Community Calendar

March 1

Quick Bites is a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service that provides timely information on a wide variety of topics to citizens across the state through interactive video. These programs are held during lunch (from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m.) on Thursdays at the Scott County Extension office, 230 South Davis Street, Forest.  There is no fee for these classes, but pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call the Extension office at 601-469-4241. March 1: “Wicker Wonderland!” will be presented by Lynette McDougald, Instructor at Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. 


March 4

Sylvester United Methodist Church Spring Revival will begin on Sunday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. with pastor E.J. Shepard and following at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Timothy Croft of Line Pilgrim M.B. Church will deliver the afternoon message. Services will continue on Monday night at 7:00 p.m.


March 6

Harperville Memorial Park will hold its annual public business meeting on Tuesday, March 6. For questions, call Letha Brantley 601-625-7231.


This Week

A $1,000 scholarship is being offered to high school seniors planning to become nurses. The Lackey Hospital Auxiliary offers this scholarship in addition to other activities they provide to the hospital and patients such as gift bags on some holidays and placing magazines in waiting rooms.  To obtain a scholarship application, call Lorry Blackwell at 601-536-2029 or Leola Meyer at 601-613-8926 or at


April 14

The Scott County Sheriff’s Dept. 12th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on April 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Forest Country Club. The Deadline for entry is April 5. For more information and registration contact Richard Gregory at 601-469-3223.




Forest Community Head Start is still registering 3 and 4 year-old children for the upcoming school year.  Your child must be 3 or 4 on/or before September 1, 2018.  Registration hours are:  Monday - Friday : 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In the event that you need to come later, please call the center to make an appointment. You will need to bring the following documents:

• Child's Birth Certificate

• Child's 121 Shot Record

• Proof of Income for the previous 12 months (2017)

• Child's Insurance/Medicaid/CHIPS Card

• Doctor's Statement of any Special Needs

The sooner you register your child, the better chance he/she will have of being accepted. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the center at (601) 469-4757 or (601) 469-3692.