Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Nov. 14: Jay Williams, Millie Johnson, Valerie Gilbert Simmons, Albert Bagley, Johnnie Hurtt, Brian Reed.

Nov. 15:  Debbie Thweatt, Marie Killen, Lindell Tucker, Elsie Cooksey, Shawn Gunderson, Deborah Gordon Moorehead, Terri Lloyd, Joshua Hawkins, Beth Bell, June Karnatz, Anna Lee Fairley.

Nov. 16:  Parker Dykes, Sue Jones, Nancy Measelles, Tommy Jones, Marjorie White, Carrie L. Boykin Rogers, Mike Irvin, Paula Patterson.

Nov. 17:  Dot Killen, Tommy Miller, Robert Hays, Karie Ann McGee, Danielle Joachim, Kenn Mapp, Mary Stevens, Betty Sones, Dale McDonald, Erica Wilkerson Stone, Joey Phillips, Lydia Putnam, Russell Paul Martin, Suzanne McKay, Diane Fortenberry, Mike Beatty.

Nov. 18 Ted Burns, Phyllis Reynolds Dilley, Craig Pryor, Geraldine Wolf, Marissa Nanney Russum, Shirley Beaver, Wendy Williamson, Andy Frechette, Mary Jane Simmons, John H. Jones, Zoe Brumfield.

Nov. 19:  Merridy McKibbens Sims, Pat Eubanks, Charlotte Harrison Cochran, Lee Dukes, Donna Lynn Gibbs, Larry Ingle, Anastasia Griffin, Donna Boykin, Linda Roberts.

Nov. 20:  Jo Taylor, LuAnn Sessions Gould, Amy Lushina, Ouida Mitchell, Bill Blackwell, Patricia McTurner, Stephen P. Smith, Gerald Tillman, Dr. Doug Woods, Sue Wedgeworth, Patrick Cleveland.

Did you see Forest High School Band Alumni, Clyde Morgan and Lynda Sue Fairley Hughes, marching with the Mississippi State University Alumni Band during the Homecoming Halftime show at MSU November 3?  Proud to have them as Forest representatives!!!!

Jean Palmer accompanied her son Scott to Tupelo on Friday where they visited in the home of Carol and James Threadgill and also had a visit with Amy Threadgill and young William of Memphis, Tennessee.  Amy and that adorable Will were on their way for a weekend visit with friends in Birmingham, Alabama.  Jean and Scott traveled to Oxford late that afternoon for the South Carolina/Ole Miss football game weekend.

Preschool Story Time at the Forest Municipal Library is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m., except Wednesday, November 21 (because the Library is closed at 12:00 p.m. that day).  Don’t let your wee ones miss these fun and educational experiences...

Adults like to have fun at the Library, too!!  Want to learn to make your own Rudolph door hanger using wood cut? Join the workshops at the Forest Public Library on Saturday, November 17, from 9:00 to 12 o’clock.  Paint a Holiday Door Sign!  This learning lab will be conducted by Rhoda Benton, branch manager of the Mendenhall Library.  A fee of $10 will cover the cost of materials for this project.  For more information please call the Library.

Tom and Margaret Burns enjoyed spending the weekend in Starkville for Mississippi State University Homecoming festivities, which included the Louisiana Tech/State football game on Saturday night.

Sincere sympathy to Ann Colbert in the loss of her brother, Judge Woodrow Brand. Judge Brand passed away on Thursday at his home in Houston, Texas, following an extended illness. Services were held on Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church, Houston.

Our thoughts are with LaNita Webb who has been a patient at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for several days. Hope she’s better soon.

Forest Rotarians were treated to a very interesting program last Wednesday.  Ron Higgins, who is the new sports editor of the Clarion-Ledger, made an informative and entertaining presentation that was thoroughly enjoyed by all there. Tom Burns was the program chairman.

Nice to hear Lyllian Lee McMullen is home and doing well following her recent cancer surgery.  Please continue to keep her in your thoughts, as her recuperation continues.

Judge Tom and Norma Ruth Lee attended the Mississippi College Homecoming Alumni Dinner. They really enjoyed visiting with many friends from the past.

If you have news to share, please email it to our column address, It’s time for you to share some holiday news, too!!  We look forward to hearing from you!