Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Scott Regional Hospital will have a “Gigantic Garage Sale” on Thursday, October 12, 8 a. m.-4 p.m. and Friday, October 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon, at the Administration Building located behind the hospital.
A Fall Flower and Garden Fest will be held in Forest on October 13 and 14. For more details call the MSU/Scott County Extension Service @ 601-469-4241.
We Care Mission Food Distribution dates for October are, Wednesday, October 15 and Friday, October 27 from Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, during the hours from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, will offer five Crochet Classes beginning on Tuesday, October 17 following Tuesday evenings, meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Liz Edmondson of Forest will be the instructor with the creation of a receiving blanket, scarf or other item for a fee of $30 to include all materials needed for the class. To register or receive more details drop by the office or call, 601-732-1800.
The Panther Pride PTO is encouraging all parents, faculty, staff and friends of Morton Schools to join for a fee of $20.  Also, the community is asked to collect/donate Box Tops for Education seals that can be donated to a specific class or dropped off to any school office, marked to the attention of Cassie Courtney.
The Morton Homemaker Volunteers Club members wish to extend a note of appreciation to Curtis Hegwood for his hospitality in hosting the “October Outing” monthly meeting.  He is semi-retired as a Medical Technician at Scott Regional Hospital (working at least one day a week) and resides in Raleigh.
Congratulations to:  Correction-Some of the MHS Homecoming Court were named in the wrong class or not identified properly due to typing errors. They were Junior Maid-Evonda Harvey (not included); Sophomore Maid-Mallory Irby (not Emallory).
To:  Dedrick Evans on being named the “Player of the Week” for MHS selected for his outstanding play in the Morton-Pelahatchie game.
Prayers and concern for:  Thelma Tatum, June Hamlin (mother of Angela Maily), Martin Nevitt (former resident of Morton), Bobby Roberts and continued concern for Hank Harvey.
Sympathy to the families of:  John Thomas Gray, Earnest Allen Waltman, Byron Sistrunk, George Carvel Whisenant, Myrtis McCrory Bradshaw and Dr. James “Jim” Gordon (request of Frisky Roland).
Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Karole King Farris Thomas, formerly of Morton, presently living in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently returned to Mississippi for visits with family members in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Her visit to Morton included a tour of the sites important and relative to her childhood, a cemetery visit to her parent’s graves, and a stop at the home of Jimmy and Rebecca Farris.  During her visit, Karole, Jimmy and Rebecca traveled to Louisiana to visit with the surviving brother of her father, T,J Farris and his wife Jessie. The trio then treated their relatives to a meal at their favorite restaurant, Mariners in Natchitoches. After returning from there, two family gatherings including all of her siblings and many of their extended families were held in the home of A.B. Farris, Jr. and spouse Jean in Ridgeland and David and Susan Farris in Brandon.  Following her visit in Mississippi and before returning to Utah, Karole traveled with her brother, A.B. Farris, Jr., to the Gulf Coast to meet her niece at Steve’s Marina for lunch and then continued her travels with her niece, Lairie Anne Farris to Gulf Shores, Alabama for a short visit in Laurie’s new home and the nearby beach for relaxation and tanning.    
Kelly and Liz Nash report enjoying their annual trek to the Gulf Coast for the Great Cruising the Coast event.  Their entry in the spirit of the excursion by “Cruisin” is their antique 1988 Chevy Blazer complete with surfboards on the roof of the vehicle. The reports of Hurricane Nate’s approach to the area cut the outing shorter than planned, but they had time to participate like usual and return home before the main evacuation clogged the highways.
Morton Homemaker Volunteers enjoyed their “October Outing”, hosted by the male members of the club on Tuesday, October 2.  They met at Penn’s Restaurant in Forest for a “Dutch Treat Meal” and brief business meeting.  Member, Toney Hollingshead, blessed the meeting with a very appropriate devotion and meal blessing.  Those members and guests present were:  Beverly Clark, Betsy Comfort, Myra Davis, Gail Griffin, Toney Hollingshead, Steve and Mae Lee, Betty Jo Lewis, John Lesley and Jennie Ruth Patrick, Ann Rector, Charles and Minnie Jean Risher, Mel and Frisky Roland, Chester and Shirley Sawyer, Maurice and Judy Stegall and Kathy Warren.  Following the meal, Beverly, Betsy, Myra, Gail, Steve and Mae, Betty Jo, Ann, Mel and Frisky, Chester and Shirley, Maurice and Judy and Kathy formed a vehicle caravan to Raleigh where they were the guests of Curtis Hegwood. Curtis welcomed the group to his home, an Authentic Log Cabin that he calls Micmac, of the square handhewn variety.  To attain this dwelling he purchased the building from another location and labeled every piece to be reconstructed by his own labor on the present location.  During his presentation of the program, he shared many interesting facts concerning the project and the inspiration of the cabin’s name.  The Micmac Native American tribe of the North American/Canadian location passed along “The Legend of the Pine Tree Origin” which Curtis shared with those present.  Many additional buildings, furniture and outdoor features have been added, again by the labor of his own hands, to enhance the property and make it a comfortable homestead.

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