Thursday, December 6, 2012
Potts Camp News
Adult Choir and children’s department at Potts Camp Baptist Church to present Christmas musical programs
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mamie Lee Whaley who passed away last week. Funeral services were held on Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.
Sympathy is also extended to the families of Frankie Marion, school bus driver who died last Tuesday, and Hubert Cook who passed away last Thursday.
Mitch Stone presented a musical Christmas program at Locust Hill Baptist Church in Blue Springs Sunday night, Nov. 25.
The adult choir of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp will present their Christmas music program, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. The children’s program, “The Christmas Cupcake” will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 23, also at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend both of these Christmas programs.
Holley (Stone) Muraco, daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone, traveled to the Alaskan island of Saint Lawrence, 36 miles from the Russian coastline in the Bering Sea in November along with a film crew. Saint Lawrence is inhabited by Yup’ik Eskimos which have lived there for thousands of years. Holley and the film crew are making a nature documentary about Pacific walruses and during this trip interviewed tribal elders about their knowledge of walruses. Walruses routinely are found around the island and the native people harvest walruses for subsistence. Temperatures in November averaged 10 degrees, but there was no ice or snow which normally occurs this time of year. The Arctic is experiencing a major change in climate which includes a shift in ice patterns. In the past, the ice was predictable which provided both the people and sea life a reliable platform for hunting and ensured a sustainable sea life ecology. Now that the ice is no longer forming in a predictable way, there is a huge domino effect over all the Arctic life. Many may be able to adapt to the changes, but the walrus is especially at risk. Holley and the crew plan to return to Saint Lawrence in the spring when the ice has formed, and walruses are hopefully abundant for study and filming.
It looks like “Christmas in a Small Town” at the home of Earl Lawson. The corner of Oakview St. and Church Ave. is really lit up when the lights are shining. I enjoy the “spirit of Christmas” that is shown by his large display. Also, Christmas decorations are going up all around us. We need to remember that the reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us all worship together this holiday season.
Joan Gurley, Kym White and Jennah Morris traveled to Nashville, Tenn., over the weekend to see the Christmas lights at the beautifully decorated Gaylord Opryland Hotel and to attend the Radio City Christmas program starring the world famous Rockettes. The program this year included a new scene featuring a 3D movie. Also, attending the musical were Beverly, Abby and Rylee Farr and Tammie and Hayden Wilkerson. They said the show was “spectacular, and an unforgettable experience.” The travelers also visited Twitty City, ate at the Aquarium, and visited the Rain Forest.
Sue Rowland also traveled to Nashville and the Opryland Hotel with daughter Rhonda Smothers, grandchildren Daniel, Alex and Analisa Smothers, and Eulene Smothers. They took the children to see the decorations and lights.
Jean King is recuperating at home following recent surgery and is doing well. Also, Lamar Day is recovering from cuts and bruises from his recent fall. They both need our continued prayers.
Happy birthday to the following: Jean King and Gayle Ash and Kathy Clayton (Dec. 7), Sylvia Seymour Akin, Mark Shaw, Tim Shaw, Jack Tyler Clayton, Robert H. King and Zoe Clark (Dec. 8), Davy Syms and Joy Lowery (Dec. 9), Alta Faye Lawrence (Dec. 10), Pam Sparks, Betty H. Greer, and Drew Gurley (Dec. 11), Betty Rose Jones (Dec. 12),
Prayer List: Sandra Beaver, Lawrence White, Shirley Smith, Louise Hutchens, Cathy Parker, Lorette Overall, Edward Gurley, Robert H. King, Danny Ash Jr., Corinne (Watson) Pearson, Betty Hearn, Hailey Walker, Johnny Cardwell, David Fowler, James (Spider) Cook, Pauline Hutchens, Mary Ann Todd, Mike Shaw, Sarah Day, John Eckols, Katie Smithwick, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, and Polly (Poole) Pratt.
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