Coats/Cotton Benefit

A benefit will be held for T.J. Coats and Donald Cotton on Saturday, March 15 at 4 p.m. from Northside Pentecostal Church. Coats' house burned to the ground and he lost everything except a Bible which did not burn. Cotton had a right foot amputation. Stew will be served. There will also be a cake auction. Good gospel singing starts at 6 p.m. with Donald Richardson. This is sponsored by Northside Pentecostal Church and Deemer Pentecostal Church.

Spring Revival

Center Hill Baptist Church will hold spring revival on March 16-19 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Speaker will be the Rev. Roy Dabbs.

Good Hope Revival

You are invited to revival meetings at Good Hope Baptist Church March 16-19. The Sunday services will begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bro. Randall Creel. The pastor is Bro. Dudley Winstead.

Food Giveaway

Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All first time applicants must bring ID, proof of income and proof of residency. Please contact LaTonya Smith at 601-416-2319 pr Patricia Wilson at 601-656-3549 for questions or more information..


Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter in Meridian will hold a public awareness event on Thursday, March 20 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Public Library. Bring your lunch and join us for an informative session to learn about domestic violence and the resources available for your community to support victims and their families. The event is open to the public.

Kids Golf


JA of Philadelphia will host a two person scramble golf tournament. JA "Fore! the Kids" golf tournament will be March 29 at Philadelphia Country Club. Registration will start at 8-9 a.m. and tee off at 9 a.m. The entry fee with be $120 a team. Refreshments will be provided. Plaques for flight winners. There will be several items raffled and door prizes. Requesting local business and individuals for sponsorship. Contact Crystal Myers 601-917-9421 for information.

Friends of the Library

A meeting of "Friends of the Library" will be held at the library on March 20 at 4 p.m.  One of items on the agenda will be the book sale coming up in April. All interested persons are invited to attend along with the members of the organization. 


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


Brothers Concert

The Blackwood Brothers will be in concert on Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church. A love offering will be received.

School Board


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Neshoba County School Board for March has been changed from March 10 to March 20 at 5 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Conference Room.


School Board


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Philadelphia School Board for March has been changed from March 18 to March 20 at 5:15 p.m. in the Philadelphia School Resource Center.


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.

St. Patrick's Day

The Knights of Columbus Council #13471 will  hold their third annual Saint Patrick's Day party on Saturday, March 15 at Holy Cross Catholic Church featuring authentic Irish food, Irish music, kids games and cake walks at no charge. Food concessions will be available for a small fee. The public is invited.

Miss Neshoba County Fair Interest


Interest meeting for the Miss Neshoba County Fair 2014 Pageant will be held at the Community Development Center (CDP) Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Look forward to seeing you there.

Singing at Cedar Hill

Uncle Pug's Bluegrass Band will be in concert Saturday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Hill Baptist Church in the Burnside Community of Neshoba County. A love offering will be taken. For more information call 601-656-7575.

Spring Revival

Lighthouse Church of God invited everyone to their Spring Revival March 17-19. There will be a different speaker each night: Monday night, Bro. Sylvester Hampton of St. Paul Church in Philadelphia; Tuesday night, Bro. Calvin Waddy of Central C.O.G. in Jackson; and Wednesday night, Bro. Antonio Patterson of Kingdom Life Church in Kosciusko. Service will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Bettie McCarty is the pastor.

Barbecue Judging School

On Saturday, March 15, the Philadelphia Main Street Association will host a Barbecue Judging Class that will be taught and sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network. This is the organization that sanctions the barbecue contest at the Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival. The cost is $65. Registration applications and instructions can be located at When you get to this site, click on Events then click on Judging School and select the Philadelphia class. For more information contact Madonna Green May at 601-562-5441.

PHS Class 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


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.

Neshoba County Shrine Clubs Annual Barbeque Chicken Plate Sale

On Saturday, April 5 the Neshoba County Shriners will hold their annual barbeque chicken plate sale at Vowell's Marketplace/Fred's/Dirty Cheap Shopping Center. The sale will start at 11 a.m. and will go until 1:30 p.m. The cost this year is the same as it has been for the past several years, only $7 and you will get an entire half of barbeque chicken, slaw, baked beans and roll.

Come on out and help this great organization with its annual fundraiser and enjoy some really good eating. As always the Neshoba County Shrine Club Members thank this wonderful community for its continued support of this fundraising activity.