Forestry Short Course

The Neshoba County Forestry Association is offering a one –day course January 18, 8-3:00 p.m., in the coliseum’s multi-purpose room to assist forest landowners with marketing and management decisions. Topics will include prevention and treatment of forest pests such as southern pine and ips beetles, price declines and projected increases for saw timber and chip-n-saw, and potential new market opportunities. Dr. John Willis and Mark Measells, Extension Forestry Specialists, will be the instructors. The $40.00 per person registration fee includes lunch, materials, and membership dues in the county forestry association. Certified foresters can earn 2.0 CFE credits for this course. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Extension office after January 1: 601-656-4011.

Smart Landscapes Series

The Neshoba Master Gardeners will host an afternoon series of Smart Landscapes programs inside the Philadelphia – Neshoba Library, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., January 17 & 31, and February 7. The first session will focus on attracting beneficial wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies. The session on January 31 will be a basic landscape design class to overview placement of shrubs, trees, and areas of interest to simplify maintenance and beautify your yard. Dr. Pat Drackett, Director of Crosby Arboretum, will be the guest speaker for the February 7 session on “Naturalistic Landscapes.” Mississippi State University Extension Service developed the Smart Landscapes programs to simplify yardwork and maximize enjoyable outdoor spaces. All sessions are free and open to the public.


Central MS Chapter 1251 of NARFE

The monthly meeting of the Central MS Chapter 1251 of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:30 A. M. at Ronnie's Steak and Grill, 734 Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia, MS.  All federal employees/retirees and spouses are invited to attend.  For additional information about the meeting, please call 601-389-1946.