Thursday, June 23, 2011
Potts Camp News
Temperance Hill church members tour Ship Island recently
On “Dad’s Day,” as always, I remember my wonderful dad, James Benton Potts, depot agent in Potts Camp for over 40 years. Before every meal, we bowed our heads and he said the blessing. We loved him very much and still miss him.
Leaders of Temperance Hill Baptist Church carried the young people from their church to Ship Island to spend a few days recently on the coast. Twenty-nine people enjoyed the trip.
We are sorry that a friend, Mrs. Cary Kirk, fell and broke her shoulder recently. Pray for her!
We are so glad that our friend, Mary Jarrett, is feeling so much better after a sick spell. Get well wishes to her husband, Henry Jarrett, who has a few problems.
Andy and Connie Work and their granddaughter, Anna, and her friend drove to Gatlinburg, Tenn., for a week’s vacation.
1. Lord, let me live from day to day in such a self-forgetful way, that even when I kneel to pray, my prayers will be for others.
2. Thank you, Lord, for dying for me on the cross of Calvary. Help me always remember what you did to set me free!
3. Reach out in Jesus’s name with hands of love and care to these who are in need and caught in life’s despair.
4. Have compassion for others.
Pray for friends Charles Henderson, who is sick at home; Henry Tutor, who is at Ripley Veteran’s Home (we miss him); Mrs. Cary Kirk, with a broken bone (fell recently); Betty Rose Jones, who is in a Germantown home; Sank Owen, a cousin, who is in an Amory home; Betty Fincher; Joann Potts, of Olive Branch, is having hip surgery (my sister-in-law); and all who suffer or have lost loved ones.
Only one Miss America has ever visited our town, Cheryl Pruitt, Miss America 1980. She and our Potts Camp Methodist pastor that year, Rev. Glen Ray and wife Susan, grew up in Ackerman. They were friends.
At age 11, Cheryl was badly injured in a car accident, leaving her with a badly scarred face, an injured back and one leg shorter than the other one. At age 16, Cheryl attended a faith healing service. She prayed and watched as her shorter leg grew to the same length as the other one. It was a miracle! She went everywhere, telling people what had happened to her. In 1980, when she entered the Miss America contest, she played and sang “I’ll Cry Out Loud.”
We were all happy when Cheryl Pruitt won the contest in 1980.
Rev. and Mrs. Ray invited her to come to Potts Camp and present a concert in the new “Carl White Memorial Gym.” A huge crowd attended the event. Later, she was invited to the Potts Camp parsonage for a reception and to sign autographs. We enjoyed it!
Only two other Mississippi girls have ever won the title of Miss America. They were Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon in 1959 and Linda Lee Mead of Natchez in 1968.
Sunrise Chapter #166 to have Bible program July 10
Father’s Day was Sunday, June 19.
Wisdom keeps a young man from disaster.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother, for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
My son if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause. Let us swallow them up alive as the grave, and whole as those that go down into the pit. Proverb 1:8-12.
The Rev. Willie James Lyons was the guest speaker at Greenfield Church Sunday, June 19, at 11 a.m. He is from Nesbit.
On July 10, Sunrise Chapter #166 is having their 66 Books of the Bible program at the Waterford Lodge Hall, Hwy. 310, at 3 p.m. The public is invited.
Worthy Matron is Sis. Callie Lay, Worthy Patron is Bro. Levan Miller.
Let us watch as well as pray for our students while they are out of school for the summer and involved in various activities. Also, be aware to look out for everyone, and try to make this a safe summer, whether we are driving, walking or just sitting in our homes. This is a very, very hot summer and we need to look out for others’ well-being.
Elcue Curry is home from Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
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