Morton News


Announcements:  A “Protection of Children” Workshop will be offered at Excel Learning Center, 383 south Fourth Street, Morton on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00-11:00 a. m.  Designed both for child care providers and all who have children within their care and the general public, the program will present a Certificate of Participation to all who attend.  Vickie Carollo, Safe Environment Coordinator, Office for Child Protection in the Catholic Diocese of Jackson along with Valerie McClellan, LCSW Victim Assistance Coordinator will present the program and answer questions respectively.  The fee is $10. and may be paid at the above address and by calling 601-732-1800 for more information.
An activity at the Morton Library of interest is the “Tour the Town” program on Thursday, October 6 beginning at 5:00 p. m. This come and go event will offer brochures and information on various sites both historic and modern in the area according to Carrie Harrell, branch manager.
The Morton Public Schools reading Fair is scheduled for October 24th. Reading Fair boards are due by October 23rd with Information Packets available in the Morton High School Library.
The Wing Dang Dash 5k race and the Children’s Fun Run will be September 30 starting at 8 a. m. at Gaddis Park, Forest.  The entry fee is $25. and participants must register online early at in order to receive their T-Shirt.  Prizes will be awarded tofirst place overall male and female winners.  Medals will be awarded to 1st-3rd place in both running and walking age divisions.  All children participants in the Fun Run will receive a finishers prize.
Congratulations to:  Those Morton MHV Club members receiving ribbon awards at the Annual Homemakers Fair. Those exhibit winners were:  Food preservation: Blue and Overall Sweepstakes, Jennie Ruth Patrick for Muscadine Jelly, Relish and Tomatoes.  Arts and Crafts: Blue and Overall Sweepstakes. Beverly Clark for Original Design Quilt (machine quilted), Bobbie Hodges for Knitted Scarf and Crocheted Baby Afghan, Mae Lee for Jewelry (Original Handcrafted Design), Kisty Powell for Cross Stitch (Noah’s Ark), Helen Watkins for Jewelry Pendant (Fused Glass).  Blue, Frisky Roland for Jewelry Pendants (2) and Red for Christmas Painting and Holiday —  Halloween (both acrylic on canvas). All Sweepstakes winning exhibit entries are eligible to advance to the Mississippi State Fair,    
To:  Betty Eure on the celebration of her 87th Birthday Anniversary.  She was honored by family members and a Lunch Treat dining out with friends Bea Phillips and Dot Purvis.  Personal best wishes for Gods richest blessings throughout the year.
To:  Mr. and Mrs. Bob Laird and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rhodes  on the birth of a Grandson and Great Gran, Bea Phillips on Master Casper Brian Rhodes, son of Brian and Ashli Rhodes. May this Blessed Event give pleasure to all family members and friends.
Prayers and concern for: Nathaniel Stewart, Billy Joe Cooper, Roxie Laird, Bea Phillips, Kent Pickett, Buddy Booth, Billy Stacy of Starkville (request of the Mel Rolands) and Niles Davis and continued concern for Sid Salter, Hank Harvey Buddy Lovett and Sonny Williams.
Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Annie Strohm, DVM, has returned to her home in Coral Gables, Florida to assess the damage to her residence from the impact of Hurricane Irma.  She left the area for safe haven with her parents, Harry and Sarah Strohm and family for several days during the brunt of the storm and the after effects and travel hazzards.