Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: The We Care Missions Food Distribution dates for September are Friday, September 14 and Friday, September 28. Eligible participants may receive food from 10 a.m.-12 noon at fellowship Hall of Morton United Church, 29 Church Street. Everyone receiving food must have all required documentation for all members of their household.

September activities at Morton Public Library are:  Preschool Story Time-Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. programs on September 18-Corduroy, 25-The Little Red Hen. Teen Art Night: The Magic of Harry Potter-September 13 at 5 p.m..Crafts with all supplies provided.  Adult craft Night:  Fall Pumpkins on September 27. 

Pulaski Baptist Church invites everyone to the Revival to begin on Sunday, September 16 at the 11:00 a.m. service with Bro. Scott Mangum bringing the message and Christy Mangum presenting vocal solos. Other services are: at 7:00 p.m.-Monday Dr. Clarence Cooper and the Knabb Family; Tuesday-Bro. Marty Wilson with Brenda Guy and Joann Gatewood music presentations; Wednesday-Jason Knabb.

The Bibletones will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Morton on Sunday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited/ welcomed to receive the blessings/inspiration from this program.

Don’t forget to attend/participate with your art/crafts/special food treats during the Annual Independence United Methodist Church Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, October 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. New Stage Theatre, 1100 Carlisle, Jackson will present “Morningside” a new comedy written and directed by Mississippi native, Topher Payne.  Dates are:  September 11-15 and 18-22 @ 7:30 p. m. and September 16 and 23 @ 2:00 p. m.  Morton native, Ali Rogers Dinkin will have a starring role in the production.

Congratulations to:  Sherry Johnson on the celebration of her Birthday Anniversary. She was surprised with a gathering of a host of family members and friends honoring the occasion with a party held at The Rib Cage Restaurant.

To: Betty Eure on her Birthday Anniversary this week.  Personal best wishes to this beautiful lady who is vibrant and lovely for any age.  May she enjoy God’s richest blessings throughout the year.

Prayers and concern for:  Bradley and Lois Wolverton, Tommy Griffin, Maryann Manning Gray and Don Conkle of Florida (request of the Mel Rolands).

Sympathy to the families of:  Cheryl (Mrs. George, Jr.) Marler, Devera J. Easterling, Joan Johnston, Juanita Russell, Bud McGee, Thomas Winstead, Edgar L. Johnston and Dr. Mark Chandler (husband of former Morton resident, Lorie Vinson).

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  A “Back to School Trip” gave Renae Thompson, daughters Lexie and Whitney and grands Raelee, Jaden and Noland an opportunity to enjoy some of the attractions of Memphis, Tennessee. While there they toured Graceland (the children and grands don’t even know who Elvis is), the Peabody Hotel and the family’s favorite, The Memphis Zoo.

Bobbie Hodges, Cathy Johnson, Dianne Kirk, Kisty Powell, Frisky Roland and Kathy Warren represented the Morton MHV Club at the August Leader Training/County Council meeting on Tuesday, August 28, with Kathy Warren of the Morton Club providing an uplifting devotion. A very touching and inspiring program was presented by Dale Weatherford on “Prison Ministry” and the outreach efforts of volunteers to reach girls who are held in local jails and state prisons.  Wanda Brantly, also shared in the role of providing some necessary supplies, which consists of a very limited number of items that are allowed to take into the area for distribution.  Anita Webb then gave a brief presentation and information pamphlets on a safe home environment.

Harry Strohm participated in the “Run For the Ages” held in Manchester, Tennessee over the Labor Day Holiday weekend.  Designed to complete the race in the number of hours comparable to the runners age (in his case 74).  During that time he completed 110 miles-Way to Go, Harry!