Thursday, October 25, 2012
Potts Camp News
Motorcycle ride benefits Taylor Goode
Joyce Clayton enjoyed a trip to the Smoky Mountains several days last week with son, Lynn Goolsby, staying in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. They drove to Bryson City, N.C., and rode a train through the mountains for about four hours; visited Cherokee, N.C.; drove to Cades Cove, Tenn., where they spotted a large bear and cub, and saw lots of deer; and went on several sightseeing excursions to see the beautiful scenery and changing colors of leaves. She said that up on top of the mountain it was beautiful, with breathtaking scenery. She reported a great time and is looking forward to another trip in the future.
A benefit motorcycle ride was held for Taylor Goode on Sat., Oct. 13, starting in Holly Springs and ending in Southaven with around 71 bikers. Jason Jarrett, Carl and Jan Pipkin were among the riders.
Don and Susie Hill enjoyed having their grandson, Bryce Hill of Sherman, as overnight guest last weekend.
Belated birthday wishes are sent to Brady Clayton ,who celebrated his 11th birthday on Sat., Oct. 20. Brady is the son of Shawn and Haven Clayton, and grandson of Joe Reed and Anita Clayton and Jimmy and Diane Rushing.
A dedication ceremony was held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Multi-Purpose Building in Holly Springs in memory of William “Bill” Minor, a longtime state senator and transportation commissioner. State and local officials dedicated U.S. Highway 78 through Marshall and Benton counties as the William R. “Bill” Minor Memorial Highway. On hand for the dedication were his brothers, Glen Bounds and Ray Minor and their families.
I enjoy the fall season with the changing colors. It has been enjoyable to drive around and view God’s creation this fall. A trip to the mountains would be great, but, if that is not possible, just get outside and be amazed at what you will see. It is a blessing to have eyes to behold the beauty around us.
Last Thursday there was an MSU Extension retirees meeting and luncheon in Verona at the district office. Ronnie Jones, former county agent, and his wife, Grace, stopped by and I traveled with them. The main speaker was Extension director Gary Jackson, who gave an update on Extension activities and talked about future goals. It was good to visit with other retirees, as well as the district and state staff in attendance.
Get well wishes to Cody Gadd, who broke his ankle in basketball practice last week. Cody is the son of Jack and Pebble Gadd and grandson of Annie Ruth Stone.
The Potts Camp Vvarsity football team played another great game on Friday night against the Benton County Buccaneers.
Congratulations on another win. The Potts Camp High School Choir sang the National Anthem and Justin Holpe was the flag bearer prior to the game.
Reminder: Make plans to attend the dedication and naming of the new Potts Camp School Sports Complex on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., prior to the last home game of the season. Everyone is encouraged to attend to show support for our school and team.
The Potts Camp cross country teams are doing great this year. I am especially proud of great-nephew, Hunter Farr, one of the varsity boys, for coming in first on his team. This past Saturday he broke his record from previous meets. Great going, Cardinals! I enjoyed reading the stats in last week’s South Reporter.
John Nelson of Byhalia was in town last Saturday visiting Edward Gurley, Mitch Stone, Jay Rowland and Bill Rowland.
Happy birthday to Joey Hart on October 28 and to Caleb Knight on October 29.
Continue to be in prayer for Johnny Cardwell, son of Pauline Cardwell of Waterford, a patient in The Med in Memphis. He was severely injured in an accident and has undergone some surgery to date.
Edward Gurley spent several days in the Oxford Hospital recently and has now returned home. He also needs our continued prayers. He thanks everyone for the food, calls, visits, and especially for prayers on his behalf.
Others to add to your prayer list: Earnestine Barber, Mitch Stone, J.R. Ralph, Ashley Forester, Dene Randolph, Jean King, Ken Harrison, Christine Epting, Pauline Hutchens, Rita Elliott, Cindy Bradford, 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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