m. Sign up begins at 9:30 a.m. Negative Coggins test papers must accompany all horses entering the grounds. For more information call Jean Reed at 601-562-5552 or Rob Reynolds at 601-527-9792.

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer

We are now registering for tackle football and cheer through Aug. 23. Five and 6 year old tackle football is $50; 7-12 year old tackle football is $65, and 5-12 year old cheerleading is $100. For more information contact Greg Fulton 601-650-8301, Dun Moore 601-562-9867, Oreaka Wells 601-416-5213, Brookes Hardin 901-416-5397, Debbie Reynolds 601-575-1207, or Mary Triplett 601-416-1180.

Food giveaway

Mars Hill outreach ministry will be open on Aug. 16 from 8-9 a.m. First time applicants must bring ID, proof of income (check stubs), and proof of residency (utility bill). For more information or questions, call LaTonya Smith at 601-416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549.

24th annual Forestry and Wildlife Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27 will be a very special day in Clarke County as it will celebrate the annual Clarke County Forestry and Wildlife Festival at Archusa Water Park in Quitman.

The Clarke County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the festival in an effort to promote the county for tourism and to provide family fun for area residents. It is the main event of the fall season for our Chamber and for our county.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. The event will include Children's Breakfast with Special Characters, a car and truck show, Kiddie-Land with Nickelodeon-type children's games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, bass tournament, equipment displays, and porcelain chariot races. Ted Mangum from Ellisville will have his huge "Little Red Wagon." There will also be lots of good food, including homemade ice cream, and a chance to win $500 cash. Bring a lawn chair and spend the day.

Registrations are now being accepted for booth spaces for the event. Spaces are available for Arts & Crafts, trades, industrial, equipment exhibits and food sales. Booth registration deadline is Sept. 23.

For more information, contact the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 172, Quitman, MS 39355. Phone is 601-776-5701.

Little Zion

homecoming and revival

The Little Zion M.B. Church will be having their annual homecoming Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. James Steele from Brown Ridge Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Revival will be Aug. 18-22 starting at 7 p.m. Rev. A.C. Rush will be the speaker. The public is invited.

Collins Family Reunion

The Collins family reunion Cousin Fun Day will be Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Mississippi Muse Cabin at Oka-Itsu Puah Falls in Decatur from 1-6 p.m. Come join us in a day of family fun. Hot dogs will be provided, please bring snacks of your choice to go with the hot dogs and bring soda.

On Sunday, Aug. 17, we will have the annual Collins family reunion at Pine Grove Baptist Church in the House community after Sunday service. All friends are invited, please bring a covered dish.

God's Tabernacle Women's Workshop

We invite all women to our women's workshop. We hope you can come out and take a part in this workshop.

The theme is "Trying to please God." The workshop is Aug. 12-14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Revival services will also be held from Aug. 11-15 at 7 p.m. Elder Charles Nash, evangelist, will be there.

American legion

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. We will install the new officers for next year. The meal will consist of potluck, desserts, and tea.

Benefit for Cancer Patient

A benefit for Frances Dennis will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 from 4 p.m. until at the Zion Church of God (The Old Arbor) on Zion Road between Sebastopol and Rosebud. Uncle Pug's Blue Grass Band will play and sing from 5-6 p.m.

Hamburger and hot dog plates will be for sale, also cakes, ice cream and other food items. An auction will go from 6 p.m. until.

Other events may be announced later. To donate food or auction items, please call 601-253-2852, 601-562-8959, 601-253-2561, or 601-668-8190. We appreciate your support.

Fall Revival

New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is inviting everyone to their annual fall revival, Aug. 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Rush of Goodway Baptist Church will bring the unchanging words of Christ for the week.

Bounds Avenue Church

The former Bounds Avenue Church, now The House of Hope, is in Philadelphia. Come join The House of Hope, the place where God Almighty is the God of second chances. For more information call Ricky Rogers at 601-507-2467.

Jones Reunion

The family of Rev. Jim Jones and Lula Howington will be held at the Neshoba County Coliseum, Sunday, Aug. 10. All friends and relatives are invited to come. Potluck dinner will be at 12 noon.

Dennis Reunion

The children and grandchildren of the late Robert Murry and Harriet Elizabeth (Savell) Dennis would like to cordially invite family and friends to attend the Dennis Reunion, Sunday, Aug. 10 at Leak Academy Cafeteria in Madden. Please bring a covered dish. Beverages are provided. For more information call 601-253-2852.

Soul'd Out

Soul'd Out, a Southern Gospel quartet from Georgetown, Ohio, will be in concert at Salem Baptist Church, 2380 Salem Road, Lake, Sunday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information please call 601-775-8272.

Bethany Family Reunion

The Bethany family reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. from the Neshoba County Coliseum.

what's happening at your museum?

Steve Stubbs, curator of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Historical Museum, will present a program Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Neshoba County Public Library, to discuss the history of the museum as well as the exhibits and plans for the future of the museum. Call 601-656-4911 for more information.

Singing and


Faithway Baptist Church will be hosting a gospel singing featuring the Gospel Warriors at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. A love offering will be taken. Fellowship and beverages will be provided following entertainment. All are welcome to join us for an evening of good, clean fun. Faithway Baptist Church is located at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 488.

Soccer Registration

Neshoba County-Philadelphia Youth Soccer Organization is now taking registration for children ages 4-14 (before Aug. 1) for the 2014 season.

You can register at City Hall Monday through Friday and on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Log Cabin Northside Park.

Registration fee is $70 and includes uniform (shirt, shorts, and socks).

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.

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.

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

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!

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 p.m. 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.

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.