Thursday, April 26, 2012
Potts Camp News
Hunter Farr honored on birthday
Congratulations to Kevin and Lori Shaw on the birth of their first child, a daughter, April 23.
Randy Alderson went on his first fishing trip in a boat on a lake last week with his brother, Ricky. While casting, he lost their new rod and reel. He said this was due to his arthritis acting up. Randy is a very special friend of mine and many others. He is the son of Betty and the late Clyde Wright Alderson.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Cardinals baseball team for winning the entry round of division playoffs on Saturday. They now advance to the first round of playoffs.
Open Door Baptist Church held a revival last week. Their visiting pastor was Rev. Kevin Merritt of Pontotoc. Rev. David Helmic Sr. is the pastor. Members reported that it was a very good revival.
May 11, 69 years ago following graduation, Lamar Day was sworn into the United States Army and served in North Africa, Italy and France. He said that was a long time ago! He was one of the soldiers that rode a 40 and eight boxcar from Oran, North Africa, over to the coast and sailed to Italy. A program was on TV about this recently.
Rev. Paul Hicks, and Robert Luther of First Baptist Church, attended a Disaster Relief meeting in Ripley on Saturday.
The Women’s Conference last Saturday at First Baptist Church was fantastic. Rita Sweatt of Amory presented a monologue featuring Jocabed, the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses at the first session and then presented two study sessions. Lunch was held in the church fellowship hall with men of the church serving the food. All tables were decorated by ladies of the church and were just beautiful. At least three were memorial tables. These featured items and photos of Dovie Humphreys, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas King and Laxine Walker. The entire conference was uplifting.
Jean (Simmons) Nichols, wife of James Edward Nichols of Oxford, visited her sister, Madalynne Ash on Thursday.
Rev. Ken Cooper has retired from Temperance Hill Baptist Church. He and his wife Martha live in Myrtle. Best wishes on their retirement.
Hunter Farr, who turned 15 on April 23, had an early birthday hamburger supper at the home of his “Meme” (Joan Gurley) on Wednesday afternoon, April 18. He was joined by family and friends. For dessert everyone enjoyed chocolate cake with seven minute frosting, made by his Meme – a family favorite.
Get well wishes are sent to Kathy Ritts who fell this weekend while working with her roses and broke her arm.
Happy Birthday to Weston Rowland on April 28, to Arthur and Doris Poole, Holley Stone Muraco and Jim Hart, all on May 1; and to Robby Goolsby and Roxanne Rowland on May 2.
Prayer list: Annie Ruth Stone, Patricia Newton, Lorette Overall, Daphne Foster, W.R. Gandy, Bobby and Katie Smithwick, Ann Miller, Mary Jarrett, Talmadge and Marie Edwards.
Memories: From third grade on, my family lived in the Winborn community. Our house sat on a hill between the highway and the railroad tracks, with a large garden between.
We loved the trains and would go to the back fence of the garden to watch them whiz by, counting the boxcars and waving to the engineer and those in the caboose. It was interesting to see the passenger cars full of travelers, and wonder where they were going.
I can still see in my mind the cars loaded with passengers. Our dad farmed and there were cotton and corn fields across the railroad tracks.
Sometimes, as we crossed the tracks to the fields, we walked the rails for a short distance, trying to keep our balance.
We could see both ways for a long distance, and were never near the tracks when the trains came.
It was fun growing up in the country. Along with the garden, our family had cows, pigs, and chickens, so there was never a shortage of food.
Youth conference set for Saturday
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Rev. Lyons, pastor of Greenfield Presbyterian Church, is teaching what the Lord says. We invite you to join us at 11 a.m. each Sunday. You will be inspired by his messages.
We appreciate all of our visitors. Our doors are always open and you are always welcome.
Greenfield Presbyterian Church will host a youth conference, sponsored by our youth, Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration is 8 - 8:45. Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Circuit Court Judge, will be our special guest speaker. We will have several attorneys, elected officials and other key people to help with our workshops. Parents, you and youth do not want to miss this conference.
The conference is free, judge wants to see you there.
We will serve refreshments, so you call in advance to let us know how many will be attending from your group, family or church at 662-252-3311, or Catina Newson at 662-274-4127.
On Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m., Greenfield Presbyterian youth will sponsor a youth day program. Minister Caleb Armour (a teenager), under the leadership of pastor Dwight Saulsberry at New Fellowship Christian Church of Olive Branch, will be the speaker. We invite you to support our youth and be inspired as well.
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