Morton NewsBy FRISKY ROLAND,
Announcements: We Care Mission Food distribution in December will be on Friday, December 13 and Friday, December 20 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.
Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, will prepare your additional side dishes/ desserts for the Christmas holiday with family and friends for those who come to the office to pre-order by 12 noon on December 20 (must be picked up by 12 noon on December 23). Deliveries can be made per a $5 charge. A list from which to order your preference will be at the office.
Three Mississippi college football teams are eligible to play in post season bowl games. The destinations and dates were announced on Sunday, December 8. If planning to attend any of these events, check on the schedules. Go Alcorn State Braves, MSU Bulldogs and USM Golden Eagles.
Congratulations to: Those mentioned above.
To: Rev. Willie J. and Jimmie Ann Jones on being named Grand Marshals for the 2019 Morton Christmas Parade.
To: Billy Frank and Linda Alford on being chosen as Forest’s 2019 Citizens of the Year/Parade Grand Marshals.
To: Those who worked to make City of Morton so beautiful for the Christmas Holiday Season. City staff, business owners, individual home owners and those participating in the annual Christmas Parade.
Prayers and concern for: R. C. Settlemire, Rosco Simons, Geneva Harrell, Maurine Pruitt Goodson, Dino Goin (Request of Cookie Lovett) and continued concern for Ernie Easterling and Frances Ficklin.
Sympathy to the families of: Linda Kay Beeland, Hugh Wilbur Douglas and Elizabeth Ann Emmons.
Travvelin’ visitin’ and such: Chester and Shirley Sawyer had many relatives and friends back in Scott County for Memorial Services/Interment of his sister and niece at Faulkner Cemetery. Many present traveled from California and Florida and many locations in state. While here they spent time together, sharing memories and dining out as a family group.
Melvin and Frisky Roland have had the pleasure of some nice outings recently. Dr. Marc Measells (MHS Graduate) now a professor on the staff of MSU-School of forestry and his mother, Florence (resident of Morton) hosted a delicious lunch in Marc’s Starkville home, inviting the Rolands along with other family members.
The Rolands were the guests of Katie P. Measells for the “Downton Abbey” Gala held at The Blake-Flowood where formal finery surrounded the residents and their guests, celebrating with champagne, very special finger foods and a formal seated dinner. John (MHS grad) Marler and spouse Amy were spotted celebrating, also with Amy’s mother.
Children Hal and Bobbie Roland of Harvey, Louisiana, son Brian of Morton and Melvin gathered at the Keg and Barrell Restaurant in Hattiesburg in celebration of Frisky’s 40th???(83rd) birthday Celebration.
Morton MHV Club members and guests met at Fellowship Hall of Independence UMC on Friday, December 6 for their Annual Christmas Party. Cheer, consuming good food and celebration was the theme of the night. Bro. William Beggiani blessed the event and food and delivered a very inspiring/timely devotion. Brian Roland entertained with some history of music both religious and secular which is and has been enjoyed in different cultures on each of the continents around the world, as an assist to Santa in finding his way while Rudolph wasn’t feeling well. Participation in the journey and visit to those continents was enthusiastically encourage by the singing of those favorite songs from those countries, led by Brian.
Special appreciation goes out to Independence UMC for providing the lovely venue for the party and the special projects/planning committee members, Florence Measells, Frisky Roland, Judy Stegall and Sarah Strohm in their efforts to make this a special and successful end to the club year. Special thanks goes out to Sam’s Diner for catering the delicious meal (go by the restaurant during the holidays and browse the Christmas House Village collection and beautiful doll house, decorated for Christmas-delightful for “Kids of All Ages”). Members present, not already mentioned, were: Betsy Comfort, Bobbie Hodges, Toney Hollingshead, Diane Kirk, Betty Jo Lewis, John Wesley Patrick, Melvin Roland, Chester and Shirley Sawyer, Kathy Warren and Helen Watkins. Guests were: Hannah Grace Beggiani, Annie Brown, Stites Easterling, Ira Donald, Patsy and Melanie Garner and Sara Huff.