Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  We Care Missions Food distribution dates for June are:  Friday 14 and Friday 28.  Sign up for eligible recipients of the food is held at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist church, 29 Church Street from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Participants must provide proper documentation to receive their food.

Don’t forget to say a prayer of gratitude for the hundreds of members of the US Armed Forces who were part of the D Day Invasion on Normandy Beach, June 6, 1944 during World War II.  Many gave the ultimate sacrifice during the battle that began the last days of the war and many survived to come home.  Those left to share their memories of that event are becoming fewer every hour/day and must be honored with our devotion to their effort to preserve our freedom.

Congratulations to: Iva Dee Bondurant, former Morton/Forest resident on the occasion/celebration of her 103 Birthday anniversary.  Family and friends showered love and fond memories with her during the party held at her residence, The Blake-Ridgeland.  Personal greetings of love to this amazing lady who we remember from the days when her sons delighted in watching the Morton Panther football team member Melvin Roland play in the MHS games.  May God’s richest blessings be with Iva Dee throughout the year.

To: Jaime Trejo, BMJ 5th grader and Ruth Salvador Temaj, BMJ 6th grader on receiving $250 awards each, selected by a drawing, from the names of those students who were named to the Student of the Month Program at the Middle School during the year.  Sponsored by Bank of Morton, the Checks were presented by Martha Rogers.

To:  Patricia Adcox and Vaden Latham both of Morton on receiving Outstanding Students for the 4th Nine Weeks at the Scott County CTC. They were chosen by their instructors for performance in their individual program area, attitude, character and citizenship: Patricia in Natural Resources and Vaden in AEST.

To:  Those Scott county MHV members receiving Award ribbons at the Cultural Arts Exhibit during MHV State Council held on the campus of MSU.  Winners were:  Blue  (1st Place) - Vickie Hester for art (Painting and Charcoal Sketch), Shirley Sullivan -Wreath (Patriotic), Debra Gardiner - Yard Art (Flag-Machine Fine Stiching); Red (2nd Place) -Vickie Hester - Kitchen Accessory (Quilted) and Zettie Walters - Childs Size Quilt, all representing the Ringgold MHV Club.

To: Scott County and Morton MHV club for Monetary Awards given during the State Council Awards Banquet.  Scott County received one in the Educational Awards Category for Environment (MHV Sign Dedication) Frisky Roland, Committee Chair and an Associate Directors Award - Recognizing MHV in Our City Signs at each entrance into Morton, bought with funds raised by recycling cans (Frisky and Melvin Roland).

To: Melanie Olsen Richman, MD of Pennsylvania on being inducted into the Calloway High School, Jackson Tennis Hall of Fame - request of the Melvin Rolands. Melanie and her family were neighbors of the Rolands in the late 1960’s and early 70’s.  She and Hal Roland were classmates at Calloway.

Prayers and concern for: Betty Eure, Betty Jones, Martha Tip Stuart Weaver of Kosciusko (graduate of MHS), Kathy Moore, Amanda Knight (cousin of Alice Harris), Laura Ann Fasano and continued concern for Jeannie Easterling, Kelly Langford and David Weeks.

Sympathy to the families of:  Charlotte Evans, Arthur Rankin, Gray Wayne Keller, Robert King, Jimmy Earl Jenkins and Billy Anderson Archie.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Melvin and Frisky Roland were delighted to be included in a “Friend Gathering” at Saltine restaurant in Jackson hosted by Jory Richman, MD of Pennsylvania in honor of his wife Melanie prior to the Calloway High School Ceremony Inducting her into the Tennis Hall of Fame where she was presented a Hall of Fame Ring and where her picture will be enshrined  Their daughter Sarah, Melanie’s parents, Tom and Nancy Olsen of Paducah, Kentucky, her Tennis coach and teacher of academics at Calloway, Ann Booth and another neighbor from their years in Jackson, Bramlet Posey enjoyed the evening chatting about the many memories of times together and the adventures that our children kept us involved in during those days (late 1960’s-early 70’s.

Those Morton MHV Club members attending the Leader Training/County Council meeting at the MSU/Scott County Extension Service facility were:  Betsy Comfort, Bobbie Hodges, Diane Kirk, Florence Measells, Frisky Roland, Shirley Sawyer, Kathy Warren and Helen Watkins.  Donna West of the MS Department of Ag and Commerce presented an informative program on the benefits of Farmers Markets in the state.