Thursday, August 18, 2011
Potts Camp News
Sports fields are shaping up
A new Mexican restaurant is opening in town. It is located in the old Sparks store, next to the city hall. It will be a great help to our town.
We send our love and sympathy to Etoyle Ash and family in the loss of her daughter, Diane. Services were held on Monday at the First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Happy birthday to Cherrie Shaw on August 18, Brendan Rowland on August 19 and belated birthday wishes to Dorothy Dickey who celebrated with family and friends on Sunday, Aug. 14.
The new sports fields in Potts Camp are looking good. The bleachers, scoreboard and play clocks have been installed. The teams are getting excited about playing on the new turf very soon. Shane Stone is the head coach and assistant coaches are Mike Bush, Lee Gray, and Bennie Braswell. Mr. Stone thanks the community for their continuous support of the sports programs.
Congratulations to the Cardinals football team who played in Oxford last Saturday in the Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway stadium. The high school team played Houlka and won 6-0. The junior varsity team also played. The final score was 6-6.
Joyce Clayton’s daughter, Meriam Hunsucker of Ashland, visited her on Thursday.
Get well to Wayne Davis, who fell recently and was unable to get up. He finally reached his phone and called for help. Friends helped him get to the hospital. Get well to him. He needs our prayers.
Our wonderful Potts Camp Schools have started, Potts Camp High School, across the road from me, and Mary Reid School, named for the first benefactor of the town.
All my brothers and sisters attended Potts Camp School and all three of our children.
We welcome the new teachers.
The new building at Mary Reid School was named for David Fuller. He has raised the flag and has run errands for them for many years, free of charge.
I have many memories of my high school days. I graduated in 1936.
God Is Always Near
I feel His spirit around me at the dawning of the day. His smile is in the sunshine when night shadows melt away. I see Him in the noontime, in the blue skies’ sparkling glow, in every tree or flower or winter’s gentle snow. I sense His presence near me, as the light of day grows dim, and all through the midnight hours I rest safely trusting Him!
Betty Rose Jones, Allen Morgan in Health and Rehab in Memphis, Tenn.; Sank Owen in nursing home in Amory; Henry Tutor in Ripley veteran’s home; Charles Henderson (homebound); Wayne Davis in a hospital at New Albany; and Marry Jarrett of Potts Camp.
I expect to pass through this life but once. If, therefore, there is any kindness I can show or any good thing I can do, to any fellow being, let me do it now as I shall not pass this way again.
Have faith; God is always with you. Have hope; God’s love surrounds you. Have peace; God has a special plan for you. Have joy; God will see you through. God bless your life with wisdom too and strength to see each problem through. The happiness for which you strive and faith to keep your dreams alive. God’s blessing be with you!
Memories and History
My youngest brother, Charles Lindy Potts, was born May 1931. Our new Methodist Church in Potts Camp had been rebuilt after fire had destroyed the other one in 1929. A program was planned at the new church several months later. Leaders in the church were George Boren, Lina Miller, Mrs. Curtis Greer and others. They remembered how my mother had let me play the part of Moses’ sister Miriam when my sister, Ann, played the part of Moses, so they asked her to let Lindy be Baby Jesus. She told them yes, if Dale can be his mother, Mary. I did not realize at that time what an honor that was. He was a good baby and didn’t cry. Mother had always prayed that Lindy would become a preacher, but my dad wanted his boys to work for the railroad.
My dad worked for the railroad as depot agent for a long time, 40 years. After my mother died, Lindy took the test for a railroad job, but failed because of his sight, so the next year he started preaching. For 42 years, he served the Lord as pastor of many churches in Mississippi until his death.
I still miss my brother Lindy.
P.S. When Potts Camp Church and town celebrated its 99th and 100th birthday in 1987-88, Lindy attended and gave the history of our Methodist church.
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