Announcements: “Halloween in the Park” takes place on October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Farris Park. $3 per child for Trick or Treat/Goodie Bags for each paying child. The Haunted Trail in the park is $5 per person from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. As a fundraiser for the Morton Pee Wee League, discounts are available.
Great American Cleanup is scheduled for November 5th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. All volunteers are asked to meet at the Chamber of Commerce/Morton City Hall. Keep Morton Beautiful and City Hall are sponsoring the event.
The dates for the We Care Mission meal distribution in November are Friday, November 11th and Friday, November 18th (note the second and third weeks because of Thanksgiving). Check-in/pick-up time is 10:00-12:00 at 29 Church Street. Some opportunities for volunteers to help with this program, which was founded solely for religious and charitable purposes, are: Pantry Specific – Those who have a trailer and truck to haul food from the MS Food Network in Jackson, unloading of groceries on Tuesday or Wednesday, sorting and preparing boxes on Thursday.
Special Needs for Thrift Store Volunteers – Every weekday to help sort and hang clothes, Saturday mornings (8am-12pm) to help with sales, bring any quantity of unwanted items to Goodwill or Samaritan in Jackson, at every day of the week.
Morning services at Independence United Methodist Church are now at 9:15 am with Rev. Ryan McGough, pastor. Sunday School at 8:30 am Everyone is invited to attend church and participate in worship.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday November 6th.
Don’t forget that Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th. There are currently no reports of upcoming events in local celebrations.
A word of deep appreciation to Dr. Emma York for providing this columnist with a delightful “Trip Down Memory Lane.” She shared a clip from one of the local publications (September 26, 2001) with my mother Bennye (Mrs. Harold) Loeb in an interview. She was then 94 years old and told many interesting facts from her long life. Emma said, “You’re going to love this little snippet together.” I sincerely do, Emma.
The second Forest Garden Club Holiday Bazaar will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 10am to 6pm at the Forest Community Center (Kats Kave) Crafts and other miscellaneous items. Gardeners will find a wide range of plants, cuttings, seeds etc. Door prizes are a highlight of the event, come shop, visit, register and winners will be contacted. Participation is free.
Congratulations to: Belated recognition for those who attended the Homemakers Fair sponsored by Scott County MSMHV Clubs on September 13th. Blue-Pears), both clusters MHV-Club. Arts and Crafts-Blue/Overall Sweepstakes were Bobbie Carter-Knit Pot Holders, Cluster MHV Club; Cotroneo-Quilt Afghan (handsewn), Lettie Walters-Baby Quilt (handsewn), Debra Gardner-Embroidered Christmas Tree Skirt, all by Ringgold MHV Club; Blue ribbons: Debra Gardner-Yard flag (embroidered) and decoupage painting; Connie Wash Cluster MHV Club-3 Blue Awards Butterfly Yard Art, Wreath and Topiary (Original Design – Handmade) and Miscellaneous – Ann Cotroneo Apron and Connie Wash Floral Arrangement.
To: Judy Lewis in celebration of her birthday. This lady is an inspiration to all who know her. Personal love and prayers for God’s richest blessings throughout the year.
To: Mark and Rhonda Torrence celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary (it was also Rhonda’s birthday).
Prayers and concern for: Toney Hollingshead, Doug Barnes, Robert ‘Red’ and Ann Collins of Pickwick (requested by Melvin Roland’s) and continued concern for Bro. Scott Mangum and Ira Donald.
Condolences to the families of: Greg Renfroe on the loss of his granddaughter and great-grandson in a tragic car accident, Stacey Coleman (niece of Eileen Stephens), Sarah R. McMillan and Adelyn Bennett McKay and the families of the Fielder-University of Mississippi college students and Westmoreland-Mississippi State University.
Travel, visits and such: Relatives out of town who visited Gay Stephenson at Morton’s MS Care Center were Linda Foster of Vidalia, Louisiana and Allen Patton of Wiggins. They were joined by their cousins, Rev. Shelia and Rev. Chris Cumbest. After the time they spent with Gay, Shelia and Chris were happy that they stayed in their house together for some more time.