Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Lenten Lunches at Morton United Methodist Church will continue on each Wednesday during the Lenten Season March 20 through April 17 at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Those speakers scheduled are:  3/20 - Sheila Cumbest of Christ UMC; 3/27 - Gary Glazier of Morton UMC; 4/3 - Beth Feisel of Pelahatchie UMC; 4/10 - E. J. Shepard of Sylvester UMC and 4/17-Cindy Glaizer of Emanuel UMC. Mark your calendars to join in these inspiring opportunities to celebrate the season and have a good noon meal and great fellowship.

The last We Care Mission Food Distribution in March will be held on Friday, March 22 at the Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

A Senior Adult Rally will be held at First Baptist Church of Morton on April 4 with registration at 9:15 a.m. prior to the program beginning at 10:00 a.m.

New Liberty Baptist Church will present “Road to Calvary” on Sunday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Scott County Cultural Arts featuring Art and Craft items created by MHV members in the county will be exhibited on Tuesday, March 26 at the MSU/Scott County Extension Service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest with public viewing beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  MHV Leader Training/ County Council meeting will begin at 1:30 following. Everyone is invited to both events.  Those MHV members wishing to enter exhibits must bring them to the Extension office on Monday, March 25 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  The Leader Training program will feature “Crockpot Cooking with Anne” presented by Anne Cahoon.

The Shiloh Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled for April 6 on the grounds of the historic Shiloh UMC Campground.  This is the fourth annual event and features vendors of unique crafts/art, food, antique cars and tractor show and an opportunity to visit the museum showcasing collections from the history of the church (1828-the present).

The Morton Chamber of commerce Career Women’s Luncheon will be held at Morton Activity Center, Farris Park, on Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 12 noon with Guest Speaker Mandy Stanley featured.  Deadline for purchasing tickets ($15 each) is April 16.  Tickets may be purchased at Morton City Hall, Morton Finance or by Email-lisa.alford104@yahoo.com.

The Newton Little Theater will present “Mary Poppins” on March 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. and March 24 matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Congratulations to: Arian Anderson on being honored as a Most Outstanding Student for the 3rd Nine Weeks at the Forest-Scott County Career and Technology Center.  Her studies are centered on Business Information Technology.

To: Team Members, Will Price, Dylan Davis, Brayden Whitney and Max Gainey on earning First Place in the History Bowl representing East Rankin Academy.

To: Kermit Davis, Jr. head coach of the Ole Miss men’s basketball team on receiving SEC Coach of the Year honors.       

To: Quindary Wetherspoon - MSU, winner of the prestigious 2019 Howell Award for most outstanding men’s basketball athlete in the state and Teaira McGowan - MSU, winner of the prestigious Gillom Award 2019 for most outstanding women’s basketball athlete in the state. Teaira was also named All-American 2019.

“Prayers and concern for: Linda Coker, Helen Blackburn, infant E’mon Simon, Iona Parkman, Maureen Pruitt Goodson, Jeanette Calcote former Morton resident (mother of Melissa Hearn), Judson Downs - 14 months old (request of Bro. Gary Glazier), Mary Jo Walsh and continued concern for Earline Mitchell, Jeannie Easterling and Burnham Earl Stokley.

Sympathy to the families of: Doris Long Parker, Patricia Lester, Melinda Poole, Emogene Windham Sanders, Hans P. J. Anderson, Martha Jean Sessions, Evelyn Rogers Dennis Lonnie Ray “Buddy” White, Miss Madison Paige Edwards.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Morton was host to several students representing ECCC dedicating time and labor to various service projects.  They volunteered for duties at the We Care Missions Food Distribution program and at Excel Learning Center.  A word of appreciation goes out to those participating in these projects.  Other ECCC teams served throughout the five county district served by the college.

Morton United Methodist Church welcomed Rev. John Wesley of England, founder of the Methodist Church (portrayed by Rev. Jim Matheny of Freeny UMC).  Aproximately 30 attended this most inspiring and entertaining event.  Delicious food and fellowship was an additional benefit of being in this worshipful time of remembering the sacrifice of Christ during his 40 days in the wilderness.