Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: Scott County MHV Leader Training/County Council meeting will be held Tuesday, May 28, 1:30 p.m. at MSU Extension Scott County office, 230 South Davis Street, Forest.  Program on “Eating with the Seasons” will be presented by Paige Manning with the MS Department of Ag and commerce. Everyone is invited to attend.

“A Bright Star” A New American Musical (inspired by a true story) will be offered at New Stage Theatre: May 28-June 1 and June 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. at 2:00 p.m. matinees on June 2 and 9.  For ticket info or reservations, call 601 948-3533.

New Stage will offer Summer Camps through the Education Department: June 3-24: for rising 2nd-5th grade; June 3-14:Acting for rising 6th-12th grade; June 17-July14: BROADWAY CAMP for rising 6th-12th grades. For more information call the above number-ext.232.

Don’t forget to register for the 4-H Cook-off by May 24.  4-H members entering must choose between Chicken, Beef or Pork.  The contest will be held on June 4 at the Scott county Extension office at 6:00 p.m.  South State 4-H Cook-off Contest is in Hattiesburg on June 26.

Congratulations to: Andre Hollis on being recognized by Mississippi First Lady, Deborah Bryant for his valuable service contributions to the people of Mississippi.  Hollis, Park Administrator of Roosevelt State Park (graduate of MHS/University of Mississippi) was the recipient of a personal letter from Mrs. Bryant and a certificate naming him, once again, a Volunteer Mississippi award honoree.

To: Erika Harrell on being among the Opening and Closing team representing ECCC Career and Technology in the State Competition. The team placed Second. The Mississippi Skills USA competition was held in Jackson.

Prayers and concern for:  Kelly Langford, David Weeks, Mrs. John (Linda) Risher, Mary Nell Traxler of the Polkville Community and continued concern for Marrison Adcox.

Sympathy to the families of:  Darris “Tunk” Bryant, MC Lum and Timmy Watford.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Elizabeth Nash and family members (Daughter Misty, Daughter-in-law Andrea and grands-Tyler, Daisy and Christopher) report enjoying a recent opportunity to visit with members of her extended family.  For the first meet and greet occasion the Hedgepeth family met at the Seashore Seaside Assembly on the MS Gulf Coast. Following that delightful event, they drove to Harrisville for the annual Harris Family gathering.

Kathy Warren, Senior Director and Frisky Roland, Junior Director representing the Capital Area MHV organization met at the Scott County MSU Extension facility for a State Council Board Meeting via video conference.

Sittin’ and thinkin’:  As we approach Memorial Day, may we pause to celebrate those who sacrificed their lives so that we may live in freedom.  No words are adequate to express gratitude for their actions and those of the families/friends left behind. So many dear faces are still cherished in my mind’s photo album. Their youth is forever preserved there. So, for this column, a simple shout out — God Bless America and what she meant to those heroes. May She Proudly/Safely Endure.