Thursday, November 30, 2006
Church of Christ delivers goodies to elderly and shut-ins
Many churches begin to celebrate Advent on each Sunday until Christmas with the Advent candles on a wreath. The large, white candle in the center symbolizes the light of Christ. On Christmas Day, all the other candles are blown out, leaving only the Christmas candle. It is a lovely service, held before the regular worship service.
Jack Clayton of Bardwell, Ky. visited his dad, Joel Clayton and Joyce, recently. Joel spent some time in Tupelo hospital last week; we hope he will be feeling better. Pray for him and others who are ill.
My friend, Juanita Howell, fell and broke her arm and shoulder recently. We are sorry.
Thanks to Potts Camp Church of Christ for the fruit and candy trays they delivered to the homes of the sick and elderly before Thanksgiving.
Romans 10 tell us: “If you confess with your mouth and believe that God raised His son, Jesus, from the dead to save us from our sins, you will be saved.”
Eight important things we should do as Christians.:
Prayer: May everything I say and do, dear Lord, reflect my love for you. As I am walking down life’s road, let me share someone’s heavy load. For Christ’s sake, Amen.
It’s a little prayer “God Bless You,” But it means so much today, It means that angels guard you; And His sunshine lights your way; God’s love surrounds you, Peace unfold, never to depart, It’s a little prayer “God Bless You” But it comes right from the heart.
We send our love and sympathy to our neighbor, Henry Tutor, in the recent death of his daughter, Regenia Thompson, age 55, of Pontotoc. Services were held Monday, Nov. 20, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Forest Cemetery. She also leaves her husband, Norris Thompson, and two sons, Allen Griffen and William Thompson, and one grandchild.
Congratulations to Brooke Hale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Hale, a senior elementary education major at Blue Mountain College! She will be included in the 2007 edition of Who’s Who Among the Students in American Universities and Colleges. Brooke is a very special young woman. We love her.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Annie Laurie Driver of Holly Springs, age 59, in her recent death. He mother, Louise Evans lives in Potts Camp, along with many of her six brothers and three sisters. She leaves a son, Joey Horwitz of Joshua, Tx., and also two daughters of Joshua, Tx., Tracy Grier and Angel Donaldson.
Happy birthday to Mattie Gurley on Dec. 2, also to Julia Blond on Dec. 2, daughter of my granddaughter, Liesa Greer Blond; to Carson Watkins on Dec. 3 and to Marielle Blond, another one of Liesa’s daughters on Dec. 4.
Happy birthday to Ruby Churchill on Dec. 5; to Jean King on Dec. 7 and Robert King on Dec. 8.
Colonel Earl McCallum Jr. and his wife visited his mother, Mary Jo McCallum and others during Thanksgiving weekend.
The family of Betty Fincher spent Thanksgiving Day in Memphis with her son, Tony Fincher.
Prayer list: Lina Mae Rhea, Henry Jarrett, Ruby Thompson, Jean Derryberry, Lena Faye Work, Donna Marett, Elizabeth Williams, Ann Mann, Roy Foote, Joel Clayton, Betty Fincher, Maxine Thomas, Ella Rhea Whaley, Maxine Potts, Jessie Pipkin, Joe McCallum. Pray for all who suffer and are sad. Pray for peace and no more wars.
Many of you will remember the old Dixie Theater located in the first Greer and Greer store during the ’50s. The Greers had purchased the two-story building next door from Mr. and Mrs. Doug Laws for their store. The Greers sold anything you wanted to buy.
During World War II, the first old Greer store was used as a sewing room for Army clothes.
The Dixie Theater was operated by Charles Burris, a teenager; tickets were sold by Willa Floyd. The man who owned the theater brought out colored movies from Memphis on weekends and showed them on a huge screen. People came from Cornersville, Hickory Flat, Winborn, Bethlehem and other nearby towns to see them every weekend.
A fire in the projector room one day sent both Charles and Willa to the hospital, but they were open for business that weekend.
One Sunday afternoon L.D. kept the young children so I could go to the movie to see “Gone with the Wind.” I was late getting there; I bought some popcorn and was searching for a seat when they called out my name.
I had won the $10 door prize. that made me happy!
Charles bought a new motorcycle; one Sunday afternoon he had a wreck on it and was killed. It was a really sad day. He was the age of my brother and sister, Ann and Lindy. We all attended the funeral. He had an older brother, Edward Burris, who lives in Cordova now.
I loved Mr. and Mrs. Burris; he told me about coming to Potts Camp in a wagon to Greer’s store with his dad from Bethlehem, near Potts Camp, where he grew up.
He talked his dad into letting him wear his new suit of clothes. It rained and the suit got wet; it drew up so badly he could never get it on again.
Mrs. Burris raised African violets; she died at age 107. They were my friends.
Election Dec. 12
Hello Snow Lakers; I hope you had a good week. Mine was wonderful. I am still in Los Angeles having fun with my new great-grandson. My husband joined me last Tuesday and we have enjoyed playing with the baby and visiting with my granddaughter. We have driven around Orange County, Ca. and it is a beautiful area. Ethan is growing like a weed. He has gained four pounds and two inches in length.
Most of you know – we will have an election on Dec. 12. Please plan to vote. The following are running for the balance of this term. Mayor: Walter Wall / Laurie Pierpont. Alderman: Bob Shears/ Bill Bledsoe.
Cliff Langley is still in the hospital in Oxford in a serious condition. Jane Edwards recently went to the emergency room in Memphis for a problem with her leg. Our thoughts and prayers are with these families. If you know of anyone sick or needing help, please call Sue Graves at 224-3264.
Remember, guests are always welcome at any of our events.
Quote: “Day after day, we discover our own lives. Because we never know what we will find, every discovery is an unexpected gift we give to ourselves.”
Have a good week, and hope to see you next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Govan honored
By HENDERSON MILAN
During worship service Sunday, Nov. 19, pastor Leroy James made a presentation to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Govan, who have been married for 17 years.
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