Morton News


Announcements:  Friends of Morton Public Library will meet at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 15 in the conference room of the library.  Refreshments will be served.

“Introduction to Fused Art” event instructed by Donna Voss will be offered at Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, on Tuesday, February 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  The fee of $35. will allow participants to design and produce two glass pendants and the use of the kiln.  For more information and to register by February 14, call 601-732-1800.

Don’t forget to attend the first of the Annual Lenten Lunches at Morton United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 21 and each Wednesday throughout the Lenten Season. They will feature different programs, speakers, fellowship, inspiration and a good lunch during the lunch hour.

The remaining We Care Missions Food Distribution is scheduled for Friday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.

A Quick Bites program on “Basic Pruning” presented by Dr. Jeff Wilson, MSU Regional Extension Specialist will be held on February 22. This free educational opportunity is offered by the MSU Extension Service/Scott County via interactive video from 12 noon-1 p.m. Those interested must register by calling 601-469-4241.  The Scott County/MSU Extension Service office is located at 230 South Davis Street, Forest.

   The Morton High School Reunion including classes, faculty and guests from 1938 to 1969 will be held at Alfreda Lodge, Roosevelt State Park on April 21, 2018.  Current contact information for these classes is important.  If you are able to share this information with a member of the planning committee please contact Martha Rogers at Bank of Morton,  Some other committee members are Dr. Judy Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roland, Modean Cross, Jerry and Dale Magers, Delores Stingley, Virginia Bradshaw and Shirley Sawyer.

Congratulations To: Jason Creel, Business Information Technology II, student at MHS, honored as an Outstanding Student for the Second Nine Weeks at the Career and Technology Center.  He was nominated by his instructors based upon performance in his program area, attitude, character and citizenship exhibited throughout the nine weeks.

To:  Mrs. Hinton “MHS January Teacher of the Month”.

To:  “MHS January Students of the Month,” Dazzione Davis and Sophie Wilkerson.

To:  Lance Failchilds, graduate of MHS and MSU, on being featured in the Perspective section of  “The Clarion Ledger” announcing his employment with Pickering Farms, Flowood as a Natural Resources specialist.

To:  Mississippi’s Sanderson Farms named National Feed Facility of the Year.

To: Norman Chandler member of the Scott County 4-H on receiving a scholarship during the Dixie National Rodeo.

Prayers and concern for:  Betty Frances Chesnut, Bea Phillips and Bennett Arthur Massey.

Sympathy to the families of:  Charles Willis Gibbs, Brian Nicholas Revett, Dion Palm, Jo Westberry Stokley, Jean Wiltcher, Gwendolyn Holland, Stephanie Ann Shoemaker Carter, Vickey Lynne Davis (not Vicky Wallace Long as published last week), Roy L. Thomas, Sammie Louise Nunley Rigsby and Lee Evans.

Travelin’ visitin’ and such:  Jerry and Dale Magers of Hoover, Alabama were spotted in Morton serving on the planning committee for the MHS Reunion to be held on April 21.  They met with Martha Rogers, Committee Chairperson and other committee members at Bank of Morton.

Morton MHV members Shirley Sawyer, Kathy Warren and Frisky Roland attended a planning meeting for the Annual Sub-District (5-County) meeting including Leake, Rankin, Scott, Simpson and Smith counties to be held at the Activities Center, Farris Park in Morton.