March 25, 2010
Potts Camp News
Works enjoy spring break with grandchildren
We extend our love and sympathy to Mary Frances and Leo Clayton and family in the recent death of her brother, Thomas Allan, age 77, of Middleton, TN.
Jon, Jennifer, Weston, Ben, and Kyleigh Rowland, along with nephew and cousin Christopher Rowland, spent spring break in Florida with Deanna Rowland Knight and children, Sarah Grace, Caleb and Tyler. While there they went to the beach and also to Disney World in Orlando.
On Saturday, Christopher and Jayne Rowland, along with their great-aunt Mary Minor, visited with Mrs. Dale Hollingsworth.
Joyce Clayton and her sister, Verla Mae Stanton, visited their cousin, Ferrel Thompson in Collierville, Tenn., on Saturday.
Teachers and children enjoyed spring break last week. I enjoy watching them across the road from my home every day.
We look forward to Easter, a wonderful time of the year for all Christians!
Joyce Clayton and friends from Temperance Hill Baptist Church attended a singing on Friday night at West Tallahatchie Church on Hwy 30.
Two daughters of the late Mary Lois Gurley, Joann Gurley and Mary Minor, visited me last week and brought a vase of lovely flowers. I’ve enjoyed them.
Three young granddaughters of Andy Work spent last week during spring break with Andy and Connie Work while they were out of school. They had fun there.
Just as a canoe cannot carry us across across the ocean, our good works and worthy intentions cannot take us to heaven!
The only solution is to put our trust in Jesus Christ! The Bible says, “By grace you have been saved, through faith and not of yourselves; it is a ‘Gift of God.’” Ephesians 2:8.
Jesus alone can carry us across the ocean to heaven.
Lord, let me be a shining light. In all I say and do may your great love be seen in me and lead someone to you.
Things I Have Learned Over the Years
1. If you depend on others to make you happy, you will always be disappointed!
2. Love is a great investment; no matter who you give it to, it returns great dividends.
3. If you want to do something for your children, improve yourself.
4. It is all right to be content with what you have, but never what you are.
5. Regardless of what little you have, you can always give love and encouragement.
6. You can always find time to do what you really want to do.
7. If you like yourself and who you are, you will probably like everyone you meet.
8. Being a good mother is the best occupation you can find.
9. If love is not taught in the home, it is difficult to learn anywhere else.
Prayer List: Elaine Jarrett and Mary Frances Clayton, Diane Clayton, Mary Jarrett, G.R. Thompson and wife Ruby, Charles Henderson, Linda Theison, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Faye Work, Betty Fincher, Connie Work, Henry Tutor, Pauline Hutchens. Pray for peace on earth, good will toward men. Pray for those who have lost loved ones and those in hospitals, also those who suffer from illness of any kind.
Memories and History
In the late ’70s, Carl White, the new Potts Camp Cardinal basketball coach, and his wife, Sandra, and two sons moved to Potts Camp. Later they built their own house and two girls were added to the family. After serving 23 years, coach White had a heart attack at a ball game in Blue Mountain and died. We were all saddened by his death.
Allen Rowland, who took over his duties that season, took the ball team to state. They wanted so badly to win state that year, to honor their former coach, Carl White, but returned home with a Class A Runner-Up trophy.
In October 1996, the former Coach, T.M. Stone, was the master of ceremonies at the Potts Camp Gym for the unveiling of a plaque by Irene White, mother of Coach White. It read, “The Carl Houston White Memorial Gymnasium.” It was placed in the lobby of the gym.
During the early years, coach T.M. Stone took the Potts Camp Cardinals to state three times. The third time was the charm; they won “Overall State Championship 1961.” I’ll never forget how excited we were.
Players on the winning team of Coach T.M. Stone were Gale Goode, James Lee Spencer, Billy Cupp, Jimmye Siddall, Myron Cupp, Quinton Day, Jimmy Bennett, Ralph Clayton, Roger Clayton, Charles Shaw and Robert Phillips. Managers were James Carl Pipkin and Gary (Butch) Morris.
They had reunions for many years.
Those were happy days!
Did you know?
An American patriot
When Samuel Adams recognized the evil and oppressing rule of the British government he spoke out against it and for the God-given rights of man.
I see us as a sleeping nation of people who are busy with their lives, be that watching television, texting, playing games or just trying to make ends meet, while their freedoms and liberties are being shrunk before them. We have generations of Americans who know nothing of our heritage. Our great history is not taught in our schools. Our universities have turned God-fearing founders into fools and fornicators.
We can see the present United States government growing and growing by means of regulations, entitlements, too big to fail bailouts, and our congressmen and congresswomen selling their votes to get more of yours and my tax dollar for their own personal gain. Our great- great-grandchildren will not be able to pay the interest on the growing national debt.
I believe the following statement by one of our founders is timely and should be considered wise advice. Samuel Adams had a strong message for the ruling British government.
“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; may your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Mass., on September 27, 1722. He was one of the leaders against British colonial rule. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a cousin to John Adams, our second president of the United States. Adams grew up in a Christian home, was a graduate of Harvard College and established a committee that published a Declaration of Colonial Rights he had written. Adams was a strong vocal opponent of the British Parliament and led the effort that led to the Boston Tea Party.
Next week the British response to Adams and the Colonials.
Did You Know On
Mar. 24, 1958 – Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army for two years.
Mar. 25, 1634 – The colony of Maryland was founded by Catholic and Protestant settlers sent by Lord Baltimore.
Mar. 26, 1953 – Jonas Salk announced the successful testing of a polio vaccine.
Mar. 27, 1939 – In the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament Oregon defeated Ohio State, 46—33.
Mar. 28, 1979 – Three Mile Island nuclear power plant malfunctioned causing thousands to flee the area.
Mar. 29, 1848 – An ice jam at the source of the Niagara River caused the Niagara Falls to stop flowing for the first time in recorded history.
Mar. 30, 1858 – Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil with an attached eraser.
This Week’s Quiz
Was there ever an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan?
When did the United States go off the gold standard?
Who was Lt. Col. James Doolittle?
What countries were involved in “The Bay of Pigs” invasion?
Before Robert E. Lee became commander of the Confederate Army, what command did he turn down?
Answers To Last Week’s Quiz
It is legal for students to say “Under God” when saying the Pledge of Allegiance as recently ruled by the California Court of Appeals.
Alexander Hamilton was shot to death by Aaron Burr in a duel. Refusing to kill Burr, Hamilton fired his pistol into the air. Burr then shot Hamilton.
The USS Reagan was named for then living President Ronald Reagan.
On the great seal of the United States, the eagle faces right toward the olive branches showing the U.S.A.. prefers peace.
“Toast of The Town” was the original name of the Ed Sullivan Show.
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