Morton News

By FRISKY ROLAND,

Announcements: We Care Mission Food Distribution dates for the month are:  Friday, August 9 and Friday, August 23. Registration for distribution is held in Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street, from 10 a.m.-12 noon. All households eligible to receive food must have the required documentation with them.

Morton MHV Club will meet for the August meeting at Morton Public Library on Wednesday, August 7 beginning at 1:00 p.m.  everyone is invited to attend.

A reminder that the Silent Auction Fundraiser benefiting Morton Public Library will be held throughout the month of August.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the library for an opportunity to purchase a great variety of items (many donated by well known artists, craftsmen, collectors and businesses).  This is also an appeal to above mentioned prospective donors to bring your items labeled with the beginning bid to the library or let the library staff know to pick it up for display. Those interested in viewing/bidding be sure to visit often during August so that you won’t miss the opportunity to get your choice treasure and support your local library (a new carpet is urgently needed).

Excel Learning Center, 383 South Fourth Street, Morton, will serve a Hamburger Plate fundraiser on Thursday, August 8 form 10:30-12:30.  Plates are $6 each and may be delivered for local orders of more than three meals. Tickets are available at the office or purchased on Thursday. Excel will, also, host a “Lunch and Learn” Pre-planning Seminar sponsored by Ott and Lee at no cost on Friday, August 23.  RSVP by August 16th if planning to attend by calling 601-732-1800.

All Scott County residents are invited, encouraged to enter their art, crafts, food preservation items in the Annual Homemakers Fair to be held at The Scott County/MSU Extension facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest, on September 10.  Registration of items will be held on Monday, September 9 for display on the 10th.  The Annual Lunch and Learn event will be held on the 10th also.  To acquire more information concerning the “Fair” or to register for the free luncheon, call 601-469-4241.  Get started on your entries for the “Fair” sweepstakes winners are eligible to advance to the Mississippi State Fair (you do not have to be a member of MHV. Only Scott County residents are eligible to enter.

Congratulations to: Hannah McCurdy on recently receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the School of Veterinary Science at Mississippi State University.  A graduate of Morton High School, Hannah has recently wed Will Alexander, DVM and resides in Oneonta, Alabama where she and Will are affiliated with clinics in the area.  She is the daughter of Billy and Lisa McCurdy.

To:  Dr. Trey Jones, graduate of MHS, now practicing dentistry in Forest, on being inducted into the Mississippi Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame.  As a member of the 2019 team playing in the MS Baseball Congress State Tournament he was named Tournament MVP. A stand out Diamond Morton Panther he acquired many honors and also at Meridian Community College prior to turning his attention to his Pre-Dental major at MSU and the UMMC Dental School of Denistry.  He is recognized as “Doc” by his Hattiesburg Black Sox teamates.

Prayers and concern for:  Jennie Ruth Lingle Waters, Bro. Marty Wilson, Mary Nell Traxler, Karen Westbrooks, Sheila Myers, Bob Lockert, Delores Watkins and Joe Goodwin (both of Jackson-request of the Mel Roland) and continued concern for Garrett Griffin and Jeannie Easterling.

  Sympathy to the families of:  William Lee Bates, Oscar Edward “Ed” Wall, Jr. of Jackson/Oxford (husband of Nell Burns, MHS graduate, native of the Forkville community), Gerdie Garland, Edward Harmon Crosby, Dr. James E. Parkman (educator-native of the Pulaski community), Gilbert Allen, Walter “Buddy” Neal Martin, Sr., Nellie “Bea” Richardson Stuart and Mrs. Lesley Monk.

Travelin’, visitin’ and such:  Earline Mitchell and her daughter Dr. Michelle Mitchell Waldrop of Arkansas have returned form a fantastic Birthday “Dream Trip” for Earline to London, Scotland and a brief day tour in Paris. They report that so many wonderful experiences were part of the excursion that it was too difficult to highlight only a few.  But touring one of the royal homes of Queen Elizabeth, the outstanding beauty of Scotland and seeing the ruins of the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral were some of the sites most enjoyed and remembered.