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Chamber Awards

At the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce meeting last week, Chris Strebeck was the recipient of the Golden Shovel Award, left photo, for his service to the Chamber and the Ivan Bagley Award was presented to Jeffrey Cooper for his service to the Chamber. Presenting the awards was Drew Kenna.

 




David Scott Bassett

David Scott Bassett, 55, of Forest, Mississippi, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. He was born Wednesday, January 2, 1963 in Forest, Mississippi.





Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: First Baptist Church of Morton will host Revival Services at 7:00 p.m. each evening beginning Sunday night, April 22. The guest speaker will be Bro. Larry Duncan of Salem Baptist Church, Lake and leading the music will be the Vardamans from Line Creek Baptist Church, Morton.


Miss Hattie

By CAROL LINDLEY,

This is a new recipe shared by a friend, and we have all made it at least twice...maybe more.

For the ingredients you will need:

6 cans cut string beans  (any brand) and drain 4 cans of beans into a Dutch oven

Fry one half pound of bacon until crisp and set on paper towels



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Gardening Season Has Arrived

By TIM GETER,

Spring arrived Tuesday and the Forest Garden Club is tilling up the grounds for another great gardening season.

The Forest Garden Club was established in 1962 and is a member of National Garden Clubs, Deep South Garden Clubs, and The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, and is in the Southern Pine District. 




Arrest Report March 21

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center March 7 -  March 14. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Crystal King, 29, 367 Smith County RD Raleigh MS 39153, misd - public drunk.


XOXO and Happy Easter

By TIM BEELAND,

While browsing through the stack of newspapers that came in the Monday mail, a column by a friend and colleague of mine, Jamie Patterson the managing editor at the Yazoo Herald, caught my eye. Jamie was reminiscing about all the little gifts her young children have given her over the years.


One day will come

By TIM BEELAND,

Saturday afternoon while cruising the back roads of Rankin, Scott and Leake County, up around Ludlow I think it was, I spied a couple of fishermen on the bank of a creek and  wished I was shoulder to shoulder with them.


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Forest News

Happy Birthday:

March 14:  John Tyree, Jr., Randy Woods, W. A. Pogue, Catherine Huckabey, Leiah Gilbert Bridges, Roger McDaniel, James Gibbs.

March 15:  Sheila Rushing, John Allen Roby, Shawn Gunderson, Charles Rogellio, Jr., Jonathon Huff, Anna Gaddis






Marines march across Mississippi

By JILL WARE,

On October 16 two Marines, Gabriel Vasquez and Jason Bailess, embarked on a 155 mile “Ruck” across Mississippi, trekking from the Alabama state line to the Mississippi River, in only five days, to raise awareness and support in the battle against Veteran Suicide and Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD




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Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Feb 14    Don Healy, Jean Amis, Cynthia Hunter, Caroline Lanthrip, Mike Gaddis, Mindy Chambers, David Smith, Nancy Witshire, Junior Pryor, Mary Grace Harallson Schwab, Rev. John Case, Teresa Packer, Kent Young, Gladys Willison, Dewayne Hawkins, Elan Powell, Tracy Risher


Forest News

Happy Birthday:
Oct. 18  Betty Ezelle, Bill Stanton, Ricky Clarke, Ted Jones, Tim Chadwick, Roy Waldrip, Stephanie Mangum, Cheri Watkins, Rancie B. Cummins, Nancy Derochuck, Lucille Patrick, Kim Moss, Talitha Hendry, Rendy Hedgepeth, Stephanie Harrison, Amy Gilbert




Arrest Report October 4

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center September 21 - 27. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Lavell Hughes, 56, 247 Futch Rd., Fores, serve 8 days





Library hosts Tour the Town to celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial and Scott Co MS Genealogical’s 20th Anniversary

On Sunday, October 22, Forest Public Library hosted a Tour the Town event. This program celebrated the Mississippi Bicentennial and the 20th Anniversary of the Scott County Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society.


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Obituaries

Dorothy “Dot” Leonard of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Dot was a... READ MORE