Announcements: The last We Care Missions Food Distribution for the month of September is scheduled for Friday, September 24 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.
Mississippi State Fair/ Expressive Arts Workshop will be held at the Scott County Extension Service facility, 230 South Davis Street, Forest. This workshop will inform 4H’ers about Arts and Crafts that can be entered in the village Fair.
The deadline to enter the the Cook-out contest at the MS State Fair is September 24. The categories consist of beef, pork and poultry. Those interested in competing, call the Scott County Extension office at 601-469-4241.
A Bake Sale Fundraiser to help purchase flooring for the Morton Public Library will be held at the library on Tuesday, October 5, during business hours. Donations of baked items is encouraged as well as the opportunity to purchase good dessert/bread, pies, sweet treats. Anyone checking out books during the event will be treated to a small homemade sweet treat.
Thursday evenings, beginning at 5:00 at Morton Library, are K-4 Craft Nights. Those interested in making a take home craft should register on line or call 601-732-6288.
Congratulations to: Pastors Chris and Shelia Cumbest on the celebration of their 40th Wedding Anniversary. This was a lifelong dream to celebrate together while traveling to Alaska. Personal wishes for God’s richest blessings on their union for many years. Chris serves as Pastor at Wells UMC in Jackson and Shelia at Morton UMC. They a now residents of Morton.
To: September Yard of the Month honoree, Margaret Jenkins.
To: Christian Hollis a college junior on being selected to participate, as a student in the undergraduate of the MS Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). Created in 2007 the program identifies college sophomores and juniors who demonstrate the necessary commitment and academic achievement to become well-trained roral primary care physicians in our state. The program offers undergraduate academic enrichment and a clinical experience in a rural setting. Upon completion of all medical school admissions requirements, the student can use the scholarship ($30,000 per year) during medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine or William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Christian is the son of Andre and Anitra Hollis of Morton.
Prayers and concern for: Continued…Pat Baugh, Don Hatch, Lamar Gatewood and those recovering from the impact of Hurricane Ida (including our sons Hal in Harvey Louisiana and Alben in Providence, RI-both Henri and Ida (thanks for prayers for safety-answered).
Sympathy to the families of: Willadean Austin Hollingsworth, Kathy Ann Richardson, Emma Metta Sims, Herman Manuel Gaskin, Dan Brantley (former Forest resident), Ryan White, William George, “Bill” Nobles, Connie Stewart, Billy Guy Allen, Joseph Ryan Allen, Dot Wheeler, Sherrill Lynn Smith, Paul D. Watkins and Wesley Reed (MSU-football, NFL Pro, MSU M-Club Member-request of the Mel Roland’s).
Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Once again fans of the many football teams representing their colleges were on the road again in support of their favorite athletes, coaches and staff. Our teams had a very nice weekend with wins on their 2021 schedules. This columnist and spouse were delighted to see friends, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Salter for a brief chat before the game. Glad to report that they were “Hail and Hearty” and still working hard with little spare time to even come home to Scott County very often.
Sittin’ and thinkin’: WE REMEMBER!...What more can be said that hasn’t already been addressed in such profound expressions of grief and gratitude for the sacrifices made by so many on September 9, 2011.