Announcements: Morton MHV Club will meet for the August general meeting on Wednesday, August 4 in the commons room of Morton Public Library, beginning at 1:”00 p.m.
I lied…Using Frisky method math the announcement of our anniversary was one year off. It was the 64th with one to work on! Just continue to pray for another year of wedded bliss. But on a better note, humble gratitude goes out to the more than 100 friends who shared the occasion with congratulations on the electronic media (which I know nothing about-but son Brian does).
Morton MHV Club wishes to express a note of appreciation to First Baptist church for the use of their church bus on the outing to Laurel and to Tim Jolly and his wife Cynthia for acting as the driver and his assistant in making the trip an excellent experience.
Thanks goes out to my boss Tim Beeland for his patience while this columnist was on an extended trip. He covered up for my absence quite well. Hope he doesn’t decide to take on the article.
Another time of joy awaited the return home when several personal letters from friends were in the giant stack of mail. The comments and enclosures made me feel very special. Thanks, you know who you are.
Congratulations to: Those elected City of Morton officials who were sworn in to their offices of service to the citizens. Mayor-Gerald Keeton, Chief of Police Nicky Crapps, Alderman (Ward 1)-Marie Washington Laird, Alderman (Ward 2)-Al Reeves, Alderman (Ward 3)-Fred Johnson, Alderman (Ward 4)-Onieda Laster, Alderman (Ward 4)-Jimmy Brown.
To: Kenyatta Moore Davis, MHS graduate on returning to her home to serve on the faculty here. Also to Gary Harris in his capacity of teaching Government, American History, Civics and Speech Debate. He will be the head girls soccer coach, assistant boys soccer coach and assistant baseball coach.
To: Kylie Powell on representing Scott County in the Distinguished Young Woman 2022 event held in Meridian where contestants competed in several categories of well-rounded talent and leadership interviews.
To: Those students representing Morton on the East Central 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference who received top honors. Keisha Torres placed second-local chapter annual business report and Cezar Arroyo Torres placed second-website design and sixth place-community service project.
Prayers and concern for: Elizabeth Nash, Gail Lee, Kittie Colbert, Lamar Gatewood, and Hiram Richardson.
Sympathy to the families of: Elise Varner Winter (former First Lady of Mississippi), Philip Hal Warren, Charles Delbert Studdie, Audrey Finch Rhodes, Dorothy M. Lamp, J. D. Martin, Leroy Chandler, Jr., Clara Jean Crimm, Cheryl “Cherri” Lynn Robertson, Vernon Keith Puckett, Vicki Susan Haralson Edwards, Vivian Maxine Cash, Irma “Mamma Jean” Dennis, Ben Fortenberry, Gerald McGee, Beth Purvis, James Randall Perkins, Helen Ruth Burgess Carter, Geraldine Bagley, James Milton Creel, Irving Avila, James Rushing and Helen Harris.
Travelin’, visitin, and such: Several friends from Morton were spotted attending the concert presented by Irene Martin in celebration of her 85th Birthday anniversary. Reports are that a full house attendees were greatly entertained by this special local event.
I will share some highlights of the trip of 22 days with spouse and son in a later column. Thanks to the scores of friends who were praying for “Travel Blessings” during the time…they worked beautifully.