Feb. 24: Vera Sawyer, Ruby Fortenberry, Bill Sawyer, Johnny Jones, Lori Ann Taylor, Junior Harrison, Randy Money, Heather Hollingsworth, Jenny Ruth Pollard, Elvis Shaw.
Feb. 25: Josh Lindsey, Sherry Israel McKinley, Scott Vincent, Gina Ann Hill, Lawrence McTurner, Ronnie Creel, Joy Bounds, Ransom Gatewood, Sara Nance Thomson, Suellen Dennis, Deanne Sanders, James Watson.
Feb. 26: Mrs. Ida Lott, Warren Jones, Jr., Wade Moss, Betty Gancan, Heath Clark, Frank McCurdy, Wayne Culliver, Susan Horton, Eddie Gay, Tami Phillips
Feb. 27: Jeff Dukes, Mack Young, Barbara B. Pryor, Judy Jones Smith, Faye Chambers, Wesley Allen Majure, Deanne Kemp, Connie Leonard Hunter, Charles Harris, Brandy Edwards, Gina Mangum, Elizabeth Ann Barney, Jameson Davis.
Feb. 28: Haywood Reeves, Steven Gaddis, Chuck Hollingsworth, Janice Fortenberry, Ray Thompson, Jr.
March 1: Pam Smith, Frances B. Kieronski, Otis Johnson, Marcia Huff, Annette Brignac Veazey, C. H. Watkins, D. C. Smith, Steve Wilbourne, Steve Brown, Brandon Lee Baker, Colette Halford.
March 2: Neal McRainey, Allen Sparks, Mark Upton, Joey McCann, Angela Cole, John A. Park, Jr., Nora Harrison, Bryan Cook, Coty Cox, James Halford, Roger Walters, Austin Coward.
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall...
Last week Coach Gary Risher invited several of his friends, with whom he grew up, known as the “Dog River Boys,” to meet with him and Jimmy Gibbs at Jimmy’s house on Old Highway 80 for fun and reminiscing about the growing up days along Dog River and life south of the railroad tracks. In addition to himself and Jimmy, in attendance were Larry Leo Johnson and Billy Wayne Lott.
Coach Risher told stories about his 45 years in coaching and playing football at East Central Junior College and Mississippi College. Larry Leo told about playing football at Ole Miss with Quarterbacks Glynn Griffing and Jimmy Weatherly and what it was like playing for Coach Johnny Vaught and Coach Bruiser Kinard. Billy Wayne entertained everyone with stories about his deer hunts and climbs to the deer stands. Jimmy’s main contribution to the visit was cooking the BBQ chicken and letting everyone in on the secret of how to make the chicken taste so good. Jimmy also called John Van “Pee Wee” Farmer, an original member of the gang, who now lives in Florida, to let him know we were all together and telling stories about him. Pee Wee said he was definitely going to make it to the next meeting!
It was an exciting get together with everyone agreeing that Forest was a great and wonderful place to have grown up.
Congratulations to Tara Martin and Zach Weddington, who were married at Harperville Baptist church Thursday, February 11. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Gary Wyatt, with their parents, Steve and Karon Martin, and Billie and Tonya Weddington as witnesses. Due to the pandemic a reception for family and friends will be held later.
Happy to report that all went well with Laurie Lee’s recent knee surgery at Mississippi Sports Medicine in Flowood. Although she had a few rough days, she is on the mend!
Valentine’s weekend found the Forest home of Judge Tom and Norma Ruth Lee all lit up with visitors from Madison. Elizabeth, David and Claudia Maron along with the family dog Leevy enjoyed being in Forest and having an early Valentine celebration at Foothills. They especially were glad to visit with Forest friends and to gather daffodils, paper whites and camellias just before the hard freeze arrived.
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