Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: On June 20 Woodmen Life and the Forest Boy Scouts of America will participate in a flag retirement ceremony at Gaddis Park at 6:00 pm.  The event is open to the public and the organizers of the event would like for everyone to attend.

The final date in June for We Care Missions Food Distribution is Friday, June 28.

Morton Public Library has begun the Annual Summer Reading Program with lots of fun activities planned. Call at 601-732-6288 to acquire more information. 

Scott County MHV Council will not have Leader Training/County Council meeting in June.  Have a nice vacation break.

Congratulations to:  Paul Meeks, owner of the Paul Meeks Outdoors business in Morton, on being inducted into the Mississippi Wildlife Hall of Fame. Paul hand makes and creates some of the finest hunting lures, calls and rock pots in the USA and Canada. His turkey calls are nationally renowned and he has dedicated many years to teaching owners how to effectively use them. 

At 74 years of age, in his acceptance speech at the Hall of Fame in Leland, he indicated that he wanted everyone to know that his workshop is a family business in which he has worked toward success for more than 50 years and that his favorite assistant is his 12 year old granddaughter, Sunshine.

To:  Kasey Brady, Anna Morado, Mallory Price, Summer Culpepper, Katie Hillman and Merilen Howell of Morton on being among the graduates of the East Central Community College Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

To: The MSU Diamond Dawgs on their heart stopping win (5-4) against Auburn with a bottom of the ninth inning win at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.  Auburn was ahead 3-1 most of the game.  Hail State!!!

Prayers and concern for:  Opal Bates McCoy, Mae Simmons Niolet (native of Morton-MHS graduate), Howard Herring, Cindy Barrett (request of the J. D. Eichelbergers), Billy Beard of Jackson (request of the Melvin Rolands) and continued concern for Kelly Langford, Ricky and Robbie Warren, Betty Eure, Larry Sistrunk and Mathew Stevens.

Sympathy to the families of:  Glen Howard Braswell, Sr., Chris Emerson, Roger William Penn,  and Jerome Smith (request of Mrs. Melvin Roland).

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  As stated in last weeks column, there were probably many visits here and there with fathers and grands over the weekend in celebration of their, much deserved Fathers Day outings.  So with that knowledge we hope that much petin’ and pamperin’ took place and that travel blessings were with you.