Morton News


Announcements:  Bro. William Beggiani, Sr. and the congregation of Independence United Methodist Church will host a revival on July 22, 23 and 24. Guest speakers and times are Sunday, July 22-Rev. Kelly Pope at 6:00 p.m.; Monday, July 23-Rev. Patsy Twiner at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24-Rev. James Twiner at 7:00 p.m.

 There will be a “Backpack Drive to be held at BMJ Middle School on Saturday, July 28.  Some items requested to be included in the donated backpacks are:  pencils, loose-leaf notepaper, three ring binders, highlighters, expo markers, folders with pockets and prongs.  Take your donations to the school or have someone who is going to participate deliver for you.

The last We care Food Distribution for July will be Friday, July 20 at Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

A Garage Sale benefiting the educational programs of EXCEL Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton will be held on Friday, July 20 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to mark the calendar for the Kalem UMC 90th Homecoming featuring former pastor, Rev. Dr. Wallace Cason, speaker and Andrew Tice “Drew” Herring, music and a potluck meal.

Scott County Invitational Livestock Show deadline for Entry Form 195 is Friday, August 24.  Show date is Saturday, September 1, starting at 9 a.m.

Morton HMV Club will meet at Morton Public Library on Wednesday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Congratulations to:  Luke Reynolds, Forest High/USM graduate on signing his first Major League Baseball contract with the Chicago Cubs. He awaits his assignment to the Cubs minor league affiliate while playing in the rookie league with the Arizona League Club in Mesa, AZ.

To:  Dr. Brent Fountain son of Morton High School graduate the late Rudolph Fountain, now a Dietician with the MSU Extension Service, on being on MS Public Television. It has been a pleasure to see him interact with the young Chef, Mark Coblentz, on the feature “Making a Chef”. Brent was raised in Natchez and attended East Central Community College and MSU.

To: Those winners in the Annual 4th of July Boat Parade held at Roosevelt State Park.  First Place - Perritt Family Tank, Morton; Second Place - Uncle Sam’s Party Barge, Raleigh; Third Place - Red, White & Busby, Morton; Fourth Place - Pineview Animal Hospital, Jackson. This annual event is quite enjoyable and reflects on the talent, hard work and enthusiasm of the contestants in making our Independence Day an outstanding family event.

Prayers and Concern for: Amanda Dolan, Cathy Johnson, Rhoda Phillips Benton, Andrea Nash, Willy McCurdy, Douglas and Mozelle Herring of Starkville (both graduates of MHS), Ben Rogers, Dr. Carol Peebles of Baton Rouge, LA (sister of Sarah Strohm), Mary Ezell and continued concern for Helen Watkins, Newell Johnson, Kathy Bates and Nan Warren Ellis.  

Sympathy to the families of:  Charles Pennington the father of Kim (Mrs. Toney, Jr.) Holingshead, to Janelle Laseter on the death of her sister in law, Evelyn Graham and aunt, Nettie Lee Broome, and to June Hamil (in the death of her aunt Ruth) and Inez (Mrs. James Otis) McGee.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Recent dinner guests of Howard and Diane Hayman were Glory Jane Moore of Homewood, Missouri; Roger and Linda Jane Minard of Jacksonville, Florida. Diane later joined great nieces, Dakota Beeland of Clinton and Lee Ann Beeland of Kansas City, Kansas for a family outing hosted by Linda Beeland in her home.

Members of Morton MHV Club enjoyed their July Outing on Wednesday, July 11.  Aboard the bus of First Baptist Church of Morton they journeyed to dine at the Museum Cafe on the grounds of the MS Ag Museum on Lakeland Dr., Jackson.  Following a delicious “”Dutch Treat” meal they then toured the Ag Museum. This was of great interest viewing the historical exhibits, some of which gave emphasis to the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Extension Service MHV. Those members/guests on the outing were: Vernon and Linda Crotwell, Toney Hollingshead, John Wesley Patrick, Mel and Frisky Roland, Chester and Shirley Sawyer, Sarah Strohm, Roger Dale Tadlock and  Kathy Warren. Special words of appreciation go out to Toney on procuring the use of the bus, to Roger Dale on his great driving skills in having members arrive at the destination and back home safely and very special thanks to Grant Briscoe, the guide who made the hour long tour very interesting and educational.

Kathy Moore was all smiles over the opportunity to travel to Pensacola, Florida for the celebration of the 2nd Birthday Anniversary of  her Great Granddaughter, Arianna Garrison.