Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: For information concerning the Farm Bureau Art Contest open to Mississippi students grades 1-5 and 7-12 and Coloring Contest for Second grade students, contact Anita Webb 601-469-4241 or Michele Parker 501-469-4622.  Hurry! The deadline for submitting the art is Thursday, February 13.  Don’t hesitate to enter because there are monetary awards possible for winners.

Don’t forget to prepare your favorite recipe to enter the “Cook Off” at Morton Public Library on February 20 beginning at 6 p.m.

Correction: The second We Mission Food Distribution date in February is Friday February 28, not the 21st as reported last week.

Future “Quick Bites” programs offered at the MSU/Scott County extension service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest from 12 noon-1 p.m. are; February 13: “Cook Once Eat Twice” by Natasha Haynes, Extension Agent Rankin County. February 27: “Sewing Workshops-Tips and Hints”, Sylvia Clark MSU Extension Associate 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences. To acquire more details on these programs or to register your plans to attend these free programs call 601-469-4241.

First Baptist Church of Morton will sponsor a Valentines Chili and Soup dinner on Saturday, February 15 at the Family Life Center beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per meal, or $5 for those 10 and under.  Bro. Hugo and wife Tere will be the speakers. For fun, there will be an auction with all tickets and auction sales with proceeds to be given to the Housing Fund for the speakers’ ministry.

Congratulations to: Fitness Master of Morton on receiving the Morton Chamber of Commerce Fitness Award for going above and beyond in helping Morton citizens maintain a healthy life style. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Crotwell, owners, were presented the plaque from Chamber president, Beverly Tadlock at the Annual Chamber Banquet.

Prayers and concern for: Oliver Triplett, Sam Latham of Brandon (request of the Melvin  Rolands and also Charlie Weatherly of Starkville), Ruby Henry and continued concern for Bob Laird, Ella Mary Shepherd, Minnie Jean Risher, Ann Layton and Johnnie Sue Sims.

Sympathy to the families of: Edward Davis Green, Bobbie Sue Spurr, Ruby Kyzar, Evelyn Holmes and Craig David Watson and the tragedy of the family of seven lost to a house fire in Clinton.

Travelin’ visitin’ and such: Those Morton MHV members attending Leader Training/County Council meeting on January 28 were Betsy Comfort, Bobbie Hodges, Diane Kirk, Florence Measells, Frisky Roland, Shirley Sawyer, Judy Stegall, Helen Watkins and Kathy Warren.  Ester Perry of Cluster Club presented the devotion and Morgan Sauls, Woodmen Life gave a most informative program on the benefits of Medicare and other benefit program options providing time for a question and answer period.

As a special treat he served beverages and doughnuts and brought door prizes.  Betsy, Diane, Florence, Frisky, Judy, Helen, and Kathy enjoyed their monthly “Dutch Treat” lunch at Wendys prior to the meeting.

Sarah Strohm reports a delightful visit in St. Petersburgh, Florida with her daughter Annie Freas and her husband Nicholas.  While there they enjoyed decorating the couples recently purchased home and dining out on occasion, one highly recommended restaurant was The Burg there. She is happy to report having travel blessings during the flight to and from her destination. 

Sittin’ and thinkin’: This is a note of appreciation to my co-correspondence columnists who so faithfully contribute news of their communities.  It is rewarding to be interested in the people who provide news items “some good, funny or even sad”.  The time spent in reaching out/being involved or just “nosy” provides information of value to those faithful readers who often “give a pat on the back to the columist.”