Thursday, April 12, 2012
Potts Camp News
David Fuller wins one-mile fun walk
Several activities were held at First Baptist Church last Saturday: a bake sale, one-mile fun walk, 5K run, Easter egg hunt, and a hot dog lunch. All proceeds will go toward sending the G.A.’s to camp.
Congratulations to David Fuller for winning first place in his division in the one-mile fun walk.
Outside Easter services were also held at First Baptist Church on Sunday morning at 8:30, followed by breakfast. The church choir presented their Easter cantata at 10:30 a.m. followed by a brief sermon by Rev. Paul Hicks.
Visitors of Madalynne Ash on Friday were her sister-in-law, Margie Simmons and daughter Marla. They drove to Oxford to have lunch and visit Jean, Ron and Carla Nichols.
Members of the Potts Camp Methodist Charge met at Bethlehem Methodist Church at 6:30 a.m. for Easter sunrise services. A meal was served following the message on the resurrection of Christ. Rev. Don Newton is pastor.
Schools were out for Easter break on Friday and Monday. Teachers and students enjoyed this break from their regular routine.
Mitch and Jeanette Stone attended an Easter revival on Friday and Saturday nights at Terry and Barbara Jordan’s church, Hickory Grove Baptist in Tennessee. Mitch was guest singer for the revival.
Families all around enjoyed getting together with family and friends during the Easter weekend. On Saturday a large crowd met at the home of Bill and Sue Rowland for lunch, a time of visiting and for the children to hunt Easter eggs. The family of Joyce Clayton met at her home on Sunday afternoon. Guests of Jean Whaley, also on Sunday, were most members of her family.
Thanks to Betty Greer for the beautiful Easter lily that I am enjoying. It will be planted in my flower garden later.
Work is coming along on the temporary detour bridge just outside of town on Highway 349. In talking with a representative of MDOT, the detour bridge should be completed soon. The project completion date is the end of October or early November, barring any problems, etc. Permanent ditches on both sides of the creek are being completed (south side of the bridge).
The overhead bridge (I call it the railroad bridge), on Highway 178 west, is still out. There is no date at this time when it will be reopened.
First Baptist Church will have a Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 21 beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Speaker and guest singer will be Rita Sweatt. There will be a $10 registration fee to cover meal expenses. Pre-registration is suggested to get a head count for the noon meal.
Retired Superintendent of Education, Donald Randolph, didn’t take long to get started on his “Bucket List.” One wish of his was to attend a Final Four basketball game. That wish came true recently as he traveled to the Superdome in New Orleans to watch Kentucky defeat Kansas for the championship title. He was very excited to be able to attend. There were 73,000 fans at the game. Other items on his list are yet to be realized.
Sympathy is extended to Justin and Julie (Mayer) Elliott in the loss of his mother, Mrs. W.T. Elliott of the Ashland area. She is the former Mildred Churchill, sister of the late Edwin Churchill of Potts Camp.
On Saturday night Bit and Leslie Stanton and family had a cookout and afterwards enjoyed fellowship around the fire pit in the country. It was so nice to sit around to hear the night sounds in the midst of their time together.
Some of those on the sick list are George Martin (cousin of Mitch Stone), W.R. Gandy, Lorette Overall, Ann Miller, Rita Elliott, Shirley Dillard, Mike Shaw, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Bobby and Katie Smithwick, and Mary Jarrett.
Memories from Bobby Pierce: Early in the 1940s, I was a young boy growing up in Potts Camp. There weren’t many opportunities to earn any money, but I was fortunate enough to have two yards to mow. One paid 35 cents and the other 25 cents. On several occasions, as soon as I was paid, I would head straight for Sammy Nichols Cash Grocery. There I would buy a loaf of white bread and a small jar of mayonnaise and eat all of it. All we ever had at home was Mother’s biscuits and cornbread. Nowadays wouldn’t I like to trade that “store-bought bread” for her homemade goodies!
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