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 6

The 78th Annual Forest Christmas Parade is scheduled to fill the downtown streets December 6, starting at 6:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Bright Lights and Christmas Delights,” and the Grand Marshalls will be 2019 Forest Citizens of the Year Billy Frank and Linda Jo Alford.

December 7

The Annual Christmas Parade in Lake will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. This year’s parade will include parade categories for large industries — schools, churches and small businesses — clubs and civic organizations — youth. In addition to the outlined categories the parade will have entries for bands, cars, trucks, motorcycles, UTVs and four-wheelers and horses. All parade participants should be lined up in front of Lake Elementary School headed east by 5:00 p.m. and ready for judging to begin at 5:15 p.m. After the parade the public is invited to join the celebration at “Christmas at the Depot” which will start immediately following the completion of the Christmas Parade.  

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 8

The town of Sebastopol will hold its Annual Small Town Christmas on Sunday, December 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sebastopol Fire Station. Community organizers look forward to the public coming out to join in all the family fun, fellowship and Christmas spirit as a community.

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.


Mr. Douglas Linwood Nabors was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Monday, December 30, 1940. He passed... READ MORE