Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: The “Golden Whisk-Cook Off” will be held at Morton Public Library on Thursday, February 20 beginning at 5 p.m. The public is invited to bring a favorite dish (any category) to be judged. Judging is by all patrons of the library on that evening. So, please come by, sample a special treat and cast your vote for “the best of the best.” This fun evening, inviting your participation is encouraged.  Those entries judged to be the tastiest will be eligible to advance to the Scott County Cook Off at a later date to be announced.

Dr. Emma York is scheduled to preside at a book signing “Reflections in Prose and Poetry” at Morton Public Library on Friday, February 21 during the Senior Coffee Hour (10-11 a.m.).  Refreshments will be served.  The signed book is priced at $10. with proceeds going to Tougaloo College.  Everyone is invited/encouraged to attend.

MSU Extension Service in Scott County will offer Master Gardening Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. beginning on February 25 going through March 31 with a one time fee of $100. For more information and to indicate plans to participate, call 601-469-4241.

Morton Chamber of Commerce, affiliate of the Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful will conduct a city wide Beautification Committee meeting at Farris Park Community Center on Monday, February 24, beginning at 6 p.m  Please make plans to attend and receive information on the function of this important Chamber responsibility to our city/community.

The 1st Annual Melodies of Bluegrass Festival, featuring many musicians in the genre will be held at the Livingston Performing Arts Center-Roosevelt State Park on Friday and Saturday, February 28 and 29 from 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Fees are $25 on Friday and Saturday or $40 for a two day pass.  Children under 12 are free with paying adult. For more info or to make reservations at campgrounds or other accommodations, call 601-732-6316.

Congratulations to: Those 22 students honored during the “Star Academy” Graduation. This event rewarding those who will advance from 8th-9th grade in August presented many subject awards and presented the Valedictorian, Ava Hamlin and Salutatorian, Gabriel Luna with the opportunity to speak to those attending. A reception was held in the library following the program.

To:  Those students representing MHS at the induction ceremony into the 2019-2020 National Technical Honor Society. They are: Kaelin McMillian, Kaaliyah Spivey, Brook Harrison, Nhi Vu, and Trinity Cohran-Leggett. They have outstanding levels of acheivement and academic and career technical classes. They were honored by the staff of the Scott County Career and Technology Center.

Prayers and concern for: Gary Risher, Linda Rowe of Virginia (sister of Kaye Bales-request of Scott County MHV), and continued concern for Oliver Triplett, Ann Layton, Bob Laird, Ella Mary Shepherd, Bea Phillips, Ruby Henry and those impacted by the flood concerns throughout the state.

Sympathy to the families of:  Roy Parker, Barbara A. Clark, Mary Evelyn Alford, Jimmy Lee Thrash, David H. Watkins and Dr. Howard David Clark.  

Travelin’ visitin’ and such: Kathy Warren, Sr. Director and Frisky Roland, Jr. Director of Capital Area-MHV Council, representing Scott County, attended the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Legislative Luncheon held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson on Wednesday, February 12.  They were joined by Representative, Tom Miles, Senator, Tyler McCaughn and Representative, Price Wallace of Simpson County during sharing in the pleasure of dining on the delicious meal served there.  MHV state President, Minnie Vaughn of Walthall County welcomed those present, Betty Langston, Past President blessed the food and Dr. Paula Threadgill presented the volunteers and action report and expressed appreciation for the legislature in providing support for the success of MHV and the many volunteer  “in kind” services they participate in during each year.  The 100th year anniversary was celebrated throughout  2018-19.