Enrichment Classes

The Enrichment classes at Philadelphia Public Schools are going to dig up a time capsule that was buried by students in the program 30 years ago. Students, administrators, local volunteers and city officials are invited to attend. The vault will be dug up on Saturday, April 26  with the help of the Yates Companies. They will open the capsule on Thursday, May 1 at 9 a.m. For more information call 601-656-1623(PES) or 601-562-2552 (cell) or by email jbounds@phillytornadoes.com.

Homecoming Celebration

Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sebastopol will hold a Homecoming celebration on May 3-4.

Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames

Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames is a full-length theatrical production about heaven and hell. It follows a number of people, in different walks of life, who die and must stand before the angel with the book of life. Performances will begin at 7 p.m., nightly, on May 4, 5 and 6. Admission is free and childcare will be provided.

Large groups and/or church groups are asked to call 601-986-8761 or 601-575-8761 for reserved seating. Please join us for this high impact, compelling drama, and bring a friend. For more information please call 601-986-8771. Please check our Facebook page, Antioch Baptist Church, for announcements on extending the drama through Wednesday, May 7. Make plans to attend you do not want to miss it!

Philadelphia Pre-K4 Registration

Philadelphia Public Schools will hold registration for Pre-K4 and Kindergarten on May 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. If you registering for Pre-K4, please bring your child. Pre- K 4 students will need to be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1. Kindergarten students will need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. Information also required and must be presented by the legal guardian: Certified copy of birth certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Compliance form 121 (must state complete for school entry) and guardianship papers, if applies. Also two proofs of residency: driver's license, automobile registration, apartment or home lease, voter precinct identification, filed homestead exemption application form and utility Bills, i.e. phone bill, gas bill, electric bill, etc.

Youth Revival

Mt. Pleasant #2 M.B. Church family and Pastor, Rev. Curtis Johnson will be having their Youth Revival on April 27-May 1 nightly at 7 p.m. Our Guest Evangelist for the week, Pastor Liminski Patrick of Greenfield Baptist Church. Please come share with us.

Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society

The Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, May 14 in the Ramzy Room of the Carthage-Leake County Library at 1 p.m. We are pleased to have Steven H. Stubbs of Philadelphia as our guest speaker. Mr. Stubbs is an accomplished author/historian, owner of Dancing Rabbit Press and curator of the Neshoba County Museum.

Mr. Stubbs will be speaking about his publications. Neshoba At War, Duty, Honor and Valor and Mississippi's Giant Houseparty are several of the books that he has authored. These books will be on display and will be available for purchase.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this exciting program.

Auction/Cake Walk

Auction/cake walk, entertainment, food and drink proceeds go to Carlton and Mary Gilmer. They lost their home to a fire and all contents on April 9. Location: Leake Academy old gym Madden Ms starting at 4 p.m. Contact Ashley (Gilmer) Myers at 601-559-4724 or Jessica Thornton at 601-728-0430 with any questions.

Gill Birthday

The Mt. Nebo Church Family will have a birthday celebration for Charles "Tobe" Gill on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at the church. Mt. Nebo is located at 257 Carver Ave., where Rev. M. C. Thompson, Jr. serves as the pastor.

The celebration will consist of gospel singing groups, Mt. Nebo Church Choirs, Guest Choirs, Soloists, The Kings of Joy and various other groups.

Please come and help us make this a joyful occasion for "Tobe". Gifts or donations for "Tobe" will be accepted. Everyone is encouraged to come to the church and help "Tobe" celebrate another year of life! Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

Basket Day

The 16th annual "Basket Day" has been moved to a new location. The festival honoring the Choctaw weavers and other craftspeople will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. at the Chahta Immi Cultural Center off Highway 16 west in the Choctaw Shopping Center, Pearl River. It will be outside at the museum.

We will have an antique basket show featuring all Southeastern river cane weaving tribes along with the beadworkers and other Choctaw craftsmen selling their baskets, beadwork and many other Choctaw crafts.

No non-native American items will be sold. Traditional Choctaw foods will be available for you to purchase for lunch. Fry bread and hominy will be included. While you are visiting the festival, please visit the beautiful new Choctaw Museum. Come join us for a fun and educational day. Call Lynn Ferguson at 601-656-3776 for more information.

Relay for Life Fundraiser

The residents of Neshoba County General Hospital Nursing Home are sponsoring a special Relay for Life Fundraiser. The event is, Saturday May 10 at the nursing home from 9 a.m .until 2 p.m., and all proceeds will go to the hospital and nursing home Relay for Life Team.

The Transformers Car Club, The Camaro Car Clubs of Mississippi, Robots and The Philadelphia Cruisers will all be onsite for a meet and greet.

The residents will be selling hamburger or hotdog plates with chips and a drink for $3; popcorn for 50 cents; sweets for 50 cents and drinks for 50 cents.

Lots of fun and food for all. Please come out to support our residents for this special Relay for Life Fundraiser.

Linwood School Reunion

The Linwood School reunion will be held at Ronnie's Steak & Grill in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each person attending will be responsible for their food and drink.

Family Reunion

The Obe and Laura Smith family reunion will be May 4 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Come and bring a covered dish. Lunch will be at noon.


Homecoming services at Bethsaida Baptist Church will be April 27. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.with speaker Rev. Kermit Sharp. Pastor is Dr. Billy James. A potlock meal will be served afterwards in the Family Life Center.


The Neshoba County Public Library is seeking donations for its upcoming summer reading program.

Needed items include gently used stuffed animals and toys which will be used as prizes during the program. Donations may be dropped off at the library during regular operating hours. For more information call 601-656-4911.

Dixie Melody Boys

The Dixie Melody Boys will be in concert on April 26 at 6 p.m. from the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Chunky. A love offering will be received. For more information call Pastor Matthew Hill and 601-513-2874.

Beat Line Revival

Revival services will be held at Beat Line Baptist Church, April 27-30, Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Dr. Kevin Meador, evangelist, and Reuben and Faye Moore, music.

Spring Revival

Providence Baptist Church will host its annual spring revival on Sunday, April 27 at 6 p.m. and on Monday-Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Pastor Marvin Chapman of New Hebron will be the evangelist for the week. The public is invited.

Book Drive

The Junior Auxiliary of Philadelphia is holding its second annual "Read for Ann Marie" Book Drive this April. New or gently used children's books can be dropped off at the following locations:

Kademi, Knots, Gipson Cleaners, Citizens National Bank, The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia Westside, Jerome Tank Season 2 Season, Ronnie's Steak N Grill, Philadelphia Elementary School or Neshoba Central Elementary School. The books will be picked up on April 24. Books will be distributed to area preschool children on April 28.

Mother's Day/ Memorial Day at Salem

Salem will hold their annual Mother's Day/Memorial Day on Sunday, May 4. A program will begin at 10:30 a.m. after which lunch will be served in the family life building. All former members, friends and current members are cordially invited to come enjoy the day with us. May 4 is our annual homecoming at Salem.

Food Giveaway

Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. All first time applicants must bring I.D., proof of income (stubs for all household members and proof of residency (utility bills, etc.). Please contact LaTonya Smith at 601-416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549 for questions or more information.

Philadelphia Football Registration

Time has come again for Philly Youth Football Registration of new and old players. If you are interested in playing football and cheering with Philly Youth Football and between the ages 4-12 years old,  please see the below names.

You may also pick up an application from Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club, Pearl River Elementary, Philadelphia Elementary, and please bring registration form to Booker T. Football Field on Wednesday's at 5:30 - 7 p.m. until June 25.  Please bring with you a copy of your child's birth certificate.  We are looking forward to making this Season one to remember with you... Thanking you in advance. For more information contact Linda Johnson, President, at 601-728-0800; Lamont Crockett, Vice President,   at 601-663-9002; Kimberly Wilson, Secretary, at 601-515-8919; or Avia Jackson, 601-575-0355, Booster Club President.

Community Choir Membership

We are about to start a choir that will include the entire community for our young people. We have lots of talent in our youth that needs to be brought to life.

We plan to have lots of excitement and entertainment for the young people. unto the Lord, including traveling occasions. Even though the choir is geared towards the youth, anyone may join. We are so excited. Anyone interested please call 601-575-1942 for more information.


St. Paul M.B. Church will present a Gospel Explosion on April 26 at 5 p.m. We invited you to join us as we "Raise the Praise." We look forward to your presence and your praise.

God's Closet

God's Closet, a mission of First United Methodist Church, is encouraging families with students ages 4-years up to 18-years-old to register for school clothing and supplies that are free or charge. The mission is located in the Valley View Shopping Center and serves customers on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. To register you must present a birth certificate for each child and show two proofs of residency in Neshoba County. Donations of gently worn school clothing and uniforms many be dropped off at God's Closet on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

ECCC Choir, Ac'cents To Hold Auditions

The East Central Community College Concert Choir and Ac'cents show choir will hold auditions at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center on the Decatur Campus, Members of the Concert Choir receive half tuition scholarships and those selected for Ac'cents receive a full tuition scholarship.

For more information contact Blaylock at 601-635-6225 or email vblaylock@eccc.edu.


Mississippi Loggers Association Central District will hold its annual Log-A-Load auction on April 26 at 6 p.m. Fish and chicken plates for adults are $10 and children 12 and under are $5.

We will start serving at 4 p.m. It will be held at Mars Hill Volunteer Fire Department at the intersection of Road 397 and Mars Hill Road.

This will benefit the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.

Registration for Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering Early Bird Registration beginning February 28 and ending July 12. Cheer registration will be $85 as opposed to $100; includes a complete uniform. Five and 6 year old tackle is $40 as opposed to $50.

Seven to 12 year old tackle is $50 as opposed to $65. After the July 12 deadline all Early Bird prices will be void and registrants will be required to pay the regular in season fee. A copy of a live birth certificate is also required of each registrant.

Neshoba County Youth provides game jersey and game pants for all football season which is to be returned at the end of the season.

A lunch is also provided on in season away games for every child that is a part of cheer and tackle. There is an End of Year Banquet where awards for each child are provided during the banquet.

For more information regarding registration or about the league please contact any Board Member: Insurance Coordinator: Brookes Hardin-416-5397; Secretary: Mary Triplett-575-0366; Treasurer: Debbie Reynolds-575-1207; Vice-President: Dun Moore-562-9867; and CEO Greg Fulton-650-8301. Greg Fulton will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday's for registration.


The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1974 will have a 40-year reunion on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the depot.

For more information call Debbie Burt Myers at 601-416-5117; Lea Ann Tolbert Mitchell at 601-416-2087; Janet Nowell Warren at 601-416-5965;

Kim Reese Stuart at 601-416-8914; Penny Eakes, 601-416-7579; Melissa Rudolph McLellan at 601-416-6958 or Patricia Greer Stokes at 601-267-3623.

Additional information is available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neshoba-Central-High-School-Class-of-1974/742477435776374.

The cost is $20 a person. Please RSVP by April 25 to a committee member.

PHS Class OF 1978 Reunion

Those interested in attending the PHS Class of 1978 reunion can mail payment of $100 to P.O. Box 1488, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

For additional info contact Carl Gary: cell-662-386-9321, home, 662-788-2857 and email-cggary25@yahoo.com.


The Philadelphia High School Class of 1960 reunion will be April 26. Please join us for fun and fellowship. Contact: Janice Payne, 601 656-1805 or Robert Thomas, 601 656-1871.

Tutors Available

Parents, do your children need help with homework? Tutors are available on Mondays at the Booker T. Gym starting Monday, March 17 from 5-6 p.m.

This is for students in grades K-8 in subjects: reading/language arts and math.

Students will be tutored by retires teachers and/or volunteer teachers from our school districts, as well as administrators and parents from within the community.

All parents are responsible for their children getting to and from the gym.

For more information call Tan Houston at 601-575-0909, Johnny Beckwith at 601-656-1863 or Eva Tisdale at 601-479-1370.

Registration for Neshoba Pre-K

Registration for the pre-kindergarten program at Neshoba Central has been set for May. The Pre-Kindergarten Program is located at the Neshoba County Parent Resource Center building at Valley View.

Students are screened for enrollment by a pre-kindergarten test. The classes will begin and end to coincide with the regular school term at Neshoba County Schools. Participating students' parents will be require to provide transportation to and from the center. Anyone having a 4-year-old child and wishing for the child to be tested for the pre-K program must come to the Parent Resource Center to register the child between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 5-9.

It is not necessary for your child to be present on the day of registration. If all registration materials are presented, an appointment will be assigned for your child to be screened for placement.

To register a child for the pre-k screening, parents must provide: two proofs of residence in Neshoba County School District, the child's certified birth certificate, the child's Social Security card, the child's state certificate of immunization compliance and CDIB if applicable.

If you have any questions, call the Federal Programs office at 601-656-4484.

High Hill Cemetery

The High Hill Cemetery Fund Committee of Neshoba County needs financial help with maintenance.

Please make your check payable to High Hill Cemetery Fund and mail it to Lynda Holcomb, 2506 Dennis Road, Walnut Grove, MS, 39189.

Stallo Civic Center

Come dance with us. We have some of the best Country Music around.

Admission includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water. Starts at 7:30 every Friday night. Located on Mississippi 15, eight miles from Neshoba County Coliseum. For more information call 601-562-3507.