Morton News


Announcements: Lenten Lunches will begin on Wednesday, March 13 at Morton United Methodist Church from 12 noon-1 p.m. and every Wednesday until the Wednesday before Easter Sunday.  Everyone is invited to attend.

New Stage Theatre will present “Sweet Potato Queens” based on the  best selling books of Jill Conner Brown on March 13-16 and March 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 and 24 matinee at 2:00 p.m.  For tickets or more information call 601-948-3533.

The ECCC Encore Players musical production “Freaky Friday” will be presented in Vickers Auditorium on campus on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10. each.

A word of appreciation goes out to Bettye Mae Jack Middle School for honoring the area retired teachers for their many years of dedicated service teaching and instructing students in our Scott County  School System.  A personal endorsement for the excellence in education provided by these teachers.

Congratulations to: The Scott County Regional Hospital 2019 Hall of Fame Recipients. They are Fannnie Porter and Beverly Gatewood Pope. Fannie has been the Assistant Director of the Laboratory since 1993.  Beverly has served as a Pharmacy Technician and LPN since 1994. Both employees have fulfilled their positions with professional expertise. Thanks go out to the Scott regional staff for recognizing them with this honor.

To: Those recently announced inductees to the Scott County 2019 Sports Hall of Fame. They are: Roy Pinkston, Forest; Watt Whatley, Forest; Freddy Bagley, Forest; Rowanna Pope, Forest; Sammy Holifield (deceased), Lake; Colton Mitchell, Lake; Bill Ingersoll, Lake; Dewey Holmes, Lake; Ken Gordon, Sr. (deceased), Morton; David Livingston, Morton; Chad Harrison, Scott Central and Pam Green Hampton, Sebastopol. The induction ceremony will begin at 5 p. m. at Livingston Performing Arts Center-Roosevelt State Park on April 27. Tickets are $10. And will be available on April 1st at Bank of Forest, Community Bank, Cox Chevron, all in Forest; in Morton Bank of Morton and Priority One Bank and at the Scott County Broadcasting Network on Highway 80, Forest.

To: The Newton County High School Band, Decatur on being invited to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida during their Spring Break.

To: Those local musicians who are members of the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band.  They are:  Abigail Glazier-Percussion, Lori Nail-Oboe, and Chris and Johnna Nail-Trumpet.  This band performs in different venues throughout the year.

To: The MSU Bulldog Women’s Basketball Team on bringing the SEC Tournament Championship back to Mississippi.  Coach Vic Shaefer was voted 2019 SEC Coach of the Year, Teaira McGowan -SEC Player of the year and MVP of the SEC Tournament. Teaira, Anreil Howard and Jazzmun Holmes were named to the SEC Tournament first team.     

Prayers and concern for: Burnham Earl Stokley, Bonnie Ivy and continued concern for Earline Mitchell and Jeannie Easterling.

Sympathy to the families of: Maxine Easterling, Linda Minton Perry, Gloria Sue Richardson, Hattie Goodson, Eugene Sanders, Billy Fortenberry, Martha Sessions, Charlotte Dye Helton of Yazoo City (mother-in-law of Missy Eichelberger Helton), Charles B. Winsteadof Puckett (brother of Edith Stacy), Stella Davis and Paul McMillian.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Several local residents attended the concert featuring the jazz stylings of “Mississippi Swing” performed by Mississippi Community Symphonic Band at Pearl High School Auditorium.  They perormed favorite tunes Carmen Suite, Carnegie Anthem, Rakes of Mallow, Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord), Reverberations, Spyscape, Majestica, When the Stars Began to Fall, Rise of the Firebird and Stars and Stripes Forever.