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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.
The Forest Public Library is gearing up for a December to remember with holiday activities for the young and young at heart. According to Forest Librarian Dianne McLaurin, the library is offering free events throughout the month, beginning with the arrival of The Polar Express on Friday night, December 1!
Human development and family science major Victoria Vivians of Forest will reign this week as 2017 Homecoming Queen at Mississippi State University.
When the President ripped open a culture war a few weeks ago, I decided I was not going to write about it because the whole intent of Donald Trump was to create division. The week after, I wrote a draft, and I trashed it because I still felt it was too divisive.
Wayne and Cathy Harvey of Forest are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mary Catherine, to Russell Paul Martin, son of Steve and Karon Martin also of Forest.
Oct. 4 Jackie Burkes, Barry Rogers, Monroe Harrell, Louise Johnston, Jo Marler, Ebbie Keenum, Joe Clarke III, Lataine Blossom, Pam Chancellor Shanks, Mary Baker, Nancy Hollingsworth, Chrysler Brown Carter
Imaging Services at Lackey Memorial Hospital is literally the place to go for all of our community’s Mammography needs. Lackey is the only hospital in Scott County that performs mammograms.
John Thomas Gray
The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center October 12 - 19. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Last week, Morton had the home field advantage against Kemper County. The Panthers had a difficult first half, but came back strong with the winning strategy in the second half to make a tremendous comeback. Winning by one point is still a victory, as Morton beat Kemper County 21-20.
Scott County is sure to wake up and come alive on Saturday, October 28 as the 11th Annual Sebastopolooza kicks into full swing. County residents, local townsfolk and people from all over Mississippi and beyond come out in droves to attend this popular, crowd pleasing Fall Festival.
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?