Mt. Zion UMC

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be holding their annual revival from Monday, Aug. 4 to Wednesday, Aug. 6. Service will begin nightly at 7 p.m. The evangelist for this three-night revival will be Elder Kevin Carter of Canton UMC. We look forward to your presence and may God continue to bless you.

Herbert Baptist Church Revival

Herbert Baptist Church will have revival on July 20-25. Sunday evening service will start at 6 p.m. Monday-Friday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be Bro. Kevin Merritt. Music leader is Gary Thorne. Church is located on Highway 491 South. For more information call 601-562-1256.

Meet and Greet

A meet and greet will be held Tuesday, July 22 at The Depot for Philadelphia Public Schools new Superintendent, Lisa Hull. Former Philadelphia Superintendent Robert Turnage will be honored at the event. The meet and greet will be from 5-7 p.m.

ECPDD Hearing for Aging Programs

The East Central Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging will hold a Public Hearing for Aging Programs on Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the East Central Planning and Development District office building located at 280 Commercial Drive in Newton.

The purpose of this hearing is to inform all interested persons and organizations about programs and services available for persons aged 60 and above in Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, and Smith Counties.

The goals and objectives for Fiscal Years Oct. 1, 2014, through Sept. 30, 2017, will be discussed and an update of current year activities will be presented. Comments from the public will be welcomed.

Building fundraiser

The Revelations will be singing for a building fundraiser at Remus Baptist Church on July 19. Hamburger plates will be served. Call Pat Pope at 601-728-1542 or Eddie Pilgrim at 662-528-2845 for any questions.

Morning Star's Women of Virtues Ministry

The Pastor and the Women of Virtues Ministry greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We would like to take this time to extend an invitation to your pastor, your church family, and women ministry to our Rainbow Tea Celebration on July 19 at 5 p.m. This event will be held at the Westside Park Community Center. Each color of the rainbow will be represented by a First Lady. Thank you in advance for your participation and your prayers.

Morning Star M.B. Church

We would like to take this time to extend an invitation to your pastor and your church family to our Annual Summer Revival. These series of services will take place July 21-25 beginning each night at 7:30 p.m. There will be a different speaker each night.

Monday - Pastor Liminski Patrick of Greenfield Church Family

Tuesday - Pastor Sylvester Hampton of St. Paul Church Family

Wednesday - Pastor Thurman Brazzle of Popular Spring Church Family

Thursday - Pastor Darius Thames of Mt. Enon Church Family

Friday - Pastor M.C. Thompson of Mt. Nebo Church Family

We look forward to you helping us and recognize and honor this Man of God.

Church Homecoming

New Pleasantdale Baptist Church will have homecoming services Sunday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Randolph Scott bringing the message and Bro. Tony Massey leading the music. Fellowship meal to follow the worship service. Please come and worship and enjoy the time with us and friends. All former members please come.

Word of God Church anniversary

Come help us celebrate our 7th Church Anniversary on Aug. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Charles Griffin from God's Family Church. In addition to God's word, there will be choirs, soloists, praise dancers and much more.

Also, you don't want to miss our pastors amazing church history giving God all the glory, praise and honor for this House that God Built. Psalm 127:1 - Except the Lord Build the house, they labor in vain.

Our church family of the Word of God gives special thanks to Bro. John Bufkin and musician Bro. Tommy Boler of all their help. Please don't miss this service celebration. For more information, call 601-575-1942.

Church homecoming

There is a church homecoming on July 20 at 11 a.m. at Coy United Methodist Church in Preston, located on Highway 21 South. Lunch will be served at noon. Everyone is welcome.

Church homecoming

Center Hill Baptist Church will celebrate 125 years on Sunday, July 20. The church is located at 11291 Highway 486. Fellowship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. Bro. Jerry Bishop is pastor. Come celebrate with us.

Civil Legal Maters Workshop

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation and Multi-County Community Service Agency will sponsor an educational workshop discussing civil legal matters on Monday, July 21 at 9 a.m., at Multi-County Community Service Agency, 109 West Third Street, Forest. Topics to be discussed are Social Security benefits, birth certificate issues, wills and trusts preparations. We will also discuss the eligibility requirements for various benefit programs.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation's mission is to serve eligible persons in Mississippi who cannot afford civil legal services by protecting their legal rights and providing competent legal representation in civil matters.

We believe that it is important to let people in the Forest area know there is help available. In order to promote awareness and inform the community, Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation has formed a partnership with Multi-County Community Service Agency.

For any additional information, please contact Cherri Green, Office of Resource Development (Mississippi Legal Services Programs), 800-959-6752 ext. 2919, or Glenda Young, Multi-County Community Service Agency, 601-469-3061.

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.

Library Gourmet

The Library Gourmet will be held every fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Library. Each month is a different type of meal: July, Italian; August, Spanish Tapas; September, American Colonial; October, German Oktoberfest; November, Soul Food Thanksgiving; and December, Holiday Accents.

Deans' Scholars

Hinds Community College has announced the Deans' Scholars for the Spring 2014 semester. Deans' Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average: Caitlin Dickerson of Philadelphia and Montreal Jordan of Choctaw.

White Family Reunion

The Jack and Audie Mae White family reunion will be held on July 26 at the Cleveland Community Center on Highway 16 in Kemper County starting at 9 a.m. - until. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy family fellowship.

Hendrix Family Reunion

The Hendrix Family reunion will be held Sunday, July 20 at North Bend Methodist Church. Please come and join the fellowship beginning at 12 noon, and please bring a covered dish. All family members and friends are invited and are encouraged to come and keep alive James (Honey Bee) Hendrix's dream for a large Reunion each year.

W. W. Winstead Family Reunion

The W. W. Winstead Family reunion will be held on Saturday, July 19 at the family life center at Trinity Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until. All family and friends are invited to attend and bring a picnic lunch.


A yard sale will be held at Christian Life Apostolic Church on Highway 16 east on Saturday, July 19 at 6 a.m. until. Pastor is Benny Alford.

Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in front of Walmart Supercenter entrance. The Junior Auxiliary of Philadelphia is asking for gently used school uniforms, backpacks, and other school supplies. Donations are also accepted.

Pastor Appreciation

Amazing Grace Church is inviting all choirs and soloists to help them lift up the name of Jesus for their Pastor's Appreciation on July 18 at 7:15 a.m. For more information call Deacon Lorraine Mixion at 601-5604-2266 or Prophetess J. Walker at 662-552-6467. Alene J. Parker is pastor.


Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open Saturday July 19, from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. All first time applicants must bring I.D., proof of income, and proof of residency (utility bill,etc.). Pleases contact Latonya Smith at (601) 416-2319 or Patricia Wilson at (601) 656-3549 for questions or more info.

Haimes family reunion

The annual Samuel E. and Lettie Long Hames/Haimes family reunion is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 2 in the recreation hall of Gum Branch Baptist Church. If anyone has any family lore, history or rumor concerning this, please come prepared to share. The doors will be open at 10 a.m., pot luck dinner will be served at one pm. Please bring relatives, friends, items of interest.

Jungle Jaunt VBS

Dixon Baptist Church will hold Jungle Jaunt VBS from Monday, July 21 to Wednesday, July 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jungle Jaunt VBS is for grades K-6. The church is located on Highway 21 South in the Dixon Community. For more information call 601-656-6100.

Back to school Stepshow

There will be a stepshow at Westside Community Center on Saturday, July 26.

Neshoba County Line Baptist Church Revival

We are having a revival from Sunday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 23. Services are Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bro. Randall Creel will be visiting every night. The church is located on Highway 427, south of Edinburg.

Greenfield M.B. Church Men Day Program

The men of Greenfield will have a Men Day program on July 27 at 2:30 p.m. We are asking everyone to come out and be blessed. Our speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Joshua Myers of Brandon. Please come and hear this young man of God speak. Thanking you in advance.

Cumberland Reunion

The Eugene "Doc" and Cora Burton Cumberland family reunion will be held on July 19 at the Old Pearl Valley Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. All family members and friends are invited to come and bring a dish.

Singing at Cedar Hill Baptist Church

Local singing at Cedar Hill Baptist Church will be held Saturday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. We invite local talent to bring your music and come worship with us. Bro. Ricky Wilcher is pastor. Refreshments will be served.

Pine Ridge M.B. Church revival

Pine Ridge M.B. Church will hold a revival July 20-25. Sunday service is at 5:30 p.m. and Monday through Friday is at 7 p.m. Evangelist is Rev. Phillip Gandy and music is by Bro. Billy Gibbs. The church is located on 457 Pine Ridge Road in Lawrence. Pastor Larry Laird and congregation extend a cordial invitation to one and all.

NCHS Class of 1984 Reunion

The Neshoba Central Class of 1984 will hold their 30th Class Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Northside Senior Citizen Building 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.

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.

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.

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.




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 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.

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