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10/2/2013 6:00:00 AM
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Join us at Pentecostal Outreach Ministry for a singing on the first Saturday night of every month at 6 p.m. The church has moved to the Fork Road church building. Everyone welcome to worship. For more information call 601-575-2100.

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 email-cggary25@yahoo.com.

Lynville School Reunion

The annual Lynville School reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the school.  Any student who attended the school or teacher who taught is welcome for the event. The reunion begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 1 p.m. Many people have worked diligently  so that the meeting can be held in the school. 

The meal will be catered for $10 and will include a choice of meat and two vegetables.  Please let someone listed below know by Sept. 25 so that we can have an accurate account. Please bring a lawn chair so you can visit with your former friends and classmates. The people to contact to be sure that your  food is ordered are:  Carolyn Carroll at 601-677-3353, Annette Taylor at 601-677-2215, Faye Wilson at 601-743-9385, or Carolyn Palmer at 601-677-2211.  Please join us for the first of these reunions to be held at the old school building.


Miss Hospitality

Selection for Neshoba County's Miss Hospitality 2014 will begin soon. This scholarship program represents Neshoba County and competes at the state level for title of Mississippi's Miss Hospitality. Interested participants should email information to Laura Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey (directors) to lauraby@ bellsouth.net


Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council will hold Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 19 at DeWeese Park (next to library). There will be lots of great food, entertainment, children's games and arts and crafts.

Vendors may get booth applications at Arts Council Office (311 Byrd Ave.) or Community Development Partnership Office (depot) or call 601-656-9838.

Holiday Marketplace

First Church of God, located 435 Columbus Ave., will sponsor a Holiday Marketplace featuring unique arts and crafts, gift items Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Booth spaces will be $30 and $35. Booths will be assigned as applications are received with appropriate fee. For more information or application call Richard Adams at (601)650-8135.

Forest Dale School Reunion

The Forest Dale school reunion will be held Oct. 5 at the Forest Dale Lodge. Those planning to attend, please contact Sue Hall by Oct. 2 at 601-656-5727. The cost will be $10 per person. Reply to Sue Hall, 10490 Road 646, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

Neshoba Central "Big Blue" Alumni Reunion

Band directors Daniel Wade, Scott Sullender and Mrs. Amanda May would like to invite all Neshoba Central High School Band Alumni to join "Big Blue" for our second annual reunion, Friday, Oct. 4. We will march in with the "Big Blue" Marching Band and can play with the band during first, second quarters and during halftime on the field! There is a $20 registration fee which includes T-shirt, ticket to game and music. Call Lisa Pierce at 601-416-5465 or the Band Hall at 601-656-3127.

Community Clothing Outreach

The Word of God Church at 231 Line St. has a community clothing outreach every Saturday from 8-12. The clothing is donated from the community. A 50 cent donation is asked for each piece to help in the ministry of the church. For more information, call 601-575-1942.

Community Bible Study

A community Bible study is held each Wednesday morning from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Word of God Church located at 231 Line St. You don't have to be a member of the church to take part. For more information, call 601-575-1942.

Mt. Zion Fall Carnival

Mt Zion UM Church will be hosting a fall carnival Oct. 26 at Mt Zion UMC Fellowship Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. Fun, food, and fellowship will be had by all. Everyone is welcome. For more information please contact Peggy Butler 6015040321.


Hudson Chapel Church Of God will celebrate homecoming Oct. 6. Guest speaker will be Rev. Ronnie Jarman. The service will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner immediately following.


A one-day ServSafe Food Safety Certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on Nov. 15. The registration deadline is Oct. 15. 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.

Open House at Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career Technical Center

The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Career Technical Center will hold "Open House" on Monday, Oct. 14 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The Career Technical Center is located at 900 Valley View Drive in Philadelphia.

The center serves high school students from the local high school and offers the following technical programs: Automotive Service Technology, Construction Technology/Carpentry, Early Childhood Development, Health Sciences, Metal Fabrication /Manufacturing Technology, and Teacher Academy.

All students, parents, and community members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career Technical Center is a division of East Central Community College.

White Family Reunion

The G.W. White annual family reunion will be held on Oct. 6 at the Linwood Community Center. Please bring a covered dish lunch. Everyone please make plans to attend.

Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky of Bounds Avenue Church believes that if you worship God in spirit and truth without drama you get satisfaction. That's what God wants. Come worship with us.

PHS Class of 1973 4

It's almost here! The PHS Class of 1973 will celebrate their 40th reunion the weekend of Oct. 18-20. We are still trying to locate and contact some of our classmates and teachers. If you know how we might contact any of the following fold, either by email or phone, we would greatly appreciate your help! We are looking for contact info for: Brenda Green, Linda Griffin, Kathleen Lowery, Marilyn Smith, Sherwood Smith and Max Teague.

Also if you were a teacher, coach, etc. associated with the PHS Graduating Class of 1973, we welcome you to join us for the planned reunion events and need your contact info as well. If you have contact information on above classmates or teachers, please contact Vivky Marshall at 601-575-0808.


The Neshoba County Library will have preschool story time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning in September. Kids are invited to come for a special story and activity following. For more information call 601-656-4911.

Tree orders

The Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District will be taking tree orders through Oct. 15.

You can come by the office to place your order from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call us at 601-656-8783 Ext. 3 and we will fax, e-mail or mail you an order form to you.

The office is located at 511 East Lawn Drive in the USDA Building. We are asking that you pay for the trees when placing your order.

The trees are bare root trees and will arrive in February 2014. By ordering bulk wholesale we can pass the savings on to you. Proceeds from tree sales will help support educational programs throughout the year.

You can drop by the office and pick up a list of trees that we will be selling this year or if there is a particular tree that you are wanting, that is not on the list, we can try to order it.

If you have any questions, call 601-656-8783 Ext. 3.

Veteran's Association Membership Drive

All veteran's are well to join as the Neshoba County Veteran's Association holds a membership drive.

For more information call 601-774-8676 or 601-479-3463.

Word of God Community Outreach

Come browse through our clothing community outreach. You will find many name brand clothing. The community outreach is open each Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-12 noon located at 23 Line Ave. Everything is donated from our loving community of people to help our church ministry. All we are asking for is a .50 donation per item. If you need more information, please call 601-575-1942.


This is the eighth year for the Fall Fun Day for special needs youth of Neshoba County. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Neshoba County Coliseum. Assistance from church groups, civic clubs, families and others is requested to conduct various activity booths for the children that morning from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. Sponsorships for this event are also requested. To sign up for this worthwhile public service project please call (601) 656-4602 or come by the County 4-H office in the Neshoba County Coliseum. This project is sponsored by the Neshoba County, Philadelphia and Choctaw Disability Children's Foundation.


Bounds Avenue Church will present Flame of Fire Ministry, a life changing program that deals with some type of addiction.

Leader Thomas Fincher and pastor Ricky Rosers invite you come and experience your change using Gods's method on Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m., at Bounds Avenue fellowship hall.

Special Benefit Auction

A special benefit auction will be held for the Neshoba County Veterans Association on the first Thursday night of every month at 7 p.m. General merchandise buyers and sellers are welcome. For more information call 601-479-3463.



Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs.

Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. 877-413-3073 or www.narcononworks .com.

Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church Cemetery

Contributions for Old Pearl Valley Baptist Church cemetery fund can be mailed to Joan Gamblin at 12220 Marty Stuart Dr., Philadelphia, MS, 39350.


Cemetery in Choctaw in need of funds, contact Ann Pinter, 12451 Road 101, Philadelphia, MS 39350

Golden Grove


Fall revival is set at Golden Grove Methodist Protestant Church, Union, Oct. 14-18. Services will be led by Rev. Frank Gerald. Dinner fellowship will be each night at 6 p.m. and worship service will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.



In spite of the Government shut down the Neshoba County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting their annual awards banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Neshoba County Coliseum. The Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. All members are invited to attend this annual event.

Pine Grove


Pine Grove Church of God-Edinburg invites everyone to attend their homecoming services on Oct. 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Annie McRae, Christian singer and songwriter, will be the special guest.

Please call 601-267-3368 for additional information.

Porter/Hicks Reunion

The William Madison and Lena Hicks Porter reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Neshoba County Coliseum in Philadelphia at 10 a.m. Please remind all of your family members and friends to bring a covered dish and join us. 

VFW Yard Sale

VFW Post 4396 will have a yard sale on Oct. 11-12 to raise money for its relief fund that is established for all beterans in Neshoba County only to include the nursing home as well.

VFW Post and Auxiliary will be set up at Wal-Mart on Oct. 19 to also raise funds for the auxiliaries relief fund. There is still a Veterans Service Officer at the VFW Post each Monday and Tuesday, free of charge, to assist all veterans with all their VA needs.

The post will also be hosting a food pantry in order to get out there and distribute to our veterans in need. Drop off for any non-perishable food will also be on Mondays and Tuesdays at the post.

If you know of a  veteran who is in need of any assistance whether it be food or assistance around their home you can call me at 601-562-1769.



You are invited to attend the annual homecoming celebration at Good Hope Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 13. The service will begin a 10:30 a.m. with singing and a message by guest speaker, Dr. Tim Parker. Following a short break, the service will continue with special music, singing, church history and recognition of former pastors and members. A potluck lunch will be served immediately following the service. Make your plans to attend. The pastor is Bro. Dudley Winstead.

Bailey Family Reunion

The 133rd Bailey reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 beginning at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church located on Mississippi 487, three miles north of Sebastopol.

Bring your favorite covered dish and drink and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and remembrance.

Mt. Bethel Cemetery

Burial plots are now being sold in the Mt. Bethel Cemetery located in Neshoba County. Plots are available for purchase based on the availability since some have already been sold. Payments must be paid in full to reserve each plot. Please contact Diane Kelley at 601-650-6908 for more information regarding cemetery plots and charges for grave sites.

Benefit Singing

The Pentecostals of House are having a benefit singing on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. for the building program. The event will feature Terry Joe. Food will be available.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Anniversary

We would like to cordially invite you to our pastor, Rev. Sylvester Hampton, and First Lady, Sis. Barbara Hampton's sixth year anniversary celebration. This service will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Our dynamic messenger for this occasion will be Dr. Charles Griffin, founder and pastor of God's Family Church. We look forward to your presence and prayers.

Gospel Singing

St. Paul M.B. Church will be having a gospel singing on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. There will be different choirs, soloists and groups that will be participating.

Sherman Bufkin will be the host and M.C. of this wonderful event. The Kings of Joy and Mt Enon M.B. Church Choir will be the guest choir and group singers.

Please come to shoe your love and bring your choirs, soloists, groups, etc. to this event. There will also be hot fish sandwiches and ice cold drinks for sell.

20th Annual Dowdle Reunion

Descendents of William John Dowdle and Catherine Pace Dowdle will meet Saturday, Oct. 12 at Lucern Clubhouse, Union. All family members and friends are invited to attend.

Come early and bring a dish of food for a noon luncheon. A business meeting will follow the noon meal.

North Calvary Homecoming

North Calvary Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. Bro. Michael Wells will be the speaker and Terry Nowell will be in charge of music. A potluck lunch will follow the service. All former members and friends of North Calvary are invited to share this special time or worship.

North Calvary Revival

North Calvary Baptist Church will have revival services on Nov. 10-15. The services on Sunday, Nov. 10 will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A potluck lunch will follow the Sunday morning service. Services Monday through Friday will be at 12 noon and will include a sandwich and chips lunch and at 7 p.m. Bro. Hubert Yates will be the speaker and Karen Cumberland will be in charge of the music.

The congregation and pastor of North Calvary extend an invitation to the community to participate in these services.

New County Line Baptist Homecoming

New County Line Baptist Church will have homecoming services on Sunday, Oct. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. Brother Daniel Winstead will give the message. Angela Adams and family will be the guest singers. Lunch will follow the services in the fellowship hall. Every one is invited. The church is located on Mississippi 427 near Edinburg.

Mt. Carmel Homecoming

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Edinburg will be celebrating their homecoming on Oct. 13. The homecoming speaker will be Bro. Randal Creel.

Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School or any evening services on that day.

America Legion

Post 138

The American Legion Post 138 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for our regular monthly meeting. Supper will be served consisting of potluck dishes and desserts. Prospective new members are encouraged to attend and consider joining the local post.


East Neshoba Fire Department will sponsor a trail ride on Nov. 9 at Sunset Arena beginning at 10 a.m.

The cost is $5 per person and kids six and under ride free. Stew will be served after the ride. Everyone welcome to bring wagon, horse, mule or donkey and stay Friday night.

The ride will leave the arena, located just off Highway 16 east in Philadelphia, take Highway 491 north and then to three miles and turn left on county Road 2645.

Fore more information call Way Eakes at 416-7722.


The annual reunion of the descendants of Jim and Bertie Clark will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. from Union Community Center at the park. Bring your favorite dish and join us for good food and fellowship. the community center requests that attendees not part on the grass or the street. Overflow parking can be adjacent to the church.



The Neshoba County Chapter of Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi will meet Monday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m at the Neshoba County Senior Citizens Center.


Jon Etheredge, a writer living in Neshoba County, will read his latest book at the Neshoba County Public library on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at noon. "Abigail Dare" is an unforgettable ghost story - a timeless tale of a garden, a house and a love more powerful than life.

North Bend UMC Annual Fundraiser Fish Plates and Auction

Members of North Bend United Methodist Church are now selling tickets for their annual fundraiser - fish plates with all of the trimmings. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the North Bend UMC fellowship center.

Tickets can be bought from any member of North Bend UMC for $8 each. Meals can be bought "to go" or dine in with us at North Bend UMC.

Proceeds go to help fund North Bend UMC projects. Afterwards, we will have our annual auction of bargains galore.

Buy your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, telephone 601-677-2347.

Rachel Dunn Benefit

An account has been established at The Citizens Bank for the benefit of Rachel Dunn to help with medical expenses.



Anyone/everyone who wants or desires an opportunity to praise and pray to the Lord (shift-workers, etc., and person available during that time) are invited to a mid-week/mid-day prayer meeting every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Yates Drug Store (banquet room) on the square downtown Philadelphia.

Cemetery Donation

Anyone with family members at the cemetery is ask to help with its upkeep. Mail contributions to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 11881 Road 347.


Come out to Stallo for great country music and dancing every Friday at 8 p.m., located eight miles from Neshoba County Coliseum on Highway 15 north.

Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky Rogers invites everyone to experience a true meeting week after week at Bounds Avenue Church.

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