Announcements: Excel Community and Learning Center will hold a Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5. Doors will open at 8:30. Please no children younger than 16! Sanitizer will be provided, no gloves, wear your mask. Entrance is limited to 10 people at a time. Come shop at Excel, 383 south Fourth Street, Morton.
We Care Missions Food Distribution, the first session in June, is scheduled for Friday, June 12 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.
Congratulations to: Beverly Tadlock on her promotion to serve as Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer and Branch Manager for Priority-One Bank, Morton. She has 15 years of experience in banking and has been with Priority-One since January of 2016. Active in community activities, she has served as an officer in several civic organizations. Beverly is the wife of Billy Tadlock and the mother of Kristin Tadlock Hines, Chance and Anna Grace Tadlock.
To: Miss Morton High School-Alexis Jackson and Mr. Morton High School-Ian Kennedy, and to those Honor Graduates, not already recognized in a previous column, Janiyah Hall, Lane Harrell, Hakeigh Herrington, Reagan Hughes, Mallory Irby, Alexis Jackson, Rachael Jennings, Ian Kennedy, Rachael Revette, Xabian Ruano, Spencer Sumerall, Deseree Thapa, Jennifer Torres, Keisha Torres, Shailyn Trejo, Cameron Weeks and Cory Weeks.
To: Tyler Betts 2020 graduate of East Rankin Academy on being named the Outstanding High School Scholar/Athlete for the state of Mississippi.
Tyler is also a National Merit Scholar and will attend the University of Alabama.
To: Eva Henderson of Philadelphia, MS on being the first recipient of the Beverly Beatty Boozer Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education at Mississippi State University. She is an elementary education major and will graduate following a fall internship with the Kosciusko School district. The Beverly Boozer Scholarship is the gift to MSU from a native of the Pulaski Community, graduate of Morton High School and Mississippi State University. Eve states that she is delighted to have had the opportunity to visit the Boozers in their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She states that Beverly has become such a role model and mentor for her and supports her with emails and texts. Beverly and her husband Dr. Drayton Boozer also of Pulaski and graduate of Morton High School, have made endowed scholarships in education and engineering and and endowment in forest resources which perpetually connects them with their university.
Prayers and concern for: Danny Watkins, Bennie Gail Garner Alliston, Ginger Lindsey Ricchette (request of the Mel Rolands) and continued concern for Sherry Miley Wulkerson.
Sympathy to the families of: Deborah Ann Richardson, Betty Gray Crawford, Earnestine White, Jacob Deering, Robert Willis Wallace, Randall Gilbert Gilmore and C. D. Hagan (well recognized Mississippi educator, musician and entertainer).
Tarvelin’ visitin’ and such: Liz Nash and grandson Christopher report enjoying a visit from her brother Dennis Harris of San Antonio, Texas. While here they visited in the home of their brother Robert and Geraline in Pearl along with another brother and his spouse, Tommy and Peggy Harris. Dennis, Liz and Christopher drove down to Possum Neck and they strolled about in old cemeteries where some ancestors/family members are interred.
Sittin’ and thinkin’: The recent change in “Life Style” for citizens throughout the globe has provided a time of reflection on what is really important in our personal lives, family and friends as well.
Just for Today: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will no set far-reaching-goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for Today: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me, If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine. Just for Today: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot. Just for Today: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer. Just for Today: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly and not interrupt when someone else is talking (pray for this writer on this one) and I will refrain from improving anybody but myself. Just for Today: I will do something positive to improve my health. Just for Today: I will gather courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions.