Forest News

Happy Birthday:
Nov. 8:  Barbara Tucker, Billy Guyse, Jeann’e Bradford Rowland, Joyce Cabe, Melinda Nanney, Mark Graham, Alan Gilmer, Devera Brown, Evie Joy Burgess, Pat Strong, Eric Fortenberry
Nov. 9:  Deborah Stringer, Delton Riser, Terri Sessions Woods, Randal Hollingsworth, Joy Johnson, Ruby Nell Stancill, Jason McKnight, Holly Gilmer, Bill Hill, Tina Thompson, Dan Risher, Ron Coulter, David Hawkins, James Rea Fuller, David Tadlock
Nov. 10:  Chris Rhodes, Billie Jean Crotwell, Willa Dean Shoemaker, Jo Taylor, Addi McKay Rutland, Linda Robinson, Braydon Clark.
Nov. 11:  Carol Stevens, Gerald Lane Majure, Bob Moore, Dee Ana Smith, Kathryn Slay, Mary Alice McDill, Orell Hedgepeth, Gayla Gatewood Kaye, Glynda Reed, Boo Lee, Brandy Clark, Ryan Reeves, Scott Adkins, Catherine Gardner.
Nov. 12:  Timmie Butts, Blanche Sorey, Myra Harvey, Walter Burgess, Ronnie Noblin, Terry Lynn Windham, Terri McBride, Suzy Tate, Lorene Jones, Terri Gaddis.
Nov. 13: Joyce Ann Waltman, W. C. Spence, Robert Brenton, Jimmy Lackey, Eddie Clark, Carl Jefferson Fountain, Bill Lehr, Lillie Mae Gatewood, Leslie Pearce, Mike Lang, Beth Watson, Heather McLemore, Brandi Blackley.
Nov. 14: Jay Williams, Millie Johnson, Valerie Gilbert Simmons, Vic Jones, Albert Bagley, Johnnie Hurtt, Brian Reed.
Georgie McMullan spent the weekend with Dink and Edna Gibson and they enjoyed a concert in Jackson Friday evening,  performed by The Mississippi Chorus of which son, Michael Gibson, is a member.
Then on Sunday the Gibsons went to Hattiesburg with Georgie and were enthralled with a performance of Phantom of the Opera presented by students of The University of Southern Mississippi.  (Don’t miss an opportunity to see this talented troup in action!)   The trio was most impressed with the unbelievably professional performance, the set decorations, choreography, magnificent voices, and the orchestra.  Needless to say, it was a most enjoyable weekend!
So glad that former Forest pastor Mike Sahler is resting comfortably at home in Columbia, Mississippi, following his recent triple bypass surgery in Jackson.
Hurray!! The Forest Bearcats won the 3A Championship last week with a victory over Kemper!! So proud!!!  Congratulations to our fine team and their coaches!
Circle the date!!  We are excited to hear that on Sunday, November 19, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, there’s going to be a “Meet and Greet” honoring Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters!
Get together your Christmas list now and have it ready!   A lot of our gift list was checked off at this fabulous event several years ago.
The Booksigning at Colbert Commons, 301 South Main St., is sponsored by Forest Community Arts and Forest Downtown Development Association, and will feature A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home, a lovely book that will do justice to anyone’s coffee table and palate.
Jim McCormick of Atlanta was in Forest several days last week.
Tom and Margaret Burns flew to California on Thursday to attend the wedding of a good friend held in San Diego on Friday.  They were joined on the weekend by daughter-in-law Sara Burns of Seattle, Washington.  Tom and Margaret returned to Forest on Sunday.
Rhett Mitchell was in town last weekend celebrating All Saints Day services at the Forest United Methodist Church on Sunday.
We’re glad to be able to report that Barbara Gatewood is making progress following her surgery several weeks ago.  She has “graduated” from her large cast to a smaller one and is now able to put limited weight on that leg. We look forward to seeing Barbara out and about, soon!
Thanks so much for those who wrote us last week.  Please send your news to  We look forward to hearing from you!