Spirit of Women presents Celebrate! featuring Brandon Chase Welborn

Forrest General Spirit of Women and floral designer, Brandon Chase Welborn, hope you’ll “Celebrate!” with them in this virtual series.

Welborn, who will host the multi-segment series, will provide tips for elevating the décor of your next occasion by using things you have in your home or items you may have started collecting. “We hope these fun virtual events will inspire those watching to add designer touches to their own celebrations,” Welborn said.

The first segment, Bursting into Spring, is out now! Follow the link below to catch the full episode. Stay tuned as we release Episode 2, Celebrate with Cake! on Wednesday, May 19.  

Forrest General Ambassador Honored with Surprise Make-A-Wish Party

Wishes came true for Forrest General Ambassador Clancy Slay. At only 17-years old, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. During her diagnosis, she was granted a “Wish,” and now it has come true. With the help from her friends, family, and Make-A-Wish Mississippi, she was celebrated and gifted the technology she needs to finish her education. Visit our newsroom to learn more about her story. 

Coming in June - Good News for Expectant and New Moms

Fitness for Two Pregnancy Exercise and Mommy and Me classes will resume June 1st! More detailed information and updates will be available on the Fitness for Two Facebook page and on the Forrest General website, www.forrestgeneral.com, under Classes and Events. 

Extra Table Farm to Fork Ride or Run on May 8

Extra Table is hosting the Farm to Fork Ride or Run on May 8, a unique culinary experience with four rides/races to choose from and an exciting mystery race with a secret distance. 

The event provides the ultimate experience for foodie cyclists and runners. Beginning at The Barn at Bridlewood and traveling along the Longleaf Trace, participants will ride/run and sample an array of healthy, fresh foods prepared by local chefs. Runners will enjoy delicious foods at the finish-line party, and cyclists on the bike ride can sample foods throughout their ride at the several culinary stops along the course. 

All social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed during the event. 

          Do you want to join Spirit of Women?
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 your address?  Simply call Spirit of Women at 601-288-4968 or go online to forrestgeneral.com. 

Happy Mother's Day from Forrest Health!

C.A.R.E.ing Expressions Gift Shop Delivers

CAREing Expressions Delivers: Do you have a loved one in the hospital or a friend who had a baby? Take a few minutes to brighten their day with a gift from C.A.R.E.ing Expressions! Flowers, candy, cards and balloons make a great “Get Well Soon” gift, or thinking outside of the box with candles, decorative items, or other decor and beauty items from the gift shop!

Rewards Partner Announcements

Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies proudly announces LIVE! and In Person!, our summer line of programs for students in PK-rising seniors in high-school. We will be hosting the following programs:

Young Gifted Studies
August 4 – 3rd Grade | May 30 – June 5

Summer in the Middle
Grades 4-8 | June 7-11

Summer Gifted Studies
Grades 4-8| July 12-17

Grades 6-12
Leadership I | May 30 – June 5
Leadership II | June 7 – 11
Leadership III | July 5-17 (2nd week optional)

Grades 7- 12 | July 5-17
For rates and applications, please visit www.Karneskaleidoscope.blog.


11 Office Park Drive | Hattiesburg, MS
Fifth Saturday Rug Sale | May 27-29
Thursday and Friday: 9AM – 3 PM
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for first look photos!


Cinco de Mayo Class is on May 5, at 5:30 p.m. Each month in 2021 we offer a 2 for 1 promotion on select items. Check our social media or stop by to see. 

Petal Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, May 22 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. | 128 S. Main Street Petal
It’s back! The Downtown FAM Jam will feature food, art, and music in a FAMily friendly environment. Are you tired of being locked away in your home? Come to Downtown Petal in the great outdoors and reconnect with friends and family. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music!

Other Announcements

Summer Nicoise Salad with Grilled Fish

Fish is a low fat high-quality proteins, and is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. It’s rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals. 


Make the dressing: Combine first four ingredients in a food processor. With the machine running, add the olive oil until blended and season with salt and pepper. 
Grill the salad: Coat the potatoes, onion, tomatoes, and beans and tuna with oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill the potatoes over medium-low heat and cook 30-35 minutes, turning occasionally. 

Put the onions, tomatoes, and green beans on a medium-heat  part of the grill and cook until they’re lightly charred and tender (10-15 tomatoes and 4-6 minutes for the beans.) As the vegetables come off the grill, transfer them to a tray, drizzle with dressing and cover with foil. 

Grill the tuna over medium-high heat until it’s slightly pink in the center, 6-minutes per side, cool, then slice, Line four salad pates with the lettuce and arrange the grilled vegetables and tuna on top. Garnish with remaining ingredients, sprinkle with the basil and serve. 


For the dressing:
1 tbsp minced anchovies (about 4)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
4tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
For the salad:
8 to 10 small red potatoes, quartered
1 large red onion, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 plum tomatoes, halved
1/2lb green beans, trimmed
extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
1 1/2lb fresh tuna
6oz bibb lettuce
4 anchovy fillets
2 tbsp drained capers
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled & halved
1/4 cup Nicoise black olives
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, thin strips



Calories: 710 | Fat:48g | Carbs: 30g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4.4g  Sodium: 160mg | Protein: 41g | Cholesterol: 270mg

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