Of Local Interest

Of Local Interest



If you are interested in joining the Neshoba County 4-H Horse Club, join us on April 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room located at the Neshoba County Coliseum. This will include information regarding riding events as well as horse art opportunities. This program will be available to youth ages 8-18.  If you plan to attend or need any additional information, please call the Neshoba County Extension Office at 601-656-4011!   


   Please join us for our annual Family Reunion to begin at 10:00am on Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Memory of Chester and Gladys Nowell. We look forward to fellowship with all family members; and especially the good food. Please attend at Northside Park Senior Citizens Center:  100 Burt Drive, Philadelphia, MS 39350




   All hunters and wildlife managers, foresters and loggers, private landowners, wildlife enthusiasts, and industry representatives, join us on April 18th, 2024, at the Coastal Plains Branch Experiment Station located at 51 Costal Plains Road Newton, MS from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for a Wildlife Management Field Day. Pre-register by calling 601-683-2084 by April 11. On-site registration begins at 8:30. The program begins at 9:00. Lunch will be provided.

Continuing Education Opportunities Below: 

Continuing Forestry Education (CFE)

Category A

4 hours credit

Professional Logging Manager (PLM)

Category 1

4 hours credit


   It is that time of the year again! The Neshoba County Vegetable Growers Association is beginning to prepare for the upcoming Farmers’ Market season. I would like to cordially invite everyone to our Vegetable Growers Meeting on May 8th at 12:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Conference Room at 704 E Main St. Philadelphia, MS 39350. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2024 Farmers’ Market, please plan to attend the Vegetable Growers Meeting. Lunch will be provided, so please call the Neshoba County Extension office at 601-656-4011 by May 3rd to RSVP. We look forward to hearing from you soon!  


   Busy Hands Quilt Guild will meet April 9th, 9:30am, in the Fellowship Hall of United Methodist Church, Decatur, MS. Members will continue working on Good Samaritan projects. Feel free to join us for a few hours.


   The Pre-Kindergarten Program is located at the Neshoba County School District, Office of Federal Programs/Pre-K building at 1125 Golf Course Road.  Students are screened for enrollment by a pre-kindergarten test.  The program is designed to serve those children with the most academic/ developmental needs, and will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024.  The classes will begin and end to coincide with the regular school term at Neshoba County Schools.  Participating students’ parents will be required to provide transportation to and from the center.  As other students in the school district, pre-k students will be offered breakfast and lunch by the Neshoba County School District Food Services.

   Registration and testing will be conducted from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, on May 20 – 22.  We ask that one parent attend with the child being tested. Registration documents can be printed        at www.neshobacentral.com, select “Departments,” “Federal Programs/Pre-K,” and then    select “Pre-K Program Registration.”

   For more information, call the office of Federal Programs/Pre-K @ 601-656-4484 or email Jennifer Rawson at jrawson@neshobacentral.com or Sheila Goss at sgoss@neshobacentral.com. 


   The Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Family of Louisville cordially invites you to attend their 2024 Spring Revival Services which will begin Sunday, April 7, 2024, and end Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Sunday revival service will begin at six o’clock in the evening.  Monday through Tuesday revival services will begin at seven o’clock in the evening. The evangelist is Rev. Durward L. Minor, Sr., pastor of the New Beginning Baptist Church of Starkville, Mississippi.  Please come and be blessed by the Word of God. Invite your family and friends to join you.



   The PNC Arts Council will hold its annual membership drive in the Ellis Theater on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 6:00 PM. 


   The Neshoba County Forestry Association is having its Spring Meeting on April 16, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Mississippi State Extension Hardwood Silviculture Forest Herbicide Specialist, Dr. Brady Self will be presenting on the topic of Herbicide Forest Management. Members will be eligible to receive up to 1 Hour of CFE’s and PLLM’s credit for attending. All NCFA members are encouraged to attend and invite their friends and neighbors to join our association. Please note that if you have not already paid your annual NCFA $20 dues, make plans to do so at the upcoming meeting. Dues can be paid with cash or a check payable to the Neshoba County Forestry Association. We greatly appreciate all our generous sponsors for the NCFA who have so kindly sponsored our meal that will be hosted by Penn’s. Please call the MSU Extension Office at 601-656-4011 to RSVP by April 12th. I look forward to seeing you all the April 16th. 



   The Neshoba County Extension Office would like to invite you to the Multi-County Small Ruminants Management Workshop on May 16th in the Multi-Purpose at the Neshoba County Coliseum from 3-7 p.m.. A meal will be provided. Small Ruminant Specialist, Dr. Leyla Rios de Alvarez and Forage Specialist, Dr. Rocky Lemus, will be speaking on the topic of Best Management Practices for Small Ruminant Operations which will include Suitable Forage Practices, Reproduction Practices, and Pesticide Management. Please call the Neshoba County Extension Office at 601-656-4011 to RSVP by May 9th. 


   April 20, 2024 Pearl River Archery will be hosting a Mississippi Archery Association and ASA Event. Registration between 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tournament begins at 10 a.m.. Range is located at McMillian Park, 515 MS-16, Carthage, MS. $30 entry fee for K50, K40, Women's K40, Open, Senior Known. $25 entry fee for Barebow, Bowhunter, Traditional, High School, Women’s Bowhunter. $10 entry fee Middle School $5 entry fee Elementary 


   The Mt. Enon M.B. Church family in the Dixon Community invite all area church families to their Spring Revival scheduled for April 22-24th at 7:00 nightly. Rev. Boris Griffin of Philadelphia, MS will be the evangelist for this occasion. Rev. James Pinkston is the pastor.

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