ECCC Choral

Department to Host “Father/Daughter Valentine Dance”

 The East Central Community College Choral Department will host a Father/Daughter Valentine Dance Friday, Feb. 9 on the Decatur campus.

The event will feature a Princess Theme for ages five and up and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria.

 The cost is $30 per couple and if a father has more than one daughter, it is an additional $5 per child.  Light refreshments will be included.

 For more information, contact Denise Riley, ECCC choral director, at 601-635-6225 or email



The Dancing Rabbit Genealogical & Historical Society will meet on Feb. 14  at 1  p.m. at the Carthage- Leake County Library. Visitors are welcomed.  



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



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 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).


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 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.

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.


A high-energy revival and  a powerful time of worship and a spirt rejuvenating message will be presented each night during revival at  Antioch Baptist Church at House.

Dr. Dan Lanier will be there on Sunday, Feb. Feb 11 at 7 p.m.; James Young on Sunday, Feb. 18 at  7 p.m.; and Phillip Gandy on Sunday,  Feb 25 at  7 p.m.

For information call 601-986-8771. The church is at 12150 Road 298 in Union.

For more information call 601-986-8771.


The United Way of East Mississippi’s free income tax preparation program will begin Feb. 5.

The Income Tax Preparation Program (ITPP) is designed to promote and support free tax preparation to individuals/households with an annual income less than $54,000.  

Tax prep will begin Monday, Feb. 5 and run thru Monday, April 16.

Income Tax Prep services are available at the United Way of East Mississippi office located at 4817 North Park Drive, Meridian, MS 39305.

 There is no charge to have your taxes prepared and e-filed.  Tax Prep is by appointment only so please call 601-693-2732.

Private Well Owner Program

Poultry growers and landowners who depend on private wells for their water needs can benefit from the Private Well-Owner Program, Feb. 20  at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the  Neshoba County coliseum.  

Private well owners who want to become familiar with septic system and well  maintenance should attend. Private well owners may have their water screened for E.coli bacteria at the time of the program. There is no cost to attend. Please contact the MSU Extension in Neshoba County to register: 601-656-4011.


The monthly meeting of the Central Mississippi Chapter 1251 of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will be on Wednesday, Feb. 7  at 11:30 a.m. at Ronnie's Steak and  Grill, 734 Pecan Ave.  

All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.  For additional information about the meeting, please call  601-389-1946.


Indian Springs Assembly of God will be serving a ribeye steak supper Saturday, Feb.  17 beginning at 4 p.m. Suggested donation for steak plates will be $15 and for chicken tenders plates will be $12.

Take-out plates will be available. Come and join the congregation for food and fellowship. The church is located at the intersection of Highway 25 and Mt. Calvary Road, 12 miles south of Louisville or six miles north of Highway 19.

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



Jason B Copeland of Philadelphia graduated from Samford University during recent commencement exercises. Copeland earned a M.S. in Nursing from Ida Moffett School of Nursing.

William Carey

University's Winters School of Music's Chorale

at First


William Carey University's Winters School of Music's Chorale will lead worship at FBC Sunday Evening at 6:00 p.m. The Carey Chorale is WCU's primary performance group.  It is an auditioned elite ensemble of forty singers plus instrumentalist.

 They present a wide range of styles including, gospel, southern gospel, traditional acappella and standard Classical Choral literature.    The concert is open to the public.  

    Food Pantry

The Mars Hill Outreach Ministry will be open on Saturday Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All first time applicants must bring identification, proof of income and proof of residency. The Mars Hill Outreach Ministry is an 501(c) (3) non profit organization.

 For more information or to make donations please contact LaTonya Smith at (601) 416-2319 or PaTricia Wilson at (601) 656-3549.



 In 2016, Rev. Lavoid Kelly and a few God-fearing followers began a church plant at the 12220 Road 571, Philadelphia location formally known night spot "The Shack" which latter became a recreational center and home to the Stallo Blues Shows.  

In 2018, they are going to dedicate God's name to this building, perpetually.  

If you, your family, or your church would like to be a part of this planting in any way, you may join us any Sunday from 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. worship service.  If you would like to make a donation to this cause you may send it to: P.O. Box 1433, Philadelphia.