Morton News


Announcements:  We Care Mission Food Distribution dates for December are Friday, December 15 and Friday, December 22 from 10:00 a. m.-12:00 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street. Eligible recipients must show all required documentation for all members of their households.
Excel Learning Center will provide a “Book Discussion Group” on three January forenoons with focus on the novel “Cold Sassy Tree”, a coming of age story told from the perspective of a young boy growing up in the rural South by popular southern author, Olive Ann Burns.  Dianne Herring will coordinate the discussion group and obtain copies of the book. Participants will be asked to pay $5 plus the cost of the book. Meetings will be held, January 11, 18, and 25 from10:30-11:30 A. M.  If interested register at Excel, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton or call 601-732-1800.
Congratulations to:  Abbey Armstrong on being inducted into the Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, at East Central Community College.  This is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Students eligible for this honor must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Prayers and concern for:  David Latham, Dale and Peggy Risher, Ressa Frazier Tagert, and continued concern for Thelma Tatum, Dixie White, Willie Maude Moore and Nancy Harvey.
Sympathy to the families of:  Hilda Jean Warren Beasley (graduate of MHS), Truitt Calhoun (spouse of Yvonne “Bonnie” Denson native of the Branch community), Martin Nevitt of Illinois (former resident of Morton), Mike Graham, Carlon Warren (nephew of Curtis Warren), Clifton “Cliff” Floyd McIntire, Dorothy Lucille Hamiliton, Edward A. Street, Billy Moore Pace, Ruby Inez Shoemaker Fleming, Eric Lee Brown Miley, Debra Faye McElhenney Crawford, Barbara “Babs” Beach Day, Herman L. McKenzie, Craig Hawkins and Cindy Craig Harrell.
Travelin’, visitin’, and such:  Annelle Carroll Boyd of Cheney, Washington and son John were guests in the home of her sister and spouse Sandra and Albert Baker.  While on an extended visit recently she spent time with family and friends “back home”.  Her host family very generously honored her with a lovely brunch held in their home beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Her guests were MHS classmates/friends, Faye Pruitt gray, Billy Zack Nutt, Melvin and Frisky Roland and Rosalee Morehead Slay.  Following a delicious brunch meal, served by Sandra, Albert and John, the pals shared memories and catch up chats for several hours. The hospitality and joy spread throughout the time spent together was priceless and a keeper for the memory scrapbook.