April 24, 2008
Potts Camp News
Miss Bettie Wayne Wilson and J.M. Ash to wed on May 29
The wedding of Elizabeth Bettie Wayne Wilson and J.M. (Flick) Ash will be held Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in Bethlehem Christian School Gymnasium located at 175 Overton School Road, Potts Camp. Congratulations to them! A reception will be held following the wedding. I appreciate the lovely invitation.
The former Ella Jones Sanders called from California to thank me for writing about the recent death of her mother, Janet Lokey. Louis Sanders, in Memphis, is her son.
Henry Tutor, a patient at Ripley Nursing Home, came to Potts Camp to visit his grandson, William, recently. He called me at my home. We miss him and hope he will soon be well.
The 70th annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage was wonderful! Very few towns have such interesting history, lovely homes and churches.
A revival began at Temperance Hill Baptist Church on Sunday with Rev. Marion Cox of New Albany as guest preacher. Dinner was served on Sunday following the service. Thanks for the delicious food friends brought to me.
We send love and sympathy to Polly Churchill in the recent death of her last aunt, Pearl Morgan.
Robert Hugh King suffered a heart attack on Sunday. He was picked up by helicopter and sent to the hospital. Pray for him.
Henry Tutor came to Potts Camp Clinic recently and called me; he has one more month to stay in Ripley Nursing Home.
Our love and sympathy are extended to the family of Kelly Day, age 79, in his recent death.
1. One person can make a difference; be kind and show respect to everyone, regardless of who they are. God made us all. Look for good in others and love them; help them if you can. Be happy - God is love!
2. Poem - Lord help us show compassion to a world that’s lost in sin, so when we share the gospel, hungry souls for Christ we’ll win.
3. When we open our hearts to the crucified and risen Savior, we are on the only pathway that will lead us home to God.
4. Love is one of God’s greatest gifts. With a heart filled with love, there is no room for hate.
5. Prayer is an open line to heaven - use it often.
1. You may believe a good doctrine, quote the right scripture and have some faith, but it is only when you have the “loving spirit of Christ” that you have the true inner feeling that you are a child of God.
2. Just as God continues to forgive, cleanse and love us, we need to be merciful, forgiving and loving to those who hurt and sin against us. The Lord’s prayer says “Forgive, as we forgive others.”
Poem - Let me walk with you dear Saviour, side by side and hand by hand, keep me clean and pure and faithful til I reach the heavenly land.
Happy birthday to Olivia Dickey, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dickey on April 26; to Weston Rowland on April 28; to Brooke Hale on April 28; and my granddaughter, Tracy Pipkin on April 29, also David Qualls on April 29; to Lauren Dickey on April 20, another grandchild of the Dickeys.
Prayer list: Diane Clayton, Nadine Vest, Jean Derryberry, Mary Jo McCallum, Pauline Hutchens, Hazel Foote, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Faye Work, Connie Work, Betty Fincher, Henry Clifton, Henry Tutor.
History and Memories
One stormy night after the first Potts Camp Depot was built, the first doctor, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vaughan, arrived by train. Mrs. Vaughan remarked later that she thought they had come to the jumping off place.
A group of Methodists were holding a revival in a small school nearby; they began shouting and the floor fell in. Dr. Vaughan was called to help them. He was a smart doctor. He had the first phone in town, built the first drug store and later helped print a newspaper for Potts Camp, “The Illustrator.” It lasted two years.
He used a horse and buggy to visit the sick on the country roads.
The couple reared two wonderful daughters, Faye V. Peel and Mattie Jones. Mattie married Bernard Jones. Their children were Harry, B.G., Jack and daughter Aileen.
At one time, Mattie operated a “Library on Wheels” taking books to the people in the country roads. Faye taught music and drama in the first Potts Camp School, located near the Potts Camp Methodist Church on Front Street. It had three rooms and a stage.
Faye’s husband, Mr. Peel, brought the first car to town, a one-seater “turnabout.” He died young, and Faye attended college and studied music. At one time she helped Robert Greer in Potts Camp State Bank, located near the drug store on Front Street.
One day two men robbed the bank, and locked Miss Faye and Robert Greer in the vault. They pushed the alarm and George Boren, druggist next door, heard it and called the police. They came quickly and let Mr. Greer and Faye Peel out of the vault, then followed the men to their home. I attended the trail at the Potts Camp School Auditorium. It was my first trail. I stayed all day. In 1932 Miss Faye became postmaster. She was wonderful! She played the organ at Potts Camp Methodist Church and taught the adult Sunday school class. She also played for funerals and weddings without pay. One day her dog came down the aisle in front of the bride and started howling. Miss Faye was playing the organ at the wedding. The dog had to be taken out. She thought he was locked up. she loved dogs.
During the ’40s Miss Faye sold war bonds. She also helped people located their sons overseas fighting when they needed help at home.
When Miss Faye retired, the postmaster general called her to come to a special meeting on the coast. She was surprised when they began a “This is your life” program. He also gave her a citation for a job well done. She was postmaster for 25 years. We loved her, also Mattie and her family!
Snow Lake News
Fire Wise Community certification day to be held in May
This is “Earth Day” week; so let’s show our appreciation by continuing to make this little part of our earth as beautiful as Mother Nature had intended. To have a spring fed lake as beautiful as ours and right out our back door is such a blessing.
As you do your spring cleaning, neatly stack limbs four feet or shorter next to the roadside where they will be picked up, but if you have a few larger items, you may dispose of them in the dumpster behind the “job shop.” This convenience will continue for as long as we do not abuse our privileges.
Was a Beaver Convention held at Snow Lake when Hubby and I were out of town for a few weeks recently? The beautiful wooded roadside that attracted everyone to this little community and continued to be such a delight as we traveled our roads now looks as if every beaver in Mississippi left right in the middle of a party and left their party favors behind.
This once beautiful roadside is now trashed with dead trees and gnawed trunks as a result of our utility company attempting to clear small branches located above their utility lines. Their big equipment left ruts in the roadside adding to our water erosion problems. Several residents have called Holly Springs Utility Department without any results being seen as yet.
There has been an unusual number of fishermen out trying their luck the past two weeks. Daily limits of crappie are being reported on a jig/power bait combination. Give it a try; it’s well worth the effort. All the female crappie and bass we have cleaned lately are full of eggs, ready for spawning, so go get ’em; it’s that time of year!
While out boating this week we saw several dead fish along the shoreline, out in the lake and also on boat docks. They all looked like carp and all about the two-pound size. Go figure!
Pot Luck will be held this Saturday at 6:30 at the Community Center. Bring a dish and enjoy great food and fellowship with your friends and neighbors. Also, the Community Center is having a yard sale on May 3 at the Lazy Daisy in Ashland. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please call Emily, Sue or Becky and they will make arrangements to have your items picked up. This sale is to raise money to maintain our Community Center, which is the heart of our community.
In order to keep our Fire Wise Community certification we are required to have another Fire Wise Day, which will be held in May. As a FWC we are eligible for grants, and hopefully, we will receive some much-needed fire prevention equipment for our community.
On May 31, we are having a fun day at our Sports Park followed by a dinner at the Community Center. There will be a putting contest, horseshoe and washer tournaments, followed by a dinner of hamburgers and hot dogs and all the trimmings. Mark your calendars. Also, mark your calendar for the annual Property Owners Corporation meeting, which will be held on Saturday, June 7. Elections for expiring board seats will be held in June, also.
On a sad note: Last week Mike Fair was airlifted to a hospital but he is expected to return home this week. After spending several weeks in the intensive care unit a few months ago, Mike has been receiving physical therapy and he is slowly improving.
During this difficult and stressful time, the family’s two tiny dogs were killed last week by some neighbor’s dogs that were running loose. Once again, dog owners have knowingly allowed their dogs to run loose killing innocent small pets that were beside their own homes. Mark and Frieda are heartbroken.
Be responsible; if you see a dog running loose, call the Snow Lake town office or the Sheriff’s Department in Ashland and report it to them. To make prosecuting easier, take a picture with your cell phone as one resident suggested. Word has spread that there is a pit bull dog at Snow Lake. Any kind of pit bull dog is not allowed in Benton County.
Pray for the sick and also for our soldiers to come home safe and healthy. Have a great week on the lake. firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Springs News
Hopewell No. 1 Church celebrates Love Day April 20
Marshall County Education Personnel met Friday April 11 at Annie’s Restaurant at 12 noon with president Jones presiding. Lawrence Autry served a delicious dinner to the retired educators. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on June 13 at the Marshall County Library. The membership yearbook was passed. A report of the state meeting was given.
Hopewell No. 1 MB Church celebrated our pastor and wife’s 13th Love Day Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. The theme was “Worthy of Reward.” Scripture reference, “and the labourer is worthy of his reward!” I Timothy 5:18b
Speakers were Rev. Nathaniel Craft Jr., pastor, Center Chapel Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn. and Rev. Archie Bowen, pastor, Hearn Grove Baptist Church Master of ceremony, Bro. Charles Anthony, deacon, Hearn Grove Baptist Church, dean of gospel; escorts, Bro. Melvin and Sis. Pennie DeBerry
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