Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 21:  Alete Renfroe, Beth Busbea, Billy Ray Dill, Mike Bagley, Floyd Tucker, Jr., Nancy Bowman, Jessica Wright, John Eric Henderson, Lee Ann Calhoun

March 22: Suzzanne Heflin Hollings-worth, Elizabeth Williamson, Ray Tate, Kathy McAdory Robinson, Judy Austin Webb, Frida Crotwell, Sheri Schayer, Ben Lassetter, Ben Risher, Wanda Sessions

March 23:  Marilyn Rene Burgess, Cathy Gary, Leon Jones, Sue Austin Thigpen, Belton Bayles, Janie Barton, Ben Catalina, Suzanne Knox, William Lane,  Tyler Baker

March 24:  Mike Amis, Buddy Watkins, Betty Patrick, Butch Baggett, Jan Risher Naudin, Grady Sessions, Charles Rawson, Robin Rushing Madison

March 25:  James Jones, Junior Graham, Cindy Fuller, Linda Hamilton, Harry Lewis, Betty Daniels McGee, Lillie Mae Meador, David Gunn, Jan Martin, Terry Rivers, Mrs. Noel Parker, Christine Bradford, Frances McCraney, Melissa Roberts, Brandi Ricks, Jeff Edmondson, Mel Karnatz, Shirley Rene’ Hardin

March 26:  Belinda Fowler, Mrs.  Kimberly Carr, Michael Stone, Chris Burt

March 27: Betty Jeffcoats, Kathy Little Mitchell, Jerame Beard, Beverly Harden Maddox, Cliff Horton, Macaulay Gibson

We hope you all saw Dr. Kim Sessums of Brookhaven on WLBT last Wednesday in one of the station's Spotlight on Lincoln County segments.  Kim was interviewed by Walt Grayson and featured because of his exceptional success in the field of sculpture.  Well known works he has done of the late Dr. Billy Graham and Miss Eudora Welty were featured.  Kim mentioned being from Forest in the interview.  We are so proud of you, Kim!

March is a busy time for The Forest Public Library.  This month everyone who checks out a book will receive a chance to win a $100 Visa card. 

Our Library was “packed” on Tuesday, March 20 for a Literary Trip to Ireland conducted by librarian Diane McLaurin.  The creative event included books, a slideshow and stories.  Friends of the Library continue to create plans for National Library Week. So "check out" our library!

Alicia Joyner and her daughter Aubrey of Tallahassee, Florida, spent the weekend in the home of their parents and grandparents, Barbara and Lamar Gatewood.

We are glad to learn that Nett Madden returned home last Thursday following her successful surgery on Tuesday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Granddaughters Krisan and Kimberly are lovingly caring for her during her recuperation. We wish you a very speedy recovery, Nett!

Martha Noble Lee Hassell of Laurel was taken by ambulance to Jackson last Wednesday for a scheduled evaluation with her doctor.  She has begun therapy five days a week, including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech.  Because her CT scan showed some fluid had accumulated on her brain, the doctor plans to wait a month to do anything further, in hopes the situation will correct itself. Please continue to keep Martha Noble in your prayers.

Thinking of Courtland Gray, new resident of Navarre Beach, Florida, who underwent a double total knee replacement in Baptist Hospital of Pensacola last week. His cousin, Loren Ormond McKibbens with Ben, drove to Florida early Tuesday morning to be with Courtland and his wife Pat during the lengthy surgery.

 Judge Tom and Norma Ruth Lee were in Madison last week for their grandsons’ baseball games. They, also, attended a recognition for Mollie Lee and her Reading Fair Power Point project which won first place in the regional competition.  Congratulations, Mollie!

We received glowing reports of the outstanding performances at the Scott County Distinguished Young Woman competition. The evening began with the introduction of the 1978 Scott County Junior Miss Lori Red Miller who was the delightful MC for the program. Lori expressed her heartfelt appreciation for her hometown and for the many benefits of what is now the Distinguished Young Woman program. During special entertainment, Lori sang and was accompanied by her sister Kim Red Fowler who was the 1973 Scott County Junior Miss. The highlight of the evening was the announcing of Olivia Triplett as the winner of the Scott County DYW competition. We look forward to following this very impressive young lady as she competes in Meridian this summer,

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