Thursday, December 21, 2006
Homecoming at Potts Camp School to honor Stones
By KEN BASIL
As many of you know, the old gymnasium at Potts Camp School no longer exists. We would like to honor those of you who spent countless hours playing and practicing basketball in this facility. We are dedicating the 2006-2007 Homecoming festivities to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Stone and all former Potts Camp basketball players. During that evening the special honorees will be asked to come to the floor to be recognized.
We want this to be a special night for you and the Stone family. The evening will not be a success without you. Please make plans to be with us the evening of January 5.
Katherine Dye, a professional artist, painted the old gym and prints will be available that night for $25. A portion of the proceeds will go to Potts Camp School.
We look forward to seeing each of you in January.
New center director named at ICS
ICS is pleased to announce the employment of Dr. Gary W. Crowell as the new center director at Mary Cathey Head Start center in Lafayette County.
Dr. Crowell was born and raised in Batesville. He attended Batesville schools and graduated as valedictorian of South Panola High School. He continued his education at Blue Mountain College where he received his B.A. degree in psychology/biblical studies. He later completed a seminary studies program at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He furthered his education with a mathematics certification, a master’s degree in educational administration, and his Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Dr. Crowell has 20 years of experience in public education. He served as assistant principal of South Panola Schools and West Union School. He was principal of Mary Reid School in Marshall County for four years, with the school receiving Level 5 accreditation under his leadership. He was named Marshall County Administrator of the Year in 2003.
Dr. Crowell has been involved in the Civitan Club as North Mississippi Chaplain and as an advisor for Junior Civitan Clubs. He has participated in medical mission trips to Honduras and school support mission trips to Mexico. He is also active as a Cub Scout leader of Pack 85.
We welcome Dr. Crowell to the ICS family and know that under his leadership, the Mary Cathey center will continue to make progress in its ongoing effort of “Making Small Miracles a Great Success.”
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