Kittens, a coon, and a big, pink Christmas pig

By TIM BEELAND,

Almost overnight Christmas arrived in the city of Forest and it certainly looks festive. The downtown lamp posts wrapped up with garland and bows and the holiday flags are definitely a welcoming sight. To add to the excitement, the Christmas parade is Friday and the season will be officially ushered in under the twinkle of the overhead lights.




Thanks Mrs. Martha

By TIM BEELAND,

You know it’s going to be a good day when the front doorbell rings at the office and you hear a big booming voice proclaim, “where’s the turnip man?” That means Mrs. Martha Reed has come to town and has more likely than not brought along a mess of fresh greens, with some nice size turnips attached.







Lessons Learned

By TIM BEELAND,

I remember almost everything about August 29, 2005. Where I was, what I was doing, when the power went off, and all of the death and destruction caused by a hurricane named Katrina. After that day it would have been hard to convince me that anyone would ever again try to ride out a major hurricane along the Gulf Coast.



Let’s move on

By TIM BEELAND,

It’s over. Done Deal. Let’s move on. Brett Kavanaugh is now an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Half of us are happy. Half of us are not. There is absolutely nothing that can be done at this point to change that fact, so let’s move on to other matters that deserve the attention of 100 percent of us and our leaders.



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