November 29

East Central Community College in Decatur will close for the Thanksgiving holidays Monday through Friday, Nov. 25-29, 2019. The college will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

November 30

Amnesty Week Nov. 25-30, 2019. Do you or someone you know have library books that are overdue and you've been setting them aside meaning to bring them in and face the late fines? All the while, fines keep adding up.  CMRLS Libraries understand that things get in the way of the best intentions. We are offering full amnesty during the Thanksgiving holiday week. Return the late items to any CMRLS Library and fines and fees will be forgiven! It doesn’t matter how late the items are; we will be thankful to have them returned.

November 27-30

CMRLS Libraries will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 27, and remain closed Thursday, Friday, & Saturday; November 28, 29, & 30 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, December 2. All online resources will be available at while your library is closed. Central Mississippi Regional Library System serves the public libraries of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith Counties.

November 28

The Forest United Methodist Church will host the 15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Community Lunch on November 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until the food is gone. The lunch will be held in the FUMC Family Life Center and the public is invited to come join the church for food, fellowship and giving thanks. The meal will include a full Thanksgiving meal and dessert.

December 5

Quick Bites is a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension that provides timely information on a wide variety of topics to citizens across the state through interactive video.   These programs are held during lunch (from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m.) on Thursdays at the Scott County Extension Service office, 230 South Davis Street, Forest.

“Tis the Season!” will be presented by Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University Extension Service Scott County. The holiday season is here! Join us for great tips from Lynette on holiday decorating.  Holiday designs will include evergreens, faux fruit, and fun holiday picks. She will create a good base that will last throughout the season so that fresh items can be moved in and out.

December 8

“It’s Still the Greatest Story Ever Told” will be presented Sunday evening, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Morton. The program will be presented by the Celebration Choir and directed by Barbara Ott and will be joined by several guest soloists, singers and narrator.

December 10

All members of VFW Post 4974 are reminded that meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Gary Robinson 601-507-7800.

December 15

Gospel singing on the second Friday of every month. Various artists/groups at Sistrunk Pavilion starting at 6 p.m. Call Jerry Renfroe at 601-745-9173 with any qestions.

December 19

A gospel country singing will be held at 6:00 p.m. every third Friday at Nolan Sistrunk Pavilion in Sebastopol. Bring finger food for supper. For more information call Shirley Boxx at 601-564-1970.

December 21

Crissie Williamson Memorial Medical Mission at Forest Baptist Church. A free medical clinic for uninsured residents of Scott County on the third Saturday of each month. Residence and income verification required.


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