Thursday, October 11, 2012
Potts Camp News
Students receive scholarships in memory of Day, Sparks at Northwest Community College program
Lamar and Mable Day attended homecoming services at Amaziah Baptist Church on Sunday. He reported there was a large crowd and lots of good food.
Sympathy is extended to Diane Sanders and family in the loss of her husband, E.B. Sanders who passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at his home. He was a trim carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Funeral services were held on Friday with burial in Stone Cemetery. He also leaves four sons, Randy, Gene, Billy and Brent Sanders, one sister Brenda, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pam and Jean Sparks, along with Lamar and Mable Day, attended the Northwest Community College Awards Program in Senatobia on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Scholarships were presented in memory of Jerry Sparks and Pam Day.
Visitors this week of Betty and Marion Askew, and Faye Turpen and her family are Annie Lou Burks and daughter, Sharon, and Willeen McKay, all of Florida.
Recent visitors of Robert and Jean King were her daughter, Paula Smith of Wesson and her son, Cary McAlexander of Petal.
It was an exciting time in Potts Camp and for students of Potts Camp and Mary Reid on Friday. First, there was the homecoming parade at 1:15 p.m. with over 20 entries, led by Potts Camp Police Chief Bill Rowland. Mayor Mary Houston was grand marshal.
Other entries included the Potts Camp fire truck, several antique cars, Beta Club float, girls basketball, boys basketball, cross country, FCCLA, Potts Camp choir, football teams, cheerleaders, homecoming maids, and others. Then, at 6 p.m. the homecoming court was presented with the crowning of the homecoming king and queen, Ben Bolden and Zsa’Xhani (Zana) Davis.
This was followed by a moment of silence for former mayor Ricky Lesure, followed by the presentation of colors. Flag bearer was Dorothy Lesure. After the National Anthem, the homecoming game got underway at 7 p.m. The weather proved to be great for the largest attendance this year. The night was topped off with the win of the Potts Camp Cardinals varsity football team. Go, Cardinals!
Congratulations to each maid and her escort. They were from Potts Camp High School, Potts Camp Middle School, and Mary Reid School. You all looked great in the school colors! We are proud of each and every one of you. We also appreciate the cheerleaders and mascot for keeping the team spirit alive.
Preceding the game on Thursday night there was a pep rally and bonfire. Members of the team were introduced as well as the cheerleaders. It was a fun evening to get the team ready for Friday night’s game.
Annie Ruth Stone rode in the parade and also attended the game on Friday night, escorted by grandson Pat Goode.
Ken Harrison held a big sale at his store, “This and That,” on Saturday and served a delicious barbecue lunch at noon.
His store is packed with lots of interesting items, including glassware, furniture and antiques. I couldn’t resist purchasing a beautiful table and lamp. Mitch Stone provided music throughout the event.
While out over the weekend, one could witness the changing of the colors. Fall is definitely in the air with cooler temperatures following the much-needed rain on Friday night and Saturday.
Margaret Hart and granddaughter Margaret Wilson, of Jackson, Tenn., celebrated their birthdays by driving to Chickasaw Lake on Saturday to enjoy the colors and spend time together. They returned by way of Shiloh and Corinth. They enjoyed dinner at Chapman’s in Alcorn County. Their birthdays were the 10th and 11th.
Visitors of Edward and Carol Lynn Gurley over the weekend were David Martin, Stacy Glasco, Jody McMinn, Buster Thompson, Kym White, Jason Gray and his son, Ben, and Pam Gurley.
Happy Birthday to the following: Bobby Smithwick (15th), Iva Brownlee Smith (16th), Dorothy Rhea Bostic (17th), and Brad Farr, Danny Hollingsworth and Claire Edwards Hopper (18th).
Prayer List: Ken Harrison, Gale Goode, Edward Gurley, Pauline Hutchens, Robert Hugh and Jean King, Faye Stanton, Irene Pipkin, Ricky Pipkin, Rita Elliott, Mitch Stone, Cindy Bradford, Nancy Lane, Christine Epting, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Mary Ann Todd, Donna Chumney, W.R. Gandy, Joan Kelly, James Cook, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Katie Smithwick, Shirley Dillard, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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