Thursday, September 20, 2012
Potts Camp News
Wickers celebrate 58th anniversary
Congratulations to Walter and Nella Wicker on their 58th wedding anniversary. He wrote to tell me that Potts Camp did have a girls’ basketball team earlier than 1932 and that his mother (Willie Thomas Wicker, a former Potts Camp School teacher) played on the team. They had to play outdoors on a clay court. “My mother always said that she played the position of running center. The court was divided into three sections and she played the center section and could not leave that section.” Thanks, Mr. Wicker for that item of history.
Don and Dene Randolph celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party on Saturday, Sept. 15. They were entertained with a barbecue dinner and The Davide House Band, by their family and friends. They said it was a memorable evening with all family members present.
Jeanette Stone participated in the annual Heritage Pioneer Days at the Union County Heritage Museum three days last week. She took her spinning wheel to demonstrate. Thursday and Friday were for school children and Saturday was open to the public.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp junior varsity and varsity football teams for their winning games last Thursday and Friday nights. David Fuller was flag bearer on Friday night while the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Reminder of events on Saturday, Sept. 22: (1) Forestry Field Day at Piney Ridge Tree Farm with educational tours; (2) Potts Camp third annual Fun Day at the Potts Camp Park, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., sponsored by Town of Potts Camp; (3) the movie “Courageous” shown by Potts Camp First Baptist Church – this will be an outside event at 7 p.m. and participants are asked to bring a lawn chair; (4) Christian Community Fall Festival at Temperance Hill Baptist Church from noon until 4 p.m. with food, music and games.
Also, Saturday, Sept. 22 will be the monthly meeting of the Marshall Co. Genealogical Society at 10:30 a.m. at the Marshall Co. Library in Holly Springs.
Visitors of Joan Gurley on Friday were Lisa Murphy, Keri Beasley and children, Logan and Emma Grace, all of Shannon. They also attended the football game that night. The mini-cheerleaders performed at halftime and did a great job.
Jean Gurley attended the Vince Gill concert on Thursday night at the Ford Center in Oxford. On Saturday, she, her grandchildren, Madisyn and Landon Cobbs of Oxford, Jayne Rowland and I attended Pioneer Day in New Albany. Madisyn participated in several games and won a trophy and ribbons.
Those from Potts Camp who rode in the 19th annual Trail of Tears commemorative motorcycle ride on Sept. 15 were Billy Joe Jarrett, Jason Jarrett, Carl and Jan Pipkin, and Lynn Goolsby. Billy Joe said there were 24 bikers from this area riding together. They joined other riders from Waterloo, Ala., and he rode a total of 270 miles round trip. Billy Joe also said that there were six miles of bikes riding down the trail. The website stated that this is the largest annual motorcycle ride in America. Bikers rode along part of the original Trail of Tears to honor the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations.
From a recent sermon of Rev. Don Newton, pastor of the Potts Camp Charge, “Stand firm and do not let Satan win the battle. Rise up and show God the glory of our lives.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Happy Birthday to the following: Ruth Bowen (23rd), Missie Mills (26th), Judy M. Gurley (26th), Celestial Faith Gurley (26th), Alea Gurley (26th), Dene Randolph (27th), John Nelson (28th), Jan Pipkin (29th), and Garrie Colhoun (29th).
Prayer List: Cindy (Westmoreland) Bradford, Mitch Stone, Edward Gurley, Nancy (Germany) Lane, Christine Epting, Sandra Beaver, Mary Ann Todd, E.B. Sanders, Donna Chumney, Rev. Jim Smith, Tom and Shirley Bready, Betty Rose Jones, Joan Kelly, David Rooker, James “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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Family and Friends’ Day
Ever-living, ever-teaching God, we have much to learn in order to be faithful followers of Christ. Open our hearts and heads, and use our hands and feet to show what good news looks like in everyday and extraordinary ways. Use the words of our mouths – spoken and written – to tell others the stories of Paul and Priscilla, of Martha and Mary, of Ruth and Noah, and of your son, Jesus, and all the disciples and apostles who followed him throughout the ages. Amen.
The Waterford community extends sympathy and prayers to the Kinard family of Waterford, the Lillie Pryor family of Aurora, Il., and others who have lost loved ones.
On Sunday, September 23, Greenfield Presbyterian Church will celebrate their 26th annual Family and Friends’ Day program at 3 p.m. Pastor Billy L. Williams and Adolphus Chapel CME Church will be their special guests. Each and every one are cordially invited. W. James Lyons is the pastor.
On Sunday, October 21, Wilkins Chapel CME Church will sponsor their Seven Seal Rally at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Willie Jeffries and Strawberry M.B. Church will be their guests. Each and every one is cordially invited. Robert Odum is pastor.
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