Morton News


Announcements:  Friends of the Library will meet in the conference room of Morton Public Library on Wednesday, December 6 at noon. Everyone is invited/encouraged to attend.  Some additional organizational business will be conducted and a reception including light refreshments will be served.
The annual City of Morton Christmas Parade will be held on Monday, December 4 at 6:00 p. m.  The theme is “Christmas Blessings”.
Congratulations to:  Those Morton School students who were winners in the Scott County School District Reading Fair.  They are:  Division A-Aaron McCloud, Jr. Morton, Elementary: Division B-Carter Herrod, Morton Elementary; Division I-Will Manning, Bettye Mae Jack Middle School-Division M (storyboard)- Mia Catalan and Meghan Torrano, Bettye Mae Jack Middle School; Division M (digital media)- Chance Logan and Brady Phillipson, Bettye Mae Jack Middle School; Division N (storyboard)- Arrianna Puckett and Erick Ramos, Morton High School; Division N (digital media)- Trinity Leggett-Cohran and Rachael Revette, Morton High School.  They competed with students representing all Scott County Schools.  We are very proud of these students, their coaches and the encouragement and support of parents and the community.
To:  Tommy and Gail Lee on being named Citizens of the Year for the 2017 Forest Holiday Events.  They will be honored with a reception held on Thursday, November 30, 3:00-5:00 p. m. at Colbert Commons, Forest and will serve as Grand Marshals of the Christmas Parade on the following evening, December 1, 6:00 p. m. Personal best wishes to these dear friends.
To:  Kelli Ficken, granddaughter of former Morton resident, Jo Carol Tadlock and the late Joe Lee Tadlock, on signing a softball scholarship to play for East Central Community College.
To:  Bonny Chestnut Ivy of Whiteoak (graduate of MHS) on the celebration of her Birthday Anniversary (birthdate-11/12/36).  She was honored with a brunch outing by friends and a “Surprise Birthday Reception” hosted by family members and friends following church services at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Smith County on Sunday evening, November 12.  Personal prayers for God’s richest blessings throughout the year to my dear cousin with whom I’ve been sharing birthdays (less than a month apart-same year) during our lifetime.
Prayers and concern for:  Willie Maude Moore, Liz Stokes of Starkville (former Morton resident), Betty Jo Lewis, Nancy Harvey and continued concern for Dixie White.
Sympathy to the families of:  Eugene Blackburn, Ila Rhea Adcox, Jerry Walton (son in law of the late James and Mary Craig Denson), Charles Emmons, Amy Nutt Smith, Donna Tucker, Jimmy E. Ware, William Clay Thrash and Kenneth Pinter.
Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you faithful readers of this column.  Knowing that many were traveling for family gatherings and hosting the same in local homes plus attending sports events, this writer will not attempt to cover all of those outings for fear of leaving someone out.  Most important was that travel blessings went with each of you and your loved ones.