June 24: Beatrice Burns, Manina Lee Bauer, Jeff Lee, Paul Lowery, Benjamin Gatewood, Audrey Harrell.
June 25: Larry Golden, Jeff Avant, Annette Douglas, Jenna Mitchell Morrow, Tammy Ball, Chandler Nicholson, Anna Rebecca Wardlow.
June 26: Freddie Stevens, Mac Archie, Christian Scales, Chad Halford Hill, Justin Bradshaw, David Sahler.
June 27: Mitch Mitchell, Sara Reifenberg, Pamela Bramlett, Janelle Brown, Kathy Bishop Britt, Karla Childs, Shelby Wolverton, Alison Benton, Spencer Rushing, Edward E. McCaughn, Mozelle Warren,
June 28: Mike Stewart, Judy Sparks Measells, Johnny Viverette, Tommy Anderson, Sammy Black, Meghan Jones, Candy McCormick, Linda Epling Minard, Richard Boozer, Brenda Martin, Judy Irvin, Terry Latham, Cindy Reynolds, Connie Money Comans,
June 29: Terry Leon Moore, Daryl Durr, June McGee, Carl Howard Fountain, Robert Boozer, Jimmy Williams, Mrs. W.R. Monk, Marshall Tadlock, Jonathon May, David C. Smith, Kaki Bounds, Michael Crimm.
June 30: Steve Tullos, Michael Turner, Bert Atkison, Katie Smith, Mrs. A.W. Moulder, Peggy Robertson, Kel Chambers, Donald Renfroe, Emma Rose Marshall, Carlie Adcock, Shawn Aultman, Nicole D. Smith.
Members of the Forest Lions Club and Forest Rotary Club have resumed meetings after a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic. Mayor Nancy Chambers presented the program at both the clubs’ first meetings detailing what the City of Forest response has been and what citizens can expect going forward. The clubs have adopted new practices and social distancing guidelines for the resumption of their meetings. Members enjoyed being able to meet again and found the mayor's remarks informative and enjoyable.
Congratulations to Andrew and Sara Lowery Scott on the birth of their son, Thomas Rives Mullen Scott, born Wednesday, June 17. He weighed six pounds and six ounces, and was nineteen inches long. Proud grandparents are Rives (Buddy) & Carol Lowery and great-grandmother, Frankie Sessums.
Dianne and Gene Walker were joined in Forest recently by Paul and Christy Walker Cofer and their children, Grace and Thomas of Birmingham.
Our thoughts continue to be with Gary Risher, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in February and has had chemo treatments in Jackson every week since shortly after his diagnosis. The chemo is working, but last week, the doctors decided he needed to build some strength and health back before continuing the chemo. Doctors expect that he will continue in mid-July. With the chemo break, he's feeling a bit better. He and Nelda appreciate the prayers, concern and help they've received from so many in the community. Please continue to keep this special couple in your thoughts.
Ben Kenna of Charlotte, North Carolina arrived on Wednesday for a visit in the home of his parents, Lynne and Joey Kenna.
It was good to hear from Tom and Margaret Burns, who relocated about a year ago to Fletcher, North Carolina, near Asheville. Tom celebrated his birthday earlier this month, and said his best present was a new knee!!! He recently underwent successful knee-replacement surgery, and is recuperating nicely at home in Fletcher. Tom and Margaret report they enjoy being near their children and grandchildren in North Carolina but certainly miss their Forest friends!
The knees have it!
Get well wishes also go out to Woods Ormond McKibbens, who had ACL knee surgery last Tuesday morning at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. He, too, is quite pleased with the results of his surgery.
Alicia Joyner of Tallahassee and her daughters Aubrey and Micah arrived in Forest late Friday for an overnight visit with their parents and grandparents Barbara and Lamar Gatewood.
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