January 22

Garbage pickup will not run on Monday, January 20, 2020, in honor of Robert E. Lee and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is the pickup schedule for the week. Monday will be collected Tuesday. Tuesday will be collected Wednesday. Wednesday will be collected Thursday. Thursday will be collected Friday. Friday will be collected Saturday.

January 23

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. 

January 23: “4-H Opportunities in 2020” will be presented by Cobie Rutherford, Mississippi State University Extension Instructor 4-H Youth Development.  Many young people in our state are involved in the varied activities 4-H offers.  This Quick Bites will cover specific contests at State Congress, PAD, Cook-out, record books, and national trips for the year.

January 25 & 26

Mt. Moriah’s Winter Tea gathering honoring 1st Lady Sharmelitta James will be held Saturday, January 25 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. The church will honor Rev. Ralph James and Mrs. James’ second year anniversary on Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Anthony Robison, pastor of St. John  of Newton will be the speaker.

January 26

Excel Community and Learning Center will be hosting free vision tests for the community. This event will be on Sunday, January 26 at 1:30.  383 S. 4th St.  Morton.  601-732-1800.

February 1

Excel is holding a CPR class on Saturday, February 1 from 9:00 - 12:00. If you need a renewal or a first time certification, come on in and pre-register at Excel Community and Learning Center at 383 S. 4th St.  Morton.  Registration ends Wed. January 29th.  Cost for the class is $35.00. 601-732-1800.

February 3

Trees will be given away on Monday, Feb. 3 at the USDA Service Center. Times are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  across from Tadlock Stockyard. Trees available will be hardwoods, pines, flowering and ornamentals, and wildlife species.

February 6

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 there will be a $6.00 soup/chili lunch at Forest United Methodist Church between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dine-in or take-out available.