Thursday, March 22, 2012
Potts Camp News
Tri-State Antique Tractor Club members to leave from Flick’s on March 31; come by and visit
Spring is really here! For anyone driving Highway 78 lately, they should have experienced a magnificent sight with the redbuds and cherry trees in full bloom. This is one of my favorite times of the year. We know the Lord is in control with all of the beauty around us. The trees are surrounded by a green carpet and when the sun is shining, everything just glows.
Bobby and Bonnie Pierce of Byhalia visited with Annie Ruth Stone, Mitch and Jeanette Stone and Mary Minor Wednesday of last week. We enjoyed hearing stories of life in Potts Camp from way back.
Jack and Pebble Gadd, Cody, Jeannie Ann, and Jacob of Hickory Flat spent their spring break in Gatlinburg, Tenn. While they were gone, Annie Ruth Stone and Pat Goode kept their dog, Pup.
Charlie Bledsoe of Greenwood, Ark., visited his sister Daphne Foster and her husband Roger last week.
Coach Shaun Holtz spent spring break in Columbus, Ohio, visiting his maternal grandmother and other relatives.
The Tri-State Antique Tractor Club from Iuka is sponsoring their 2nd annual tractor ride on March 31. They will depart from Flick’s at 9 a.m. Club member Roger Foster said they will be at the station from 8 – 9 a.m. if anyone wants to come by and visit before they leave on their Dogwood Ride.
Jay and Roxanne Rowland and children, Christopher, Jayne and Brendan, along with nephew Ben Rowland, spent spring break in Florida with his sister, Deanna Knight and children, Sarah Grace, Caleb and Tyler. Some of their activities included visiting museums and going to the beach.
The weather was so nice last week that several people worked in their yards and gardens. So many spring flowers and trees are in bloom and it was pleasant to be outside.
I enjoyed a very pleasant visit with Madalynne Ash on Wednesday. We discussed town history and other items of interest about the town.
Joyce Clayton and son, Lynn Goolsby, went on the Marshall County Historical Museum mini-tour of Marshall County on March 17. The historic tour was the path that Van Dorn took after his raid on the town. Mrs. Lois Swaney Shipp is museum curator. She said they enjoyed the trip.
Sympathy is extended to the family of the former Ruth Ann Turnipseed who passed away last Friday night. She was the daughter of Richard and Ruth Turnipseed. A brother, Sidney, lives in Collierville, Tenn., and another brother, Dennis, is deceased.
The Marshall County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, March 24, at 10:30 in the Holly Springs library. Visitors are welcome and encouraged. This month’s topic will be the East Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Bethlehem Methodist Church will host the Potts Camp Charge Easter Sunrise Service on April 8 at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served following the message. Rev. Don Newton is pastor.
First Baptist Church will also have Easter Sunrise Services at 8:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Hicks is the pastor. Members also want to thank everyone who supported the fund-raiser on Saturday night for Lorette Overall.
Rev. Paul Hicks and son John David recently returned from an eight-day mission trip to New York. They will share their trip with church members on Sunday night. Visitors will be welcome.
Please be in prayer for Lorette Overall as she continues treatment. Also be in prayer for the following: W.R. Gandy, Mike Shaw, Bobby and Katie Smithwick, Ann Miller, George Martin, Craig Gurley, the Dale Rhea family, and Mrs. Faye Turpen.
An artist sought to paint the most beautiful picture in the world. So he asked a clergyman what he thought was the most beautiful thing in the world. “Faith,” said the clergyman, “you can find it in all the churches.” The artist searched further and found a young bride. He asked her the same question. “Love” was the answer, “without it, there can be no beauty.” Going further he asked a young soldier the question. “Peace” he said is the most beautiful; “War is ugly.” “Faith, love, peace; how can I paint them?” wondered the artist. Entering his home, he saw faith in his children’s eyes, love in the voice of his wife, and there was peace that faith and love built. So he painted the most beautiful picture in the world and when he finished he called it “home.”
Memories and History
The following is an excerpt from an article printed in the Holly Springs South, Sept. 14, 1887.
Eagle Springs is still on foot, but the people have gone for this season. We still find the pure, healthy water gushing forth from under the grand old hill at Eagle Springs, and the vacant benches of pine plank sitting about under the tall oak trees awaiting the guests who have so lately vacated them.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hughes are the only guests of Eagle Springs Hotel now.
We hear that a joint stock company is to be speedily formed for the purpose of bringing Eagle Springs to the front and making it one of the most desirable watering places in the country. We think, however, she would soon be that of her own accord, as she speaks for herself as to the excellency [sic] of the water. Fifty dollars is the smallest amount to be contributed as a shareholder.
Potts’ Camp is still on the improve. C.H. Reid is erecting a large and roomy livery stable, Messrs. Callahan & Gatlin are building an addition to the front of their store, and several dwellings are going up close by.
Laws, Jones & Greer have just received a large stock of goods. Their store looks quite different to what it did a week ago. All that Potts’ Camp needs to make it a town is a few energetic men of push and enterprise, who are not afraid to invest a little and the chances are ten to one for a good trading point.
(Note: Potts Camp was chartered as a village in 1888. The population was 75.)
Judge to come visit Greenfield
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11.
Rev. Lyons delivered a power (teaching) message on Sunday at Greenfield Presbyterian Church. He used for a subject “How to Build a Strong Team,” I Corinthians 13:1-7, subtopic, “Love Cares More for Others Than Self.” We were blessed to receive a new member; we welcomed her with the right hand of fellowship.
We invite you to join us on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. for Bible study, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Everyone invite someone.
...Lo I come in the Volume of the Book it is written of Me. Psalm 4:7.
Pastor Lyons’ prayer minister, Monday through Friday 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., 218-844-8230, code 531061#
Our prayer concerns: Artis Walton, Clay Jones, Courtney Turnage, Lorette Overall, DeWitt Elliott, “Hubcap” Hubbard, Rev. Kemphill in the loss of his wife, the Nevels family in the loss of their son, pastor Willie Hoey and church family in the loss of their member Sis. Jeffries, church leaders, Waterford community, our local state and national governments.
Who? The Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald, United States Circuit Court Judge.
Where? Greenfield Presbyterian Church, Waterford.
When? April 2012. Watch for the date and time in my news and other media.
Everyone is invited. All parents bring your children; all adults bring a child. All elected and appointed officials are invited, on behalf of our church. You will be contacted by our pastor, W. James Lyons.
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