Morton News


Announcements: Quick Bites, a program offered by MSU through the Scott County Extension Service, meets on Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and presents various programs of interest by speakers with expertise in their field. Provided during the lunch break period, attendees may choose to bring a sandwich/light meal to enjoy. To acquire information on the programs to be presented in May, call the office 601-469-4241 or go by at 230 South Davis Street, Forest.  This opportunity is provided free, but registration to attend is appreciated.

We Care Missions Food Distribution, final opportunity in May is Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.

Congratulations to: Jorian Jackson, MHS senior, who recently attended the Annual Lions All-State Camp held at Roosevelt State Park. Recommended by school instructors/ administration and Lions Camp committee, he received the 2019 Camper of the Year Award.

To: Roti Ware, sophomore member of the ECCC Warrior Basketball team on receiving the Warrior Award (co-recipient) along with many other honors already mentioned in this article. This recognition was presented during the 2019 Sports Awards Banquet held in Mabry Cafeteria on the Decatur campus.

To: Kimberly Washington and Frisky Roland on being honored with the first Outstanding Citizen awards presented during the Mayors Prayer Breakfast by City of Morton Mayor, Gerald Keeton. These plaques recognized dedication/caring for the citizens of the community through various volunteer service projects.

Prayers and concern for: “Bubba” Franklin (brother of Becky Eichelberger), Timmy Roberts, Ayra Nichols and continued concern for Marrison Adcox and those continuing to be impacted by the forces of nature (especially wind and flood in our area).

Sympathy to the families of: Christopher Michael (Mikey) Harrell, Hazel Humphries, Thomas Scott “Tom” Evans (brother of Mary Sessums), Linda Lou Thorne Coker, Burma Faye Gunter, Kenneth Jones, Vernoy Reynolds, John Eley Warren (native of Scott County), and Jose Lopez.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such: With graduation ceremonies, sports and Mothers Day gatherings, it is obvious that there has been much out of town activities and guests arriving to celebrate together, so just a sincere wish for travel blessings and wonderful fellowship.  Don’t forget to share your travel news.