January 13, 2011
Potts Camp News
Stanton home setting for late Christmas gathering
Jack and Linda Clayton and family of Paducah, Ky., arrived in Potts Camp recently to celebrate a late Christmas with the Clayton family. Jack grew up here and was my next door neighbor. Other family members are Joann Mayer and family, Ralph Clayton and family and twin brother, Roger Clayton and family. They stayed at the home of Joyce Clayton while in town. They also celebrated the birthday of Joann while here.
Sunday night’s snowfall was just beautiful. Looked like a winter wonderland in our town Monday morning. Some places measured eight and 10 inches.
David Brock, who works for the Town of Potts Camp, was out with equipment early Monday morning clearing streets.
As we change our new calendar to 2011 we should praise the Lord for letting us live in this wonderful country of ours. We should thanks Him every day for life and all his many blessings.
Faye and Thomas Stanton celebrated a late Christmas dinner on Sunday, January 2, with all their large family. Faye’s sister, Joyce Clayton, was invited to attend. She enjoyed seeing all of them.
Andy Work had recent surgery on both of his eyes. He is happy that he can see much better.
Pauline Hutchens is sick again. Her sister, Hazel Foote, drove her to the doctor on Monday. We send get well wishes to her. Hazel also visited me recently. They are my friends.
Prayer for those who are sick and have lost their loved ones. Pray for Henry Tutor who is in the Ripley Nursing Home; Jimmie Hart, Charles Henderson, Mary and Henry Jarrett, Diane Clayton, Lena Faye Work, Pauline Hutchens, Hazel Foote, Sank Owen, and Betty Rose Jones. Pray special for Joann Potts of Olive Branch, my sister-in-law who has recently had back surgery.
When the curtain falls at the end of the day, there are no reruns in life’s drama; so live life to the fullest and enjoy every minute.
Praise the Lord and thank Him for life and all His blessings.
Help those in need; be kind and loving and pray for the sick.
Make someone happy and you will be happy, too.
Put God first in your life and He will bless you.
Music is one of God’s special blessings. Hymns lead us closer to God.
Thoughts to Jesus
Can Jesus depend on us to strengthen the kingdom of God; just like He depended on His first disciples? For better or worse, we are the only ones Jesus can depend on to tell the world today how He lived and died on the cross to save us from our sins.
Today Christians are all He has; and He is depending on us.
By feeding on your word, dear Lord, I will no longer weak and childish be. As I listen to your Spirit’s voice, may Christ-like love and grace be seen in me. For Christ’s sake, Amen.
My Prayer at Dawn
(1) I pray this day will brightly shine with little deeds well done,
And thoughtful love for others until the setting sun,
And all the laughing shadow, will bring a peaceful rest,
Knowing that God guides me to truly do my best.
(2) Help somebody today,
somebody along life’s way.
Let sorrows be ended, and friendless be friended,
Oh! Help somebody today!
Miss America of 1980 visits Potts Camp
Many years ago, the doctor told Cheryl Pruitt that she would never walk again, but she walked down the ramp as “Miss America” 1980. She became the third woman from Mississippi to take that walk, (Mary Ann Mobley in 1959 and Linda Mead in 1960.) “Its a miracle,” said the 22-year-old, born again Christian the morning after she took that tearful walk down the runway of convention halls.
At age 17 she attended a faith healing Bible meeting in Jackson. She told how she prayed and watched her shorter leg grow back to normal in a few minutes! Pruitt had grown up in Ackerman. The pastor of Potts Camp Methodist Church, Rev. Glenn Ray, had also grown up there and was her friend.
Pruitt had a double talent; she played and sang, “I’ll Cry Out Loud,” in the show. In 1980 the new Potts Camp gym had just been built; it was named “The Carl Houston White Gymn” for a favorite coach who died at a ballgame in Blue Mountain that year.
The concert for Pruitt was held there and a huge crowd attended.
Later she signed autographs at the Potts Camp Methodist Parsonage, where refreshments were served, Rev. Glenn and Susan Ray were living there.
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