Morton News


Announcements: Quick Bites offered by the MSU/Scott County Extension Service, via interactive video, programs for November are on Thursdays from 12 noon -1 p.m. at 230 South Davis Street, Forest. They are: November 2 “Calm, Cool and Collected” seasonal floral designs featuring roots, stems and fruit by Lynette McDougal, Plant and Soil Sciences; November 9 “Factors Affecting Winter Injury in Fruit Crops by Dr. Eric Stafne. MSU Extension Association Professor at Coastal R&E Centers; November 30 “Making an Ornament Wreath” by Jennifer Williams, MSU Extension agent, Lincoln County.  For more information and to register your attendance for any of these free programs, call 601-469-4241. Bring a sack lunch and join the fun opportunity to learn a variety of information and new skills.
Morton MHV Club will hold the November meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at the Morton Public Library beginning at 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.
The following scholarships offered to Scott County 4-H members are:  2018 4-H Horse Club Scholarships; 2018 Premier Exhibitor Contest Applications; 2018 Sale of Junior Champions Scholarships and the Jimmy Lynn Chesnut Scholarship and Dr. Dan Thomas Scholarship. All applications must be postmarked by December 6, 2017 and may be picked up at the extension Office, 230 South Davis street, Forest.
Dr. Carl Duck, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Morton (his first pastoral assignment) now 90 years of age, has been invited to preach in the church on Sunday, November 12.  This opportunity will help fulfill his desire to speak from the pulpit of every church that he served during his active ministry. 
Everyone is invited to hear this veteran pastor, especially those who remember him and his family during their service to the church family and the community.
Congratulations to:  Matthew Brasfield on being named the Scott County Farm Bureau Player of the week for his outstanding game against the Panthers opponents.
To:  Ms. Crowell, Assistant Principal and Mr. Wells, Principal at MHS on being honored during Principal Appreciation Month with gift baskets.
To:  Brittany Massey, Prentiss Woodruff and Eli Wilkerson on receiving Wild About Reading T-Shirts from the Library for reaching the AR 50 Point Club for the first nine weeks.
To: Those BMJ students, also receiving their Wild About Reading T-Shirts for being in the AR 50 Point Club:  Briana Rogers, Jasmine Stevens, Elizabeth Hollis, Hope Grogan, Lee Grayson, Abigail Glazier and Chloe Maily.
Prayers and concern for:  Continued concern for: Hansel Smith, Sonny Williams, Billy Stacy and Chester Sawyer.
Sympathy to the families of:  Lurlene Hicks, Jimmy Posey, Nellie Ray Traxler, David Burton French, Ruby Nell Allen Richardson, Mrs. Eddie Lee Ainsworth Prestage and Pat Lee Owen (request of the Mel Rolands).
Members and guests of the Polkville Baptist Church attended the Celebrators conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  David Jeremiah, Mark Lowrey, Tim Tebow, Max Lucado and Phil Waldrip were  featured speakers and inspired the approximately 5,000 in attendance.  Charles Billingsley led the singing and performed many beautiful vocal solos.  The group was inspired by the experience, fellowship and tours into the beautiful scenic mountains in the area.