Thursday, September 13, 2012
Potts Camp News
Grandparents Day observed at Mary Reid School
The Memory Brick project at Mary Reid School has been completed. They are located at the Fuller Building. Pat Kennedy, principal, thanks everyone who donated a brick or bricks. She invites everyone to stop by to see them and says, “You are always welcome at Mary Reid School.”
Lynn and Martha Goolsby, and Jamie Cook, along with Janice and Lawrence Mask of Hickory Flat, went to Branson, Mo., over the Labor Day holiday. They saw several shows and had a very good time. They left on Friday, Aug. 31, and returned home Monday, Sept. 3.
Harold and Nancy Green celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in Gatlingburg, Tenn. They went to the eight-mile loop Arts and Crafts Community and also to Cade’s Cove. The highlight of the trip to Cade’s Cove was seeing a family of black bears (mother and three cubs).
Diane Schule, president of the Marshall County Friends of the Library presented short reviews of two books at the monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4. The first review was “Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague” by Gearldine Brooks (this was about the 1918 flu), followed by “Last Town on Earth” by Thomas Mullen. She recommended these books to the group. Margaret Hart and I attended the meeting.
Following the Friends meeting, Margaret and I enjoyed visiting Jamie Bagwell (relative of Lorette Overall), Faye Pannell, Martha Morrow, Hallie Chatham and Irene Caldwell at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. We also attended the annual Hummingbird Festival on Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful outing and the weather was very nice to be outside. While there we met and made friends with a couple from Olive Branch who attended the festival for the first time. We saw the small birds being banded and watched lots of the little wonders through the glass from the Davis House.
Grandparents Day was observed at Mary Reid School last Friday. A large crowd attended to spend time visiting their grandchildren, teachers, and school staff. Also, on Monday morning the middle school observed the special event.
Gale and Tommye Ann Goode met in Oxford last week to have lunch with Jim and Sarah Ainsworth of Hernando and Gloria Smith of Booneville. The ladies were college roommates at Northwest Community College in Senatobia.
Senior citizens of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp were honored with a luncheon following services on Sunday. The G.A. girls did the serving and one participant said it was a very sweet and special occasion.
Thanks to May Wynn Wren, Katherine Sundstrom, and Billie Cooper for donating school yearbooks for the bookcase at the Potts Camp School Library (1953, 1958, and 1982, respectively). There are still a few more needed to complete the set.
David Fowler of Booneville, son of Rev. Charles and Mary Fowler, was injured in an automobile accident in Ripley last week. He is a patient in the Tupelo hospital. Please remember these families in your prayers.
While visiting with Estelle Bennett at Azalea Gardens in Oxford recently, she asked for prayers for her granddaughter, Jenny, who is in the hospital. She is expecting twins in December and is experiencing some difficulty. Please remember Jenny in your prayers.
Cecil and Hazel Johnson have shared a photo of the 1932 girls basketball team at Potts Camp. Team members have been identified as Ruth Watson, Stella Mae Pierce, Carita Farr, Viola Henderson, Callie Pearl Bellew, Aileen Jones, Agnes Haddock, Florene Brownlee, Evelyn Gurley, and Pearl Whaley (who was the mother of Cecil). Annie Ruth Stone said this was possibly the first girls basketball team at the school since the gymnasium was built that year, and if there was an earlier team, then they played on an open court. We thank the Johnson for copies of the photo for our town history files.
First Baptist Church of Potts Camp will be having revival Saturday, Sept. 15, through Wednesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Bro. James Lewis will be speaking. Everyone is invited to attend. They will also be showing the movie “Courageous” at 7 p.m. Sat, Sept. 22, and Sun. Sept. 23. Admission is free, no offering will be taken, and refreshments will be served. Please bring a lawn chair because the movie will be shown outside.
Upcoming birthdays are: Jennah Morris (15), Billie Baum (18), Mable Day (19), Alex and Analisa Smothers (20), Jean R. Gurley (21), and Shade White (22).
Please remember the following in your prayers: Mitch Stone, Edward Gurley, Nancy (Germany) Lane, Christine Epting, Sandra Beaver, Mary Ann Todd, E.B. Sanders, Emma May Blanton, Donna Chumney, Rev. Jim Smith, Tom and Shirley Bready, 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, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, Polly (Poole) Pratt, and George and Dorothy Dickey.
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