Thursday, December 13, 2012
Potts Camp News
Newton home setting for Christmas party
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.” Jeremiah 33:14.
Love and sympathy is being sent to the family of Corinne (Watson) Pearson of Waterford who passed away last week. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Potts Camp cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Watson.
Mary Reid Elementary School second grade classes presented their Christmas program, Tuesday night, Dec. 4. “The Elves Impersonator” was the title of the program. There were approximately 40 students performing for parents, grandparents, other family members, faculty and staff. It was a great program, from all reports. Pat Kennedy is the principal.
Mitch Stone was a guest on the Kay Bain Morning Show on Channel 9 in Tupelo last Saturday morning, singing Christmas carols. He is blessed with a wonderful voice and never fails to give praise to the Lord for his ability.
Mike and Holley (Stone) Muraco are enjoying a business trip to Hong Kong. While there they visited with a former Potts Camp Foreign Exchange student, Kit Chan. Kit was the guest of Barbara Pipkin and the late James Carl Pipkin while she was a student at PCHS. She and I attended a John Grisham book signing at Square Books in Oxford, where she purchased a book to take back to her sister who worked for an attorney. We met other fans that day and all enjoyed lunch at the Downtown Grill, which is no longer in existence. We had a great time that day! Holley has posted some great pictures from the ocean park in Hong Kong on Facebook.
Marshall County Forestry Association held its annual meeting last Thursday evening at The Flame in Byhalia. Prior to the program, retired State Representative Tommy Woods was recognized for serving 25 years in the State Legislature. He was also celebrating his birthday. Happy birthday, Mr. Tommy! Marty Brunson of Starkville, with the Catch-A- Dream Foundation, gave an update on the program which grants hunting or fishing wishes to children with a life-threating illness. He thanked supporters from the Marshall County area for their continued contributions. Keynote speaker for the evening was state forester Charlie Morgan of Jackson. Officers were elected during the short business session. Ronnie Young will be the 2013 president and Steve Gresham will serve as vice-president.
Joyce Clayton attended a Smith family Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8, in town. She said there were 63 in attendance.
Rev. and Mrs. Don Newton and family hosted a Christmas party last Saturday night for members of the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge. A large crowd attended, the food was delicious, and everyone enjoyed a game of “Dirty Santa.”
According to Marshall County Superintendent of Education Jerry Moore, work has begun on the baseball and softball fields at the Oakley Sportsplex. Workers have been cleaning and putting in new piping and will start on irrigation, so grass can be put down. It will be great to see the project completed and games played on the new fields.
Sue Rowland, her daughter, Rhonda Smothers, and grandchildren Jayne Rowland, Kyleigh Rowland and Analisa Smothers, and I attended the Holiday Ballet Showcase 2012 at the Magnolia Civic Center in New Albany last Saturday. The New Albany School of Ballet and Dance Arts presented “Visions of Christmas” (The Nutcracker Ballet). Also, attending from this community was Emma Howell whose grandson was one of the soldiers in the production.
On Sunday night, Margaret Hart and I attended the annual Dinner Theater at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs, “Jingle All the Way!” presented by the music ministry. The second part of the program was “Hope of the Broken World.” Robert Williams is the music director. It was a fantastic program. One of the soloists was Dr. Mike Thompson, son of Ophelia (Nichols) Thompson (Potts Camp Class of 1957).
Special birthday wishes go to my former next door neighbor, Faye Turpen, on Saturday, Nov. 15. I still miss having her next door. We enjoyed many visits together and during one of our ice storms, she and I drove around town taking photos of the ice, houses and businesses. Later we put together a photo album, including a story of our adventures during the “Ice Storm of ’96.”
Other birthdays to be celebrated this week are: Dana Holtzlander (Dec. 17), Carol Lynn Gurley (Dec. 18), David Fuller and Marie Alderson (Dec. 20), and Betty (Bowen) Brower (Dec. 21).
Happy anniversary to Arthur and Doris Poole on Dec. 20.
Prayer List: Kerry Moore, Sue Colella, Sandra Beaver, Lawrence White, Shirley Smith, Louise Hutchens, Cathy Parker, Lorette Overall, Edward Gurley, Danny Ash, Jr., 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.
From Sunday’s Advent reading: “Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:1.
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