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The ageless Forest tradition of “Snow Bunnies” returned like Frosty last Friday as a rare storm engulfed the county.
Emily Ann Monk Hunter, Owner/Stylist, opened the door and welcomed everyone in during the Grand Opening of Be-YOU-tiful Salon in Sebastopol recently.
Hunter is the daughter of Arthur and Lisa Sistrunk Monk, the granddaughter of Thomas and Mecia McKee, and the late Buddy Monk, and Mike and Peggy Graham, all of Sebastopol.
It was gone almost as fast as it came, but the snow last Friday was certainly a sight to behold. I’ve always enjoyed a good snow, perhaps it is because I was born on a frosty morn. My parents say that it was so cold on the day my mom went into labor the doors were frozen shut. Trouble from the very beginning, one might say.
To Be Impertinent
According to the general definitions of this term, the majority of us have been or are impertinent with others and with God. That means that we often do not keep the due respect when we insult someone. We are of a hard and ungrateful treatment, and in our daily work, we are imprudent.
For several years now, online stores have reported the Monday after Thanksgiving Day is their busiest. It is Cyber Monday and we have come to expect the big annual savings we find for gift items. And, without standing in the long lines on Black Friday.
Last week my dear wife, Danny, tagged me on a social media site with a picture of an original bottle of Old Spice Cologne. The caption on the photograph was “who can smell this now?”
Some Scott County residents and businesses could be facing higher power bills in 2018.
Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a blood drive with Sebastopol High School on Wednesday, November 29, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be at the school. Donors will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last). Donors can now check their overall cholesterol levels on their MBSConnect account.
Festivities kick off in Forest with reception
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department began accepting donations Monday in their second annualy Sheriff’s Toy Drive. There is a drop off box at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in the lobby which is open to the public 24 hours a day. There will be a small drop box at Petals & More in Forest.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at approximately 1:15 p.m., La Bendicion convenience store was robbed by two individuals with handguns.
Anyone with any information on the identities of either of these two individuals should contact Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-TIPS or the Forest Police Department at (601) 469-4141.
The First Baptist Church Morton will present its 5th Annual Christmas Cantata, entitled Peace on Sunday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m.
At least a dozen youth will be visiting Scott County December 8-9 for an annual hunting experience and fundraiser through Hope Outdoors Ministries.
On October 25 Tyson Foods, Inc. in Forest, held a Safety Event to celebrate the achievement of reaching one-million man-hours without incident. The Scott County Times was invited to come be a part of the party.
The coordinated efforts of The City of Forest and Mississippi Power, Simmons Erosion Control, Inc., and Custom Paving will further beautify downtown Forest with the addition of six decorative street lamps and poles on Smith Avenue.
Collection week begins November 13
Have you packed your shoeboxes? Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 13-20.
The American Legion Post #9 of Forest will sponsor Dr. David M. Walker as orator at the Veteran’s Day Program at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10 at the Scott County Courthouse.
In a neutral playoff game, the Lake Hornets were overcome by the Calhoun City Wildcats, who boasted a record of 9-2. This was a first-round playoff game for both teams, which means that with this win the Wildcats will progress to round two and Lake’s phenomenal season comes to an end.
Pediatric flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics. Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone age six months and older.
Veterans Day programs, presentations and ceremonies are planned throughout the area as people come together to give thanks and give back to those who have put boot to ground for our country.
Governor Phil Bryant certainly took his sweet time deciding whether or not there should be a state takeover of F-rated Jackson Public Schools. That is sure not the same approach he took back in 2014 when he pounced on the takeover of our then B-rated Scott County School District.
Wonder what the difference is?
The Forest and Morton Libraries have an expanding collection of graphic novels
Saturday morning the Wing Dang Doodle festival begins at 8 a.m. at Gaddis Park with the Wing Dang Dash 5k run and the talent showcase. Admission is free. The talent showcase will run from 8 a.m. until 10.
Editor’s Note: Beloved Forest News Columnist Maybeth Ormond died last Friday while visiting her daughter in Connecticut. This is a reprint of a Profile story from our 2016 archives.
Morton schools will be hosting a fall basketball league for grades 3-6 for both boys and girls. Each team will be coached by varsity girls’ basketball players, and the games will be refereed by coaches. Varsity players that are not coaching will keep the clock and book.
Morton elementary recently honored to retires from the school district. Pictured, from left, are Carol Goss and Lisa Edwards.