Thursday, March 1, 2007
Jarrett home setting for family birthday celebration
The benefit for Jason West, who was seriously injured in a recent car wreck, was a big success. Many people enjoyed the food and also the singers. We send our get well wishes to him.
A beauty revue for small children was held on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Potts Camp School. A large group of children entered the contest and many people attended the event. Congratulations to the winners.
Mark and Vicki Jarrett hosted a family celebration in Tupelo on Sunday for John Mark Jarrett and Abbey Coker’s birthdays. Others attending were Henry and Mary Jarrett, Josh and Allison Rakestraw, Ben, Jennifer, Will and Abby Coker, Trey and Courtney Wilemon, Clark, Meriam and Angela Ormon.
I. In Psalm 107 we read “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and His wonderful works to the children of men!” Even when life seems overwhelming, we can cry out to the Lord and find His deliverance from our distress.
II. Every day people from all over the world are being saved from sin and its consequences through faith in the Lord Jesus. Our mission as His followers is to be messengers who “preach the gospel of peace” telling others about the Savior, Jesus Christ.
III. If you ever wonder how much God cares for you, remember what Jesus did for you on the cross. That’s how much He loves you! He has a plan for each of our lives; if we don’t do it, it is left undone.
IV. Among the billions of people on earth, we are all different. There never has been or ever will be another one just like you; we are a “one of a kind” creation of God. Psalm 139:13-14
Happy birthday to Cody Gadd and Chad Mayer on March 1; to Sherry Calhoun on March 3 and Mary Minor, a special friend, on March 4. Happy birthday to Allyson Pipkin on March 5, also to Laverne Provost on March 5 and to Pat Goode on March 6. Happy birthday to my niece, Pam Qualls on March 7.
Sunday, Feb. 18, I was happy to have my grandson, David Hollingsworth, his wife Teresa and two daughters, Suzette and Sarah Lambert of Palmetto, visit me. Betty Greer, my daughter was here also. God has blessed me with a wonderful family.
We are thankful that the men who are members of Holly Springs Church of Christ and Potts Camp Church of Christ and Lone Oak Church of Christ in Kentucky helped a woman and three children who had been sent to New Hope Village shelter to live. The Lone Oak church of Christ in Paducah, Ky., where Jack lives, supplied the know-how and supplies to get started on the trailer. Ronnie Joe Bennett also helped and Flick Ash gave them two months rent. The trailer is located near Mary Reid School where the children can attend school (Pictured in The South Reporter.)
The family and friends of Ruby Evelyn Scott, 86, were saddened by her recent death. We send our love and sympathy to the family.
Memories and History
Potts Camp Bicentennial Celebration
The grounds surrounding the Potts Camp Bank on Center St. was the setting for the Potts Camp Centennial celebration, held on July 3, 1976.
Mayor Roger Clayton showed his Bicentennial spirit by growing a handsome beard for the town’s celebration. Mr. A.L. Sanders was the master of ceremonies. He introduced Rev. Marlin Raines, new pastor of Potts Camp Methodist Church, who gave the invocation. Dallas King led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, followed by mayor Roger Clayton with the welcoming address. Mr. King gave a brief history of Potts Camp.
Miss Irene Wilson (now Strickland) led the crowd in the national anthem, accompanied by Gerry Sparks at the piano and Keith Watkins on the drums. Mitch Stone Jr. concluded the opening ceremony by demonstrating the shooting of a muzzle loaded gun, a replica of the ones used in 1776. Next the fund-raising games and exhibits were opened. Arts and crafts were on display.
Paintings by Marsha Shaw and Mrs. Bobby Mitchell of Holly Springs, Mrs. Larry Crockett of Oxford and Charlie Brown of Potts Camp were on exhibit. Also Mrs. Noel Akins of Marshall County Extension Service showed various arts and crafts.
Prizes given were: Potts Camp Lions Club, a radio won by Corbett Maslon Jr.; Potts Camp Jr. Civic Club, cookware set, won by Jimbo Gilliam; Potts Camp Fire Department, a handmade afghan, won by Miss Emma Mayer; in the fiddler’s contest Frank Bennett and S.W. Henson were both awarded electric drills.
About 25 ladies, coordinated by Miss Irene Wilson, modeled their bicentennial costumes. The seven escorts were: mayor Roger Clayton, James Carl Pipkin, Cary Mayer, Robert Luther, Donald Randolph and J.C. Pruitt, all of the fire department, and A.L. Sanders of the Potts Camp Lions Club.
A barbecue supper prepared by chief Pruitt was enjoyed by all. Entertainment during the day was provided by David Dee of Memphis and Dennis Henderson of Holly Springs.
The day was climaxed by an old fashioned square dance led by Pop Berryhill of the Bethlehem Community. It was without a doubt one of the most memorable days for Potts Camp.
Many people who took part in the celebration are deceased.
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