Thursday, July 12, 2012
Potts Camp News
Abby Farr celebrates 17th birthday
God Bless America!
Last Wednesday Americans across the United States celebrated 236 years of independence with the traditional cookouts, family gatherings and some fireworks. Many celebrations were scaled down or canceled due to the hot and dry weather conditions with concerns of spreading wildfires. And, some residents opted to spend a quiet day inside to stay out of the extreme heat.
We hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth and remembered to fly their flags. I enjoyed watching the patriotic programs with fireworks on TV, especially the one held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Annie Ruth Stone celebrated her birthday with cake and ice cream at the home of Tommye Ann and Gale Goode in the Cornersville community on July 1. She said there was a large group of family members in attendance. They enjoyed seeing her photo (on the four-wheeler) in the June 28 edition of The South Reporter.
Independence Day guests of Jean Gurley were Shirley (Lindsey) Schultz, Kelly Shultz and her son, Noah, Betty Bennett, and Danny Lindsey.
Last week I took a vacation from writing the article, using the School Reunion article instead. I traveled to Vicksburg for the Miss Mississippi Pageant with Margaret Hart and Sherry Colhoun to see Ashley Forester compete for the state title. She didn’t make the top 10, but we could not have been more proud of her. She served her title as Miss Amory Railroad Festival well. Ashley is a beautiful young lady inside and out. She is continuing her education at Ole Miss, working on her master’s degree. We wish you the best, Ashley!
While in Vicksburg last weekend, Margaret, Sherry, and I toured the Vicksburg National Military Park – my first time. What a wonderful experience to be able to celebrate an early Fourth of July by visiting the park. Reenactments were being held during the weekend. We also attended the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church during their early service and took a photo of one of the beautiful windows in memory of Robert Catlett Colhoun, senior warden of the church who died in 1929. He was a relative of Garrie Colhoun (husband of Sherry).
Congratulations to Justin Dewberry, county forester, Mississippi Forestry Commission, for receiving the following awards: District Tree Farm Inspector of the Year, State Tree Farm Inspector of the Year, and Southeast Region Tree Farm Inspector of the Year. He and his wife traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to receive the last award. Justin is a fine young man who is very deserving of these honors.
Holley Muraco and Emily Stone visited with their parents, Mitch and Jeanette Stone during the holidays and have returned to their respective homes; Holley to Vacaville, Calif. and Emily to Dallas, Texas, where she began a new job on July 9. Jordan and Colton Muraco spent a month visiting with their grandparents and other family members and returned home with their mother. Holley will be leaving soon for a trip to Alaska where the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) and Animal Planet will be producing a nature documentary on the Pacific walrus. Holley will be the lead scientist. Over the next year, Holley and the film crew will travel to Alaska to film wild walrus. They will also film Holley’s research at Six Flags.
Abby Farr celebrated her 17th birthday on Thursday, July 5, with a cookout at the home of her parents, Brad and Beverly Farr, in the Macedonia community. Among the guests were her grandparents Joan Gurley and Sylvia Brock.
Happy birthday to Thomas Passons and Deanna Knight (July 9), Luke Gurley (July 10), Janna Thomas Stanton (July 11), Jerry Green (July 15), Joan Gurley (July 16), Keri M. Beasley (July 17), and Taylor Poole (July 19).
Get well wishes are being sent to James “Spider” Cook, who is having some heart related problems and to Billie (Newsom) Baum, who is suffering with shingles.
Other prayer requests are for Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, the family of Mary Jarrett, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Philip Cox, Wayne Greer, Betty Fincher, Daphne Foster, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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