Forest News

Happy Birthday:

Feb. 6: Shirley Gunn, Janis Durr Clark, Corwin Stewart, Rev. Sonny Adkins

Feb. 7: Mack Gaddis, John Rushing, Linda Warren, Mollie Mapp Rinehart, Paul Watson, David Sharp

Feb. 8: Candace Cunningham, Dale Moss, Hubert Watson, Tim Crotwell, Gene Myers, Joan Myers Ritchie, Paul McKee, Nathan Austin, Matthew M. Smith, Grayson Stubbs

Feb. 9: Patricia S. Reeves, Susan Robertson, Mrs. Billy M. Pace, Troy Sanders, Buddy Lowrey, Mary Houston, Dean Copeland, Jewell Hollingsworth, Sandy Tadlock, Kaish McBride, Ashton Noell Smith, William David Bryant

Feb. 10: Robin Ball, Jean Noblin, David Mitchell, Peggy Burkes, Linda Patrick, Wanda Latham Harrison, John B. Winstead, Mrs. Willie Weems, Hughlene Anderson, Frances Gray, Jerry Robinson, Judy Phillips

Feb. 11: Debra Harrison, Judy Cox Henderson, Vicky Woods, Thomas McTurner, Tori Chambers, Randy Judge, Jon Dray Lee

Feb. 12: Martha W. Hunter, Gwen Sanders, Bill Gray, Chip Strode, Brenda Simpson, Janet Rogers, Hugh McMurphy, Virginia Mangum, Shirley Bryan, Jennifer Ann Lee, Sandra Valentine, Ashley Mitchell Stroud, Owen Boutwell

Barbara and Lamar Gatewood attended a wonderful reception for Bill Waller, Jr. in Jackson last Friday. Judge Waller is retiring after many years of service on the Mississippi Supreme Court and was especially happy to see one of his favorite cousins, Lamar.   

Judge Tom and Norma Ruth Lee were glad  to see their grandson Tom Lee III return to the Madison Central High School Basketball court after recovering from an injury. The Lees attended the Madison Central Vs Starkville game and enjoyed a brief visit with Forest native Greg Carter who is the Coach of the Starkville High School basketball team.

“Old-timers” will be interested in hearing from former Forest resident Gene Bishop of Dallas.  He and his wife Kathy have recently made a major contribution to the University of Mississippi School of Education to support community college transfer students in their pursuit of degrees in education. Gene was a 1948 graduate of Forest High School and a 1952 graduate of Ole Miss. After graduation, he located in Dallas where he enjoyed a successful career in banking and business. Gene is the son of the late Herbert and Lavonne Bishop, long time Forest residents.

Thanks to a thoughtful reader who sent me the suggestion of occasionally including a bit of trivia in the column. Watch for the answers next week!

See if you can name those Americans attributed to the following quotations:

1. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”

2. “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.”

3. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Thanks to those sending in items for this week’s column.  Please email your Forest news contributions to our address,  We look forward to hearing from you!



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