Thursday, August 23, 2012
Potts Camp News
Birthday celebration honors Hayden Poole
Last Friday night was an exciting time in Potts Camp. The PC Cardinals hosted H.W. Byers in the first football game on their new turf. To make it even more exciting was the fact that the Cardinals won their first game. A former high school math teacher and principal, J.L. Eaton was one of the attendees. Rev. Chuck Fowler carried the U.S. flag, and Leigh Anne Sanderson sang the National Anthem prior to kick-off. Final score, Cardinals-32; Byers-6.
In 1929, Coach Bill Shivers organized a football team in Potts Camp. It lasted four years. Players the first year were Emery Mayer, Herbert Wayne Dunn, Andrew Watson, Russell Mayer, Ralph Overton, Frank Greer, W.T. Dixon, E.J. Marett, Clinton Boren, Oscar Westmoreland, Burl Potter and Vance Henderson. The next year, Coach H.P. (Happy) Hathorn added John H. King, Dan Barber and Elmo Rhodes to the team. The Potts Camp Cardinals reorganized again in 2009 and the first football field ever in PC was completed this summer.
Jean Nichols of Oxford spent the day visiting her sister, Madalynne Ash on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
For anyone interested in genealogy, there will be a meeting of the Marshall County Genealogical Society at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Marshall County Library. Guests are invited to attend.
Marion and Betty Askew celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Mexican restaurant in town last Sunday at noon. Following lunch everyone enjoyed birthday cake with the honored couple.
A birthday party was held for Hayden Poole (who will turn 1-year-old on August 23), at the home of his grandparents, Kyle and Melanie Poole in Red Banks on Aug. 18. Great-grandparents Doris and Arthur Poole, as well as the Jason Gurley family, attended from Potts Camp.
Kyle Poole visited with Edward and Carol Lynn Gurley on Sunday afternoon.
Margaret Hart, Joan Gurley, Doris Poole, Nancy Green and I attended “Museum Moments” on August 16 at the New Albany Historical Museum. Carolyn Terry from the Apron Museum in Iuka was the featured speaker. She has the only apron museum in the country and has been featured in state and national publications. She talked about the history of the humble apron and how it is a barometer for the economy and culture of the times. She brought a selection of her collection to exhibit. Now we want to visit the museum. That will be another day trip.
Following the program, some of the group visited with G.R. Thompson at Graceland Nursing Home. He reminded us that he will have a birthday on August 29 and that he will be 89 years young. Happy birthday, G.R.!
Jim Hart, son of Joey Hart, grandson of Margaret Hart, Walt Theisen and the late Linda (Watson) Theisen has returned to Colorado after spending the summer with family members. We wish him the best in school this year. He is taking music and plays the violin.
First Baptist Church in Holly Springs held a ladies retreat and luncheon at the lake house of Wayburn and Jane Callicutt last Saturday and invited ladies from other churches. I attended with my sister, Margaret Hart and had a wonderful time. Guest speakers for the occasion were Bonita (Anglin) Mendenhall of Brandon, and Diane Tate of New Albany. They brought inspiring messages and challenged everyone to “walk daily with the Lord and let Him be our guide.” Theme for the conference was “Making a Difference in Every Aspect of Life.”
Happy birthday to Dene Randolph on Aug. 26, Nancy G. Green and Hannah Goolsby on Aug. 27, Jennifer Rowland on Aug. 28, G.R. Thompson and Zac Wilson on Aug. 29, and Betty Fincher on Aug. 30.
Prayer list: Christine Epting, E.B. Sanders, Frank Swords, Emma May Blanton, Donna Chumney, 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.
The following message has been posted on Facebook and is worth sharing.
“Special request to all you kids returning to school in August: If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn’t have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most ”in” clothes — please step up. Say “Hi” or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a big difference in someone’s life!”
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