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The Scott County Distinguished Young Woman Program will be held Saturday night at the Livingston Center in Roosevelt State Park. Doors will open at 6:30, with the program beginning at 7:00.

 February is Library Lover’s Month, and the Friends of the Forest Public Library, along with members of the Forest Public Library staff, are pictured holding new nonfiction donations.

Young girls at Bettye Mae Jack Middle School in Morton now have an opportunity to be part of a mentoring group.

On January 23, Morton High School hosted a mid-year celebration to highlight the successes and achievements of the inaugural class of the MHS STAR Academy Program.

From the left, Dr. Joseph White, Superintendent, Mavis Dixon, Forest Elementary School Teacher of The Year and FES Principal Tracy Adcock.

We are sorry to learn of the death of young Tykey Bland who transitioned Thursday, January 24.  He was a 2017 graduate of Scott Central.

Edward Monk Sr.

Services for Mr. Edward Monk Sr.  will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol. Bro. H.L. Rhodes and Bro. Barren Price will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.

Linda D. Frith Shoemaker

Mrs. Linda D. Frith Shoemaker, age 64, passed away on Friday January 19, 2018 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Visitation was held on Sunday January 21, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday January 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Tuesday January 23, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m.

Kathy Graham

Services for Mrs. Kathy Graham were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Sebastopol with burial in the Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Brother Harmon Smith officiated.

Visitation was held from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.

Jeannette Stephens

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeannette Stephens were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 from the Pine Ridge Baptist Church at Lawrence with Bro. Larry Laird officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

Arrest Report January 24

The following persons were entered into the docket at the Scott County Detention Center January 10 - January 17. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Kendrick J Walker, 45, 177 Black and White Cemetery Rd Forest, misd - public drunk