VIDEO/PHOTOS: Open Arms Continues Making A Difference In Neshoba County!

Yesterday afternoon in the sweltering heat, many many volunteers handed out 330 bags of food and gallons of milk to their fellow neighbors as Open Arms continues to grow. People are now coming and picking up a bag for a family member or neighbor in need. There are so many folks that cannot get there and what a wonderful smile you will put on their face when you show up with goodies. Their was an extra treat yesterday as... Read More.

Open Arms Food Distribution Today

Open Arms is having another food distribution this afternoon starting at 4:30. Line up from the direction of Old Mexico. All are welcome. If you know someone in need and can’t get there, please come get a bag for them. Today there will be an extra treat. Prairie Farms will be passing out ice cream sandwiches.

Choctaw Tribal Schools – Distance Learning Application Extended

The distance learning application has been extended. Choctaw Tribal Schools announce the distance Learning application is now available through Wednesday, August 12. This applies to any parent or guardian who wishes to consider enrollment for their student for the 1st semester. "If you haven’t registered your child, please get this done as we are trying to finalize plans to provide our students the safest and best possible learning environment we can offer.... Read More.

Philadelphia Rotary Club Donates to Open Arms

The Philadelphia Rotary Club made a donation to Open Arms Ministry. Open Arms is a food ministry serving Philadelphia and Neshoba County. During the pandemic, they are providing bags of food to the community on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. They are located at 239 Railroad Ave. For more information call 601-663-8505. President Heath Stribling presented the check to John Bowen, Open Arms co-chairman.

Choctaw Indians Bear Brunt Of Virus In Mississippi

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — As confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocket in Mississippi, the state's only federally recognized American Indian tribe has been devastated. COVID-19 has ripped through Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian families. Almost 10% of the tribe's roughly 11,000 members have tested positive for the virus. More than 75 have died. The tribal economy is suffering. The tribal high school's valedictorian lost her mother around the time of graduation. Family members remembered Sharon Taylor as a loving mother and... Read More.