Anyone interested in the Martin McNeil cemetery upkeep can contact Ann Pinter at 12451 Road 101, Philadelphia, MS 39350 or call 601-253-2355.

Private Applicator Certification class

A Private Applicator Certification class will be taught on Thursday, Jan. 11, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room.

   The class is for individuals wishing to obtain private applicator certification for the first time and those who need to renew or reinstate their certification.

The cost for the class is $20 and it is payable the day of the class.  Contact the Extension Service office at 656-4602 for more information  

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 accommodation.



Kids are invited to stop by the Neshoba County Public Library each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 for its after-school program, WindDown Wednesday.

 Enjoy a different program each Wednesday including games, crafts and more! For more information call the library at 601-656-4911.


The Neshoba County Public Library will have preschool story time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children are invited to come for a special story and craft. For more information call the library at 601-656-4911.


Narcotic Anonymous meetings will be held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at God's Tabernacle Church.  For more information call 601-656-3565 or 601-504-4278.


The Neshoba Central High School Class of 1988 will celebrate its 30th year class reunion on June 23  from 7 p.m. until midnight at Bridges, The Venue in Philadelphia.  

Dress is casual. Your meal and entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $50 a person or $75 for a couple.

 One commemorative T-shirt is included in the ticket price.  Deadline to purchase tickets is March 30, 2018.  For more information call Sonya (601-562-5520) or Lovie (601-504-1337).



Mississippi Blood Services will be at the Neshoba County General Hospital Thursday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

All donors will receive a T-Shirt. Please bring ID. MBS suggests that all donors eat at least fours hours within giving blood and drink plenty of fluids prior to and after making a donation. For more information please call (888) 90-BLOOD.


Mars Hill Cemetery located at Mars Hill United Methodist Church, County Road 729, is seeking donations for the renovation and upkeep of the cemetery. Immediate project is replacement of the fence. Donations should be made in care of Tommy Woodward, Cemetery Secretary. Mail checks to: Tommy Woodward 10200 Road 739 Philadelphia, MS 39350.



The Dancing Rabbit Genealogical and Historical Society will meet on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Carthage-Leake County Library.

This meeting will be a business meeting only to close out 2017 and to begin 2018. There will not be a guest speaker for this meeting. They will resume with our regular schedule in February.  

Master Gardener Class

The Master Gardener training program begins in Neshoba County on Feb.  20 from 1 to 5 p.m. and continues each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through March 27.

Classes are interactive via distance education on soils, weed science, insects, plant propagation, fruits, nuts, and vegetable gardening taught by Mississippi State University horticulture instructors and specialists.

Classes finish in time for spring gardening projects to begin. The cost of enrolling in Mississippi’s Master Gardener program is $100.

 Please come by the Extension office in the Neshoba County Coliseum on Highway 15 N to enroll, or give us a call at 601-656-4011. Deadline to register is Feb. 9.

ServSafe Food

Protection Manager


 The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification course is good for food service and childcare employees.

The Mississippi Food Code requires that each licensed establishment have one certified food safety manager employed full-time. Because food impacts everyone, the need for training and safe food preparation is increasing.

The Mississippi State University Extension –Neshoba County will offer the ServSafe course Jan. 31 from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the coliseum’s multi-purpose room. ServSafe requires a 7th edition manual. The certification exam will be administered at 3 p.m. on the day of the training.

 To enroll in this course, participants must register no later than Jan. 10  in the county Extension office, 12000 Highway 15 north, Suite 2 inside the coliseum.

The fee for the course is $140 payable only by certified check or money order. To register by credit or debit card, participants may enroll online:

For more information, please contact the MSU Extension-Neshoba County, 601-656-4011

Neshoba County Shooting Sports News for the 2018 Season

 The Neshoba County 4-H Shooting Sports Club registration will be Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Neshoba County Coliseum.  Open Enrollment to youth ages 8-18.  Competition categories include: Rifle (Air and .22 Rifle), Pistol (Air & .22 Pistol), Archery and Shotgun.  

Registration fees apply and vary based on shooting discipline!  Club T-shirts will be designed and made available to member participants, family and volunteers for a small fee.  If you’re unable to attend the registration, please call to coordinate a time to register.  Call the Extension 4-H Office at 601-656-4011 for information.    

Gloryland Quartet

in concert

The Gloryland Quartet will be preforming at Pine Grove Church of God in the Dixon community on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.



Dixon MHV will host a program on "Women's Self Defense" on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at noon at the regular meeting. For more information please call 601-656-2200.


Pickin and Grinnin will be  on Friday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at 6075 Ebenezer Road in the old church. Local performers are welcome. Music includes Blue Grass, Gospel and Country. Admission is free. For more information call Harold Beckham at 601-507-7126.


The Mt. Enon M.B. Church in the Dixon community will be hosting a renewing revival January 22-24, at 7 p.m. nightly.

 The evangelists will be Dr. Johnny Barnes and the Providence church family on Monday night, Rev. Harold Coburn and the Morning Star Church family on Tuesday night, and Rev. Sylvester Hampton and the St. Paul Church family on Wednesday night.

All area church families are cordially invited to attend. Dr. Tony C. Grant is pastor of the church.


The  award winning, Southern gospel group, The Perrys will be in concert at Salem Baptist Church, 2380 Salem Rd, Lake, MS, Sunday, Jan 14th, 6:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information please call 601-775-8272.  A love offering will be taken.