Thursday, August 16, 2012
Potts Camp News
Mark your calendar for the Town of Potts Camp Fun Day September 22
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Town of Potts Camp Fun Day that will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Potts Camp Park. T-shirts are being sold at the Town Hall. For more information on the Fun Day, see Paula at the Potts Camp Town Hall.
Friday, July 27, marked the 60th anniversary of the Armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War. Rev. Chuck Fowler, a Korean War veteran, was in Washington, D.C., from July 25-27 where he was honored, along with other veterans, at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Korean War. Each veteran received a certificate of appreciation and a medal of honor. His certificate read: Sgt. Charles L. Fowler, U.S. Army, “In recognition of honorable service during the Korean War in defense of Democracy and Freedom. Through your selfless sacrifice, the tide of communism on the Korean Peninsula was halted and liberty triumphed over tyranny. The Department of Defense and the people of America and Korea are forever grateful.” The certificate was signed by Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense. He also brought back several photos of his trip.
Guests of Margaret Hart on Aug. 7 were all of her children and a few grandchildren. They gathered at JB’s Restaurant in Holly Springs for lunch and then visited the grave of her late husband, Jimmie, who passed away on that day a year ago. Attending the lunch with their mother and grandmother were Cindy Passons, Sherry Colhoun and daughter Rebecca Moore, Jackie Wilson and daughter Margaret, Judy Forester and daughter Ashley, and Joey Hart and son Jim. Also attending were Jeanette Stone, Nancy Green and myself.
Brett and Michelle Whaley recently flew to Jacksonville, Fla., boarded the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and sailed to Norfolk, Va., with Justin Ash who is a Third Class Naval Petty Officer attached to VF 34 Blue Blasters out of Oceana, Va. They then took the “Tiger Cruise” (a three day cruise where family members come aboard and experience life like a sailor). Justin had been deployed to the Persian Gulf in November 2011 and returned back to the U.S. on Aug. 4. Brett said they really enjoyed the trip and that Danny Theisen, grandson of Walt Theisen and the late Linda Watson Theisen, was also aboard that trip.
A large crowd turned out for “Meet the Cardinals” at the new sports complex last Thursday evening. It is a beautiful facility and one that we all should be proud of for the youth of our school. The high school cheerleaders were introduced and performed a couple of cheers, next the cross country team was introduced, and then the football squad. Coaches were also introduced. Their first home football game and the first game to be played on the newly-completed field will be Friday, Aug. 17. Let’s support our schools and our football teams.
Also, congratulations to the Potts Camp Cardinals football team for their win against Houlka last Friday night. They participated in a jamboree and played on the University of Mississippi campus.
Happy birthday to the following who will be celebrating during the next week: Brendan Rowland on Aug. 19, and Hayden Poole on August 23.
Prayer List: Donna Chumney (cousin of Jean Gurley), Beverly Farr, Susan Howell, Rev. Jim Smith, Claire Pipkin, Tom and Shirley Bready, Sandra Beaver, Betty Rose Jones, Joan Kelly, David Rooker, Spider Cook, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Philip Cox, Betty Fincher, Daphne Foster, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
Potts Camp Memories
My mother was Willie Mae (Potter) Pierce and her father was Will Potter. He was the first mail carrier to work out of Potts Camp and retired around the time of WWII, after 33 years of service. He started on horseback and then had a team of six horses, all named “Dan.” Each team of two would work one day and then rest for two days. They were so well trained that they automatically stopped at each mailbox, without my granddad having to say anything or make a move. The old saying about the mail must go through, come rain, sleet, or snow, applied to him and his fine team of horses! He eventually ran his 58-mile route by automobile in four hours.
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