Of Local Interest

Of Local Interest


SOIL and water scholarships

Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District, a member of the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), announces its annual call for applications for five scholarships to be awarded in January 2023. First place: $10,000. Second place: $10,000. Third place: $10,000. Fourth place: $10,000. Fifth place: $10,000 and sixth place $10,000. These scholarship awards are open to any college sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a college or university in the state of Mississippi.

• Applications will be evaluated based on student’s grade point average, activities and leadership qualities, financial need and supporting materials. The Scholarship is open to students pursuing a Natural Resources field of study.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 3, 2022. To obtain an application, information or specific evaluation criteria, visit Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District Office located at: 511 East Lawn Drive Philadelphia, MS 39350 or call 601-656-8783 Ext. 3


Come by the MSU Extension Service-Neshoba County office and pick up your entry forms, entry tags and exhibitor number for the Neshoba County Fair Exhibit Hall.  Youth ages 8-18 can enter items in the categories of fresh fruits and vegetables, field crops, food preservation, food-nutrition, posters, and arts and crafts.  Adult categories include fresh fruits and vegetables, field crops, food preservation, and cultural arts. The deadline to pick up your entry forms, tags and exhibitor number is Monday, July 11. Call 601-656-4011 or come by the Extension Service office at the Neshoba County Coliseum for more information.

church homecoming 

Center Hill Baptist Church on Highway 486 will be celebrating Homecoming on Sunday, July 10th, at 11:00 AM.  A meal will be served in the fellowship hall after the worship service. The public is cordially invited to attend.

family reunion 

The Gray reunion (descendants of Charles and Emma Gray) will be held at the Neshoba County Coliseum on July 10, 2022. It will start at 10AM. Potluck lunch will be at noon. 

youth football 

Registration for the 2022 Season is here for Philadelphia Youth Football and Cheer. Looking for Boys and Girls ages 4-12 years. You may register at Booker T Field on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7 pm starting July 5 - Sept 6 , 2022  or you may email philadelphiayouthfootball@gmail.com. Please bring a copy of birth certificate for football players.

farmers market 

Neshoba County Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 a.m. and every Saturday except the second Saturday of each month from 7-12 noon at the Farm Bureau Office on Hwy 16.  The Market will be held every second Saturday from 7-12 noon at the Depot. 

Come by and see us for the Neshoba County Farmers’ Market! There will be local produce from tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, corn, green beans, and peppers. Other vegetables and crafts may also be available throughout the market season. For those interested in becoming a vendor, the cost is $10.00 per vending day OR $50.00 for the entire season.

For questions contact the Neshoba County Extension Office at 601-656-4011.

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