Joan Shepherd has been putting her imagination to canvases for well over 70 years, and even as she approaches her 90th birthday her love for painting still runs strong. Shepherd is a current resident at the BeeHive Home in Forest and as visitors enter her room it is easy to see what she enjoys doing with her time.
Many people in Forest truly despise getting caught by the train at any of the downtown railroad crossings, but not Gratz Myers. Myers, a longtime train enthusiast and collector, considers it a treat to be stopped at the crossing while the train is rolling by.
The Forest Public Library is ready for the holidays, which means the Annual Silent Auction sponsored by the Forest Friends of the Library is in full swing. The library counts on the support of the community throughout the year, especially during the annual silent auction fundraiser in December to supplement their shrinking budgets.
During the latter half of last week our televisions were overtaken with the honoring of, and funeral services of, George H.W. Bush. One of my family members asked; why are they making such a big deal over his passing.
The Scott Central Rebels completed a championship season for the ages this past Saturday night with a 21-7 victory over unbeaten and defending state champions Taylorsville at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Around the holidays many in this community make extra effort to help those in need or those less fortunate. When looking to help those in need one almost never has to look further the surrounding community.
I came upon a shocking story currently making the rounds on media outlets. When I first read through the story I was stunned and overcome with disbelief that left me wondering where does this absolute nonsense end.
Tony and Margaret Chance of Forest took the trip of a lifetime to France over Veterans Day weekend. The trip was not just a planned vacation to sight see in historical Paris or travel the French countryside, this trip to Europe had a much greater significance.