Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Don’t forget the Excel Soup and Dessert Meal “take out” or “dine in” on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 383 South Fourth Street, Morton. Also, view the many desirable items exhibited for auction and take advantage of the opportunity to bid on your choice on Monday through Friday until November 20.

Morton Homemaker Volunteers will meet on Wednesday, November 14 at Morton Public Library beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited/encouraged to attend.

Creative Christmas will be held on November 15 at the Forest National Guard Armory, open to the public from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Entry fee is $1 and attendees are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items for the Crisis Center. A baking contest will be held.  Bake your favorite recipe and enter it for judging (criteria for categories may be obtained by calling MSU/Scott county Extension office-601-469-4241 or dropping by the office, 230 South Davis Street, forest.

The Christmas Cantata at Morton United Methodist church is scheduled for December 2 at 4:30 p. m.

First Baptist church of Morton will present the Christmas Cantata “Peace” on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.

The Independence United Methodist Church members wish to express appreciation for the support extended at the Church Bazaar Fundraiser. Auctioned items purchased produced more than $6,900. Of this total a Quilt designed/made by Kathy Moore, honoring Wounded Warriors received a bid of approximately $600 which was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Congratulations to: MHS graduate, Roti Ware, now a sophomore Basketball Warrior at ECCC on being the only returning starter for the 2018-19 season. He attained All-State honors as a freshman and was high scorer with 16.3 points per game and also led in steals and three pointers and free throws.

To: Those winning Raffle items at the Independence UMC Bazaar:  Harry Strohm a hand made knife donated by Mike Deckelman and Ashton Currie a gun donated by Frankie Earls.

To: ERA students placing in the individual competition at the MAIS Annual Chess Tournament were:  Peyton Patrick-named Junior Varsity Champion and Jett Stuart with a Second Place award.

To: The ERA Chess Team winning Second Place in the Annual MAIS Chess Tournament.  Team members are:  TylerWilliams, Jett Stuart, Peyton Patrick and Brooke Renfroe.

Prayers and concern for:  Larry Sistrunk, Chris Lewis, Jimmy Dale Miles, Sr., and continued concern for Jeannie Easterling, Derrick Hudson, Bennett Arthur Massey, Dr. Carol Peebles (sister of Sarah Strohm) and Eloaree Robinson (mother of Liz Nash).

Sympathy to the families of:  Myrtle Walters Primm, Billy M. “Bull” Adams, Mrs. Carey Jean Goodman Freeman, Toby Gatewood, Jeffery Rogers, Brenda Sellers (Mrs. Kenneth) White, Kenny  Warren, Jr., Glenwood Renfrow and the tragic shooting murders and wildfires in California.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Florence Measels had guests, Dorsey and Donna Smith of Arkadelphia, Arkansas visit recently.  The Smiths, natives of Mississippi were in town several weeks ago for the Rigby Family Reunion in the Brooklyn community and while back home in Mississippi decided to extend their visit to about a month.  Visiting family members and friends such as cousin Florence gave them great pleasure prior to returning to their Arkansas home. They attended services at Independence UMC with member Florence and enjoyed the experience and the message brought by Bro. William Beggiani.

Sittin’ and thinkin’:  Freedom is not Free.  Our deepest gratitude goes out to all Veterans of any/all Wars/Domestic Protection for their service.  One day of celebration in honor of those special men women and their families for their sacrifice falls far short of what they deserve.  Don’t forget each/all of them in your prayers...they desperately need them and any support you can render daily.