Morton News


Announcements:  Dates for the We Care Missions Food Distribution for October are Wednesday, October 18 (not 15 as reported) and Friday, October 27.
Morton Hardwood Club will host “Basketball Madness” on Saturday, October 21 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Morton High School Gymnasium featuring the introduction of the MHS basketball teams and many other activities for your entertainment. Admission fee is $3 and hamburger plates and concessions will be available for purchase.  Get out and support your Panther teams.
Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton will offer “Creative Pottery” classes, instructed by Donna Vosberg, an experienced local potter and artist, on October 30 and November 6 from 6:00-7:30 p. m.  A $40 fee covers the instruction, materials needed and use of the kiln.  To acquire more information or register for the classes, call 601-732-1800.
Scott County MHV Leader training will be held Tuesday, October 31 at 1:30 p. m. In the MSU/Scott County Extension Service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest.  The October program will be “Tablescapes and Decorating” presented by The Oak. Ringgold MHV club will be responsible for the devotion. Members/visitors are reminded to being donations for the VA nursing home (optional) to be delivered at a later date. Everyone is invited/encouraged to attend.
A note of appreciation goes out to Cub Scout Pack 23 members and leaders for their volunteer efforts in serving the Morton community by cleaning up the yard and premises surrounding the home of Mr. Bobby Ray Madison, now a resident of MS Care Center of Morton.  He always took much pride in his lawn and flowers until his health made it impossible.  The Cubs and Leaders, also visited him in his room and took treats for his enjoyment. This was a very worthy Service Project and deserves a word of thanks. 
Congratulations to:  Those recognized by BMJ during their monthly Community Appreciation Luncheon honoring special community leaders and school supporters.  Those chosen in September were:  Andre Hollis, Ken Gordon, Martha Rogers, Daniel Stewart, Jody Matheny, Roy Lowery and Elmer Lowery.
To:  Jareius White on being selected Scott County Farm Bureau's Player of the Week for the Morton Panthers.
To:  BMJ’s October Students of the Month:  5th Grade-Milnge Perez, Maria Trejo, Chloe Maily, Payton Wright, India Mc Clendon-Most Improved, Joseph Revette-Most Improved; 6th Grade-Tammy Davis, Gilbert, Garcia, Kelmarion Youngblood-Most Improved; 7th Grade:  Carter Wade, Amber Johnson, Parrishuna Mays-Most Improved, Omarion Wingard-Most Improved; 8th Grade-Ashlee Mcclendon, Tyler walton, Haven Lawrence-Most Improved. 
To:  Jimmy Dale Eichelberger on the occasion of his 80th Birthday Anniversary.  He was honored by his children, A. G. and Missy Helton, Knox and Jamie Ross and Jim and Karen Eichelberger and their families during a gathering composed of scores of relatives and friends celebrating  in his lovely home. Personal Best Wishes for God’s richest blessings throughout the year.
To:  Two of our dear friends:  Sid Salter, who leads Mississippi State’s public affairs office, on being among 50 individuals at MSU honored for Life Achievements and being honored by MSU President, Mark Keenum as part of the class of 2016 MS Top50.  Among his many accolades, he was named MSU’s 2004 National Alumnus of the Year.    
Also, Joe Fortunato on being inducted into the MSU Bulldogs “Ring of Honor” during a halftime ceremony at the MSU-BYU football game.  He is the seventh former player to be enshrined there along with:  Johnnie Cooks, Jack Cristil (Voice of the Bulldogs), Kent Hull, D.D. Lewis, “Shorty” McWilliams and Jackie Parker.  Joe was a linebacker at MSU and played in 155 games as a Chicago Bear and a member of the Bears’ 1963 NFL Champions.
Prayers and concern for:  Cathy Johnson and continued concern for Billy Stacy of Starkville and Martin Nevitt of Havanah, Illinois (former resident of Morton).
Sympathy to the families of:  Dennis Eugene Pace, James M. Taylor, John Peter Lynn, Jr. of North Carolina (former resident of Forest), Perry L. Hiles. III, Grace Thompson Wicker, Cleola “Sis” Wall Latham, Lloyd Jamal Sturgis (son of Dorother and the late Gibson Sturgis), Frederick “Terrell” Barrett (grandson of Mary Helen White), Dr. John D. Rigsby (native of Scott County) and Hank Harvey.
Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Fred and Sherrie Johnson, Edgar and Dot Purvis report that a recent extended trip “round and about” was a really delightful time of sight seeing, shopping and visiting.  They enjoyed antiquing in Indiana, Illinois and especially in the unique towns of St. Marys and St. Genevive, Arkansas on the drive to Havanah, Illinois for a visit with dear friends, Martin and Joan Nevitt.  They toured lovely orchards in the lush farm country of the Midwest and the Noahs Ark attraction in Kentucky.  A final stop in Nashville gave the opportunity to dine out and be entertained by some of the best talent in the nation while at the Grand Ole Opry.