Morton News


Announcements: Don’t forget the “Protection of Children” Workshop to be held at Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton on Saturday, October 7, 10-11 a.m.  All child care providers, those with children in their care and the public are encouraged to attend. The registration fee is $10. Call 601-732-1800 for details.
Saturday, October 14 there will be a City Wide Garage Sale held at Farris Park, sponsored by the City of Morton and Morton chamber of commerce.  Spaces to showcase your sale items are available for $25. For more information call City Hall 601-732-6252 or Morton chamber of Commerce at 601-732-6135.
Saturday, October 31 will be a very busy day is the area. Barter Day at Roosevelt State Park is scheduled for that date. The Annual Bazaar/Meal/Auction at Independence United Methodist Church will be held in the Fellowship Hall that evening.  Raffle tickets for a gun or $100 worth of groceries at Fairway Foods are available from church members.
Congratulations to:  The MHS Homecoming Court, Senior Maids: Macie Frith, Kathryn Reeves, T’aira Warnsley and Aubriana Lowery; Junior Maids, Aryanna Stephens and Emallory Irby; Sophomore Maids, Mallory Stephens and Kinteria Jones; Freshman Maids, Jocelyn Fitzhugh and Sofi Berre.
To: The MHS Homecoming Royalty:  Kathryn Reeves, Homecoming Queen, escorted by her father Al Reeves and to T’aira Warnsley, Football Queen, escorted by Shelton Banks.  
To: Von Jennings named Scott County Farm bureau ‘Player of the Week’ for his performance in the Morton vs Raymond game.
To: Angel Pinkston and Yanela Lopez for being named Students of the Month of September by the MHS faculty.
To: Homecoming Float Winners:  K-4-Second Grade; BMJ-Sixth Grade and MHS-Tenth Grade.
To: Carrington Davis for being named the Farm Bureau’s ‘Player of the Week’ for his performance.
To: Dr. Howard Clark, Glynn Hannah, Ken Gordon and MHS Principal, Scott Wells on being with Certificates of Appreciation prior to the Homecoming game.
Prayers and concern for:  Ruby Mashburn, Ernest Hughes, Ann Hamlin, Janell Armstrong, Jimmy Joe and Jimmie Atkinson, Hugh Myers, Billy Guy Gray, Bonnie Dorman, Faye Tucker, Martha Jordan, Bob Gray, Lamar Burkes, Sudie Beth Shoemaker and continued concern for Billy Joe Cooper, Buddy Booth, Kent Pickett, Buddy and Teresa Lovett and Hank Harvey.
Sympathy to the families of: Dr. Mariah Bender Bradford, Hendrix Norman “Buck” Carl, Sidney J. Benton, Bobby Joe Miley (sorry about the typos misspelling his name in the 9/20 edition), Wayne Speed, Thomas Todd Lofton, Gwin Whatley, Albert L. Gibbs, Jr., Shelton “Jock” Posey Allen, II, Otis Gordon (brother of Neva Massey), Barbara Alford, Earnest Wendell Ferguson, Doyle Lee Fisher, Austin Wayne Thompson, Jr. and Howard Taft Webb of Louise, MS (brother-in-law of MHS graduate Ray Hannah).
Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Sarah Strohm has returned from Coral Gables, Florida where she spent several days with her daughter, Annie assessing the damage from Hurricane Irma to Annie’s home there. Fortunately the extent of the damage was slight, not as severe as expected and small cleanup and repairs allowed Sarah to return home after a few days.
Those Scott County Homemaker Volunteers attending the Capitol Area Fall Area Meeting in Simpson County were:  Anita Webb, Scott County Agent, Tressie Ware and Connie Stewart (Cluster MHV Club), Shirley Sawyer, Betsy Comfort, Mae Lee, Kathy Warren, Diane Kirk, Helen Watkins and Cathy Johnson (Morton MHV Club).  They were treated to a variety of treats on their arrival, a presentation by John Henry Berry “Small Town Big Mayor” of  Dlo, Mr. Charlie Bush, MSU Extension Service Agriculture Agent, with a presentation on Alligators, Tammy Layton gave a dietary update on the contents of  foods regularly consumed on a daily basis (especially on the amount of sugar contained in favorite food and beverages), entertainment by the Gray Tops of Attala County and a delicious meal cooked and served by the Cattlemans Association (steak and all the trimmings).  Ann Layton of Simpson County, the mother of Anita Webb and mother-in-law of Tammy Layton joined the Scott County group for the event.
Donel and Jo Ann Banes, Tommy and Mary Griffin report enjoying a nice get away trip to the Smoky Mountains for a few days.  They drove  from the Banes’ Mountain Cabin to Cades Cove where the wildlife was abundant (bear, deer, and a varitey of small animals and birds), did lots of sight seeing on the highways and byways in the area. They were entertained by the cast of the “Smoky Mountain Adventure” production, one of the newest variety shows in the local theaters there.
Sittin’ and thinkin’:  Just a note of appreciation to Ann Rector for the beautiful tribute to Lois McDonald.  We all knew and loved Lois and have our own fond memories of our personal relations with her and her family. Also, thank you to Debra Crudup Lowrey for her special kindness to me during the recent high school football game.