Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements:  Morton Public Library Summer reading Programs through July will feature activities:  Tuesday- July 2-Moon Paint With Stars, Wednesday 7/3 - Movie for K-6; Library closed 7/4&5; Tuesday, 7/9 - Paper Plate Moon With Stars; Thursday, 7/11 for teens at 2 p.m. Pool Noodle Light Saber and K-6 Inky clown at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 7/16 - Cows; Tuesday, 7/23 - Pirates; Tuesday. 7/30-Beach.

Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth, Morton, will offer CPR Classes on Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon and from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at a cost of $35. Those interested must pre-register by going by the office or calling 601-732-1800 for more information.

Morton MHV Club will not meet at Morton Public Library in July. Members and guests will be out of town for their Annual July Outing/Service Project. The regular monthly meeting will return to the Library on Wednesday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Don't forget to attend the Fourth of July activities planned for Roosevelt State Park on Thursday. Join in the celebration of our Nations Independence from English rule by shopping the many festival booths,  enjoying good food, and highlights of children’s parades, Decorated Boat Parade and climax of a fine Fireworks Show at 9 p.m.

Congratulations to:  Scott County Master Gardeners on winning an Educational Program Award for their projects which accomplished the most work with the fewest members.  Members are admired for taking the required courses to be certified a Master Gardeners and choosing service projects that beautify and improve the community.  To acquire more information on this program, call the MSU/Scott County Extension office at 601-469-4241.

To:  BSA Troop 63 of Forest on their service project dedicated to placing American Flags on the premises of homes and businesses of those who have participated in the troop’s fundraiser for this endeavor.  Flags will be placed on Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Thank you to our wonderful youth groups such as BSA in Scott County.

Prayers and concern for: Gary Prince (son-in-law of Bob Breedlove), Arthur Massey, Michal Benford continued concern for Larry Sisrunk, Ricky and Robbie Warren and Gerry Mashaw.

Sympathy to the families of:  Bernie Allen McGee, Curtis Dewayne Weaver, Lillian Coleman, Mack Daniel Pinter, Mark Alee McGee, Sarah and Sidney Homes.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Linda Crotwell has finally returned home following some nice trips and visits out of town. She and her friend Ethel Wayne Jackson, of Vidalia, LA report having a really nice time on a drive recently along the 500 Mile Garage Sale reaching from Meridian, MS to Bristol, VA.  She then drove to Texas for a visit with relatives and soon after joined her daughter, Gera Hudson attending the Pharmacy Conference in Florida.

Christy, Madison, Emma and Julia Crotwell along with Pam, Goodwin, Julie and Drew Stewart enjoyed a vacation outing in Nashville with accommodations in Candelwood Suites.  While there some of the group attended the Jojo Siwa concert and they played mini golf, strolled along the famous Broadway Street there and dined at Jason Millers Kitchen, Rooftop Bay, Pucketts Grocery and shopped at the mall.

The Paul Thompson family (in-laws, children and grands) loaded their kayaks, paddle boards, lots of good food and gathered at St. Martin Lake in south Alabama for an extended weekend outing. Renting a house with a waterfront view and a pontoon boat, they had a wonderful time enjoying all types of water sports, cookin’ and eatin’ and the inspiration of family and the peaceful atmosphere of the beautiful scenery there.

Sittin’ and thinkin’:  Happy Birthday United States of America-God Bless You!