NCHS Class of 1984 Reunion

The Neshoba Central Class of 1984 will hold their 30th Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 2 at The Depot in Philadelphia. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. Please contact Tammie at (601)728-1200 or Tywonna at (601)416-4338 after 5 p.m. for more details.


The regular scheduled board meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Public School District has been changed to the second Tuesday of the month. The board will meet in the Support Services Facility adjacent to Philadelphia High School at 5:15 p.m. each month.

Summer Show

The Magnolia State Bluegrass Association's Summer Show will be held on Saturday, July 19 at 1 p.m. at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. Featured Bluegrass bands include Southern Flair, Tyler Carroll & The Pine Ridge Bluegrass, Red Hills Strings, and Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers. Admission is $10. Free Admission to MSBA members. For more information call (662) 258-2334.

Outreach Meeting

The Partnership Community Outreach Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Leaders from various agencies will be available to discuss their programs and how you can apply. Topics may include: Conservation Programs, Conservation Technical Assistance, Disaster Programs, Farm Lending, and Small Farmer Loans.

For more information contact: United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (601)-656-8783 Ext.3. Supporting Agencies: Natural Resource Conservation Service, Neshoba Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Service Agency, and Other Community Cooperative Working Groups.

Alzheimer's Workshop

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding a workshop called Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Tips Throughout the Stages on Monday, July 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pearl View Cafe at Neshoba County General Hospital. It will be presented by Sara Murphy, program coordinator. Please call 601-987-0020 or email for more information or to register.

Gospel Singing

Northside Pentecostal Church will have a gospel singing Saturday, July 5 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For additional information call Pastor Samuel Fulton at 601-575-2100

American Legion

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. A potluck meal with deserts and tea will be served.

Revival at Coldwater Baptist Church

Revival services will be held at Coldwater Baptist Church July 13-16. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. Bro. Steve Winstead will be the guest speaker. Howard and Susie Lockey will be in charge of the music. The public is invited to attend.

Glory Bound Quartet

Glory Bound Quartet will be in concert at Ronnie's Steak and Grill Restaurant July 12 at 6 p.m.

Youth Football Skills and Drills Camp

The camp is for ages 7-13 and will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northside Park Soccer Complex in Philadelphia. Pre-registration price is $25 and camp day registration is $30. For more information please call Greg Fulton at 601-650-8301, Dun Moore at 601-562-9867, Bookes Hardin at 601-416-5397, Debbie Reynolds at 601-575-1207, or Mary Triplett at 601-575-0366.

Mt. Olive M.B. Church Revival

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at House on Road 298, will have a revival on July 13-16. Sunday morning service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday evening service will start at 4:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 6:30 p.m. The speaker Brother Lin Chesney. For more information call (601) 774-7405. Brother Bill Raines serves as pastor.

Free classes

Christian Women's Job Corps of Philadelphia, located at the Neshoba Baptist Center, is offering free classes in our 1) Job/Life Skills & Computer Basics 2) Beginners Sewing 3) Crafts. Our classes are for all women of all ages. Call 601-481-4065 for registration/orientation information. Application deadline for upcoming classes, July 25. Orientation on July 31, receipt and acceptance of application by Christian Women's Job Corp is required to before you can attend Orientation.

Back to School Supply Drive

The Pendleton Square Apartments Back to School Supply Drive is asking for: backpacks, #2 pencils, chalk, notebooks, art supplies, crayons, notebook paper, erasers, pencil boxes, blunt tip scissors, folders, colored pencils, glue sticks and rulers. Donations of school supplies will be accepted July 7 through July 25 at Pendleton Square Community Network Center please call Ms. Cassandra Anderson, SSC at 601- 656-8052.


Something happened in Mississippi that has only happened east of the Mississippi two times in history ever; a witch burned down a town; Mississippi's tie to the space station/Space Shuttle and it is not NASA facilities; and Mississippi State is the only place in the U.S. that makes this product.

Answers to these mysteries plus a whole lot more interesting odd historical places and facts will be presented in a program conducted by Bary Evans at the Neshoba County Public Library, July 9 at 2 p.m.

You won't want to miss this!

Photography Class
Steven Thomas of The Neshoba Democrat will be the featured presenter for Sights of Summer: Building Photography Basics, June 19 through July 17.

It meets weekly on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program will be conducted over the course of five weeks for the amateur photographer who wishes to enhance their ability to take good photographs.

Patrons will need to provide their own cameras. Selected photographs taken by the participants will be displayed in the library. Refreshments will be served.

For more information regarding these programs, patrons should contact Wayne McNeer at 601-656-4911.

Children's Ministry

The First United Methodist Weekday Children's Ministry Program open enrollment for Preschool and Toddler Classes (ages 2-4 years) until July 4.

We have a few spots available now. For more information call (601)656-1417 or come by and fill out a registration form.


A two-day ServSafe Food Safety Certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on Aug. 13 and 14.
Registration deadline is July 11.

For more information and to obtain a registration form and the 6th Edition ServSafe Book, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service office at 601-656-4011.

Individuals who require special accommodations to participate should contact the Extension Office to make their request known prior to the program.
Contact should be made timely to ensure appropriate accommodations.

John Robert Irby Benefit

Benefit auction for John Robert "JR" Irby will be held on July 19 beginning at 11 a.m. at Ford's Store on Highway 16 East. Pulled pork plates will also be sold for $10. Please donate items for the auction. Drop off items at Ford's Store before the day of the auction.

NCHS Class of 1964 50th Reunion

The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1964 will have a 50-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center located at Northside Park. The cost will be $15 a person and dress is casual.

Check can be sent to Jerry W. Phillips, 10621 Road 547, Philadelphia, Miss. 39350. For additional information contact Jerry W. Phillips at (601) 656-7876; Nelson White, Jr. at (601) 575-0965; Mary Ruth Higginbotham Dennis at (601) 656-7381; Elton Bryan at (601) 562-6598; Danny Skinner at (601) 562-3823; Larry or Dianna Evans Walker at (601) 562-7460; Nancy Sharp Joyner at (601) 938-0475.

Additional information can also be found on Facebook in events or go to Facebook, the Class of 1964 50th Reunion.

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 through 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 through 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 at 601-732-7390.


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.

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