Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: The Southwest District Livestock Show is January 27-29 and Dixie National Junior Roundup is January 30 - February 6. They give the public the opportunity to see local 4-H members exhibit their livestock.  Your support for these hard working youth is appreciated.

Registration for Shooting sports will be held on February 13 a 6:30, Scott County Extension Service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest for youth 8-18. 4-H members, you are classified by whatever age you are on January 1 of every year.  Depending on the age of the child, the discipline he/she may participate in is determined. 

Quick Bites will feature a program “4-H Opportunities in 2020” on Thursday, January 23 from 12 noon - 1 p. m. Presenter is Cobie Rutherford MSU Extension Instructor 4-H Youth Development. With the many opportunities for youth this program will focus on specific contests at State Congress, PAD, Cook-out, record books and national trips for the year. The program is free, but reservations to attend should be called in at 601-469-4241.

Excel Community and Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton,  activities will be sponsoring free vision tests on January 23 at 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday, February 1 will hold a CPR Class from 9-11 a.m.  For more information or to register call 601-732-1800.

Congratulations to: Jim Armstrong, graduate of MHS, on being assigned the duties of Sergeant at Arms replacing Ronnie Stewart, the former MS Senate Sergeant-At-Arms.  Sworn in by former Lt. Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves, Mr. Armstrong will act on those responsibilities enumerated in Section 5-1-35, MS Code of 1972.

To: Attorney Whitney Adams on being sworn in by City of Morton Mayor, Gerald Keeton, as Morton City Judge. 

To: The MHS Boys Basketball team on winning the Scott County Basketball Tournament with Shutezz Robinson named MVP for the Tournament and the Lake Girls Team on their tournament championship with Laurel Breland named MVP. Makiya Sparkman-MHS was chosen for the Girls “All Tournament Team” and Shutezz Robinson, Joe Laster and Jonathan Edmond. MHS Boys “All Tournament Team”.

To: Those ECCC Students representing Morton/Pulaski on the Presidents List (grade point average of (4.0) for the Fall Semester:  Dylan Grantham, Jorian Jackson, Whitney Lee, Shelby McNeece, Lindsey Price, Aryanna Stephens, Bracklin Bufkin and Danielle Copeland.  Deans List ( GPA 3.5-3.9):  Ashley Franklin, Rozanne Frith, Taylor Goss, Anna Lindsey, Destinie Lloyd, Yulemi Perez-Avila, Brian Runnels, Michael Wilson and Lexi Ha nnah.  Honorable Mention ( GPA 3.0-3.49):  Justin Allen, Cezar Arroyo Torres, Joshua Blackwell,Helay Franklin, Angelyn Harrell, Madison Huff, Joshua Johnson, Dakota Mcmiller, Quinton Miller, Mason Moore, Aijalon Walker, Marquita Washington, Samayah Hord, Christian Serrano Artega, Kayro Serrano Arteaga and Sophie Wilkerson.

Prayers and concern for: Continued - Bob Laird, Johnnie Sue Sims, Ella Mary Shepherd, Faye Gray and Frances Ficklin, also, those impacted by the severe weather and flood damage.

Sympathy to the families of: Judy Furr (sister of Kathy, Mrs. Quentin, Moore), Loretta L. Bell, Jerry Wayne “Bo” Craft, Suzelle Weems, Charles Shaw, Lodena Edwis Measells Stewart, Douglas Unwood Nabors, Shirley Ann Schmidt, Sue Merchant (Mrs. Joe) Tatum, Jack “Jackie Boy” Armstrong, James “Jimmy Mc” McNeese and Rhonda Thompson (brother and sister of Jerry McNeese) and Shirley Wilkerson Jones.