GETTING THE MESSAGE/A faithful savior Jesus Christ

In the letter to the church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13), the Lord Jesus says, “I have set before you an open door because you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (verse 8).

LETTER/We reap what we sow

Over the past two months, the community conducted two public forums regarding the future of education in Philadelphia and Neshoba County.


Looking for a location to erect a glove factory, W.O. Wells, Jr. and L.C. Waite, of the Wells Lamont Corp., of Chicago, met with representatives of the local chamber of commerce Tuesday afternoon in the Benwalt Hotel.

THOMAS/Bibi ignores Biden

What do you think President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response might have been if another nation had called on him to stop U.S. and Allied forces from taking Berlin and squashing the Nazi regime in 1945?

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ is the way, the truth, the life

The two churches commended the most in the Lord Jesus Christ’s letters to the churches (Smyrna and Philadelphia) were both facing severe opposition. Grace is a flower that often grows best in winter. The Christian life is not lived in view of time but in view of eternity. Tribulation is hard, but temporary. Eternal life is that which Christ came to win for his people. 


Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.    


PFC Vernon A. Myers, who was wounded in action in the South Pacific, is now reported well recovered and back in action. He is the son of David L. Myers of Rt. 5.

THOMAS/The cost of abandoning Scripture

There are many reasons for the modern church’s loss of its prophetic voice, politics being just one of them. As in ancient times, trying to embrace what the rest of the world is doing has diminished the power of the church to address what used to be called “sinful behavior.”


Mrs. J.D. Meeks of Topeka, Kansas, says in a letter to The Democrat that although it has been 25 years since they left Philadelphia,

THOMAS/Lessons from the campus protests

The year was 1966 and Ronald Reagan was running for governor of California.


J. W. Lewis, president of the Neshoba County Farm Bureau, has announced that Ransom E. Aldrich, president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, will deliver an address in the courthouse in Philadelphia, Monday, May 1 at 2 p.m. Important matters concerning farm prices will be discussed.

THOMAS/Stop wet nursing woke students

With all that is occurring in our political and cultural life, there are signs some Americans have had enough.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Clinging to Christ for hope

The letter to the church in Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) begins this way: “The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like flames of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.”

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Be watchful for Satan’s devices

The church in Pergamum gets a mixed evaluation from the Lord in his letter to them (Revelation 2:12-17). The Lord knows the gloomy circumstances that they were in. The city is described as a place “where Satan’s throne is,” and where “Satan dwells.”

BIBLE SELECTION/Romans 10:9-10

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,


The Directors of the Neshoba County Fair Association met last Friday at 10 a.m. to make plans for the coming Fair. Committees were appointed and Fair dates were set.

THOMAS/A taxing time

Was it as bad for you as it was for me? Sending Washington money we earn, but Washington doesn’t, I mean?

EDITORIAL/The school discussion

Our schools are one of our biggest and most important assets so a robus discussion is in order about the future.

THOMAS/Hatred of Jews continues

Repetition while teaching children is a necessary tool that allows them to absorb information and to build on it for future understanding. It is why my teachers required repeating times tables and words in language class.


The Junior Class of the Philadelphia High School will present its annual play at the high school auditorium at eight o'clock this Friday. "Lady Spitfire" is the title of the play to be presented.

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