May 17

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.

May 18

Dixon Day will be held Saturday, May 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds. Lunch will be served picnic style. For information call Patsy Davis at 601-656-3795


May 18

The Scott County branch NAACP will meet Saturday, May 18 at the Midway Freewill Baptist Church.

May 18

Excel Community and Learning Center in Morton will be offering CPR Classes on Friday, May 17 from 5:00-7:30 pm and again on Saturday, May 18 from 9-11:30 am.  Cost for the class is $35. For more information call 601-732-1800 or come by to register at 383 S. 4th St., Morton.

May 23


Memorial Day (May 27) observances will begin with placing of flags on graves of all known veterans in Eastern Cemetery, and many other local cemeteries Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 a.m.  These flags, funded by Bank of Forest and Community Bank, are placed by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members and other volunteers. Veterans Day program will be Monday, May 27 at the courthouse at 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome to this inspiring ceremony, with Rev. Larry Duncan as speaker.  Contacts for flags are Terry McMillan 601-941-0333; Bill Lovett 601-507-0305.

May 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.  May 23:  “Fire Ants: Mound Builders” will be presented by Dr. Blake Layton, MSU Extension Professor Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology. We have had cool, wet spring weather and the fire ants have been busy. Join Dr. Layton as he shares the facts and fiction about controlling fire ants in the home landscape and lawn.

May 24

Excel is holding a Summer Camp at Excel Community and Learning Center in Morton for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Those dates will be Monday - Thursday,  June 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, and 24-27, from 8:00 am -11:30am.  Cost is $25 per child and $20 for each additional child in the family.  A light breakfast will be served in the morning and a small snack mid morning.  The activities will include math, reading, crafts, and more!  Special presentations will be given by local and neighboring guests. Preregistration is necessary! Please register by May 24th. Forms are available at Excel Community and Learning Center at 383 S. 4th St., Morton.


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