Morton News


Announcements: MSU/Scott County Extension Service Offices will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 21, 2017-January 2, 2018.
New Stage Theatre presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” from December 13-December 21 with evening performances at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $35. with discounts for students, senior citizens and groups.  Tickets  can be purchased at the box office inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling 601-948-3531 or ordered online at This production features the animated film’s Academy Award winning Score and is directed by Francine Reynolds with music direction by Carol Joy Sparkman, choreographed by Tiffany Jefferson.
Repeating dates for the We care Mission Food Distribution dates for December:  Friday, december 15 and Friday, December 22.
Those interested in participating in the Book Discussion Group (“Cold Sassy Tree” by Olive Ann Burns) with coordinator, Diane Herring should contact Excel Learning Center and register by December 15.  The fee is $5. plus the price of the book, to do so go by the office at 383 south fourth Street, Morton or call 601-732-1800.
Congratulations to:  The winning floats in the City of Morton Christmas Parade:  Red Division (religious)-First Place: New Liberty Baptist Church; Second Place: First Baptist Church of Morton; Third Place: Scott county Missionary Baptist; Green Division (business and commercial)-First Place: MS Care Center; Second Place: Ross Dental Clinic; Third Place: Morton finance Co.; Gold Division (Civic and Organization)-First Place: Rookies Football; Second Place: 11-12 Year Old Football; Third Place: 9-10 Year Old Football; Best Decorated Vehicle: Baby Mr. Springtime-Calvin Hughes.  OVERALL WINNING  FLOAT-MS CARE CENTER! Thanks for another great parade provided by hard working elves.
To: Roti Ware, MHS graduate now a member of the ECCC Basketball team on being named as the MACJC  “Player of the Week” of November 20-26 in the Warriors sweep of Faith Prep Academy (West Memphis, Arkansas) and Mississippi Delta Community College.  In the first game he poured in a career-high 28 points for a 106-85 win and followed the second game with 24 points for an 87-83 win.
Prayers and concern for:  Diana Sessums Johnston (request of Greg Sessums), Stacy (Mrs. Roy) Neese, Carolyn Magee, Sonny and Dreta Latham, Vera Thompson, Don Hall and continued concern for Buddy Lovett, Thelma Tatum and Dixie White.
Sympathy to the families of:  Billy Ray Beard, Jimmy Harold McCrary, Mary Northam Shows and Marty Denson and Mary Ruby Gilmer Watkins.
Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Melvin, Frisky and Brian Roland enjoyed having Don and Erma Sybil of Sequiem, Washington visit while on their RV trek round and about on the way to winter in Arizona. They are the in-laws of Mel’s and Frisk’s daughter Kyle. While camping at Roosevelt State Park, they watched the City of Morton Parade, were guests at the Morton MHV Club Christmas Party, shopped in the area and dined out at various restaurants in the area and Flowood.
The annual Morton MHV Club Christmas Party held on Tuesday, December 5 was attended by 31 members and guests at the beautifully decorated Fellowship Hall of Independence United Methodist Church.  Following an inspiring devotion by Bro. William Beggianni, Pastor of Independence UMC,  a delicious meal catered and served by Tim Phillips and his daughter Macy was enjoyed by those present.  Entertainment was presented by Rev. John Vaughn, Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church who kept the audience laughing with his comedy act.  Appreciation is expressed to him, the congregation and the Pastors family of Independence, decoration chairman, Darlene Register and her committee for making the event a wonderful holiday celebration. Those attending were: Toney Hollingshead, Mel and Frisky Roland, John and Jennie Ruth Patrick, Rev. John Vaughn, Cathy and Bill Johnson, Helen Watkins, Chester and Shirley Sawyer, Buddy and Nan Ellis, Kathy Warren, Steve and Mae Lee, Vernon and Linda Crotwell, Diane Kirk, Donnie and Darlene Register, Don and Erma Sybil, Betsy Comfort, William, Natasha and Hannah Beggiani, Ann Rector, Gail Griffin and Harry and Sarah Strohm.
Mel, Frisky and Brian Roland celebrated her 39th Birthday Anniversary (birth date-12/7/1936, some kind of new math calculations according to Frisky) by attending the concert featuring Manhattan Transfer and Take Six at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian.
A personal note of thanks to Fletcher Wilkerson for his thoughtful generous gift, without a clue that he delivered it on Frisky's birthday.   


Dorothy “Dot” Leonard of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Dot was a... READ MORE