November 12, 2009
Potts Camp News
Ford home setting for Foreman wedding
The old Cornersville School building on Hwy. 349 burned recently. It was located near the old store of the late Kent Marett. His late sister, Dot Marett, taught there at a county school. People who were living in the old store were away from home, so they lost everything. Members of the Potts Camp Methodist charge and the pastor, Rev. Don Newton, are collecting items and money for them. Pray for them.
We are thankful that Tommy Clayton, son of Jack and Linda Clayton, is doing well after his recent surgery. We are also thankful that Betty Wayne Wilson Ash is improving.
Congratulations to Jimmy Foreman and Kathy Putt on their wedding held on Monday, Nov. 2 at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Ford. A large group of people attended.
Get well to Betty Fincher, who has been very sick. She visited her doctor on Monday in New Albany.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of James Anthony Gaylor of Hickory Flat, in a recent car accident in Holly Springs. He was a former truck driver.
Dianna Swann, age 68, of New Albany, a special friend of my daughter, Betty Greer, died on Monday, Nov. 2. We send our love and sympathy to her family.
The disciples came to Jesus to ask Him which one of them would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus called a small child over to Him and said, “Unless you turn from your sins, and become as little children, you will never enter the kingdom of God. Therefore, anyone who humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.
My life was dark until the light shone in; that light was Christ who saved me from my sin. His light I received I long to share with loving deeds for people everywhere. God bless.
When everything seems hopeless and life is hard to bear, just find a quiet corner and say a special prayer. Ask God to give you strength to see you through the day. For He alone can help you, He alone can pave the way. Believe in Him and trust Him, let Him be your guide. Miraculous things will happen when He is by your side. Once your cross is lifted and you find that you can cope be sure to thank Almighty God for giving you new hope.
You Must Believe
When faith grows dim in the darkest night you must believe God makes things right. When belief is strong and joy surrounds, you must believe God’s love abounds. When prayers go up to heaven above you must believe God responds with love. When it may seem He doesn’t hear you must believe God’s always near. You must believe God has a plan of which we are a part, but don’t understand. You must believe your prayers are heard; you must believe and accept God’s word
Remember to pray for those who are ill, and also those who have lost loved ones. God answers prayers!
Prayer list: Charles Henderson, Mary Lois Gurley, Lina Mae Rhea, Diane Clayton, Mary Jo McCallum, Lina Faye Work, Henry Tutor, Steve Price, Robert Hugh King, Mary Jarrett, Connie Work, Betty Fincher, Lena Faye Work, Tommy Clayton (son of Jack and Linda Clayton), Betty Wayne Wilson Ash, Mona K. Dickey. God is love!
Memories and History
R.A. Butler Scholarship Established
At one time, only wealthy high school seniors were able to attend college.
For many years, there were no student loans and very few scholarships. At one time, the children who lived in the Winborn area, two miles from Potts Camp, attended our school at Potts Camp. Many of my classmates lived in Benton County (now they attend Hickory Flat School).
Willie Thomas Dunn (later Wicker) was a Potts Camp senior; she had several younger brothers who attended our school. When their mother, Mrs. Dunn, died, only 3-year-old Worth Dunn was left at home. His aunt kept him one year. A special Potts Camp School principal, R.A. Butler, felt compassion for the sad child, so he let him start to school at age 4. Many years later, after Dr. Worth Dunn became an ear, nose and throat specialist in Florida, he honored Mr. Butler with a scholarship fund for Potts Camp seniors.
Over the years many deserving Potts Camp seniors who could not attend college otherwise have received the R.A. Butler Scholarship given to honor his favorite Potts Camp School principal. Thanks to Dr. Worth Dunn.
After Willie Thomas Wicker’s husband died, she attended college and taught in Potts Camp School for 10 years.
Recently her family honored her a few years after her death by placing a steeple on Winborn United Methodist Church. A large crowd attended the memorial service. We all loved Willie Thomas, also R.A. Butler, who was my math teacher in the ’30s.
North Marshall News
Remembering our Veterans
On November 11, 1918, representatives of Britain, France and Germany met in a railroad car to sign an armistice ending World War I.
The cease fire took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. After four years of the most horrific fighting the world had yet known, the guns fell silent. It was said, “the roar stopped like a motor car hitting a wall.” Soldiers on both sides climbed out of the earthworks. Some danced; some cheered; some cried; some stood numbed. The war had taken the lives of nine million soldiers and over 21 million were wounded. No one knows the number of civilians killed. Much of Europe lay in ruins. But finally, with the armistice, it was “all quiet on the Western Front.”
For many years November 11 was known as Armistice Day to honor those who fought in World War I. In 1954 Congress changed the name to Veterans Day to recognize all American veterans.
Today (Wednesday), November 11, at 11 a.m. the nation will pay tribute to its war dead with the laying of a presidential wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery outside Washington, D.C.
Veterans Day honors more than the dead. Memorial Day, observed in May, is for remembering soldiers who lost their lives in the service of their country. Veterans Day is set aside to honor and thank all who have served in the U.S, armed forces – particularly our 23 million living veterans.
Less than one week ago 13 of America’s finest lost their lives and some 30 or so were wounded by another cowardly act against this great nation. I could lament on this event but all I will say now is this attack was against the United States of America. The guilty must be prosecuted accordingly. Let us remember these families and their loss and those who are recovering in the hospitals. God bless America.
Did You Know On
Nov. 11, 1919 – Two California redwood trees were planted in Lafayette Square near the White House in the first Armistice Day ceremony.
Nov. 12, 1954 – Ellis Island closed after processing over 12 million immigrants since opening in New York Harbor in 1892.
Nov. 13, 1982 – The Vietnam Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 14, 1910 – Eugene Fly became the first pilot to take off from a ship, the USS Birmingham.
Nov. 15, 1939 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
Nov. 16, 1700 – Charleston, S.C., passed an act allowing inhabitants to borrow books from its library.
Nov. 17, 1800 – Congress convened for the first time in Washington, D.C., in the partially completed Capitol building.
This Week’s Quiz
Who said; “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil?”
He was known as the “Chief Architect of the Constitution” and also said, “Religion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government.” What was his name?
Who was the first American to sight Antarctica?
What was the name of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon with sound?
Who won the first football game between Army and Navy? Score?
Answers to Last Week’s Quiz
Kate Smith introduced Irvin Berlin’s song “God Bless America” on the radio in 1939.
Douglas Wilder was the first African-American governor in the state of Virginia.
Ronald Reagan died from Alzheimer’s disease.
Herman Melville wrote the novel Moby Dick.
Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico in 1493.
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