Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky Rogers is looking for true people to be leaders in the musical part of worship.

Remember, the Lord will always pay you for true worship.

Call 601-507-2467.

Help for those

Struggling with Addiction

Narconon means no-drugs or narcotics-none.

We are a non-profit, public benefit organization that is dedicated to helping people get off drugs and live productive lives.

We offer free counseling, assessments and free referrals to more than 11,000 centers nationwide.

Call today to speak to a counselor at 800-468-6933 or log on to www.stopaddiction. com.

Bingo Night

Calling all senior citizens ages 60 and up.

Come join us every Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a fun night of bingo and a chance to win great prizes.

This event will be held at the Senior Citizens building located at Northside Park.

There will be a $2 entry fee and refreshments will be served. So come out and have some bingo fun.

Friday Night Entertainment

Come one, come all and listen to the delightful music by Derrell Fulton and The Night Shift Band.

Dance the night away to old favorites, contemporaries and music written by some of our own band members.

Enjoy great company in a smoke free atmosphere.

An $8 cover charge includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water.

Join us every Friday night beginning at 8 p.m.

We are located on Highway 15, eight miles north of the Neshoba County Coliseum on the left.

The Band Wildfire

The band "Wildfire" will be performing on Friday nights at "Your Place" located at 32303 old Highway 45 north in Meridian beginning at 8 p.m.

On Saturday nights, they play at the VFW in Philadelphia beginning at 8 p.m.

The admission is $8. For more information, contact Bill at 601-427-3404 or Jack at 601-938-1355.

Their email address is or you can reach us through Bill Burkes on Facebook.



The Recovery First NA meeting will be held at God's Tabernacle Church every Thursday at 6 p.m.

For more information call Ruthie Nash at 601-656-3565.



Anyone/everyone who wants or desires an opportunity to praise and pray to the Lord (shift-workers, etc., and person available during that time) are invited to a mid-week/mid-day prayer meeting every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Yates Drug Store (banquet room) on the square downtown Philadelphia. Extra parking around the back of the drug store.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Anyone with family members buried at the cemetery is ask to help with its upkeep. Contributions can be mailed to: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 11881 Road 347, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

Donations Requested

The Philadelphia Police Department and the Community Policing Neighborhood Association are asking for your assistance in donations for school supplies for the children of Philadelphia Elementary School. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.


The reorganizational meeting of the Neshoba County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum.

Any young person in Neshoba County between the ages of 8-18 may attend this meeting with their parent or guardian and find out what is required to be a part of this program.

Instructors in the disciplines of archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun will be prepared to share safety considerations, techniques of the disciplines and projected practice times.

For more information on this program please give me a call. My phone number is (601) 656-4602.

Shady Grove MB Church

On Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Shady Grove MB Church will be hosting a Men in Black - Women in Red Program.

Guest speaker will be Pastor Douglas V. Noel.

Guest musical group will be Friendz of Hazlehurst Soloist will be Sister Faye Pickett.

For more information, please call Deacon Ray Johnson at 601-892-7841.


Chitterling and/or Boston butt plates will be sold from 11 a.m. until on Feb. 16 at Linwood Volunteer Fire Department as part of its annual fundraiser. Chitterling plates will be $10 and Boston Butt sandwiches, $7.

Antioch Baptist Church

Annual Bow Shoot/Wild Game Supper at Antioch Baptist Church in House is set for Saturday, Feb. 16. Bow shoot will be at 11 a.m. Supper will be at 6 p.m. "Coyote Calling Seminar" will be at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Trophies will be given in 3 divisions. The address of the church is 10791 Road 4306, Union.

Bake Sale

There will be a benefit bake sale for Clayson Lovern on Friday, Feb. 8. The bake sale will be held at the Citizens Bank main office lobby from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. or until everything is sold.

Pastor's Anniversary Celebration

The public is cordially invited to the 14th year anniversary service to celebrate our Pastor and First Lady, the Rev. Curtis Johnson and Sis. Merl Johnson. The celebration will be at Mt. Pleasant #2 M.B. Church in Noxapater. The guest speaker will be Pastor Andrew Robinson of the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford. The celebration will be Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. If more information is needed call 662-724-4521.

Old Longino Center Back Porch Opry

Do you like to dance? Sam Holdiness and the Sun Downers will entertain every Friday night starting at 7:30 a.m. Have a great dance in a smoke free family environment. $8 cover charge.

Friends of the Library Group Forming

The Neshoba County Public Library will be hosting an organizational meeting for a Friends of the Library Group, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. at the library. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Every day across America, Friends are making a difference for the libraries they serve.


The annual 4-D NBHA Sanctioned Barrel Run will be held Saturday, March 2. It will begin with trainer barrels at 9 a.m. and then the open barrels will begin at 1 p.m. There will be $1,000 money added. This Barrel Run is open to everyone and members of the NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) can receive points for their participation.

In addition to the open barrels division there will be divisions for beginners, youth ages 18 and under, and seniors, age 50 and older. For more information you can call (601) 656-4602. This event is sponsored by the Neshoba County 4-H Horse Club.


Sponsored by the Mississippi United Methodist Choctaw Mission, the Winter Flea Market will be Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Pushmataha Family Life Center, 10971 Road 2606, Philadelphia, off of Highway 16, across from the Pow Wow.

For more information or to reserve a table, contact Pastor Al Styron at (601) 927-6532.

Proceeds will benefit the mission in it's ministry by providing weekly meals for the homeless, replenishing our food pantry, and other everyday Mission expenses in serving the community.


Services at Green Hill United Methodist Church is held in the Lake Pushmataha Family Life Center located at 10971 Road 2606, Philadelphia, across from the Pow Wow on Highway 16.

Service times for Sunday are: free breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.; worship, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; and children's church/Bible study, 9:30 a.m.. - 10:45 a.m..

The pastor is Dr. Al Styron. He can be contacted at (601) 927-6532.

The church and community worker is Steve Claris.

Worship/music leader is Carol Styron.

Wednesday Night Live is for the youth and children.

Dinner is from 5:30-6 p.m. with Bible study and activities fro 6-7 p.m.

Meals for the homeless and Choctaw community are served on Wednesday from 5:30 - 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30-9:15 a.m.

The clothes closet is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.



The Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission has begun its baseball/softball spring program for Boys ages 4-13 and Girls ages 4-16 this includes Tee Ball and Instructional Leagues. Registration will end Feb. 23.

Prices are: ages 4-5, $40, and ages 6 and over, $65. Baseball is for Boys ages 4-13 on May 1, 2013. Softball is for Girls ages 4-16 on Jan. 1, 2013. There will be a $10 late fee for registration after Feb. 23.

Registration will be at city hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at Northside Park Senior Citizens Building from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23.




The Philadelphia Neshoba County Park Commission has begun its spring soccer program for Boys & Girls 4-14.

Entry fee is $40. Uniform is not included. Soccer is for Boys & Girls ages 4-14 on August 31, 2012. There will be a $10 late fee for registration after Feb. 23.

Registration will be at city hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at Northside Park Senior Citizens building from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23.

Age groups for teams will be same as fall season.

Outreach Meeting

The Partnership Community Outreach Meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Leaders from various agencies will be available to discuss their programs and how you can apply. Topics may include: Conservation Programs, Conservation Technical Assistance, County Committee Elections, Disaster Programs, Farm Lending, Housing, and Small Farmer Loans.

For more information contact: United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (601)-656-8783 Ext.3. Supporting Agencies: Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Rural Development and Other Community Cooperative Working.

ECCC Offers FREE 'First Steps' Workshop In Philadelphia

"First Steps - the Process of Starting a Small Business" is the topic of a workshop scheduled Tuesday Feb. 12, sponsored by East Central Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC director, will be the speaker at the free information session scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Neshoba Business Enterprise Center located in the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Industrial Park.

To pre-register and for more information, contact Westbrook, Phone 601-635-6297, or Virgie Thames, SBDC assistant, Phone 601-635-6296. The email address is or

Neshoba Central High School Class of '73

Our class reunion is coming up May 4th. We need a headcount for the caterers. Please send your money and profile sheet in before March 15th. Please send in your profile sheet even if you can't make it to the reunion. Our next meeting will be April 1 at Ronnie's Steak and Grill at 6 p.m.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Group

The monthly Alzheimer's Caregiver Group will meet Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church.

All caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Dementia and other dementias are encouraged to attend.

American Legion

The American Legion and Ladies Auxillary will meet Tuesday night, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home. The meal will consist of pot luck dishes along with deserts and tea.

High Hill Baptist Church

High Hill Baptist Church, Neshoba Association will host renowned singer Ronnie Cottingham on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. for a special music worship service. A love offering will be received. Bro. Don Cook, pastor, invites the public.

Winter Revival

The Word of God Church will be hosting their Winter Revival on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. nightly. Hosting by Pastor Dorothy Stribling, guest speaker on Thursday night will be Rev. Sylvester Hampton, on Friday night Pastor Geneva Blount and on Saturday night will be Bishop Chris Chamblin. Please come join us and worship and celebrate in the name of Jesus Christ. Contact 601-575-1942 for more information.

Ordination Service

Ordination service for Bro. Robby Moore will be held on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul M.B. Church. The Rev. Sylvester Hampton is pastor.