Morton News


Announcements: The We Care Missions Food Distribution dates for February are:  Friday, February 8 and Friday, February 22 at Morton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m.-12 noon.  All Eligible participants must provide required documentation for all members of recipient households.

Excel opportunities:

A Rummage Sale will be held at Excel on Friday, February 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, Soup and Dessert Day will be held on Wednesday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.  12 oz, soup-$3. and dessert $1.50; deliveries will be made of three or more orders.  This Eat In-Dine Out event is open to the public and all proceeds are used to enhance the educational opportunities offered by Excel. Call 601-732-1800 for more info.

Those youth who are age 8-18 are invited to become involved in the 4-H Shooting Sports disciplines (8 different ones to choose from) offered through the MSU/ Scott County Extension Service. Those interested should call 1-601-469-4241 or go by the office at 230 South Davis Street, Forest for more information.

The Scott County 4-H members and Scott County staff wish to express appreciation to those sponsors making it possible to enjoy the Annual Scott County 4-H awards Banquet on January 24.  They were:  Bank of Forest, The citizens Bank, Bank of Morton, Morton Chamber of Commerce, Joe McGee Construction Co., Inc., Crooked Creek Animal Hospital, Morton MHV Club, Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roland.

Congratulations to: Those students from Morton recognized as Most Outstanding Students at the Scott County Career and Technology Center for the Second Nine Weeks. They are, Amber Parrish, Automotive Technician I; Jennifer Garcia, Law and Public Safety I and Karlee Mccrory, AEST.

To: Those Officers and Director serving on the Morton Chamber of Commerce Roster-2019: Executive Director, Lisa Alford; President, Beverly Tadlock: Retiring Directors, Vickie Dipuma, Gordy Herring, Tito Echiburu and Billy Meeks: Board of Directors, David Farris (Past President), Donovan Alford, Wanda Chipley, Heather Davis, Rita French, Ken Gordon, Ashli Ragan, Martha Rogers and Dr. Jamie Ross: Newly Elected board Members, Connie Gainey, Andre Hollis, Fred Johnson and Gayla Lang:  ex-fficio Member, Mayor Gerald Keeton.

To: D.D. Bowie former MHS athlete on becoming a JSU Tiger for the 2019 football season.  A former member of the Northwest Community College team, he will have 3 years of eligibility left. While a high school talent, Bowie was a 2016 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen also received the 3A Mr. Football and 3A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.

To: Those receiving Volunteer Certificates as Outstanding 4-H Volunteers of the Year at the Annual Scott County Awards Banquet: Samantha Stroud, Kisty Powell, Shelly Manning, Annette Wade, Jennifer Goree and Jimmy Laird. 4-H Member Certificates of Achievement-Special Awards-Robotics Club and Scott County Livestock Judging Team: 2018 Outstanding 4-H Member Awards - Dallas Stroud, Ethan Powell, Kylie Powell and Brynley Powell.

Prayers and concern for: Mary Blissett Cole, Carolyn Shoemaker, Vernon Crotwell, Betty Faye Wade and continued concern for Jeannie Easterling, James O’Cain, Robert Runnels, Senator Terry C. Burton and Willie Maude Moore.

Sympathy to the families of:  Mary Elizabeth Ogletree Allen, Joyce Williams Craig, Bettye Anne Sistrunk Dickerson, Kimberly Pierce Graham, Roger D. Gray, Gladys (Gert) Earl Garmon, Tykey Bland, Jack and spouse Joanne Allen, Homer Willingham, Audie Havard, Jr. and Etoy Womack.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Melvin and Jo Ann Parker and family report safe travels on a recent trip to Covington, Georgia where they took advantage of being in the home of Joane’s sister Mary Blissett Cole on one of the rare occasions that her health allowed her to be home.  She has since returned to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

The Wear Red For Women,  Heart Healthy In-service program held at Scott Regional Hospital with delicious refreshments and a most informative presentation by Nurse Practitioner, Ruby Lucroy, was well attended. A folder of current educational information and practical take-away gifts plus some very nice door prizes was testament to the hard work by Lanay Russum, Ruby and hospital staff in making the program a successful/needed event in the area.  



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