Parents and students are busy preparing for the beginning of school.

There are some who are on vecation while others are getting a day or two in at the Neshoba County Fair.

It's a busy time of the year.

Pastor Bennie Hopkins brought another wonderful message Sunday at Mount Ary Baptist Church.

His scripture was Matthew 19:21-22.

The Mounty Ary Male Chorus accompanied him with an inspirational song service.

Stallo Methodist Church had an unusual crowd on Sunday.

Many relatives and friends of Bro. Jerry Barnett came in support of him.

Members stated that Bro. Barnett brought an informative message which focuses on love. His scripture was John 12:34-35.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Henson were in Jackson over the weekend where they attended the Southwest Region Laymen Workshop.

There were several members of Mount Ary Baptist Church in attendence on Friday night.

The Mount Ary Praise Team, under the leadership of Mrs. Silvia Moore, placed first in performance.

Team members who performed were Alleya Carothers, Gabeille Kelly, Quala Lyons and Kelsey Moore.

The workshop was said to have been very informative, as well as well attended.

The Southwest Region Youth Conference is in session this week in Mobile, Ala.

Mrs. Mary Hopkins, the wife of Pastor Bennie Hopkins Sr., is director.

Remember them in your prayers.

Pastor Hopkins will preach this Sunday during a homecoming service at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Meridian. This program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Evangelist Martha Moore will be the guest speaker during a revival service at Piney Grove Methodist Church of Louisville on Aug. 5-6. Service will begin each night at 7 p.m.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Monique Hudson, Pelmar Moore and Tammy Moor. Their birthday will be Aug. 1

Happy birthday wishes go out to Kendrick McKinney and Christi Moore whose birthday will be Aug. 3

Happy birthday wishes go out to Renee Wells on Aug. 4 and Johnny Hoskins on Aug. 7.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Randell and Tammy Moore whose wedding anniversary will be Aug. 1.

Happy anniversary wishes also go out to Phillip and Bernice Holmes whose wedding anniversary will be Aug. 7

Special prayer has been requested for Ricky Lee.

Remember him and others who are on the sick and shut in list.

God bless you. Be carefull and have a great week.