Announcements: We Care Missions Food Distribution will be held on Friday, October 22 at Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
MS Homemaker Volunteers Leader Training/County Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the MSU/ Scott County Extension Service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest. Everyone is invited to attend. The program will be on “Food for Thought”.
Morton Chamber of Commerce has announced that Barter Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Farris Park in the city around the walking trail. Booths are $10. Food Booths are $50. Payment must be with required form. Email to lisa.alford104@yahoo. Lady J Karaoke will be entertaining during the day. Adult teams for kickball and corn hole are asked to register by applying for the required form that can be picked up at Morton Finance, Morton or at the above email address. Fees per team are $20.
A “Fun Fall Festival” will be held on Sunday, October 24 from 6-8 p. m. in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Morton. All are invited to enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs games and booths. Come in costume if desired (no real spooky or bloody). No charge!
Morton MHV Club wishes to express appreciation to First Baptist Church of Morton for permission to use the church bus for an outing out of town and to the wonderfully responsible bus driver, Timmy Jolly for safe transportation, also to club member Melvin Roland for expertise in acting as the navigator.
Congratulations to: Sammye Jean Webb on the celebration of her 98th Birthday anniversary with family members. Personal loving wishes to a dear friend from the Melvin Roland family and prayers for God’s richest blessings to continue for this special lady.
To: Bonnie Chestnut Ivy, who following her election as Raleigh Care Center Homecoming Queen for the annual Raleigh High School Homecoming Parade, has since been chosen as “Most Beautiful” for the annual Who’s Who event held at the facility. Both honors well deserved at almost 85 years young (birthday in November).
To: Joe and Jacqueline McDougal on the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Prayers and concern for: Continued concern for Danny Wayne Watkins, Kyle Roland Sybil and Cookie Lovett.
Sympathy to the families of: Brandon Clay Wallen, Mondell Chambers Williamson, John Norman Sanders, Willie Junior Griffin, Claude Kelso Fisackerly IV, Jimmy Calhoun Harvey, Anita Phillips, Jimmy Boykin Stokes, Jr., Mrs. Daisy Boyd, Olin Guy Lewis, Jr., Jon Douglas Twiss, Jean Barnes Harrington, Mary Latain Calhoun Blossom, Arthur “Art” Fulgham (request of the Mel Roland’s), Jimmy Price, Tonya Reid and Elizabeth Stokes.
Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Those ladies reporting a fantastic “girls get away” for a wonderful trip to New England were Freida Jo and Rose Jenkins, Renae’ Thompson and Charity Walker. With lodgings primarily in inns located in Vermont, they took driving tours to other states (New Hampshire and Maine). Sticking mostly to the pleasure of small villages, local diners, hikes to better enjoy the spectacular fall foliage and local small stores/businesses. They loved the quaint village of Stowe, Vermont where many TV shows and movies are filmed and brief drives to larger cities, the Vermont capitol city Montpelier and Burlington were interesting. They also took advantage of picking apples in local orchards, shopping for antiques and being shown the harvesting of Maple Sugar sap and the delicious candy made on site. Needless to say more such travels are going to be on their calendars.
Many local residents were out of town for the “Cruising on the Coast/Shrimp Festival” events and football games over the weekend.
Sittin’ and thinkin”: Answer to the October Puzzle-Name the U.S. State! The Land of Enchantment…is New Mexico.