September 11, 2008
Potts Camp News
David Fuller attends Ole Miss game Saturday
David Fuller is an Ole Miss fan; over the years he has collected items to represent the college.
On Saturday his sister, Karen Green, drove him to Oxford to attend the football game. He was happy!
Family members of a friend, Betty Fincher, honored her on Aug. 30 with a birthday celebration. They brought delicious food and gifts. We love you Betty!
My grandchildren, Sonya and Greg Kidd of Pass Christian, came to Tupelo over the weekend to visit their parents, Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth, and his dad, Mr. Kidd, to wait out the bad weather. Their home was not damaged this time, like it was three years ago. David, her brother, is building them a second home near Tupelo.
During the Labor Day weekend, my granddaughter, Vickie Winter and husband, Earl, from Nashville, Tenn., came to Tupelo to visit her parents, Jimmy and Martha, and other family members. On Sunday, Vickie drove to Potts Camp to see me; I was really happy to see her. She and her daughter, Lindsey, are both nurses in Nashville.
On the fifth Sunday, all three churches on the Potts Camp Methodist charge met at the Potts Camp Methodist Church. Dinner was served later in the church’s fellowship hall. Thanks for the delicious dinner Mary Minor delivered to me.
Charles Henderson, a friend, has been sent to Pontotoc for rehab after spending several days in New Albany Hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
Happy wedding anniversary to Mitch and Jeanette Stone on Sept. 13 and to Don and Dene Randolph on Sept. 15. Happy birthday to Tyler Cooper on Sept. 17, to Billie Baun on Sept. 18. Happy birthday to a special friend, Mable Day on Sept. 19.
Pray for those who suffer or have lost their loved ones. People who have to leave their homes because of the weather; our soldiers everywhere; leaders of our country, that they will make the right decisions. Jean Derryberry, Diane Clayton, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Fay Work, Henry Tutor, Betty Fincher, Charles Henderson and Connie Work.
Don’t Blame The Children
We read in the papers and hear on the air of killings and stealing and crimes everywhere. “This young generation! When will it end?” But can we be sure it’s their fault alone, that maybe a part of it isn’t our own? Are we less guilty who place in their way too many things that can lead them astray? Too much to spend, too much idle time, too many movies of passion and crime. Too many books not fit to be read, too much sin in what they hear said. Too many juke joints and too many bars, too many hot rods and rattle trap cars. Too many reasons for children to roam, and too many parents who don’t stay at home. Kids don’t make the movies, they don’t write the books that paint a picture of gangsters and crooks. Kids don’t make the liquor, they don’t run the bars, they don’t own the juke joints, they don’t sell the cars. They don’t pan the narcotics that addle the brain; that’s done by older folks, greedy for gain. Delinquent teenagers — oh how we condemn, we cry in rage and criticize them. We’re shocked at their morals, amazed at their crimes, and grieve that we live in such perilous times. By the rule of the blameless, the Savior made known, who is there among us to cast the first stone? Remember this saying for it’s so true, the label “delinquent” fits older ones too. —Taken from Lindy’s Newsletter
I. Luke 15:4, 7: What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it? I say unto you, that likewise, joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth more than every ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
II. For better or worse, you and I are the ones Jesus depends on to tell the world about how He lived and died on the cross to save us from our sins. Today’s Christians are all He has; can He depend on us as he depended on the first disciples?
III. Children who attend Sunday school and church services are blessed. They learn early in life to love and trust in Jesus!
Memories and History
In September 1979, a lovely girl from Mississippi, Cheryl Pruitt, was crowned Miss America of 1980. Eleven years before, doctors had told her she would never walk again.
“It was a miracle,” the 22-year-old, blue-eyed, born-again Christian said as she took her tearful stroll down the runway of the convention hall. Miss Pruitt is the only Miss America who had ever visited our town; she became the third Miss Mississippi to wear that crown. Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon was the 1959 Miss America and Linda Lee Mead of Natchez won the title in 1960.
After a car accident at age 11, Cheryl’s leg was badly crushed, and one leg was two inches shorter than the other one. At age 17, she attended a Faith Healing Bible meeting in Jackson. She said that she prayed, and watched her shorter leg grow normal in a few seconds. “Jesus is the center of my life,” Cheryl Pruitt said. “I am a member of an Independent Methodist Church.”
In the pageant, she played and sang “Don’t Cry Out Loud.”
Cheryl grew up in Ackerman and traveled throughout the South telling people how she was healed.
Rev. Glenn Ray, pastor of Potts Camp Methodist Church in the ’80s, was her neighbor and close friend for many years. He and his wife, Susan, invited Cheryl to come to Potts Camp for a concert. The new gym was decorated for the event. The building was filled that night with friends and admirers of Cheryl Pruitt, Miss America of 1980.
Later she signed autographs at a reception for her held at the Potts Camp Methodist Parsonage.
We will always remember the visit of Cheryl Pruitt! I think of her when I see the Miss America Pageant!
Holly Springs News
Congratulations, Mary Milan
Marshall County Retired Education Personnel will meet Friday, October 10, 1 p.m. at the Marshall County Library with president Jones presiding.
Robert Wilson has been a patient at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Mary Milan participated in exhibit on the courthouse square Sept. 5 with 22 entries. She received 13 blue ribbons for first place and seven red ribbons for second place.
Henderson Milan is thankful to Hopewell No. 1 Church, Chulahoma Church and Union Valley Church for their liberal donation during his recent illness.
We wish to express our deepest sympathy and love to the family of the late Purvis Love. Services were held for him last Friday at Anderson Chapel CME Church with the pastor officiating.
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