Morton News


Announcements: Remember that the We Care Food Distribution dates for June are, Friday June 14 and Friday, June 28.  Sign up for those eligible is held at Fellowship Hall of Morton UMC, 29 Church Street, from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Those interested in the “Quick Bites” programs offered during the noon hour by the Scott County/MSU Extension Service, via interactive video, should call 602-460-4241 for more information.  June programs remaining will cover “Growing Great Tomatoes” and “Your First Year Beekeeping.” These presentations are free but plans to attend must be reserved by calling the number listed above.

Complete information on the ECCC Women’s Basketball Summer Camp Opportunities is available @ www.ecccathletics.-com.

Information concerning the ECCC Men’s Basketball Individual Player Camp may be acquired @

Congratulations to: Drew Moore and Cole Harris who were among the ECCC Class completing the 16 week course in Electrical Utility Lineman and were honored, along the others completing the course, during a ceremony held on the Decatur Campus.

To: The many members of the state’s Baseball Teams, representing their universities, on being drafted by Pro Baseball Teams.  Our best wishes go out to each of them as they make decisions concerning the opportunities these offers provide for their future in the next level of play.  May successful careers fulfill their long held goals of playing in the “Big Leagues.”  

   To: Marcus “Marc” Measells (graduate of MHS) on being named a Zachariais Distinguished MSU Staff Award recipient.  This award is issued due to his value as Extension Associate in Forestry and Wildlife Research with the Department of Forestry.  One of twelve MSU Staff members honored with this award, Marc is the son of Florence Measells and the late O. T. Measells.  Personal best wishes for continued success in his career.

Prayers and concern for:  Ricky Warren (ambulance driver) and the Bobby Cox family in the loss of their home by fire and continued concern for Betty Eure and those continuing to be impacted by natural disasters throughout the nation.

Sympathy to the families of:  Senator Thad Cochran, James Calvin “Bo” Clark, Dwight Comans, John Nathan O’Berry, Gladys “Tina” Leech, Dearl Holmes, Edward “Eddie” Hal Richardson (Scott county native), Fredna Jean Sawyer Hood (native of Forest, sister of Chester Sawyer) and Robert E. King.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Spotted a photo of Norma Ruth Lee, of Forest and her lovely daughter Elizabeth Lee Marin in the “Northside Sun” publication. They were enjoying the Debutante Mothers Club Wine and Cheese Reception at the home of Lyn McMillin.  This gathering offered women of all ages the opportunity to reunite (mothers and their current or former debutante daughters from the Debutante Club of Mississippi). 

Also, found that Dita Echiburu Collier and spouse Jeff were among those attending the “Ignite the Night: Hamptons Holidays” fundraiser in support of The Mississippi Children’s Museum.  MCM Partners invited guests to dress in their preppy summer chic and enjoy the charm and style of Long Island’s East End.

Realizing that next week will mark Fathers Day travels for visits both local and away, prayers for travel blessings to all.

Sittin’ and Thinkin’: Fathers Day brings so many memories to those of us who no longer have physical contact with our dear dads but keep many visions of them in our mind’s photo album and love engraved in our hearts. For those fortunate to have the presence of their fathers either close by or miles away, this day gives you the opportunity to honor them with (not just presents) but love and time to tell them so.  Our hearts go out to those serving in armed service throughout the nation and world who aren’t able to reach out and touch.  Just remember that fatherly love has no borders, but binds hearts, minds and spirits together forever. So, to the father of my children a heartfelt tribute of thankfulness for giving the blessings of devotion, example and character.