Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Morton Public Library will offer a Summer Reading Program for grades K-6 on Thursday, June 27 with a Live Feed from NASA and a fun Slime making activity. The program begins at 2:00 p. m.

Excel Learning Center, 382 South Fourth Street, Morton will have a “One Day Only-Flash Sale” on Friday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m.-until. Items included are: shoes, tapes, plus size ladies clothing, polo  type tops, uniform skirts and tops, etc.  A 10 percent discount will be taken of the total. This fundraiser helps support the After School Tutoring Program.

Congratulations to: Jorian Jackson on being selected as one of the ECCC “Wall of Sound” College Band Drum Majors for the 2019-2020 season.

To: Andre Hollis on accepting his new assignment with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks as State Director of Parks.  His career of 20 years as Manager of Roosevelt State Parks with much dedication and success leads to this new position. He plans to remain a resident of Morton and continue in support of his community and activities with the Upward Bound program that mentors youth. Personal best wishes for continued career opportunities.

To: Irene Martin on the occasion of her recent Birthday Anniversary. Whatever the chronological number might be, we know that she remains “Forever Young.”  Our family extends greetings and prayers for God’s richest blessings throughout the year.

To: Tiara McGowan former MSU Lady Bulldog on her debut in the WNBA with two back to back Double-Doubles.

Prayers and concern for: Gerry Mashaw (request of the Donnie Registers), Shauna Alesander, Lynn Chesnut, Edna Moore (former Morton resident), Justice Wilson family (loss of home in house fire), Hannah Berry,  and continued concern for Mae Simmons Niolet.

Sympathy to the families of: Teresa Dawn Pinter, Peggy bishop, Clyde S. Mayo, Linda Brantley, William Ervin “Bill” Hall, Charles Patrick May, Annie Pearl Joiner, Charles Everett Keenum (father of MSU president), Bobbye Jean Bounds Patterson (mother of former Morton resident, Tim Patterson), Peggy Sue Jolly Counts, Barry Lance Carpenter (spouse of Morton native, Alice Faye Phillips) and Megan Crowe (fatal auto accident).

Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Reports are that there was a large gathering of “The Flock” ministered to by Bro. Gary Glazier, Cindy and Abigail during his service to the congregation of Morton United Methodist Church. Both local and out of town folks attended a traditinoal pot luck meal in honor of their service to the church and commmunity. The family will move to Kosciusko where he will serve the UMC there and Cindy will serve two charges in Holmes County. This was in gratitude and extended well wishes for continued service.