Community Calendar

March 23

Forest Elementary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair through Friday, March 23. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center, classroom libraries, and students. The Book Fair will feature a special family community open house on Thursday, March 22, from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m.


March 24

 First Baptist Church Morton will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Family Life Center. Ages 2-10. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips and drink served. Everything is free. Everyone is invited!


March 24

The Scott County Branch NAACP will meet Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. at the Midway Freewill Baptist Church. State president will be there at 10:00 a.m. to discuss some important issues in Scott County.


March 25

The Scott County Training School-E. T. Hawkins-Forest High School Alumni Association Planning Committee will meet Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the Odessa Graves Building on the corner of Jones Street and North Fourth Avenue. 


March 26

American Legion Post 9 monthly meeting,  March 26, will feature as guest speaker decorated Vietnam veteran Clyde Morgan.  You’ve read his gripping columns, and now all veterans can hear him speak. Opening ceremony 6:30 p.m.,  meal at 7:00, followed by the program.  As always, all veterans are welcome, and Legion members are urged to attend.  For info: Bruce Warren – 601-668-1276, or Bill Lovett – 601-507-0305.


March 26

Mississippi State University Extension Scott County will be offering information on Collecting, Sending and Interpreting Soil Sample Results on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:00 p. m.  Please pre-register by Thursday, March 22, 2018 by calling the Scott County Extension office at 601-469-4241.


March 27

The Scott County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer (MHV) Cultural Arts Show will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in the Mississippi State University Extension Scott County office located at 230 South Davis Street in Forest. Art exhibits submitted by MHV members for judging will be on display for public viewing from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The Scott County MHV monthly Leader Training will be held at 1:30 p.m. following the Cultural Arts Exhibit.  The program on “Keeping your Home Pest Free” will be presented by Dr. Blake Layton, Entomologist at Mississippi State University.  

For more information about these events or on how to join Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, please call the Extension Office at 601-469-4241.


March 27

The Excel Learning Center in Morton will host a Basic Sewing class on Tuesday, March 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Participants will practice sewing skills on a sewing machine by making a simple pair of children’s pants or shorts with an elastic waistband. Those participating are asked to bring a pair of children’s pants or shorts as a pattern.

Marie Harman and Shelly Bump are the instructors for the Sewing class.  The fee is $15, which includes all needed materials. The class limit is six participants.  Register by stopping at Excel, 383 South 4th St., Morton, or phone 601-732-1800.


March 28

Christ Our Common Portion Ministries will have their 2nd Year Dedication Service, March 28-30 at 7:00 p.m. and April 1 at 4:00 p.m.


April 1

New Friendship M.B. Church, 227 Johnson Town Rd., Walnut Grove, will hold their Annual Choir Day on April 1 at 2:00 p.m.


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.