Community Calendar

April 18

Scott Regional Hospital, a division of Rush Health Systems, invites you to attend Health Fair 2019, “Picnic To Good Health,” to be held on Thursday, April 18th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott Regional Hospital located at 317 Highway 13 South in Morton. Attendees will have the opportunity to browse through booths provided by Scott Regional Hospital’s departments, specialty services and partnerships. A variety of free screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, eye, O2 SATS, hearing, kidney, and grip strength will be available. Be sure to stop by all of the booths to receive valuable health information and learn about the many services provided by Scott Regional Hospital and Rush Health Systems. Enjoy lunch provided by the Scott Regional Hospital Dietary Department and register for door prizes to be given away.

April 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.

April 19

The Scott County Alumni Chapter of Alcorn State University will be hosting its Annual Banquet on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 PM at Roosevelt State Park.  The guest speaker for this special event is none other than Fred McNair, Coach of the Alcorn State University’s football team and 2018 SWAC Coach of the Year.  For tickets and additional information, you may contact President Johnny Qualls at 601-732-8542.

April 20

Roosevelt Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20, 2019  from  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Roosevelt State Park, 2149 Hwy 13 South, Morton. For more information please contact Andre Hollis, Park Manager at 601-732-6316 or by email at rooseveltstatepark@wfp.ms.gov. The Easter bunny left all his eggs on the park grounds and help is needed to find them.  Grab a basket and join in the fun finding candy filled eggs.  Children up to 12 years of age are welcome.

April 25

Scott County Extension office will be hosting "How to Grow Roses" program on Thursday, April 25.  The program will begin at 6:00 p.m., the program is free and available to the public.  The program will be presented by Betty Newman.  Please call Scott County Extension office to preregister for this event by Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  For more information and to register please contact Scott County Extension office at 601-469-4241.

April 25

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.  April 25: “Master Gardeners at Work” will be presented by Sandy Havard, MSU Extension Agent in Warren County.  Spring is here and Master Gardeners are hard at work.  Join Sandy, area agents, and their local Master Gardeners as they share what they are doing in their communities.  They will discuss how the program works, ideas, plans, and stories in their locations.

April 26

The Forest Municipal School District is taking applications for the Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Potential students must have reached the age of four years on or before September 1, 2019, for Pre-Kindergarten, and the age of five years on or before September 1, 2019, for Kindergarten.

FMSD federally funded Pre-Kindergarten is available to only those children that are residents of the Forest Municipal School District – no transfers will be granted.

All potential Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten students must provide proof of residency prior to enrolling in the program. Parents may present two of the acceptable documents as proof of residency.  Post office box addresses are not acceptable. Two of the following documents must be presented, and only items on the list are acceptable as proof and must include their physical street address:

If you are interested in your child attending the Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten programs, you may register your child on Friday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Forest Elementary School in the FES Auditorium. The following must be attached to the application form: two current proofs of residency, a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and the proper immunization report issued through the family physician or health department. Parents will be contacted as to when their child will be given the Brigance Developmental Screener for the Pre-Kindergarten program. 

May 8

The Lackey Hospital Auxiliary is offering a $1,000 Scholarship to a high school senior planning to major in nursing.  Applications must be returned by May 8, 2019.  They may be obtained from Leola Myer at LMWisteria@aol or Lorry Blackwell at 601-536-2029.