Thursday, May 19, 2011
Potts Camp News
Mitch Stone appears on TV
(Intended for last week)
Mitch Stone, song leader for First United Methodist Church, was guest singer on Gospel Country Jubilee TV 99 in New Albany last weekend. He dedicated songs to his mother, Annie Ruth Stone, as well as to Dale Hollingsworth and Faye Turpen. We all love Mitch and appreciate him. This was a Mother’s Day special.
Jimmie Hart spent several days in the hospital last week and came home on Friday. He enjoyed visiting with John Nelson of DeSoto County on Saturday.
Annie Ruth Stone was honored on Mother’s Day by her family and enjoyed the lunch that was prepared by them on Sunday at her home.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Paul Johnson, who lost his life in a house fire early Sunday morning.
On Saturday, Joyce Clayton spent the day at the Memphis Zoo with her daughter and husband, Miriam and David Hunsucker, their daughter Tammie Cobb, and grandchildren Kinsey and Colton Cobb.
Mother’s Day guests of Betty Fincher were her daughter and husband, Connie and Andy Work, and son and wife, Tony and Tammie Fincher of Memphis, Tenn.
Congratulations to Lori Lynn Whaley and Russell Kevin Shaw on their forthcoming marriage to be held on Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at Fairview, 623 Old Hwy. 4 East, Holly Springs, with a reception following.
Sarah Powell of Maryland, daughter of the late Louie Powell and Ruth Powell, came to Potts Camp for a visit recently. She visited Mr. and Mrs. Leo Clayton, special friends. We miss her parents (my cousins) who lived here. They were active members of Potts Camp Methodist Church.
The Potts Camp High School graduation will be held May 21, 10 a.m. in the Carl White Memorial Gym. Congratulations to all the graduates!
The valedictorian is Alicia Brianna Culver; she is the daughter of Terry and Lisa Culver of Waterford. The salutatorian is Macy Suzanne Watkins, daughter of Richard and Suzanne Watkins of Potts Camp.
Graduation speakers are Rep. Kelvin Buck of the Mississippi House of Representatives, also Northwest Community College president, Dr. Gary Leo Spears.
In 1936, I graduated at Potts Camp School and later, our three children, Jimmy, Betty and Danny.
We are thankful to hear that Mary Jarrett is feeling better. We love Mary and Henry Jarrett.
We send our love and sympathy to the family of Gay Moorehead, age 92, of Hickory Flat in his recent death. He was a guest speaker in our Potts Camp Methodist Church for many times during his younger years. We loved him!
Prayer list: Henry Jarrett, Charles Henderson, Henry Tutor, Betty Rose Jones, Sank Owen, special friends and cousins. Pray for those who have lost their loved ones.
The Potts Camp Museum
Dallas King visited our home when I was a child, with my brother, James, to listen to the Grand Ole Opry on our battery radio. His dad, Maud King, was mayor of Potts Camp, but died suddenly of a heart attack. During the war, his brother, C.C. King, my classmate, was killed in a Naval accident, and his mother died, so the insurance money was sent to Dallas. Dallas had attended Ole Miss College, and one day visited a friend, George Cook, in the hospital. Louise Gooch was his nurse. When she read about C.C.’s death, she called Dallas. About one year later, they were married. “The Memorial Museum” in Potts Camp was purchased by Dallas and Louise in memory of C.C. King and other soldiers who had died for our country. At one time, Dallas was principal of the Potts Camp grammar school.
In the ’70s and ’80s, people from many states and Washington, D.C. had visited the museum. It had two large file cabinets and glass shelves and a large dining area at the back of the building. People met there every week. Pictures and antiques were everywhere.
It also had a dining area and bedroom. People enjoyed it. The Civic Club and Lions Club met there.
Dallas had a badge known as the Confederate badge that belonged to his grandfather. He and five others made it during the Civil War, showing they would never surrender to the Union.
An old quilt, made in 1910 by the Methodist Aid Society, had over 100 names on it. Annie Sue Bright brought it to the museum. It had been in the family of Dr. Sue Taylor Grant all these years. The museum was closed after Dallas died. I enjoyed it.
Did you know?
It was May 16, 1842, that approximately 100 pioneers with 18 wagons left Independence, Missouri, heading west to seek a better life for themselves and their children.
They packed the wagons with flour, bacon, salt, dried fruit and other supplies. The pioneers painted signs on their wagons such as “Oregon or the Grave.” It was one of the first wagon trains to the Northwest.
The journey would take from four to six months so to get over the mountains before snow would block them it was necessary to leave in early spring. The pioneers faced blizzards, driving rainstorms, blistering heat, and extreme cold. They feared Indian attacks but the real killers were diseases such as smallpox and cholera.
Thousands died on the trail that became lined with graves, bleached bones of oxen, broken wagon wheels and smashed wagons. It was America’s longest graveyard. Many lost everything they had but they made it with their lives.
The ruts made by the wagons are still visible today in some places. A sign of the iron will of the great American pioneer. There is no other place that provides the freedom to pursue a better life for its people.
This Week’s Question
She was a schoolteacher that risked her life in war and was called “The Angel of the Battlefield.” She nursed the wounded and helped mark the graves of thousands of soldiers. Her organization was present at the Johnstown Flood of 1889, the explosion of the USS Maine and the Great Galveston Hurricane. We see her work and famous symbol almost daily. Who is she?
Last Week’s Question
She worked for her employer as an interpreter, carried precious cargo on her back for thousands of miles, after their boat was swamped she saved most of the articles that were washed overboard and were floating away, she was able to get the needed horses for climbing mountains, she has a river named after her in Montana, her name means “bird woman” and she has a U.S. coin minted with her image. Who is she?
Answer: Sacagawea, of the Shoshone Indians, hired by Lewis and Clark as an interpreter. She carried her baby strapped to her back.
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Greenfield’s annual calendar drive May 22
John 14:1-3, Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believes also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be when I am.
Hamilton Chapel Men’s and Women’s Day program was held Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. The program was as following: devotion. Prayer. Pastor Dooley, Scripture Min. Curtis Thomas. Introduction of M.C., Sis. Armie Jean Jeffries, M.C. Sis. Ruby Gatewood. Welcome, Bro. Bill Jones. Response, standing ovation. Selection, Hamilton choir. Occasion, Sis. Robbiest Peeler. Selection, Hamilton choir. Offering, finance committee in charge. Introduction of speaker, Pastor Dooley, selection, Mt. Gilead choir. Speaker, Rev. McKenzie. Selection, Bro. Albert Lay Jr., “What is This That Makes Me Feel Joy? I’m Acting Strange.”
Rev. McKenzie’s Scripture was taken from Exodus 13:1-4: too painful to remember but too dangerous to forget.
Good days, bad days, but I won’t complain. Words of thanks, Sis. Rachel Foster, announcements. Remarks/benediction/pulpit.
Min. Delois Moore delivered the morning sermon at Greenfield Church Sunday morning, May 15, at 11 a.m. She used for a subject, “What is Love?” She explained nine divisions of love. Rev. Dr. Coker George, pastor.
Happy birthday to all of our May honorees.
Bible studies are every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Greenfield Church.
Greenfield Church’s annual calendar drive program will be held May 22 at 3 p.m. The public is invited.
Our prayers go out to the sick, shut-ins and to the entire community for whatever they are going through.
May God strengthen all of us.
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