Loretta “Lorrie” Sykes, a volunteer firefighter in Lamar County for two years, was remembered as a giving, serving and well-rounded person during her funeral service Monday.
Following the Jan. 21 tornado, which affected many parts of both Hattiesburg and Petal, the Forrest County Road Department did its part throughout the county to help pick up storm debris, including the City of Petal.
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the finalists for the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Petal High School senior Ethan Morris was the only student selected from Petal High School.
The first community “Animal Sale, Swap, Trade” event at G&G Hardware in Oak Grove last Saturday proved to be successful, according to coordinator Jenny Blackwell.
“We have had a pretty good turnout,” she said. “The ones with chickens usually get here early.”
Petal Early Learning Collaborative is preparing for end-of-the-year scores in the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
The Golden Eagle Inter-tribal Society at the University of Southern Mississippi will present a two-day event to educate the Pine Belt on Native American culture featuring dancing, crafts, food and activities. The 15th annual Powwow is set to be held at Willie Hinton Park.