Announcements: We Care Missions Food Distribution for January, 2021 is Friday, January 8 and Friday, January 22 from 10 a.m.-12 noon from Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.
The Carlisle Center, ministry of Scott County Baptist Association, 528 Airport Road, Forest, announces that no clothes or household products will be accepted at this time. Only non-perishable food or hygiene products are to be donated by businesses or individuals. Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. and are operated on a “drive through” basis only. Please remain in your car. For emergency needs beyond these hours, call 601-469-1593 or 601-469-1951.
Congratulations to: Sebastopol “Teachers of the Year” Mrs. Jackie Thompson, 7-12 and Mrs. Amy Langford, K-6.
To: Both the MSU and Ole Miss football teams, coaching staff and fans on winning their Post Season Bowl Games.
Prayers and concern for: Bonnie Chestnut Ivy of Raleigh (MHS Graduate), Randy Frith, Henry C. Holmes, Lori Tatum Goodman, Ann Cain niece of Ann (Mrs. Danny) Watkins, and Charlene Dye.
Sympathy to the families of: Scott Martin, Edd Rock, Ruby Gay Crudup, Robert Earl Hodges, Lisa Marie French Taylor (wife of Bro. Sam Taylor, Pastor of Hazel Baptist Church, Lake), Dixie Boxx Craig, Jimmy McDill, Ralph Brown, Paul Gilliam (father of Cindy Glazier, former Morton resident while she and her husband, Bro. Gary, served Morton UMC as the pastoral family), Michael A. Crotwell (former Morton resident, Graduate of Morton High School) and Harper Davis (former coach at MSU and most successful/All-time winningest coach at Millsaps College-Football/Soccer field named in his honor-request of the Melvin Roland family).
Sittin’ and thinkin’: Happy New Year! January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past and the other into the future. It hath 31 days.
And info from the “Old farmers Almanac”, founded by Robert B. Thomas in 1792, these are some Natural remedies for “Getting Rid of a Cold.” Rose hip tea is full of vitamin C and can help prevent colds; lemons, oranges, and apple cider are all considered to be cold remedies; for chills, take fresh ginger root; historically, the layers of the onion were believed to draw contagious diseases from the patient, onions were often hung in sickrooms (today, we know that onions have antibacterial qualities); boil a whole onion and drink the water, you can add a little butter and salt if the flavor is unbearable; cut up fresh garlic cloves and add them to chicken soup or other foods or swallow small chunks of raw garlic like pills; like onion and garlic, horseradish generates lots of heat to help offset colds; Prunes are rich in vitamins A and B, iron, calcium, and phosphorus-and they’ve been cured themselves; to treat sore lips, go to bed with honey on them.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”…Mark Twain
Puzzle of the month: Use the following clues to find three words that, when combined, form the name of a flower…A shining body, a preposition, and an ancient city…Answer next week.