Morton News


Announcements: Quick Bites Programs, via interactive video, from MSU University may be viewed at the MSU/Scott County Extension Service office, 230 South Davis Street, Forest. The programs scheduled for January are:  January 10, “New Years Resolutions; Best Practices in Post Harvest Care,” presented by Lynette McDonald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences (MSU).  These opportunities are offered on Thursdays from 12 noon - 1 p.m. during lunch break for those wishing to bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the free educational presentation. To participate register and acquire more information call 601-469-4241.

Congratulations to: Olympic Athlete, Tori Bowie, graduate of Pisgah High School and Unniversity of Southern Mississippi, on having a portion of a highway in her native home Pisgah/Sandhill in Rankin County named/dedicated to her.  She won an Olympic Gold Medal during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics on the 4x100-meter relay team, the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash and the silver in the 100-meter dash.

To: The Austin Family of Scott County on being recognized in the Winter Edition of the Mississippi State University Alumnus Magazine.  Titled “For three generations, Austin family marches in MSU graduation” the article features Jesse William “Bill” Austin, Sr. 1938 graduate and medical degree from Tulane in 1942, and practiced medicine with his father Dr. R.B. Austin in Forest; son Dr. Jesse William “Ace” Austin, Jr. 1968 graduate, with a long career as an emergency physician in Montgomery, Alabama; and present graduate (May, 2018), Jesse William Austin III, a student in the University of Mississippi Medical School of Denistry.  All of the above have been active contributors to their communities, state and the nation, beginning with the first Dr. Bill serving in World War II, second Dr. Bill and his family beloved citizens of Forest, “Ace” finished first in his pre-med class at State and Jesse Austin III was a star member of the MSU Track and Field team as a decathlete with pole vaulting as his speciality. He served as president of the MSU “M” club and received the SEC Scholar-Athlete Award for four consecutive semesters at MSU.

Prayers and concern for:  Buddy Crapps, Joey Smith (trailer home destroyed by fire), Johnny Sims, Shirley Robinson and continued concern for Al Roberts, Jeannie Easterling, Derrick Hudson and Beth Boozer Churchwell (request of Frisky Roland).

Sympathy to the families of:  Arcola Watkins, Faye Long McCaughn Sullivan, Charlie Monroe Bowman, Pam Stokes, Mary Brown Armstrong, Mary Lou Stack Harris, Harold Chastian, Glover Cline watkins, Dixie Merle Madison White, Roger Dale Easterling and Alva Raquel Barber.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Kathy Warren welcomed son Roger and Sabi and his daughter Sabrina from Florida to join her family for the Thanksgiving Holiday and then traveled to their home where Roger and Sabi hosted her visit during an extended stay in Melbourne Beach Florida throughout the Christmas Holidays.  While there she enjoyed many family gatherings, dining out and a most enjoyable shopping/dining excursion to the Disney Springs resort area. She also had the opportunity to travel to Miami, visit with friends she had met and continued to stay in touch with through many years, Mary, Caroline and Barbara. The highlight of the visit was the time spent with her granddaughter, Sabrina Warren of Miami.  

Among the many MSU fans attending the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida were local members of the Rolling Bulldogs RV Club, Jimmy Dale and Becky Eichelberger, Mel and Frisky Roland, and Kevin and Debbie Rhodes of Pelahatchie. The Eichelbergers were among some of the members spending time at Gulf Shores/Orange Beach for a few days while driving down. The Rolands spent an overnight in Bay St Louis where they met their son Hal and wife Bobbie for a belated combination birthday (Frisky’s) and Christmas luncheon at one of the lovely beach front restaurants there.  The Rhodes drove down and joined the club members at the Lazy Days Campground near Tampa.