Morton News


Announcements: Bettye Mae Jack Middle School, Morton will be hosting Veterans Day Activities on Thursday, November 14 at 9 a.m. Lt. Col. Anthony (Tony) Morgan the Commander of the 204th Air Defense Artillery regiment will be the guest speaker.  All veterans are invited to be honored on this occasion. 

Creative Christmas, the annual local venue giving an opportunity to shop for unique gifts and snack or enjoy a meal of great food, sponsored by MSU Extension Service MHV/Scott County Homemaker Volunteers will be held at the Forest National Guard Armory on Thursday, November 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. there will be a $1 admission fee.  Forest Community Arts is sponsoring a demonstrating artist, Susan Farris, with her Broken China Mosaic creations and the public is encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the “Baking Contest”  beginning at 10 a.m. 

Those wishing to participate in the 2019 service project may do so by bringing non-perishable food items for distribution to the local Crisis Center. To acquire information concerning participating or other questions call, 601-469-4241.

November is National Diabetes Month.  In order to enlighten the public on this subject, the Scott Regional Hospital, Morton, will host an in-service on Diabetic Foot Care on Wednesday November 20th at 2:30 p.m. in the Hospital Cafeteria.  The free educational event will include lots of information, refreshments and door prizes. Karen Bell, Physician & Community Liaison for Scott Regional’s Wound Care is to be the speaker.  For more information or to register interest in attending, call Lanay Russum @ 601-732-2702.

Congratulations to:  Those winners of the costume contests at the Halloween in the Park event.  Infant 3 years;  1st, McKinley runnels; 2nd, John Rowan/Stewart; 3rd, Lettie Gray; 4-7 years; 1st, Dawson Bradshaw; 2nd, Wyatt Land; 3rd-, Bee Wagner; 8-12 years; 1st, Alyssa McMurtry; 2nd, Kayden Lenard; 3rd, Ethan Massey. A word of thanks goes out to those who worked so hard to make this event safe and enjoyable for the citizens of the city and surrounding area.

To: All of those candidates running for various political offices who were successful in their campaigns and to their opponents for desiring to serve their constituents in the great state of Mississippi and in local offices.

Prayers and concern for: Odean Busby, Tyler Brown (son of  Morton Library Branch Manager, Kelly Brown), David Smith, Paul Gillian (father of Cindy Glazier, former Morton resident), Louie Parkman and to Tim Loyd in the loss of his home to fire (local historic dwelling known as the Sam Horne home) continued concern for Ernie Easterling.

Sympathy to the families of: Billie McNeece Gunn, Bobby Richardson (former resident of Forest), Michael Wayne “Bubba” Wallace, Charles “CC” Woods and Andrea Jo Harrison.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Chester and Shirley Sawyer report attending the 100th birthday anniversary of their friend,Glen Porter, held in Columbia, Mississippi at the airport where he spent many years as a pilot of private planes, his favorite pastime and hobby.

Bobbie Hodges’ brother-in-law and sister, Larry and Kathy Bratvold of Springfield, Missouri were in town for a brief visit.  While here they took advantage of dining out for lunch with a cousin, Lorain Moree.          

Sittin’ and thinkin’:  As celebrations honoring those who have served/are serving in any branch of the US Armed Services during the various Veterans Day observations are dedicated, this columnist can find no words to express gratitude to those men and women. We are aware that many still actively carry out whatever duties needed to protect our nation, with danger surrounding them. Sincere prayers for each one and especially their spouses, children and all family members/friends who “Keep the Home fires Burning” (an old saying still appropriate) goes out from this family.