Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: You are invited to join the Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, in the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their service to residents of Morton and the surrounding communities in Scott County on Thursday, October 10 (not October 26 as published last week)  from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A tasting sample of treats (soups and desserts) to be offered in November during the November Fundraiser/Annual Silent Auction is free to those attending (good-will offerings will be appreciated).

Excel Learning Center needs volunteer members of the Morton trade area to deliver meals to the seniors/shut-ins.  Ten meals are provided by the Scott Regional Hospital for five days a week, Monday-Friday. With the present number of volunteers ideally each member/team only needs to deliver meals once a month.  The service project only takes about one hour (plus or minus) depending on the location of the recipients.  If interested in serving in this important mission service in Morton call Excel at 601-732-1800.

The Annual Fall Bazaar Fundraiser-Independence United Methodist Church is scheduled for Saturday, October 26.  There will be delicious food, Quilts, a large variety of crafts and collectables plus great fellowship.  If you have items to donate for this event or plan to do some holiday shopping for unique gifts, join in the fun.

The October MHV Leader Training/County Council meeting will be held at the MSU/Scott county Extension Service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest, on Tuesday, October 29 beginning at 1:30 p.m.  The program is “Holiday Ideas”.  The public is invited, encouraged to attend.  For more information, call 601-369-4241.

Congratulations to: Correction (for Scott County Times only) Coach Tate Hannah representing the Lake Hornets won the Chicken Wing Eating Contest at Wing Dang Doodle, defeating his rival coaches representing Forest, Morton and Scott Central.

To: Those MHS students chosen to represent their class in the 2019 the Homecoming Court.  Senior Maids were-Alexis Jackson, Rachael Revette, Nyisha Sharkey and Samera Scott; Junior Maids-Brooke Harrison and Anya Laster; Sophomore Maids-Hanna Bane and Abigail Moore; Freshmen Maids-Paris Gammage and Skyla McCoy.

To: The 2019 MHS Homecoming Queen-Alexis Jackson and Football Queen Samera Scott.  This Homecoming ceremony was beautiful and well organized. Needless to say the Maids were lovely and their proud escorts were very handsome.

To: Thomas Nutt member of the Rankin County 4-H programs (formerly the Scott County 4-H), graduate of Pisgah High School, now a student at Hinds Community College on being the recipient of the Otis Nicholson, Jr. Award dedicated in memory of Mr. Nicholson.  The award was presented to Thomas during the Neshoba County Fair-Beef Show.  Awarded for the 4-H member, showing beef, who best exemplifys the characteristics of good work ethics, honesty, leadership, etc. of Otis Nicholson, Jr.  Thomas is the son of Teddy and Zann Nutt.

Prayers and concern for:  Chelsea (Mrs. Brandon) Hannah, James Reese, Scottie Williamson, Betty Eure, Janice Cooper, Jack Armstrong, Jr. and continued concern for Vernon Crotwell and Ernie Easterling.

Sympathy to the families of:  Josephine Roland, Angie Anderson, David E. Robinson, Rachel Beeland (mother of Scott County Times editor, Tim Beeland), Betty Jean Bates Crapps, Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton in the death of her father, Martha Noble Lee Hassells of Laurel (native of Forest), Max Edward Gill and Joe Goodwin of Jackson (request of the Mel Rolands).

Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Rebecca Farris flew to Pittsburgh, PA to join her son Dr. Brad Farris, while there for a Pathology Conference. They visited several museums there took driving tours of interesting sites and reported that the highlight of the trip was touring the Fallingwater Home designed by the famous Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and other buildings of his design in the area. On her return Rebecca and Jimmy were delighted to have some of her cousins from Kentucky drop in for a hurried visit. They were traveling through to Florida and had visited other relatives in Mississippi. While here they were treated to a rushed tour of Morton, including the Stained Glass Window at Morton UMC, The We Care Missions Thrift Store and the Food Distribution building.

The Morton MHV Club October meeting with hosts male members, Toney Hollingshead, Melvin Roland and Chester Sawyer, providing the serving products and beverages, was held on Wednesday, October 2.  This “About Mississippi” outing took the members and guests to the Shiloh UMC site for fellowship and tour of the historic Shiloh Camp Meeting grounds. Following a word of welcome by Rev. Mitchell Hedgepeth, pastor, who presented an inspiring devotion and blessing of the food catered by Sam’s Diner of Morton the group feasted on the delicious meal. Fay and Gay Nobles and sister Sadie N. Banes had decorated Fellowship Hall and made additional treats of homemade cookies.  Entertainment was by Scott County celebrity, Irene Martin, preforming her special piano concert, and fulling requests for favorite hymns/tunes. Gay shared the 187 Year Old History (established 1828) of the Camp Meeting on the grounds, Fay shared some Funny Happenings and Sadie gave a brief talk on the family connection with Shiloh.  Bro. Leslie Trigg, Youth Director cranked the van for a riding tour of the grounds emphasizing the spring where the whole movement began and the gazebo now on the premises, the tabernacle where services are held twice a day now, the museum housing many of the artifacts from all events and tours of the Nobles family tents/cabins. Those attending were awe struck by the Shiloh UMC Sanctuary and the beauty of the stained glass windows. The cemetery has the first person who died on the grounds (a child killed in a tragic accident) 187 years ago.  Her Plaque-name unknown marks her burial place, which caused the families, bound for more westerly homes, to remain there and establish the first worship center in the area.  Morgan Whitaker, the most recent member of the staff, Director of Children’s Activities enjoyed lunch with Morton MHV Club.  The twins, Fay and Gay and Sadie prepared special take away gifts for all attendees, containing some of Sadie’s fantastic tea cake cookies.