Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: It is not too late to reserve tickets to the New Stage Theatre production of “Bright Star” A New American Musical, inspired by a true story (recommended for ages 13+).  Dates/times are:  June 1 and June 4-8 at 7:30 p.m.; June 2 and 9 at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 601-948-3533.  New Stage is located at 1100 Carlisle, Jackson.

Congratulations to: Will Everett on receiving his MD Degree from Washington University School of Medicine.  He is the son of Kevin and Ann Everett and grandson of Nancy Harvey of Morton.

To: All other graduates of any level of education. May each graduate have success in advancing to another level of studies or in  pursuing careers in their chosen field of endeavor. Our prayers are with all for a promising future. You are the most valuable resource in the nation and we honor you.

To: Connie Wash (Cluster MHV Club) and Frisky Roland (Morton MHV Club) on winning Blue - 1st Place Participation Ribbons at the Fashion Revue held during MHV State Council Meeting on the MSU Campus.

Prayers and concern for: Luke Bradshaw, James Arthur Rankin and continued for Larry Sistrunk.

Sympathy to the families of: Charlie Johnson Montgomery, Jr., Bruce A. Burnham, Patricia Marie Cobern, Johnson “Johnny” Crocker, Jacqueline Anette Denham, Charles Earl Prestage, Denita Thompson, John Wiley Armstrong, Sr., Andrew E. “Gene” McDill (Scott county native), Lindsey Dwayne Lang, Carmen Idell Chambers, Jimmy Washington and Randy Westberry.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Kevin and Ann Everett, their daughter Ellie and mother Nancy Harvey report having a wonderful time following a journey to St. Louis, Missouri. While there they attended the graduation ceremony conferring the degree of Medical Doctor on Will Everett at Washington University School of Medicine.  Hosted by Will his spouse Elise, son Roland and new baby girl Adeline Youngblood Finch Everett “Addie,” the parents, grandmother and niece, found the opportunity to visit and watch the young cousins enjoy rare play time together, due to distance, most rewarding.  Of course, spoiling and bragging on little Addie was another highlight of the trip.      

Those representing the MHV Scott County Council at State Council meeting on the MSU campus this year (completing the celebration of the 100 Birthday of MHV) were: Carolyn Macon, Connie Stewart and Connie Wash (Cluster MHV Club) and Betsy Comfort, Cathy Johnson, Diane Kirk, Frisky Roland, Shirley Sawyer, Kathy Warren and Helen Watkins (Morton MHV Club).  While there they attended General Sessions with interesting speakers and vital information on MSU Extension MHV activities, workshops, a Greet and Meet Dinner, games, a surprise reception, a memorial service in The Chapel of Memories and an Awards Dinner.  This meeting climaxed a very successful 2018-2019 year of working in many service projects throughout the state, communities and counties.  Some of the members also enjoyed dining at local restaurants in Starkville for their “Dutch Treat” outings.

As an additional outing while in the area, Frisky and Kathy took advantage of a few hours free of responsibilities to drive to West Point.  While there they met Ann Ross, a dear friend of the Rolands.