Live Crawfish Boil

On June 7, a fundraiser for missions will include a crawfish boil and live Christian music at the Farmer's Market on Highway 16 East in DeKalb. The cost is $25, and catfish will also be served. The fundraiser is from 4-8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Pilgrim's Foodliner and Gas-4-Less. The event is sponsored by DeKalb Christ Assembly and Living Bread Ministries.

Pastor Appreciation Revival

Romans 13:7 says, "Give tribute to whom tribute is sue..honor to whom honor is due." In accordance with God's word, the Word of God Church family on 231 Line Street invites you to come help us to give honor and tribute to our Pastor Dorothy Stribling, with God's word, praise and worship, singing and dancing, all in the name of Jesus on June 12-15. On Thursday night at 7 p.m., pastor Geneva Blunt will be speaking. Speaking on Friday night at 7 p.m. will be pastor Camille Boler and on Saturday night will be a musical concert with Brother Bufkin and Brother Boler. Then, on Sunday evening at 3 p.m. PAstor Laminkski will speak. Come and let us magnify the Lord and exalt His name together! Psalm 34:3. For more information call (601) 575-1942.

County Line School Reunion

Students, teachers and friends will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church-Union for the County Line School reunion. Bring a covered dish for the meal and fellowship. For more information, call (601) 774-8274.

Anderson Reunion

A reunion for family of the late John William and Onie Anderson will be Sunday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Terry W. Anderson House on 11520 Highway 486. Everyone is invited to bring picnic lunch. For more information call (601) 416-0345.

Eighth Year


Greater Ebenezer M.B. Churh will be hosting the eighth year anniversary for Rev. Pervis Mann, Sr. and Sister Pecola Mann on June 8, at 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Kenneth Davis, pastor of Pine Grove M.B. Church of Madden, Miss. Everyone is invited to come and worship with us.

Gospel Singing

Northside Pentecostal Church will have a gospel singing on Saturday night, June 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come join us. Pastor is Sam Fulton.

Benefit Bake Sale

Benefit bake sale for Misty Stokes Allen, faughter of Travis Stokes, on Saturday, June 7 begining at 7 a.m. at both locations of Vowell's Marketplace. Misty is an Acute Myeloid Leukemia patient.

American Legion Post 138 and Ladies

Auxiliary Meeting

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. A potluck meal will be served. It is getting time to elect officers for the new year. Please come and lend your support.

Christian Life

Apostolic Church Revival

Christian Life Apostolic Church announces revival services with Rev. Keith Phillips on June 5-8 and June 12-15. Services are nightly at 7 p.m. and on Sunday services will be at 2 p.m. Rev. Benny Alford is the pastor.

Annual Coldwater School Reunion

The annual Coldwater School reunion will be Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Depot, 256 West Beacon Street. For more information contacy Weegie Payne Coker at (601) 504-9700.

Fellowship Baptist Church VBS

Fellowship Baptist Church will host their vacation Bible school begining Wednesday, June 18 to Friday, June 20 from 6-8 p.m. Come join us for stories, fun, crafts, games and snacks. All ages are welcome. The church is located on Highway 21 South. 1 Peter 3:15.

Laurel Hill Baptist Church Homecoming

Laurel Hill Baptist Church will have its homecoming on June 8. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a potluck meal, fellowship and singing. Jason Willis will be the speaker and Larry Winstead will direct the music.


Caregivers Support Group

The monthly Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group will meet June 9 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at East Philadelphia Baptist Church. All caregivers and family of persons with Alzheimers dementia are urged to attend.

Stuart Family Reunion

William Davis Stuart and Hannah Jones Stuart Family Reunion will be held June 8 at Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church in the Arlington Community. The Fellowship Hall will open at 10 a.m. Pot luck lunch will be served after the church service ends. Bring a favorite dish to share with family and friends and feel free to attend the Old Pearl Valley worship service before stopping by the reunion.

Rummage Sale

The youth of Neshoba Baptist Church will be continuing their rummage sale at the Tresure Den in Union on June 21 at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everything must go-Make an offer. Fill a bag $3.

Culberson Family Reunion

Culberson Family Reunion at Beatline Baptist Church June 7, 11 a.m. Potluck lunch.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive for Mike Wilcher with MS Blood Services. Mike has a rare blood disorder that requires him to have a tremendous amount of blood. The drive is scheduled for Thurs. June 19 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Edinburg One Stop on Hwy 16. in Edinburg. You may contact Angela Scott @ 601-650-8062 for any information.

Free Small Business Workshop

"How To Buy or Sell a Small Business" is the topic of a workshop being sponsored by East Central Community College's Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will help to answer many questions, such as, how you value your business, how to market your business, how to negotiate with a potential buyer, and many more.

This free session will be held on Tuesday, June 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Neshoba Business Enterprise Center located in the Philadelphia/Neshoba County Industrial Park.  Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC Director, will serve as speaker.

To pre-register and for more information, contact Westbrook, Phone 601-635-6297, or Virgie Thames, SBDC Assistant, Phone 601-635-6296. The email address is or

Dunn Reunion

The descendants of the late Rannel and Angie Dunn will have their annual reunion on Sunday, June 8 at Burnside Lake Clubhouse. All friends and family are invited to come and bring a covered dish and join us for good food and fellowship.


The family of J.O. and Sally Skinner Kilpatrick will have our first family reunion June 14 at Decatur Country Club, Mississippi 503, Decatur. Food catered by Dickey's Barbecue. For more info call Peggy Willis at 601-683-6418. I look forward to seeing you.

Longino VBS

Longino Baptist Church will have VBS June 2-6 beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8:30. Activities for children ages 3-12. For more info contact LBC.

DRGHS meeting slated

The Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society will meet in the Ramzy Room of the Carthage -Leake County Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11. The speaker for the meeting will be Barry Evans, an instructor of Hinds Community College. He will present a program on odd historical sites and places around Mississippi. All members and prospective members are invited.

New County Line VBS

New County Line Baptist Church will have vacation bible school Mon. - Fri., June 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. This year's theme is Jungle Safari. The church is located on Hwy 427 near Edinburg.

Free Summer Meals

Youth Development and Education Center, Inc. is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program beginning June 2, thru Aug. 8, at Providence M.B. Church in Philadelphia. These nutritious meals are provided thru USDA guidelines. Breakfast will be served from 8-9:30 a.m. and Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This is a summer meals program provided without charge to school age children up to age 18. There will be no discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This is a community based project scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. everyday which plans to also include educational and recreational activities of reading, tutoring and some physical activities. For more information contact Annette @ 601-732-7390.

Needs Volunteers

Volunteers have many opportunities with Sta-Home's hospice program, such as providing companionship to patients and caregivers, shopping for the families, light housekeeping, baking and cooking, filing and making phone calls. Currently we are looking for volunteers ages 16 years and older with a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance. If you are interested in volunteering with Sta-Home please contact Shannon Withers at (601) 481-5824 or email Sta-Home will be hosting an information session on May 31st at the Neshoba County Library at 2 p.m. for anyone interested in information on the volunteer program.

James David Fulton Reunion

The James David Fulton Reunion will be held at noon Saturday, June 7 at North Bend Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Please remind your other family members of the date. Come and bring a covered dish for lunch.

Coldwater Cemetery Meeting

The annual Coldwater Cemetery meeting will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at Coldwater Baptist Church. Anyone who owns a plot or has family buried in the cemetery is invited to attend.

Coldwater Baptist Church Homecoming

Homecoming Services will be held Sunday, June 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Brother Chris Sledge will bring the message. Jimmy Gregory will be in charge of the music. A potluck meal will follow the services.

Edwards Family Reunion

The Edwards reunion held annual, will be Sunday, June 8 at the community center in Union. Lunch will be served at 12. Come and bring a discovered dish and enjoy the fellowship with us.

Louisville needs more volunteers

Samaritan's Purse is requesting more volunteers to assist with sawing downed trees and limbs and moving them for county cleanup efforts.

Volunteers should check in at the Samaritan's Purse tent at the Louisville Coliseum at 201 Ivy Ave. or go online to

All volunteers are encouraged to check in at the coliseum, which will enable local officials to document volunteer work hours for essential compensation to the city and county from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Make safety a top priority by wearing protective clothing such as long pants, hard sole shoes, gloves, hats and safety goggles when appropriate. Drink plenty of water and take breaks to prevent accidents cause by exhaustion. Financial donations for disaster relief may be made through Renasant Bank or online at

Thomas Family Reunion

The descendants of William Washington and Lena Catherina Phillips Thomas, whose children are James Allen Thomas, William Melton Thomas, Albert Miles Thomas, John Marion Thomas, Mary Susan Thomas Brantley and Dock Kelly Thomas, will hold the Annual Thomas Family Reunion at the home place of William and Alpha Thomas at Madden on Saturday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. We hope each of you will plan to come and bring a dish and your lawn chair. If you have any old pictures or other family information that you can share, this will be a great contribution in the preparation of a Thomas Family Book. We look forward to enjoying a day of food, fun and fellowship with each of you.



Registration for the Neshoba County Public Library's "Fizz Boom Read" summer reading program will be Monday-Friday, June 2-6 with programs starting the following week. The program is for kids in preschool through sixth grade. Upon registration, each child will receive a packet with all program dates and information. For more information call 601-656-4911.

Seniors Bingo

Calling all seniors to come out on Tuesday nights at 5 p.m. for some bingo fun at the Northside Park Senior Citizens building. There is only a $2 admission. Refreshments will be served. This is for ages 55 and up!

Baseball League

Westside Park will hold a Summer "Pick-Up" Baseball League for youth boys ages 9-12 beginning June 3. Entry fee is $40. Anyone interested please contact: Eddie Willis, 601-728-0311; Charles Kirksey, 601-728-9021; April Carter, 601-780-0789; and Jerry Calloway, 601-416-5810.

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.


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.




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 601-575-8919; or Avia Jackson, 601-575-0355, Booster Club President.


NESHOBA COUNTY Youth Football and Cheer

Neshoba County Youth Football and Cheer is offering early bird registration beginning Feb. 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 pages/Neshoba-Central-High-School-Class-of-1974/742477435776374. The cost is $20 a person. Please RSVP 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