Thursday, October 13, 2011
Potts Camp News
Potts Camp School fall festival October 15
Candlelight services were held on Thursday night for our special mayor of Potts Camp, who died in a car accident the night before. He will be missed by all of us. We loved him!
Jimmy Wayne Foreman was badly injured in the wreck. Please pray a special prayer for him also.
On Oct. 15, a fall festival will be held at Potts Camp School. Everyone is welcome.
A benefit fish supper was held for Carol Jean Davis at the Potts Camp Baptist Church recently. Many people attended. She lost her home in a fire.
Connie and Andy Work and a relative, Andy Work, spent last week in the Smoky Mountains on vacation. Tony Fincher of Memphis visited his mother, Betty Fincher, a few days last weekend.
Dear Lord, I pray at the close of the day you’ll find I’ve helped someone somehow, some way. That I’ve not failed in word or deed to lighten the heart of someone in need. Though my talents be few I pray that you will find me a credit to you.
I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard, although He spoke no word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame. I knew you wouldn’t mind. I asked that He be near you at the start of every day to grant you health and happiness and friends to share your day.
Prayer list: Henry Tutor at veteran’s home in Ripley, Charles Henderson, Diane Clayton, Mary and Henry Jarrett, Betty Fincher, those who have lost loved ones and sick friends.
I grew up in the Great Depression, when there were no jobs, and hobos rode the trains. My mother always cooked an extra pan of biscuits because they came to our door asking for food. God blessed us when Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the U.S.A. in the ’30s. Many of us listened to his talks on the radio. He started “The New Deal.” His first project was “Feed the Hungry People.” The WPA put grown men to work, and the CCC put teenage boys to work. The Potts Camp CC Camp was called Wall Doxey Camp. They joined the National Forest Service and planted trees and built towers to spot fires.
One was located out on Hwy. 349. My brother James Potts was the dispatcher (he worked in a building near their home).
We ran up the tower when they built it and looked out over our town and countryside. They stopped us; it was too dangerous.
We enjoyed President Roosevelt’ fireside chats on the radio.
The only time I ever saw the president was in Tupelo. He rode into town in the back of a train and waved to us. Daddy drove us there to hear his talk about the cheap electricity from TVA. He was a wonderful president!
Annual Family and Friends’ Day Oct. 23 at Greenfield
Have respect for God
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:1-2.
Rev. W. James and Mrs. Gail Lyons, Elder Lavora C. Blake, Rev. Evelyn Elliott and Elmira Curry attended the fall state meeting of the Presbytery of St. Andrew of First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo last week.
Annie B. Miller and Elmira M. Driver were guests of Elmira Curry Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Miller was the nightly guest of Mrs. Driver.
The Second District Palace of Children’s annual banquet at Waterford Lodge Hall on Saturday, Oct. 8, was wonderful. Etta Palace #12 was host. Miller’s Palace #201, Court #38 Palace and Court #14 Palace were all in attendance. The speaker was Demitri McIntosh, a student at Ole Miss.
Rev. James Lyons delivered an inspiring message at Greenfield Church on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. Scripture reading was from I John 5:4. The sermon’s theme was, “Take it to the Lord in Prayer,” along with reference from the books of the Bible.
Theria Walker was guest at Greenfield Church.
Annual Family and Friends Day will be held at Greenfield Church on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. Pastor Lyons is asking everyone to invite at least five guests. Everyone is welcome. Please come.
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