Thursday, November 8, 2012
Potts Camp News
Andersons move to new home
Veterans Day is November 11. Remember to fly your American flag!
Congratulations to the Potts Camp High School cross country boys team, now district champs! Congratulations, also, to Hunter Farr, who came in second place in the meet last Saturday at New Albany. The girls came in fourth place and are to also be congratulated. Both teams will go to state this weekend. Best wishes to all participants. The four schools represented at the meet were Potts Camp, Hickory Flat, New Site and East Union.
There were lots of youngsters, accompanied by their parents, out on Halloween night going door to door for treats. First Baptist Church also had “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween night for the children. The weather was great, and the costumes were numerous – even with grownups participating in Halloween costumes.
The Beta Club of Potts Camp High School sponsored a beauty pageant for 0-12 years of age on Friday night of last week. Master of ceremonies was Wesley Brown who does an outstanding job. Congratulations to winners in each group. The judges surely had a very hard time making their selections.
Arthur and Doris Poole and Danny and Janice Morris recently drove to Marshall Academy in Holly Springs to watch their grandchildren, Audrey Poole and Hailey McMinn play basketball.
A ribbon-cutting was held in Byhalia last week for TLC Logistics, new business of Terry Cook and his son, Bruce, of this community. Family and friends were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting and reception following the event. This information was supplied by Linda Gibson, mother-in-law of Terry and grandmother of Bruce, who is very proud of them both.
Last Thursday, Annie Ruth Stone was on an outing with Mitch and Jeanette Stone and Mary Minor. They enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Cracker Barrel. Afterwards, Jeanette and Mary drove to Olive Branch and ran into friends, the Conrad sisters (Connie, Peggy, and Sara) at Lowe’s. They then drove to the airport to get Nancy Lane who flew in from her home in Texas to visit family and friends in the Waterford area.
Jean Whaley, along with her son, Darryl, and granddaughter Anna Grace attended the State Band competition on Oct. 27 at Clinton High School to see her granddaughter Andrea Whaley, a member of the DeSoto Central High School Band, participate in the competition. Their school placed second this year in the competition. They were first place state winners in 2010 and 2011.
Congratulations to Dexter and Chelsea Anderson who have now moved into their new home near her grandmother, Jean Whaley.
Doris Poole enjoyed a recent visit with Mary Jo Whaley. They spent an afternoon reminiscing about the past.
The next Marshall County Genealogy Society meeting will be held at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Suzy (Watson) Stilwell is the president. Visitors are always welcome to the meeting and program.
Ken Harrison, who has been on the prayer list, has received a good report from recent tests. We hope his health continues to improve.
Birthdays: Two birthdays that I missed last week were Marion Askew (30th) and Lela R. Stevens (31st). Happy belated birthday to you both.
Birthday wishes are being sent to Kyle Poole and Rylee Farr (10th), Nikki Poole Gurley (11th), Harold Green (12th), Logan Beasley (13th), Shirley Kimery Bready and Jackie Hart Wilson (14th).
Prayer List: Susan Howell, Hailey Walker, Kay Frayser, Dovie Williams, Jean King, Mildred Marbury, Edward Gurley, Johnny Cardwell, Mary Fowler, David Fowler, Clyde Holmes Sr., James (Spider) Cook, J.R. Ralph, Ashley Forester, Christine Epting, Pauline Hutchens, Rita Elliott, Cindy Bradford, Mary Ann Todd, W.R. Gandy, Lorette Overall, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, Linda Bumpas, Ann Callicutt, John Eckols, Katie Smithwick, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
The following was written several years ago by the late Dale (Potts) Hollingsworth. We want to continue to remember those who have fought for our country and are still fighting for our freedom!
Veterans of World War II who were recognized for their services to our country at Potts Camp United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, Nov. 12, were Jeff Overton, George Dickey, and T.M. Stone. Mr. Dickey was injured twice while fighting against Japan. Mr. Overton was injured in France. Mr. Stone served in the Navy during the war. Those who were injured during the war received a Purple Heart. We are proud of them.
Lamar Day also fought in World War II. He fought in North Africa first, then in France. He was lucky not to be injured.
After Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, I was reminded of a former schoolmate, Jim Dudley Whaley, who was killed at Pearl Harbor. He was serving his country as a rear-gunner on a destroyer when he was killed (he was young). Jim Dudley is buried in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.
(Note: Mr. Dickey and Lamar Day still reside in Potts Camp.)
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