February 4, 2010
Potts Camp News
Bridal shower honors Brittany Gross, bride-elect of Alan Cook
We will be happy when spring arrives! This cold, bad weather is hard on all of us.
Guests of Joyce Clayton last weekend were her daughter-in-law, Betty Smith, and her daughter, Teresa Roger, and her daughter, Jessie Roger, all of Southaven.
Open Door Baptist Church in Winborn celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 21. Congratulations!
The children of May and Henry Jarrett, Mark Jarrett of Tupelo and Mirian, visited them recently.
We are so glad Mary Jarrett is feeling so much better after a recent sick spell. I love her and Henry very much. They are longtime friends.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Clyde Gandy who passed away late Sunday. His children attended Potts Camp School. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A bridal shower was held last Sunday at Faith Baptist Church in Hickory Flat for Brittany Gross, bride-elect of Alan Cook. She received many nice gifts.
Sandra Gillard of Booneville visited her mother, Virginia Hunsucker, and aunt Mildred Marbury, on Saturday. She surprised them with a delicious dinner from West Side Barbecue.
Dwayne Cook brought his daughter, Balie, for a visit with Mildred Marbury on Saturday afternoon. Balie was a former neighbor and friend who moved away four years ago. She and Mildred have stayed in contact over the years and they enjoyed their visit.
Several friends from here attended the funeral of Cathy Foreman’s step-mother, Mrs. Renee Putt, in Hernando last week. We send our love and sympathy to the family. She leaves a daughter, Shannon and a son, Ken.
Marilyn Horton had recent surgery in the New Albany Hospital. Please pray for her.
Joseph Keith Foreman, three-year-old son of James and Jessica Foreman, had surgery in Jackson recently. He has returned home. Get well wishes to him and his family.
Jesus asks us to “Go into the world and preach the gospel to all people.” Mark 16:15. Can we do less than Jesus asks us to do? Most of us are unable to go ourselves; but we can pay for missionaries and others to go.
Accept Christ as your Savior, and make Him Lord of your life.
Look for the beauty in others — no one is perfect. God made us all different. He has a plan for your life. If you don’t do it, no one will.
Love is one of the greatest words in the English language. Show people you love them.
Help people in need.
Study God’s word.
Have hope for tomorrow, faith in God, trust Him, also your fellow man.
A policeman was driving a child through a large town to help her find her way home. When they saw a church, the child said, “Stop. That is my church. I can always find my way home from there!” We can always find our way home to God at one of the many churches anywhere.
This would be a wonderful world if we all love one another as Jesus loves us!
We could tear down the jails and never lock a door.
Pray for others!
Prayer: By feeding on your blessed word, dear God, I will no longer weak and childish be. As I listen to your Spirit’s voice, may childlike love and grace be seen in me. For Christ’s sake, amen.
Happy birthday to Collette Young on Feb. 3; to Lamar Day on Feb. 9; to a relative, Laura Brooke Potts, on Feb. 10; to Sank Owen, a cousin, on Feb. 12. Sank has been on the sick list; say a prayer for him.
Prayer list: Our country, first of all, and our president next. All of those who lost loved ones. Charles Henderson, Henry Tutor, Sandy Byrd, pastors in all the churches, Lina Mae Rhea, Lena Faye Work, Betty Fincher, Diane Clayton, Connie Work, Mary Jarrett, Mary Lois Gurley.
Memories and History
As silence swept over the Potts Camp School auditorium back in the ’30s it was almost like watching a drama. Two men were being tried on the stage for robbing the Potts Camp State Bank on Front Street (It was later used for an insurance building.) Listening to the final plea of the prisoner’s lawyer was one of the highlights of the trial.
The robbers had entered the bank about noon and locked Robert Greer, bank president, and Faye V. Peel, helper, in the vault, then, gathering up the bills, they quickly rode away at a high speed.
Mr. Greer pressed the alarm button inside the vault. George Boren, druggist next door, heard it and called the police. Some local men joined the police and followed the two men to their home about 30 miles away and arrested them.
They brought them back to the scene. Coins covered the floor of the bank; we saw them.
This was my first trial. I stayed there all day with many others. I felt sorry for the young man, about 20. He was sent to prison for 20 years. The older man got 40 years. I’ll never forget it!
In 1932, when a Democrat, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was elected president, Mrs. Peel was appointed postmaster of Potts Camp Post Office. Back then, the post offices were run by politics. She kept that job many years, all during World War II. (It’s another story.)
Did you know?
Sharing American history...
While I am not a teacher nor do I consider myself to possess great knowledge of American history, I have learned to do one thing. look up the facts and decide for myself the truth about this great country from its birth to its present.
Too often we will hear and/or see some TV commentator or politician make a degrading or derogatory statement about our country and accept it as fact. Well, shame on us when we do. To me, it is really enlightening and enjoyable to discover things I did not know or had forgotten when doing research. I am not going to argue the good or bad job our schools do with American history. I will, however, share with you what I find and the sources. What I share will be some history that we all should know.
Today I am going to begin with one of our founding fathers. His name is James Madison. Born on March 16, 1751, he spent his early years in Orange County, Virginia. He was home schooled and later attended Princeton University under the direction of John Witherspoon (a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a theologian and scholar). Madison served in the Virginia Legislature and helped write the Constitution of Virginia.
In 1788 he wrote 29 of the 85 Federalist Papers. He was the principal author of the Constitution. He became known as the “Father of the Constitution.” Madison also wrote the first 10 amendments to the Constitution and became known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” He and Thomas Jefferson organized and began what was called the Republican Party. While serving as Jefferson’s Secretary of State, Madison engineered the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation’s size. James Madison became president and served from 1809 – 1817. Next week I will attempt to cover more of Madison and his contributions to this great country.
Here are some history questions related to James Madison.
Who served as Madison’s vice president?
Madison’s wife’s brother-in-law was a nephew to what president?
What war occurred while Madison was president?
What was Madison’s occupation(s)?
Madison served as rector (president) of what University?
Did You Know On
Feb. 3, 1959 – Rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash in Iowa.
Feb. 4, 1789 – The Electoral College chose George Washington to be the first U.S. president.
Feb. 5, 1901 – Edwin Prescott patented a “loop-the-loop centrifugal railway” better known as a roller coaster.
Feb. 6, 1971 – Alan Shepard, Apollo 14 astronaut, hit three golf balls on the moon.
Feb. 7, 1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder was born near Pepin, Wisconsin.
Feb. 8, 1922 – President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.
Sources: wikipedia.org, American Patriot Almanac, America’s God and Country.
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