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12/19/2012 6:00:00 AM
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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.

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.



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.



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.

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.

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.


A ServSafe food safety certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on Jan. 28 and 29. The registration deadline has been extended to Jan. 7. 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.

Class of 1978 meeting

There will be a meeting Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at Steven Chapel Church for the class of 1978 at Philadelphia High School. We are asking all classmates that are able to attend to come out and help plan class reunion for 2013.

Basketball Tournament

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is having an Independent Boys and Girls Christmas Break Basketball Tournament for ages 6-17. If you have a team and would like to enter this tournament please contact April Carter at 601-656-4101. The fee is $45 a team. This tournament will be held at the Booker T. Washington Gym.

MLK Parade Entrees

The Neshoba County Community In Action Parade Committee cordially invites you to participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Applications to participate are available at the following places: the Neshoba County Library, Philadelphia-Neshoba County Economic Development Office (The Depot), and Education & Training Institute (250 West Beacon Street). The application fee is $25. The theme is "Celebrating God's Drum Major, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." For questions or parade information, you may contact: Eva Tisdale at 601-479-1370, Tan Houston at 601-575-0909 or Arlene Brass at 601-656-8206.

Silent Night

"Silent Night," an inspiring Christmas cantata by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith, will be presented at Salem Baptist Church on Sunday morning, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Choir director is Tammy Shumaker.

The Band Wildfire

The band Wildfire plays every Friday night at Old Longino School across from Northside Park in Philadelphia beginning at 7:30. Classic country, blues, Southern rock, something for everyone, slow dance, line dance, waltz, twist, singers, great harmonies, keyboard, our guitar player plays saxophone, fiddles, smoke free environment, friendly folks, $8 covers admission, soft drinks, coffee, cups and ice.

There is a large dance floor. Call Bill 601-427-3404 or Jack 601-938-1355 for more information.


There will be a Neshoba Girl Scouts leaders meeting on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at Pendleton Square Apartments, Community Networking Center, 1700 Pendleton. Please contact Neshoba Service Manager, Cassandra Anderson at 601-656-0852 Wednesday - Friday 8-5.

City Republicans

City Republicans will meet at the City Hall in Philadelphia on Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. for the purpose of organizing a city Republican Committee. A mass meeting is being called, all qualified Republican electors who live in the municipality are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Church

The Pleasant Valley M.B. Church would like to cordially invite your church family, soloist, to our musician brother Jeremy Olive's annual musician appreciation on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. Special guest for this occasion will be "Open Vessel Gospel Singers." Please come and help us lift up the name of the Lord, and celebrate this special occasion.

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