Thursday, April 14, 2011
Potts Camp News
Class of 1951 plans 60th reunion
Easter is one of the most important times of the year, as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Congratulations to the new town clerk. Potts Camp is a special town with many kind, loving people living here.
Betty Fincher and her daughter, Connie Work, enjoyed a shopping trip to New Albany on Wednesday, where they met several friends.
My grandson, David Hollingsworth, who helps me, came to visit me Tuesday. He builds houses! I’m thankful for the walk-in shower, air conditioner and other things, like my new ramp he built me.
Peggy Ford rode the bus to Hattiesburg from here, recently, to visit her daughter-in-law, Patsy Ann Wallace. Her sister had a stroke there and has been hospitalized. Peggy plans to stay a month with them. (Mrs. Ford’s late husband died in this area about a year ago.)
One Who Cares
There is one we can depend on in times of great despair. He knows our many heartaches. He sees our every care. There is one who sees each tear that falls and feels the troubling pain. He longs to draw Him close to us and revive our souls again. This friend I tell you of is sweet. Jesus is His name. No matter what besets our souls, He is always the same. So lean upon His strength today. He’ll bring you safely through. So when your nights seem darkest, His love will rescue you.
Welcome to the new Town Clerk, Melanie Howell. We wish her the best as she works with the mayor and board members as well as the residents of Potts Camp.
Recent visitors of Joyce Clayton were her daughter, Miriam Hunsucker, her granddaughter Tammie Cobb and great-grandson Colton.
Members of the Bethlehem, Cornersville, and Potts Camp Methodist Churches will present a couple of skits in observance of Easter. There will be a program on Thursday night, April 21 at Potts Camp, one at Bethlehem on Friday night, April 22 and Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday at Cornersville. Everyone is welcome to attend each service.
Plans are underway for the 22nd annual Potts Camp School reunion on Saturday, June 4. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1961 for their 50th reunion as well as the Potts Camp State Basketball Champs of 1961.
Also, the Class of 1951 is planning a 60th reunion this year as well as the Class of 1971 who will be there for their 40th reunion. Other classes are urged to make plans to attend this year’s event. Reservations can be made by calling Annie Ruth Stone at 662-333-6350 or Mary Minor at 662-333-7054.
Belated birthday wishes go to Lisa Goolsby Murphy on April 10. Birthday wishes are also being sent to Kym Gurley White on April 15, Kyleigh Rowland on April 19, Laura Beth Goolsby on April 20, Hunter Farr on April 23 and Weston Rowland on April 28. “The Heritage News,” written by the Marshall County Genealogical Society, arrived. Bobby Jo Mitchell is the president; other officers for 2011 are Marie Smith, treasurer; Sylvia Akin, editor; and Martha Fant, secretary.
I appreciate the article about my little book I wrote in the 1970s about Potts Camp Memories on the old Pontotoc Trail, and about my Potts Camp News in The South Reporter.
During the bad weather in south Mississippi, my granddaughter, Sonya and Greg Kidd, had their home badly damaged. I’m glad they were not killed. David and Sonya are the children of Jimmy and Martha (my oldest son.)
Danny Potts Hollingsworth will take over as president of a large college in Georgia beginning in June. He is my youngest son.
Prayers: Henry Tutor in assisted living home in Ripley. He was our neighbor for 60 years. We miss him. Charles Henderson, a family friend. He is at home but disabled. Diane Clayton, Lena Faye Work, Sank Owen (a cousin in Amory Home; he was a Potts Camp School teacher); Betty Rose Jones, who grew up in Potts Camp, is in healthcare rehab in Memphis; Jimmie Hart, leg surgery; all who have lost loved ones or suffer.
Memories and History
On the old radio, in our home about April 1, 1936, we heard of the terrible tornado that had hit Tupelo. Later, we heard that 216 people were killed. The next week, the streets were closed, no one could go there except the workers that week. My late husband, L.D., was one of the ones who helped clean it up. I was a Potts Camp High School graduate that year. We rode there the next week on Sunday. Cars were bumper-to-bumper. It was terrible!
Our relatives (two families) lived in east Tupelo. It did not hurt them. A big pond of water at the front of the hill had clothes in it where the people were drowned. I’ll never forget it!
Did you know?
The dollar is worth less and less
It probably comes across as a silly question, but have you seen the price of eggs lately? Seems like everything is costing more and the dollar is worth less and less.
Does that mean that your property is worth less? Yeah, I am afraid it does even if the appraisers tell you differently.
I recently read an article by Seth Lipsky claiming that the standard kilogram – a cylinder of platinum and iridium that is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measurements – has been losing mass. The cylinder object is kept under three glass domes accessible by three separate keys.
The article said the cylinder is over 130 years old and is the only remaining international standard in the metric system that is still a man made object. There seems to be an urgency to redefine the kilogram but since the mass is shrinking it defeats its only purpose: constancy. The writer gave the challenge, should we just let the kilogram float? After all we let the dollar float. The value of the dollar is set by the Federal Reserve depending on variables they sometimes share with the rest of the world.
The second Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1792 and set the value of the dollar at 371 and one-fourth grains of pure silver. This amount of silver was the same as in a coin then in widespread use, known as the Spanish milled dollar. The law also said the value of the dollar could be the free market equivalent in gold. The founders did not expect the value to be changed any more than those who locked away the cylinder that represents the kilogram would lose its mass. In fact the law established the death penalty for debasing the dollar.
Mr. Sipsky claims the members of the Federal Reserve don’t seem to care about the value of the dollar. Not long ago it plunged to 1/1,400 of an ounce of gold. The article quoted Ben Bernanke as being “puzzled” and that we can not only let the dollar float against other currencies but also against the 371 and one-fourth grains of pure silver. Mr. Lipsky argued that we need to fix the dollar at a set amount of grains of gold. Those that argue against this fix must be willing when asking the butcher for a pound of hamburger to accept whatever amount he decides (floating values) to wrap up for you.
Did You Know On
April 13, 1861 – Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., surrendered to Confederate forces.
April 14, 1865 – John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
April 15, 1912 – The British liner Titanic sank killing approximately 1,500 people.
April 16, 1947 – A ship carrying fertilizer exploded in Texas City harbor killing nearly 600 people.
April 17, 1492 – Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain giving him a commission to seek a westward route to the Indies.
April 18, 1775 – Paul Revere made his famous ride from Boston to Lexington.
April 19, 1897 – The first Boston marathon was run.
This Week’s Quiz
What is on the reverse side of the $2 bill?
Which of the U.S. coins was first to bear the likeness of an American president?
What is on the reverse side of the Kennedy half-dollar?
What is on the reverse side of the $1 coin?
What is on the reverse side of the $5 bill?
Answers to Last Week’s Quiz
The strongest wind gust on record was 231 mph at Mt. Washington, N.H.
Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player to play in the major leagues.
Tiger Woods was the youngest person to win the Masters at age 21 in Augusta, Ga.
The first McDonald restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Ill., in 1955.
Harriet Quimby was the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
Greenfield women and youth sponsor bake sale
I Timothy 2:1-6 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for everyone, (2) for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. (3) This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, Himself human – read on.
Bro. Jerome George delivered an inspiring message at Greenfield Church on Sunday morning, April 10, from John II: 1-45. A solo was sung by Amber Tarvin from Williams Temple of Memphis, Tenn. Remarks and closing prayer was given by Larry Garrett from Nesbit.
The women and youth of Greenfield Church will sponsor a bake sale on April 22, Good Friday, at Lavora’s and on April 23 at Carlisle’s Big Star. To place an order call 252-1054 or 252-7460.
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